McNeil Campground


site map of McNeil campground

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Area Status: Closed
site map of McNeil campground

McNeil Campground lies along the Wild and Scenic Sandy River.  While it does not have drinking water, it has all the other camping amenities in a mixed lodgepole forest in an old Mt. Hood mud flow where moss carpets the ground.  It is close to many hiking trails including Ramona Falls. Located on the Wild and Scenic Sandy River.

Pic of McNeil campsite

At a Glance

Reservations: *Has seasonal gate
  • Camping:
    • $21/night for single site
    • $8/night for extra vehicle
    • $2/night additional charge on all holidays and holiday weekends
  • Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Open Season: 05/15/2023 - 09/03/2023
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 22 ft. max. See Oregon fishing regulations for specific regulations governing fishing in the Salmon River.
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
  • 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: Zigzag Ranger District: (503) 622-3191

General Information


Directions from Sandy, OR - Travel southeast on Highway 26 about one mile past the town on Wemme to Primary Forest Route 18. Follow 18 northeast across the forest boundary and to Forest Road 1825. Follow 1825 east to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 34 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

No. of Sites Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 34 single site(s)

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the Wild and Scenic Sandy River.
Fish Species steelhead, chinook and coho salmon

Day Hiking

Forest Road 18 accesses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which can be hiked north into the Bull Run Research Area or south into the Mount Hood Wilderness.


See day hiking description.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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