Jeff K.

Pro

Portland, OR

Joined July 2020

Family Friendly

This a great spot if you have older kids who like to ride bikes.  Not a ton of privacy at the camp sites, but you can hang by your fire and watch your kids ride laps around the campground loop.  Great Beach here also and close proximity to the Aquarium and Rogue Ale house.

Best of Both Worlds!

This is such a great place!  You get to camp protected in the woods off the beach and then take a short walk out to the beach to explore.  Bathrooms, Showers, fire wood, and ice are all on site.  Highly recommended!

So great! But plan ahead!

Lost Lake is so wonderful.  Beautiful warm water to swim in and scenic beauty everywhere you look.  Sit by the lake and soak it all in.  This is a very special place.

Terrific beach access!

We really enjoyed camping here!  We could walk to the beach in about 1 minute flat.  Nice grassy spot for our tent and stars at night.  Basic groceries are 5 miles away in Netarts.  Firewood is self serve on site, make sure to bring cash.

Close to PDX

This is a nice spot that is close to PDX if you're looking for a quick overnight to get out of the city.  Close to Lolo Pass.  Pretty basic sites with no water available.  Pit toilets are available.  Great view of Mt. Hood from the entrance of the campground and even better views from Lolo Pass.

Great location on Mt. Hood

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.

Dusty but Beautiful

This is a really cool campground with many sites right next to the "creek".  The other sites are facing the woods.  Good sized campsites with plenty of room to spread out.  We booked a double site and we could have set up 6 tents!  This would be a great place to visit in the spring when the creek is flowing.  We visited in August and there was zero water flowing, but the kids enjoyed exploring the creek bed.

5 stars for scenic beauty. 1 star for health and safety:(

This is a beautiful place!!  Quiet and serene.  We were so excited to stay here and let our kids play in the lake on a hot August day.  We did just that until I started noticing all the trash at the lake shore.  I decided to leave things better than I found them so I grabbed a bag and decided to do a little clean up.  Within 2 minutes and 10' of beach I found more beer bottle caps, cigarette butts, and fishing line and HOOKS than I could count.  The bag was filled and I had travelled 10 feet down the shore.  Sadly I witnessed 2 different groups dropping trash on the ground and leaving it.  Trash cans were not full and located 50 feet away.  I hope that the Ranger district is able to turn things around here before this small lake is permanently ruined.

Nice lake!

This is an nice easy get away from Seattle.  Easy drive and a nice mountain lake awaits you.  For this reason make sure you get reservations.

Nice spot close to Bellingham

This is a great campsite if you are hoping to be near Bellingham and the Puget Sound.  It gets lots of day use.

Hidden Gem!

This is a terrific spot not far off the freeway….but far enough that it is very quiet and peaceful.  Spring is amazing as the desert flowers are blooming.  Watch out for the wind though, it can get really strong.

Amazing!

This is hands down one of our favorite places to camp.  Great for families with a nice sandy beach and rocky beaches for rock picking.  It can be windy though.

Terrific place to explore Mt. Rainier from

This is a great campground and especially convenient place to base your Mt. Rainier explorations out of.  Nice clean bathrooms and lots of water stations available.  Ranger talks nightly are great for kids.

A hidden Gem

I grew up camping here and after traveling the world I can say this park and the view from the top still take my breath away.

Terrific Campground....except Mosquitos.

This is a great campground with a play area, store and a terrific beach on a beautiful lake.  We went in mid-june and had the misfortune of LOTS of mosquitos.  Luckily the store had extra bugspray, citronella candles, etc. to make things manageable.

In the forest and next to a lake= fantastic!

We love this campground.  It has something for everyone and is in a beautiful setting.  Equidistant from Portland or Seattle its a good place to meet up.  Reservations are highly recommended.

Beautiful Views!

This is a fantastic campground with amazing views and a terrific pebble beach.

Old Growth Forest

This very quiet and peaceful campground is located in a beautiful old growth forest.  The sites are large and include a nice level tent spot.  Pump water, pit toilets, and firewood are available.

Very basic sites with excellent host.

A nice quiet and very basic campsites for those who are looking to avoid busy campgrounds.  This spot has only been open since Fall of 2019 and improvements are constantly being made.  Excellent fire pits are provided and the sites are private and spacious.  Easy walk to "the point" where a river and a creek meet.  Saw Deer, eagles, and other wildlife.  You will need to bring your own water and toilet.  Fire wood is available and is good quality.

A really nice quiet campground

This is a great campground in a nice forest setting.  Nice big sites with a level tent pad.  Multiple access points to the creek and the PCT is just outside the campground. Water, pit toilets(clean) and firewood are available.  Good spacing between sites, but not a ton of privacy.  Saw lots of birds.