Cloud Cap Saddle Campground

Area Status: Open
Cloud Cap Inn after almost being burned down by the Gnarl Fire

Cloud Cap Saddle is a small campground and the location of Cloud Cap - Tilly Jane North trailhead which provides access to Timberline National Historic Trail #600 and Tilly Jane Trail #600A from the north. 

This campground has NO potable water.

The Historic Cloud Cap Inn is just up the road from the campground and is now used by search and rescue teams on the mountain. Check out the Hood River Crag Rats for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
  • Cloud Cap Road, aka Forest Road (FR) 3512, opened as of 07/20/2022.
    • FR 3512 is narrow and winding and may require a high-clearance or 4WD vehicle. This campground is subject to early closure or late opening due to snow. FS 3512 closes for the winter.
    • Check out our Roads Table for more info. 
  • No potable water available. Bring plenty of extra water.
Reservations: No reservations. First come, first served.
  • Camping fee: $13/night for single unit, $8/night for extra vehicle
  • Trailhead day use fee: $5/vehicle/day from May 15 to October 1.
  • Payment: Cash or check paid via fee tubes for camping. Recreation passes are accepted for day use.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15. Permits are free and available at trailheads.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within Mount Hood Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day Use: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


From Hood River, travel approximately 13.1 miles south on Oregon Hwy 35 and turn right (east) onto Cooper Spur Road, approximately 0.3 miles south of milepost 74.  Follow Cooper Spur Road 2.4 miles to Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512) and turn left (southeast).  Follow Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512) approximately 9.8 miles.

Alert: Forest Road 3512 is narrow and winding and may require a high-clearance or 4WD vehicle

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

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No. of Sites 3 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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