Still Creek Campground lies in the shadows of majestic Mt. Hood, in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the mountain, and offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities. The surrounding area contains hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, as well as numerous mountain lakes, rivers and creeks.
A variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed from the campground, including the historic Barlow Trail. The somewhat primitive, 1-mile trail connects the campground with the town of Government Camp.
Fly-fishing is a popular activity on Still Creek. Anglers can expect a variety of trout and occasional whitefish and salmon.
The campground offers more than two dozen single-family sites for tent and RV camping. Utility hookups are not provided and parking surfaces are an assortment of dirt, gravel and paved. Water disposal sites are scattered throughout the campground.
Sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase at or near the campground.
The campground sits on the banks of Still Creek just south Mt. Hood at an elevation of about 3,700 feet. It is surrounded by a lush forest of mixed conifers, including cedar, pine and fir trees. A dense understory of shrubs makes for ample privacy between sites. The creek can be heard throughout the campground.
A fork on Forest Road 1825 that accesses the campground will lead to the trailhead for spectacular Ramona Falls on the Sandy River. The 7.1-mile, moderately difficult trail leads to cascading waterfalls and is one of the most popular hikes in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within seven miles of Still Creek Campground. Sightseeing and a variety of recreational opportunities are available. The area is a popular snow sports playground for most of the year.
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Still Creek is a very nice campground centrally located near Government Camp. It is in close proximity to Trillium Lake and Timberline Lodge. The sites are large and great for kids to spread out and run around. Really only 2 negatives to this campground to be aware of:
1)You can hear the highway, its not bad but definitely noticeable.
2) There are no speed limit signs on the road or in the campground. Many people drive through the campground as a back way to Trillium Lake and they drive FAST unfortunately. If you have kids this is a pretty big concern.
Big, wooded, private sites with good distance between you and the next site. The trees provide plenty of shade. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. The water was cold and delicious. Vaulted toilets kept clean.
The one negative for me was the noise from the nearby highway. Throughout the night you could hear the semis driving by and occasionally they were a bit loud.
If you want a more private camping experience when visiting Trillium Lake and Mt Hood, then it's a great spot!
We were lucky and found a spot on Saturday, it's an okay camp, without anything special. Sites are spacious and neighbors are in a nice distance so you get a remote feeling, still we were missing normal toilets and showers.
Location is superb, close to a lot of hike trails/lakes/city probably the best in the area
Was originally going to camp at trillium but it was packed, so happy we ended up finding this Perfect little campground to escape the trillium crowds. There’s a nice creek that runs down one side of the campground. Sites are spacious and semi private I’d recommend sites 15-23 as they are right on the creek and a little less out in the open compared to other sites. Each site has a fire pit and a table. The bathrooms are vault toilets but kept clean. Would definitely recommend!
If you're looking for magnificent views of Mount Hood reflecting off of Trillium Lake, this is your spot!
We started off a little late and Trillium Lake Campground was full. Not a mile away sits Still Creek Campground. In fact, it connects to Trillium Lake Campground by back country roads. Be warned…massive pot holes!!
I was surprised that the campground had many spots open in the late afternoon and wonder if this is another one of Oregons best kept secrets!
The campsites are situated near each other, but with all the trees, makes it feel secluded. Each site has a picnic table and large fire ring and there are toilets available.
Spent one day as a quick overnight waiting out weather on Mt. Hood. Small campground with basic amenities. Sites are nicely spaced out and with all the trees you will have privacy no matter what site you choose. We didn't have a reservation and found a spot easily on the weekend in May. Be sure to check in with the camp host and pay the camping fee.