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Arrived around 3pm on a Friday to find the campground packed. Fortunately there is dispersed camping along the river. Parked on the side of the road and hikes down to the river and found a decent site. Only enough ground space for one tent but plenty of trees for hammocks. No water or facilities. Nearby hiking trails take you up to the popular 3 pools area.
This campsite is hardly off the beaten path, so don't expect privacy or an immersion in nature. But it's a nice quick weekend getaway and great spot for hikes. Lots of RVs so lots of generator noise, but the site was big and the facilities were clean. There is firewood for sale on site.
It's a long drive up a very bumpy dirt road to get here, so make sure you have 4-wheel drive and a high clearance vehicle. The campsites are walk in and there is no water, so it's definitely roughing it. But the stars up there are incredible, and there are lots of great hiking trails nearby.
Spent one rainy night here but, despite the weather, it was gorgeous. Our site was large and right on the lake. Plenty of room for a few tents. Nice facilities where you can rent boats, buy snacks, etc.
A couple years ago I rented a cabin here and it was awesome. The cabin was very nice. My buddy and I rented a boat and caught fish like it was going out of style. It was a fun trip. There is a store there and the people are very nice and definitely know where to tell the people where to fish.
This campground has become my go-to spot for quick weekends away. The sites are huge with a good mix of sun and shade, the facilities and clean, and there always seems to be an open spot no matter how busy the weekend. Close proximity to great trailheads and only an hour outside of Portland.
I love this campground for its location on the gorge. In the right time of season you’ll find beautiful blackberry bushes in front of your campsite that you can snack on. Beautiful views and wonderful shade in the summer. Great location to head to the local area Town’s and hang out for the afternoon.￼. I love going into town and watching the kite surfers as well as hang out at the local breweries for a bite to eat and a beer.
This is one of my favorite places to go in Oregon (there are many). The park has about 120 sites, it is ready for RV, Tents, Horses, Boats about anything you could want.
Dogs are welcome, however, some trails (like the Ten Falls) are not allowed. Please pick up after your pet and keep them on a leash!
If you get a chance, do the Trail of Ten Falls, it is a spectacular, nationally recognized hiking trail that weaves through a densely forested landscape. The trail passes a series of breathtaking waterfalls along a rocky canyon and descends to a winding creek on the forest floor.
We stayed for 7 nights in site # 6. It's a Recreation. gov site so with our National Park Pass we paid $114 and had full hook up. We had total privacy our site was big with tall trees that sway in the wind. It had a nice area you walked up a few steps to the picnic table & fire ring. We couldn't see any of our neighbors it was so quiet. There is NO cell service which is common when your out in the wilderness. At the end of the road driving out you can pick up service.
The water was broken a pipe broke up the mountain somewhere so when we arrived we didn't have water, but due to the emergency they came & filled our camper with water with the truck they fill camp hosts water with when they are camping in dry campsites. They built a little tower that held big containers of water for anyone else coming in.
This area was nice we were close to Mt. Hood, Mt. Hood Winery & other Wineries, Frog lake, Timothy Lake, Trillum lake, and more. Great Taco shop next to the Visitor center in Government camp. You can also go past Mt. Hood to the Columbia river Gorge, the Cascade Locks bridge of the Gods & the Bonneville Dam, big trout farm and Multnomah Falls. Close to the campground we explored down a road it was a creek. No one back there we stopped & my husband fished I relaxed.
We kayaked Fish Lake & Timothy lake Eagles at both lakes.