Area Status: Closed
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.
Built in 1915, Eagle Creek Campground is considered the first Forest Service campground constructed in the United State. It also features the first restroom with flush toilets constructed in a Forest Service campground, which is still in use.
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.
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: Eagle Creek #440, 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
||12/17/2014: Campground is closed for the season. Eagle Creek Campground is now reservable at <a href="http://www.recreation.gov/camping/eagle-creek-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=122890">recreation.gov</a>, up to 6 months in advance.
May 1 through September 30
Eagle Creek Campground sites can be reserved at recreation.gov up to 6 months in advance. Reservations are highly recommended.
$15/Night for single unit.
||May 1 - Sept 30
||Trailers and RVs 20 ft. max.
||Cascade Locks, OR
||Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #41. 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.
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. Take a right at the end of the off ramp and follow the signs to the campground.