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.|
|Reservations:||Sites are typically booked months in advance, so reserve early to ensure a spot! Visit up to 6 months in advance and no later than 72 hours ahead of your stay. Please note the following occupancy rules:
|Open Season:||May 1 - Sept 30|
|Busiest Season:||June - August|
|Closest Towns:||Cascade Locks, OR|
|Water:||Potable water available|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area|
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.
Restrooms at Wyeth Campground have interpretive sign and information board directly opposite.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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 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|
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
The hikes from the campground offer several scenic opportunities, including views of the Columbia Gorge.
Alerts & Warnings
- Effective Oct 20, 2022: Closure Update: Eagle Creek Fire
- Wyeth Campground Water
- Dog Mountain Permits
- Drones prohibited in wilderness and select recreation sites
- Klickitat Mile One Overnight Use & Large Boat Launch Prohibition
- Guard against car theft
- Check road and weather conditions