Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A picnic table and a small clearing among tall evergreen trees.

Situated in a stand of Douglas Fir, Herman Creek Horse Camp offers 7 sites, some with stalls, on a first come, first serve basis.  This site has a turnaround and can accommodate stock trailers.

No hookups available on site.

A trailhead for Herman Creek Trail (#406) and the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is located in the campground.  Trails provide access to the Pacific Crest Trail and Trails #406E, #447, #422, and #437 and the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed indefinitely due to root rot creating hazard trees. No parking in campground. A vegetation management plan will be initiated in 2016 to address the situation.
Reservations: Most sites available by reservation only through Recreation.gov.
Fees $10/Night for single unit; $5/Extra vehicle 
Open Season: Jan 1
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Trailers and RVs 20 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


Herman Creek Horse Camp is located just east of Cascade Locks and 47 miles from Portland.

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Cascade Locks, exit # 44. Drive under the interstate and through town approximately 1.8 miles to the eastbound entrance ramp. At the stop sign, cross the road and drive east 1.6 miles on Forest Land toward Oxbow Fish Hatchery, then on to Herman Creek Campground.

From Hood River, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to Herman Creek exit # 47. Drive 0.6 mile west on Forest Lane to Herman Creek Campground.

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Camping, hiking

Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNot reservable
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 Sites7 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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