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Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon

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558 Reviews of 161 Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon Campgrounds

Stephanie Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Backcountry in your Backyard

Dispersed camping at McNeil point is a backpackers dream — you get to hike far into the clouds, far away from the people, yet this location is nearly as convenient as car camping. 

While McNeil point is a popular hike, most people visiting are day hikers, or backpackers taking a few days for…

  • The aerial view of the meadows where you can't camp (but there are many sites around this area)
  • On top of McNeil by ourselves
  • During the day, you'll normally find a dozen other hikers up here!
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Month of VisitSeptember
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2021

Beautiful Scenery & Serene Surroundings

This is a county fair grounds with lots of RV space for all sizes. Self register at the gate and find your spot. Nice rest room and showers. Borders a large cattle ranch so you may hear cattle mooing but that’s about it. Very peaceful!

Month of VisitOctober
Stephanie K.
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Nice quiet campground

Nice quiet campground. Would stay again.

Month of VisitNovember
hayley L.
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2021

Great view of mt. hood

We stayed here 10/16 in our van. No one came through at all so it was pretty quiet. Large open gravel space with amazing view of Mt. Hood.

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Great view not much privacy

Great spot! On the side of a cliff in a turnaround spot that has two other roads. No tent camping but there are some spots along the same road. Down the mountain. Not the same view though: No one drove up the road while I was there but there isn’t much privacy, but for sure room for a couple other…

Month of VisitNovember
Angela W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021


This location has comfortable camping sites. The biggest draw is the most beautiful reflection of Mt. Hood across the river. There is a trail that goes along the edge of river along the shoreline close to the sites. During the day it is heavily trafficked but peaceful as the evening starts.

Month of VisitSeptember
Angela W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Private space

This campground has great privacy and a nice feeling of being tucked away in your space. Plenty of room for tent and chairs with a long picnic table. The camp store offers essentials as well as fun souvenirs. The lake has rentable canoes and kayaks. The trail around the lake is gorgeous!

Month of VisitOctober
Mark F.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Convenient, free roadside site near trails, lakes, & meadow in Mt Hood NF

I was running in an ultramarathon race in September in the Mt Hood National Forest and all of the local campgrounds managed by PGE around Timothy Lake were closed due to the end of the season.  I was able to use map layers in The Dyrt PRO to identify where I was within National Forest boundaries…

  • Entrance to Miller Trail - 200 yards from site
  • From site - local wildfire smoke in the air
  • Campfire with fellow runners
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Month of VisitOctober
HThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Nice Location

I'm always a bit hesitant with the side of the road sites, but need not for this one. The road is paved and there are a number of spots, some literally just a big shoulder, others with plenty of room to park; our van had plenty of room, and I think a big rig would be fine, but the bigger spots…

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Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

9/30 camping

Camped here on 9/30. We were one of three people there plus the camp host. Note: I think after 9/25 it is only first come first serve! Can’t reserve online or see what’s available. CASH ONLY on arrival. Otherwise semi private spots for a typical campground. We stayed at spot 12A with a 50ft walk to…

Month of VisitOctober
EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2021

Nice Quiet and Wooded

Paved sites in a wooded area right on Trillium Lake! Even can walk the 2 mile path around the lake!

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Month of VisitOctober
Dawn C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2021

2610 Spur Road

It's a nice place to camp. A small trailer or tent will do well here. Anything over 25ft might be a little cramped for parking

Month of VisitOctober
Amanda J.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Great For Beginners

My group and I had a great overnight backpacking trip here last weekend! A good, well-maintained trail for beginners. It is clearly defined and not overly challenging, with only one blowdown. There is one shallow creek and a few small stream crossings, so make sure to wear waterproof boots or at…

  • View of Mt. Hood from Burnt Lake.
  • Heading back from Burnt Lake.
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Month of VisitOctober
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

Nice campground

This campground is up in the cascades, so it’s cool, when the portland metro area is burning up with heat. Lots of campsites but not really on top of each other. Close to fishing, hiking, and summer and winter activities. Including skiing in the winter.

Month of VisitOctober
jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Trillium Lake

Stayed in #33. Awesome campground. Good trails. Awesome view of Mt. Hood

Month of VisitOctober

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