Gorge Camping

The Columbia River Gorge offers numerous camping sites. There is a large number of free camping areas as well as designed campgrounds (with running water, RV hook-ups, ect.). Below is a compiled list of some of the camping options in the area. Remember that that list below is just a start, there are plenty of great camping areas. For more information call the Hood River County Parks (541-386-6073), consult with your favorite camping guidebook or give us a call!

Timberlake Campground & RV Park; (509) 427-2267 (30 minutes from Hood River)
Bobs Budget RV Park: showers, picnic tables lots of room; (541) 739-2559
Lone Pine Motel: cheap camping; (541) 386-2601
Peach Beach: riverfront camping, picnic tables; (509) 773-4698 (longer drive!)
Pine Springs Resort: camping welcome, store; (509) 773-4434 (longer drive!)
Tucker County Park: great camping; (541) 386-4477 (5 miles from Hood River)
Toll bridge County Park: (541) 352- 5522 (17 miles from Hood River)
Hood River County Parks: (541) 386-6073
Camping Comparison Chart

Camping Comparison Chart

USFS Campground Campground Location State Camp Sites Use Fee Drinking Water Max Trailer Size Activities
Beaver* 12.2 miles N. off Hwy 14 at Carson, on Wind River Hwy. WA 24 Yes Yes 25′ Fishing, hiking
Beaver Group Camp* same as above WA GC Yes Yes 25′ Up to 100 people; reservations required
Cloud Cap 20 miles S of Parkdale. Cooper Spur Road. OR 3 No Yes NA Views, access to Mt. Hood Wilderness and Timberline trail.
Eagle Creek Eastbound access off I-84 exit 41, Westbound exit 40 & circle bask east OR 18 Yes Yes 22′ Hiking, Oldest FS campground in Forest system.
Eagle Overlook same as above OR GC Yes Yes 22′ Group Camping up to 150 people, reservations required: 541-386-2333
8-Mile Crossing 16 miles W of Dufer, 10 miles E of hwy 35 on road 44 OR 24 No No 30′ Fishing, hiking and picnicking
Gibson Prairie Horse Camp 18 miles E of community of Mt. Hood OR 4 Yes No NA Trail riding, water for horses
Goose Lake* 20 miles N. of Hwy 14 through Willard WA 25 Yes No 18′ Fishing & lava fields
Herman Creek Horse Camp Off I-84 at Herman Creek OR 8 Yes Yes NA Trail riding
Lost Lake 20 miles west of Parkdale Road 13 OR 100 Yes Yes 32′ Boating, fishing, hiking, Mt. Hood, concessionaire
Moss Creek* Road 18 off Hwy 14 though Willard. 8 miles N. WA 18 Yes Yes 32′ Fishing & old growth
Oklahoma* Road 18 off Hwy 14 though Willard. 16 miles N. WA 23 Yes Yes 22′ Fishing, hiking
Panther* 9 miles N off Hwy 14 at Carson, on Wind River Hwy; right on Old State Road; Left at Panther Creek Road WA 33 Yes Yes 25′ Fishing, hiking, sightseeing
Paradise Creek* 20.5 miles N off Hwy 14 at Carson, on Wind River Hwy WA 42 Yes Yes 25′ Fishing, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing
Peterson Prairie* Road 24 off Hwy 141, 7 miles W of Trout Lake WA 30 Yes Yes 32′ Berry Picking and hiking
Peterson Prairie Group Camp* see above WA GC Yes Yes 32′ Berry Picking and hiking, reservations required
Robinhood 12 miles S of community of Mt. Hood on Hwy 35 OR 24 Yes Yes 16′ Stream fishing & hiking
Rock Creek Reservoir 7 miles W of Wamic off Road 48 to 4820 OR 24 Yes Yes 26′ Boat launch (no motors), fishing, fitness trail, access to Barlow Trail
Sherwood 8 miles S of community of Mt. Hood OR 14 Yes Yes 16′ Stream fishing & hiking
Tilly Jane 20 miles S of Parkdale, Cooper Spur Road OR 14 No No NA Hiking & historic site
Wyeth I-84 to exit 51 E of Cascade Locks OR 14 Yes Yes 32′ Hiking & scenic vistas, 3 group camp sites
GC = Group Camping
Forest Service Campgrounds are normally open May 1 through mid-October.
For information about Oregon and Washington state parks: 1-800-452-5687
*National Campground Reservation System: 1-800-280-2267site map

Camping Conditions

Gifford Pinchot National Forest (Southern Washington)
Mt. Hood National Forest (Oregon) [/one_whole]