Eagle Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A camp site and campground restrooms at Eagle Creek Campground

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, each with 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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/1/2015: Open. Eagle Creek Campground is now reservable at recreation.gov, up to 6 months in advance.
Reservations: Eagle Creek Campground sites can be reserved at recreation.gov up to 6 months in advance.  Reservations are highly recommended.
Fees $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.
Open Season: May 1 - September 30
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trailers and RVs 20 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: No Water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

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.


General Notes:

Campsite at Eagle Creek Campground

A camp site at Eagle Creek Campground


Parking:

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.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Campsites are situated between large trees atop a bluff above Eagle Creek and the Columbia River.

Fire Information Campfires allowed, fire rings at each site, no wood for sale, may gather dead downed material, all material must fit in fire ring
No. of Sites 17

RV Camping

No RV hookups.  20 foot trailer limit.  Tight curves in the recreation area.

Hookup - WaterNo
Fire InformationCampfires allowed, fire rings at each site, no wood for sale, may gather dead downed material, all material must fit in fire ring
No. of Sites17
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt
Hookup - SewerNo

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