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Rainy Lake Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Mt. Hood National Forest

Located on Rainy Lake. Trailhead access to the Mark O Hatfield Wilderness. See also: Rainy Lake Trail 423A, Rainy Wahtum Trail #409, North Lake Trail #423

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


4 Reviews of Rainy Lake Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Bjorn S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2019

Views of All Kinds, Massive Quietude

Only four sites here - get in early or on a weeknight. Gorgeous drive through the town of Hood River a big bonus. Once you get in, you’ve got hikes right there with great views of Mt. Hood, the small, charming and swimmable Rainy Lake 2 minutes by walking, and just tons of shade and peace. Even…

  • Perfect reading bench.
  • Rainy Lake!  Barely a lake.
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Sarah S.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2019

Small, peaceful campground near Hood River

Really enjoyed the peaceful feeling of this campground. It is tiny - only 4 spots. Sites 1-3 are on the right side as you pull up and 4 is on the left. We stayed in 3, which was great, but I think 4 is the most private of the sites. The only slight issue with 4 is that the outhouse is on the edge…

  • Site 3
  • Brandy up at Rainy Lake - 5 or 10 minute walk from the campsite depending on if you're wearing flip flops or not.
  • Brandy watching over the site
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Month of VisitSeptember
Jessica C.
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2017

So close to Hood River!

We love it out here. This last visit was for a mtn bike race. We stayed here as most all other campsites and campgrounds were full. Beautiful spot near Mount Hood. Not a ton of privacy from other campers so we spent the weekend racing the local trail system and also spent some time exploring the…

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Month of VisitJune


Rainy Lake Campground is located in Oregon


From Hood River travel south on OR Hwy 281 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport)  approximately 11 miles to Dee.   Bear right at the old Dee Mill Site and cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Turn right again and go 1.2 miles up Punchbowl Road until it crosses the West Fork of the Hood River. The road becomes Dead Point Road (Forest Road 2820) here.  Follow Dead Point Road 11 miles until you get to Rainy Lake Campground and trailhead. 


45.62605814 N
121.75873218 W

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