Wyeth Campground

Area Status: Open
Campsite in Wyeth Campground

Wyeth Campground includes 13 individual sites and 3 group sites in a beautiful setting surrounded by Douglas-fir and bigleaf maple trees. Reserve early -- up to six months in advance -- to ensure a spot at this popular campground, which books up early between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sites 1 and 2 are available on a first-come, first-served basis only; however, with the Gorge's busy pace all summer these spots also fill quickly. Its location in the central Columbia River Gorge makes it a a convenient basecamp for the Gorge's many outdoor adventures and historic sites. Like most Gorge campsites, it is near a railroad and interstate so campers should expect some background noise. 

No hookups are available, but there is potable water onsite. Only small trailers and RVs, less than 30 feet overall in length fit, so the campsites are best suited for tent camping.

From the campsite, visitors can day hike the Gorge Trail #400 from the small Gorton Creek Trailhead to the southwest of the campground. A recently restored segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway that runs from Wyeth to Viento State Park passes through talus slopes, spectacular views, waterfalls, and mossy forests. Campers could also bike about three miles east along Wyeth Bench Road to grab a meal or explore local shops in Cascade Locks. Note that adventurous types could bike to water access at either Viento State Park (the day use area provides water access) or via Blackberry Beach in the Cascade Locks area. 

The Wyeth area has an interesting history, as it was an early settlement site and was later used as a CCC camp in the 1930's and a Conscientious Objector camp in the 1940's. History buffs can learn more at nearby museums in Cascade Locks, Hood River, Stevenson or at Bonneville Dam

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/1/23: Open for the season; no potable water. Closes 10/1
Reservations: Sites are typically booked months in advance, so reserve early to ensure a spot! Visit http://www.recreation.gov up to 6 months in advance and no later than 72 hours ahead of your stay. 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.
  • $20/Night for single unit and one vehicle
  • $30/Night for group site
  • $5/Night for each additional vehicle
  • Camping fee is NOT valid for parking in the trailhead. A separate recreation pass is needed.
Open Season: May 1 - Sept 30
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: June - August
  • Trailers and RVs 30 ft. max.
  • 14-day stay limit
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: Potable water available
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84, to exit #51. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp and another right onto Wyeth Road.  Travel about 1/4 mile on Wyeth Road. The campground is on the left.

From Hood River, OR: Travel west on  Interstate 84, to exit #51. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp and another right onto Wyeth Road.  Travel about 1/4 mile on Wyeth Road. The campground is on the left. 

General Notes:

Restrooms at Wyeth Campground have interpretive sign and information board directly opposite.

Restrooms at Wyeth Campground.jpg Visitor reads the interpretive sign at Wyeth Campground

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

This is a secluded campground located amid many large big-leaf maple trees.

No. of Sites 13 single site(s), 3 double site(s)
Reservation Info Reserve at http://www.recreation.gov up to 6 months in advance and no later than 72 hours ahead of time. 
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 Accessible sites 10
Sleeping Shelter No

Day Hiking

Enjoy hiking on the nearby Wyeth trail, scamper up to the scenic Gorton Creek Falls or relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery. 

Areas for Day Hiking at Wyeth Campground

Viewing Scenery

The hikes from the campground offer several scenic opportunities, including views of the Columbia Gorge.