Some of the best campgrounds near Mt. Hood include 13 that circle the magnificent dormant volcano in the Cascade Range about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland.
Mt. Hood is a potentially active volcano and is Oregon’s highest mountain at about 11,250 feet. It’s covered by snow year round and is home to 12 glaciers and snowfields. There’s also 6 six resorts around the mountain and over 1 million acres in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Outdoor recreation includes popular activities such as fishing, boating, kayaking, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.
Our list of best campgrounds near Mt. Hood include 13 popular camps that sell out quickly. If a campground is sold out, remember to try our Campsite Assist tool to get campsite availability notifications. You’ll receive a text and email when a site becomes available for the dates you want to camp.
Camp Creek has 26 campsites at the base of Mt. Hood and set along a beautiful forest creek. Sites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. There’s also an RV dump station nearby.
Eightmile campground is first-come, first-serve and is set in a beautiful and secluded area along a creek in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The campground has 19 single-family campsites under a dense forest of conifers and near the 44 Trail System.
Listen to a chorus of frogs most evenings while camping at one of the 33 campsites at Frog Lake campground. Boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are popular here.
If you ever wanted to camp on one of the largest pyroclastic volcanic mudflows, then Lost Creek campground is the place! There are 10 campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Two Yurts are also available.
McNeil Campground is first-come, first-serve and has 34 campsites along the Clear Fork of the Sandy River. There is no water, but the campground has vault toilets. You can also purchase firewood from the friendly camp host. The popular Ramona Falls Trailhead is also nearby.
Most of Nottingham’s 23 campsites are right next to the East Fork of the Hood River. It’s also a popular campground and reservations are recommended. There is no water available so be sure to bring some.
This is a small and secluded primitive campground with 4 spacious first-come, first-serve campsites. It’s in a beautiful area along a creek and set among tall conifers. Mountain biking, hiking and ATVing are popular activities.
Enjoy some snappy views of Timothy Lake from many of the 26 campsites at Pine Point. You’ll even be able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood. Group camping is also available here. The single-family sites will work for tents, trailers or RVs.
There are 14 campsites here and 11 have horse corrals. The campground is located close to Lost Creek and near the Sandy River. Trails in the area include the Cast Creek Trail, Zigzag Mountain Trail, Horseshoe Ridge Trail and the Sandy River Trail.
Sherwood has 14 campsites set along side the East Fork of the Hood River. It’s a nice basecamp to explore the Mt. Hood area with numerous hiking trails nearby. Fishing is great too!
Still Creek is the closest campground to Mt. Hood and has 27 single-family campsites next to Still Creek. Visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and picnicking. Wildlife viewing is also great with opportunities to see many forest creatures.
Just 32 miles southeast of Portland, Tollgate campground has 15 single-family campsites along the Zig Zag River. The river will lull you to sleep each night and you can get up the next morning for some fine fishing. Mixed use trails are also near the camp.
The campground is next to Trillium Lake and in a nice mixed conifer forest. Reservations are recommended, but there are several walk-in (first-come, first-serve) sites available. The small town of Government Camp is nearby if you need supplies. Outdoor recreation includes boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and mountain biking, to name a few.
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