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Best Tent Sites Near Mt. Hood National Forest, OR (81)

    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins

    1.

    Lost Lake Campground Yurts and Cabins

    35 Reviews
    221 Photos
    597 Saves
    North Bonneville, Washington

    Lost Lake Campground is couched between beautiful Lost Lake and Mount Hood. From Lost Lake Butte, the valley view is breathtaking, and from the viewpoint, guests can revel in the most majestic view of Mt. Hood, its glaciers and Lost Lake. Another one of the many attractions at Lost Lake Campground is the old growth boardwalk, an interpretive trail the meanders through one of Oregon's large old growth stands. Recreation Lost Lake Campground offers an abundance of activities. Campers have access to a resort store, which offers: canoe, kayak, wooden boats, metal fishing boats and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Whether you are a professional angler looking to catch that prized German Brown or a first-timer, there is something for everyone. Additionally, there are a number of trails near the campground ranging in length from 1/4 mile to over 100 miles resulting in numerous hiking and biking opportunities. Other activities include bird watching, berry picking, swimming, waterfall finding or simply enjoying one of the many scheduled activities such as telescoped stargazing, special Forest Service events or live music. Facilities Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to a full service resort with a variety of campsites to accommodate all types of visitors, including group, family and single campsites. In addition to the campsites, there are cabins, yurts, lodge rooms and an extensively stocked general store on site. There is drinking water at designated locations and pit toilets throughout. Each site has a designated tenant location, picnic table and fire ring. Firewood is available for purchase at the general store. This campground has a minimum three night stay on weekends and holidays. Natural Features Mother Nature went the extra mile when it came to Lost Lake. The surrounding topography is rugged, mountainous and magical. The flora and fauna is abundant and easily accessible. These attributes culminate in making Lost Lake Campground one of the most popular in Oregon. Nearby Attractions Nearby Wahtum Lake offers a great daily excursion or hike to one of the four surrounding waterfalls. On the way up to Lost Lake or on the way down, try stopping at one of the many fruit stands that blanket the Hood River Valley. ADA Access: N

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    Camper-submitted photo from Meditation Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meditation Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meditation Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meditation Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meditation Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Meditation Point Campground

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    Meditation Point Campground

    7 Reviews
    10 Photos
    214 Saves
    Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon

    Meditation Campground is a small walk-in campground on the shores of Timothy Lake. Campers should park at the Westshore Day Use area to access the campground. The rustic sites are limited to groups of six campers each. It is 4 sites and is accessible by boat, bike or hike-in only. There is a toilet there and each site is equipped with a table and fire ring.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Burnt Lake

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    Burnt Lake

    5 Reviews
    10 Photos
    139 Saves
    Government Camp, Oregon

    This trail enters the Mt. Hood Wilderness on the west side of Mount Hood. This trail accesses Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain with views above treeline. The north side also has wonderful old cedar snags showing remnants of a wildfire that came through around 1900.

    Starting from the north Burnt Lake trailhead, this trail begins at Forest Road 1825-109 (2,680’) and ends at Forest Road 2627-207 (3,320’). From Forest Road 1825-109, the trail climbs steadily up to Burnt Lake (4,120’). There is a nice loop trail around the lake accessing several campsites. From the lake the trail continues up a steep climb 0.6 mile and reaches Zigzag Ridge (4,720’). Soon after, the trail reaches Zigzag Mountain Trail #775. Turn right onto Zigzag Mountain Trail #775 and follow the ridge westward 0.3 miles until Burnt Lake Trail #772 drops over the south side of the ridge descending to Devil’s Meadow area. From Devil’s Meadow the trail follows an easier grade down an old roadway to West Zigzag trailhead at Forest Road 2627-207.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow (OR) - TEMP CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow (OR) - TEMP CLOSED
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    Rainbow (OR) - TEMP CLOSED

    7 Reviews
    13 Photos
    40 Saves
    Welches, Oregon

    Overview

    Campground closed due to the 2020 Riverside Wildfire Rainbow Campground provides ample access to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River. The campground offers a great location to enjoy peace and quiet in the beautiful mountains of northern Oregon. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking, biking and rafting.

    Recreation

    Fishing is very popular in the Oak Fork and anglers can expect a catch of winter steelhead, spring Chinook and late summer Kokanee salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish. The Clackamas River also provides miles of wild water as it bends through the scenic Cascade range, making whitewater rafting a popular activity. The 5-mile Riverside National Recreation Trail, popular for hiking and mountain biking, is located not far from the campground. The surrounding area provides numerous additional opportunities for hiking.

