Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground


Area Status: Closed
Exterior of covered picnic shelter and restrooms at Eagle Creek Group CG

This historic site was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's as a place to view construction of the Bonneville Dam. Great for family gatherings and other group events.

Set on a bluff with sweeping views of the Columbia River and the Washington side of the Gorge, this is site is great for family gathering and group events. The group site includes a covered picnic shelter, picnic tables, campfire rings, and portable toilets. It can accommodate 90 people and about 40 cars, including trailers. There are no RV hookups on site.

Hosts will be on site. Electricity is now on site but is limited to lighting in and around the building and a couple of 120 volt outlets in the restrooms.  

Noise can be an issue with I-84 nearby as well as railroad tracks.

Exterior of covered picnic shelter and restrooms at Eagle Creek Group CG Interior of Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Shelter. Exterior of covered picnic shelter area at Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Covered picnic shelter area at Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground An individual campsite at Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/1/23 Closed for the season; make reservations at Recreation.gov.Opens 5/1/24
Reservations: Reserve online at recreation.gov, at least 48 hours before your stay and up to 360 days in advance.
Fees:
  • $75/Night - Sunday thru Thursday
  • $125/Night - Friday, Saturday, and Holidays
Open Season: May 1 - Sept 30
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 approximately 41 miles and take exit #41. At the end of the off ramp turn, left at the stop sign. Follow the paved road under the freeway to the campground entrance and gate.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 approximately 3 miles and take exit #40, Bonneville Dam (exit #41 has no westbound exit). Turn left at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp and left again onto the eastbound freeway entrance. Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #41. At the end of the off ramp turn, left at the stop sign. Follow the paved road under the freeway to the campground entrance and gate.


General Notes:

Individual campsites at Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Exterior of covered picnic shelter area at Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground

Interior of Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Shelter. Rock wall and pathway at Eagle Creek Overlook


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Group Camping

Group camping of up to 90 people with a covered fireside room.

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75167\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing at this site is only available to those registered at the campsite.  Fishing for salmon and trout. 

Day Hiking

This campground is adjacent to the Eagle Creek Day Use Area, which provides access to multiple hiking trails. 

Viewing Wildlife

Eagle Creek is one of the most reliable streams in the Gorge to view spawning salmon in the late fall and winter. 

Viewing Scenery

The overlook provides views of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as Bonneville Dam. 

Boating - Non-Motorized

No boat ramp is available at the campground, but it is possible to walk a boat down to where Eagle Creek meets the Columbia River. 

Related Information

Recreation Areas

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.64121

  Longitude : 
-121.931696

  Elevation : 
100'