Area Status: Open
Eagle Creek campground is the first developed campground in the National Forest System, having opened in 1916! This campground makes a terrific base camp for a weekend of adventures such as hiking, boating and river activities, interpretive centers, fish hatcheries, bird watching and picnicking. The campground includes 17 campsites, 14 of which must be reserved at www.recreation.gov and 3 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 due to small spaces and tight curves on the road leading up to the campground.
The campground is part of the Eagle Creek Recreation Area featuring the Historic Eagle Creek Trail, constructed in 1916 and still considered one of the most popular and scenic hikes in the Gorge. Explore other area trails for outstanding day hikes and views, including Buck Point, Gorge #400, Ruckel Creek #405, Wauna Point #402, and Shady Glen #402A. Be aware many of these trails are steep or pass along cliffs with steep dropoffs. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge from Wauna Point or Buck Point or access Mt. Hood National Forest and Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness with extended overnight trips.
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
||Reserve in advance to ensure a spot. Occupancy rules apply.
||Sites must be reserved at at least 48 hours in advance of stay and can be reserved up to 6 months in advance. Please note the following occupancy rules:
- At least one person must occupy the campsite on the first night.
- Equipment may not be left unattended at the campsite for more than 24 hours thereafter.
- $15/Night for single unit and one vehicle.
- $5/Night for each additional 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
||7/5/2016: Potable water NOT available temporarily.
||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.