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Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground

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USDA Forest Service

Mt. Hood National Forest

Overview

Lost Creek Campground is a fully accessible campground allowing anyone access to campsites, fishing and a paved nature trail that meanders through the area. The campground is also near the Wild and Scenic Sandy River and not far from the popular Ramona Falls Trailhead. Mt. Hood is just southeast of the campground and is close enough for visitors to enjoy a day trip and sightseeing.

Recreation

A variety of trails exist within and near the campground, including the accessible Lost Creek Nature Trail, which explains events in history that helped form the area's geology. A deviation from the road coming into the campground (Forest Road 1825), will lead to a trailhead for spectacular Ramona Falls on the Sandy River. The 7.1-mile trail leads to cascading waterfalls and is one of the most popular hikes on the forest. Fishing is available in the Sandy River and anglers can expect steelhead year-round, Coho salmon in the fall and Chinook salmon from February through October. Trout also inhabit the river. Scenic driving and picnicking are popular activities as well.

Facilities

A variety of trails exist within and near the campground, including the accessible Lost Creek Nature Trail, which explains events in history that helped form the area's geology. A deviation from the road coming into the campground (Forest Road 1825), will lead to a trailhead for spectacular Ramona Falls on the Sandy River. The 7.1-mile trail leads to cascading waterfalls and is one of the most popular hikes on the forest. Fishing is available in the Sandy River and anglers can expect steelhead year-round, Coho salmon in the fall and Chinook salmon from February through October. Trout also inhabit the river. Scenic driving and picnicking are popular activities as well.

Natural Features

Moss and shrubbery covers the ground and evergreens tower overhead, providing ample shade for the campground and privacy between the individual and group campsites. The campground is situated in the Old Maid Flat area of Mt. Hood National Forest, northwest of majestic Mt. Hood at an elevation of about 2,600 feet. It sits on one of the largest pyroclastic volcanic mudflows from Mt. Hood's "Old Maid" eruption in the 1700s.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Government Camp is located at the base of Mt. Hood, about 18 miles from the campground. Year-round skiing is available there, as well as a variety of activities and amenities.

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Location

Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Portland, follow Highway 26 for 18 miles past the town of Sandy to the community of Zigzag. Turn north (left) onto Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). Travel just over 4 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 1825. Continue for less than a mile and then bear right, staying on Forest Road 1825, and cross the Sandy River bridge. Continue for approximately 2 miles and then bear right at the "Y" junction. The campground is less than a mile past the junction, on the right.

Address

MT. HOOD
OR

Coordinates

45.382076 N
121.836551 W

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground?

Camping at Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground can cost between $25.00 and $27.00 depending on the site.

What is the elevation of Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground?

Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground is located at 2359 feet.

What is the max vehicle length at Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground?

Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground allows vehicles up to 40 feet.

Are fires allowed at Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Mount Hood National Forest Lost Creek Campground?

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