    Facilities

    Fishing is very popular in the Oak Fork and anglers can expect a catch of winter steelhead, spring Chinook and late summer Kokanee salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish. The Clackamas River also provides miles of wild water as it bends through the scenic Cascade range, making whitewater rafting a popular activity. The 5-mile Riverside National Recreation Trail, popular for hiking and mountain biking, is located not far from the campground. The surrounding area provides numerous additional opportunities for hiking.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located in Mt. Hood National Forest along the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River at an elevation of about 1,400 feet. Huge maple and Douglas fir trees cover the area, and dense shrubbery provides some privacy between campsites. The campground is not far from the Ripplebrook Ranger Station and Ripplebrook Pond. The river provides habitat for the federally protected bald eagle and northern spotted owl, as well as an occasional peregrine falcon. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Bagby Hot Springs is located about 14 miles southwest of the campground. A popular site for soaking and relaxing, the springs are in a heavily wooded area in the scenic Cascade Range. The available bathhouses are fed by three major hot water springs and several minor outlets in the area. A historic guard station was built there in 1913.

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    $20 - $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Badger Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badger Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badger Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badger Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badger Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Badger Lake Campground

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    Badger Lake Campground

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    175 Saves
    Government Camp, Oregon

    Typically open May thru Oct. depending on weather.

    Badger Lake Campground is adjacent to Badger Lake and one of the major portals to the Badger Creek Wilderness. It's a rough drive to the campground, but campers are rewarded with a beautiful lake and access to the Badger Creek Wilderness with nearby access to Badger Lake Trail #479A, and Badger Creek Trail.

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    • Trash

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cloud Cap Saddle
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    Cloud Cap Saddle

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    65 Saves
    Government Camp, Oregon

    Cloud Cap Saddle is a small campground and the location of Cloud Cap - Tilly Jane North trailhead which provides access to Timberline National Historic Trail #600 and Tilly Jane Trail #600A from the north. There is CAMPGROUND HAS NO POTABLE WATER The Historic Cloud Cap Inn is just up the road from the campground and is now used by search and rescue teams on the mountain.

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    • Picnic Table
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    Camper-submitted photo from Barlow Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from Barlow Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from Barlow Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from Barlow Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from Barlow Crossing

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    Barlow Crossing

    3 Reviews
    6 Photos
    38 Saves
    Government Camp, Oregon

    Campground closed for 2021 season due to Forest Road 43 closure (White River Fire) and a bridge closure on Forest Road 3530. Located along the Historic Barlow Road near the Barlow Creek.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Bonney Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonney Crossing
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonney Crossing
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    Bonney Crossing

    5 Reviews
    32 Photos
    54 Saves
    Tygh Valley, Oregon

    Located on beautiful Badger Creek, at the foot of the Badger Creek Wilderness, this popular campground appeals to those who enjoy fishing, hiking, or horseback riding. This quiet campground is located along Badger Creek at one of the portals to the Badger Creek Wildnerness. Visitors who camp at this campground can access the eastern end of the Badger Creek Trail.

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    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine

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    Alpine

    3 Reviews
    20 Photos
    48 Saves
    Government Camp, Oregon

    High on Mount Hood, near the headwaters of the Salmon River, the Alpine Campground is the highest on the Forest. Snow can be present in mid-summer. This campground offers excellent acess to nearby Timberline Lodge and many hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the town of Governement Camp below it. Avg. spur length = 16'

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    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE

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    Mount Hood National Forest Sunstrip Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE

    6 Reviews
    25 Photos
    11 Saves
    Welches, Oregon

    Overview

    Campground closed due to the 2020 Riverside Wildfire Sunstrip Campground is a primitive campground on the banks of the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River. It provides access to a variety of outdoor activities, but retains the look and feel of true nature, with only a few amenities.

    Recreation

    Fishing is very popular in the Clackamas and anglers can expect winter Steelhead, spring Chinook and late summer Kokanee salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish. Whitewater rafting is also a favorite activity among visitors. The Clackamas River provides miles of wild water as it snakes through the scenic Cascade range. A hiking trail meanders along the riverbank, north and south of the campground. Scenic driving is available on the nearby West Cascades National Scenic Byway, which follows the river.

    Facilities

    Fishing is very popular in the Clackamas and anglers can expect winter Steelhead, spring Chinook and late summer Kokanee salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish. Whitewater rafting is also a favorite activity among visitors. The Clackamas River provides miles of wild water as it snakes through the scenic Cascade range. A hiking trail meanders along the riverbank, north and south of the campground. Scenic driving is available on the nearby West Cascades National Scenic Byway, which follows the river.

    Natural Features

    The campground is nestled in a wooded area of the Mt. Hood National Forest, thick with moss and greenery, at an elevation of about 1,000 feet. The river provides habitat for the federally protected bald eagle and northern spotted owl, as well as the occasional peregrine falcon. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Clackamas River, just below nearby Indian Henry Campground to the North Fork Reservoir, provides 12.5 miles of class III-IV whitewater. Outfitters are located in the town of Estacada.

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    $22 - $24 / night

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