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Lazy Bend

9 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Mt. Hood National Forest

Lazy Bend Campground sits next to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River, close to the city of Estacada. The adjacent river provides countless opportunities for rafting, kayaking, fishing and swimming. The lush, green campground is comfortable for individuals and families who want to escape into…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 23 ft.

Reviews

9 Reviews of Lazy Bend

Ratings Breakdown

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Tracy L.
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2019

River and trees

Nice campground along the river. Some sites have river views.

Corinna B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2018

Ranger Review: humangear Duo at Lazy Bend Campground

Campground Review Lazy Bend -- 3/5 Stars

Lazy Bend is a small, nice, basic National Forest campground on the Estacata River. Just off Highway 224, there’s maybe 20 spots or so with a couple of bathrooms (with flush toilets). Each site has a picnic table and fire pit, plus a couple water…

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Bjorn S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2018

Variety of Sites, 2 Distinct Halves

Lazy Bend is one of the best of the bunch of similar campsites in the area. You can find some seclusion with thick vegetation or seclusion and shade with tall trees...most sites with good river access. It’s more of a social area overall. But a huge variety of camping spaces, with most right off the…

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Location

Lazy Bend is located in Oregon

Directions

From Estacada, travel east on Highway 224 for just over 10 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

45.19111192 N
122.20666636 W

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About This Campground

Lazy Bend Campground sits next to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River, close to the city of Estacada. The adjacent river provides countless opportunities for rafting, kayaking, fishing and swimming. The lush, green campground is comfortable for individuals and families who want to escape into nature in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest.

Recreation

Fishing is very popular on the Clackamas River. Anglers can expect a catch of winter steelhead, spring Chinook and late summer Coho salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish.

The Clackamas bends and drops through the scenic Cascade Range and offers famous whitewater rafting opportunities. The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is held annually in May and attracts rafters from all over the country.

A hiking trail follows the river north and south and begins at nearby Fish Creek Campground. A boat ramp is also available there. Scenic driving is available on the West Cascades Scenic Byway, which follows the river.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, most of which are designated for tent camping only. A few RV sites are available within the campground, though large RVs are not recommended and no hookups are available.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Natural Features

The campground is the forest's westernmost campground, situated at an elevation of 800 feet. It lies between the river and the adjacent highway, nestled among a dense stand of trees. Huckleberry bushes can be found throughout the region.

The forest 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

North Fork Reservoir is just over 5 miles northeast of the campground. Boating and other water-related recreation opportunities are available there.

The campground is 10 miles from Estacada, which offers a variety of dining and shopping options, groceries and fuel.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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