Tilly Jane Campground

Area Status: Closed

This campground is located on Tilly Jane Creek near the border of Mount Hood Wilderness. Hiking trails are accessible from the campground, including Tilly Jane Trail #600 A.

This campground has NO potable water. Campground is wheelchair accessible.

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.
  • Permits are free and self-issued at the Climbers' Registration box on the Tilly Jane Trail.
  • This trail heads towards Timberline Trail. Hike out of the campground past the guard station over Tilly Jane Creek past the amphitheater. Follow the trail signs; the permit box is just up the trail a few yards.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within Mount Hood Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: No passes honored.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


From Hood River, travel south on Highway 35 approximately 1.5 miles past the forest boundary to Forest Road 3510. Follow 3510 northwest, then southwest, to Forest Road 3512. Follow 3512 west as it winds around several miles to the campground.


Campground is wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 14 tent-only campsites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 5

Day Hiking

Hiking trails from the campground lead into the wilderness. See backpacking description


Hiking trails from the campground lead into the wilderness, branching out into an extensive trail network. Another trail outside the wilderness leads downstream along the creek. You cannot reach the summit of Mount Hood by hiking; it is a technical climb to the top.


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