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      Camper-submitted photo from Tillamook State Forest Dispersed Camping
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      Tillamook State Forest Dispersed Camping

      9 Reviews
      31 Photos
      509 Saves
      Tillamook State Forest, Oregon

      Dispersed camping is allowed in Oregon State Forests year round. There are no fee or permit requirements. Campers are required to adhere to ODF regulations regarding placement of campsites, campfires, sanitation, and stay limits. Campfires and charcoal barbeques are not allowed in dispersed campsites during the Regulated Use portion of fire season. There are no maps for dispersed campsites.​​

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Tents
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping

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      Gifford Pinchot National Forest-Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping

      3 Reviews
      14 Photos
      129 Saves
      Cougar, Washington

      This small, lightly used campground is tucked into dense forest adjacent to Canyon Creek. Eight campsites are available for tent camping only.

      Nine small campsites. Smaller RVs can camp here. There is a newer, accessible vault toilet. Each site has a table and fire ring. The campground is sort of hidden away in the dense forest. Canyon Creek is nearby. If pulling a trailer, it is best to leave it at a pullout on the 54 road and find the campground first. There is no chance to turn around if the entrance is missed.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake

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      Mirror Lake

      7 Reviews
      46 Photos
      229 Saves
      Government Camp, Oregon

      Mirror Lake offers a few sites for overnight camping. The hike to the lake is one of the most popular hikes on Mt Hood. While the vast majority of hikers only visit during the day, a few primitive sites are located just above the lake.

      When I refer to primitive sites, that is what they are. There are no facilities here. No picnic tables, and no toilets. A few fire pits have been fashioned out of rock and you may also find a makeshift bench. But for some this is an ideal camping experience. By day Mirror lake can get crowded. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains and it can get loud here. But at night it is as peaceful as you could ever want. Views of Mt Hood and Tom Dick and Harry Mountain are all outstanding.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • Picnic Table
      • Toilets
      Camper-submitted photo from Snag Creek Trailhead Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Snag Creek Trailhead Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Snag Creek Trailhead Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Snag Creek Trailhead Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Snag Creek Trailhead Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Snag Creek Trailhead Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping
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      Camper-submitted photo from Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping

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      Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping

      9 Reviews
      25 Photos
      615 Saves
      Cougar, Washington

      Forest Road 83 provides access to Mt St Helens campgrounds. There are dispersed sites along this road for camping, and the area provides access to Climber's Bivouac, Ape Cave, and Lava Canyon.

      Camping near Mt St Helens is open from Memorial Day until snow blocks the roads. Food, lodging, gas, and other services are available in nearby communities.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Tents
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Alder Flat
      Camper-submitted photo from Alder Flat
      Camper-submitted photo from Alder Flat
      Camper-submitted photo from Alder Flat
      Camper-submitted photo from Alder Flat
      Camper-submitted photo from Alder Flat

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      Alder Flat

      4 Reviews
      15 Photos
      106 Saves
      Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon

      Parking area for 4-5 vehicles overflow on the Highway 224. Alder Flat Trail #574. Link to Trail Description and Map

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from McNeil Point Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from McNeil Point Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from McNeil Point Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from McNeil Point Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from McNeil Point Dispersed Camping
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      Camper-submitted photo from Tillamook Forest Dispersed - Shots and Pecks
      Camper-submitted photo from Tillamook Forest Dispersed - Shots and Pecks
      Camper-submitted photo from Tillamook Forest Dispersed - Shots and Pecks
      Camper-submitted photo from Tillamook Forest Dispersed - Shots and Pecks
      Camper-submitted photo from Tillamook Forest Dispersed - Shots and Pecks

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      Tillamook Forest Dispersed - Shots and Pecks

      2 Reviews
      5 Photos
      81 Saves
      Timber, Oregon

      Dispersed camping is allowed in Oregon State Forests year round. There are no fee or permit requirements. Campers are required to adhere to ODF regulations regarding placement of campsites, campfires, sanitation, and stay limits. Campfires and charcoal barbeques are not allowed in dispersed campsites during the Regulated Use portion of fire season. There are no maps for dispersed campsites.​​

      On the Clatsop and Tillamook state forests, developed recreation sites (campgrounds, trails, and OHV facilities) are functioning normally and operating within established seasons. Most trails and designated dispersed camping areas remain open year-round, while developed campgrounds are generally open from mid-May through September. Please check in the table below for the most up-to-date statuses of recreation facilities.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Falls Trailhead - Overnight
      Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Falls Trailhead - Overnight
      Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Falls Trailhead - Overnight
      Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Falls Trailhead - Overnight
      Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Falls Trailhead - Overnight
      Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Falls Trailhead - Overnight
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