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

Maupin/Tygh Valley/Grass Valley Lodging & Camping 

Camping Comparison Chart

USFS CampgroundCampground LocationStateCamp SitesUse FeeDrinking WaterMax Trailer SizeActivities
Beaver*12.2 miles N. off Hwy 14 at Carson, on Wind River Hwy.WA24YesYes25?Fishing, hiking
Beaver Group Camp*same as aboveWAGCYesYes25?Up to 100 people; reservations required
Cloud Cap20 miles S of Parkdale. Cooper Spur Road.OR3NoYesNAViews, access to Mt. Hood Wilderness and Timberline trail.
Eagle CreekEastbound access off I-84 exit 41, Westbound exit 40 & circle bask eastOR18YesYes22?Hiking, Oldest FS campground in Forest system.
Eagle Overlooksame as aboveORGCYesYes22?Group Camping up to 150 people, reservations required: 541-386-2333
8-Mile Crossing16 miles W of Dufer, 10 miles E of hwy 35 on road 44OR24NoNo30?Fishing, hiking and picnicking
Gibson Prairie Horse Camp18 miles E of community of Mt. HoodOR4YesNoNATrail riding, water for horses
Goose Lake*20 miles N. of Hwy 14 through WillardWA25YesNo18?Fishing & lava fields
Herman Creek Horse CampOff I-84 at Herman CreekOR8YesYesNATrail riding
Lost Lake20 miles west of Parkdale Road 13OR100YesYes32?Boating, fishing, hiking, Mt. Hood, concessionaire
Moss Creek*Road 18 off Hwy 14 though Willard. 8 miles N.WA18YesYes32?Fishing & old growth
Oklahoma*Road 18 off Hwy 14 though Willard. 16 miles N.WA23YesYes22?Fishing, hiking
Panther*9 miles N off Hwy 14 at Carson, on Wind River Hwy; right on Old State Road; Left at Panther Creek RoadWA33YesYes25?Fishing, hiking, sightseeing
Paradise Creek*20.5 miles N off Hwy 14 at Carson, on Wind River HwyWA42YesYes25?Fishing, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing
Peterson Prairie*Road 24 off Hwy 141, 7 miles W of Trout LakeWA30YesYes32?Berry Picking and hiking
Peterson Prairie Group Camp*see aboveWAGCYesYes32?Berry Picking and hiking, reservations required
Robinhood12 miles S of community of Mt. Hood on Hwy 35OR24YesYes16?Stream fishing & hiking
Rock Creek Reservoir7 miles W of Wamic off Road 48 to 4820OR24YesYes26?Boat launch (no motors), fishing, fitness trail, access to Barlow Trail
Sherwood8 miles S of community of Mt. HoodOR14YesYes16?Stream fishing & hiking
Tilly Jane20 miles S of Parkdale, Cooper Spur RoadOR14NoNoNAHiking & historic site
WyethI-84 to exit 51 E of Cascade LocksOR14YesYes32?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: 1-800-280-2267

Camping Conditions

Gifford Pinchot National Forest (Southern Washington)
Mt. Hood National Forest (Oregon)