Area Status: Closed
Eagle Creek campground is the first developed campground in the National Forest System, being established in 1915! It also features the first restroom with flush toilets constructed in a Forest Service campground, which is still in use. This campground is part of the Eagle Creek Recreation Area featuring the classic and popular Eagle Creek Trail and access to several other hiking and road biking trails. There are outstanding day hike opportunities with views and wildflowers as well as access to the Mt. Hood National Forest and Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness with extended overnight trips. Boating, river activities, interpretive centers, fish hatcheries, bird watching and picnicking are in this area.
There are 17 campsites available, 14 of which are available for reservation at www.recreation.gov and 3 of which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site has a paved parking apron and most are fully accessible. A central restroom features flush toilets (no showers) and drinking water. Faucets for drinking water are scattered throughout the campground. A full-time host is on site. Campsites are situated between large trees atop a bluff above Eagle Creek and the Columbia River. There are no RV hookups and there is a 20 foot trailer limit. There are tight curves on the road in campground area. Interpretive talks are offered throughout the season.
With access to some of the Gorge's best hiking opportunities near Eagle Creek and the Historic Columbia Gorge Trail, this campground makes a terrific base camp for a weekend of adventures.
Hike on the Historic Eagle Creek Trail, constructed in 1916, which is still considered one of the most popular and scenic hikes in the Gorge. Several other trails are also in the area: Buck Point, Gorge #400, Ruckel Creek #405, Wauna Point #402, and Shady Glen #402A. Note: Many trails in the area are very steep. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge from Wauna Point or Buck Point.
Eagle Creek campground is situated adjacent to Interstate 84 and railroad tracks, so the campground may be too noisy for some, especially sites #7-14.
At a Glance
||10/01/15 Eagle Creek Campground is now closed but is reservable starting December 1, 2015 for the 2016 season at recreation.gov. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.
||Eagle Creek Campground sites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance. Reservations are highly recommended. Go to www.recreation.gov
||$15/Night for single unit and one vehicle
$5/Each extra extra vehicle Camping fee is NOT valid for parking in the trailhead. A separate recreation pass is needed.
||May 1 - September 30
||Trailers and RVs 20 ft. max.
||Cascade Locks, OR
||Potable water available
||Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #41 which is just past the interstate tunnel...make sure you are in the right lane before entering the tunnel. Take a right at the end of the off ramp and follow the signs to Eagle Creek Campground. The campground is located south of Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground.
From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 approximately 3 miles to Bonneville Dam exit #40 (there is no westbound exit #41). Turn left at the stop sign, go under the interstate and then turn left onto the eastbound freeway entrance. Travel east approximately 1 mile on Interstate 84 to exit #41 which is just past the interstate tunnel...make sure you are in the right lane before entering the tunnel. Take a right at the end of the off ramp and follow the signs to the campground.
Campsite at Eagle Creek Campground
Parking in the campground is for paid campers only. First vehicle is free, additional vehicles are $5 each. Number of vehicles is limited to what will fit on the paved parking apron at your site.