Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Alpine Campground

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'

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Alpine Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
45.3203 N
Longitude
-121.7055 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Sandy, OR, travel east on Highway 26 past Government Camp to Forest Service Road 173. Follow 173 north to the campground.
4 Reviews of Alpine Campground
Amazing site right next to Mt. Hood

We lucked out with the last site (#3) on the last day it’s technically open (Labor Day). They’re all first come first serve and site #2 seemed to have views of the actual top of the mountain. Our site was really private, enough for multiple tents and a hammock, and it had a big picnic table as well as a fire pit. Views of Mt. Hood peak thru the trees in the site, but you can definitely hear road noise since it’s so close to it.

Near Timberline Lodge

Anice place to stop especially if you are looking for a quick stay in the woods. Only 16 campsites are available, fires are allowed, no toilets, but has cell service. super close to the paradise park loop, etc for day climbing or hiking. Incredible views of Mt. Hood. The evelation is 5400 ft, so be mindful of the weather even into the summer.

Camping on Mt. Hood

There was really no where to mention that you can actually camp on Mt. Hood so I used the closest campground. If you are looking for winter camping in the summer, Mt. Hood is the place to go. Obtain a self permit from the visitor's center at the base of the mountain and you can camp anywhere above the ski lift. Most people camp overnight if summiting Mt. Hood but you can still do it even if you are just hiking. It is not a technical climb therefore no crampons or ice axe are necessary. It's a great place if you want to practice self arrest or any other mountaineering technique. No one is usually on the mountain at night so you would have it all to yourself. Truly amazing!

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Can't beat being near Hood

Places like this make Oregon, Oregon. No matter what outdoor activity you're here for, you'll find it here.