Bonney Meadows Forest Camp

Explore in Detail
Bonney Meadows Forest Camp

Share:

Advertisement
  • Bonney Meadows Forest Camp.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • Bonney Meadows Forest Camp.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • One of eight campsites in Bonney Meadows Forest Camp.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • One of eight campsites in Bonney Meadows Forest Camp.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • The vault toilet facility in Bonney Meadows Forest Camp.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • One of eight campsites in Bonney Meadows Forest Camp.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • Bonney Meadows.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • Bonney Meadows.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
  • The trailhead at the campground with access to Boulder Lake.- Bonney Meadows Forest Camp
Advertisement
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Access to nearby hiking. No crowds. Remote.
Cons: 
Rough, four-wheel drive access road.
Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$11.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
8
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

Current Local Weather

Powered by Dark Sky

Today

Snow (1–3 in.) throughout the day.
34°F
28°

Mon

Mixed precipitation (1–3 in. of snow) throughout the day.
41°F
31°

Tue

Mixed precipitation (1–2 in. of snow) throughout the day.
37°F
31°

Wed

Light snow (under 1 in.) until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
37°F
27°

Thu

Light snow (1–2 in.) throughout the day.
36°F
20°

Fri

Snow (1–4 in.) throughout the day.
34°F
26°

Sat

Light snow (under 1 in.) until evening.
35°F
Advertisement
Campground Description

Campground Description

Team

Tucked away on the east side of Mount Hood and on the eastern slope of Bonney Butte, Bonney Meadows Forest Camp is a quintessential, remote Forest Service campground. Both the campground and the butte are named for Augustus Bonney, a shepherd in the area who let his sheep graze in the subalpine meadow toward the end of the 19th century.

Protected by nearly 4 miles of rough, four-wheel drive road, the campground's relatively secluded location ensures its classic charm won't be spoiled with excessive traffic. The campground boasts eight campsites that will most likely be free of trailers because of the rough road. A mid-week visit may mean that your campsite will be free of neighbors as well.

Consider camping in the early fall to take advantage of the seasonal fall migration of raptors (birds of prey) that fly through the area in late September and early October. Bonney Butte stands at the convergence of several ridges that the birds follow as they migrate, and this geography frequently leads to largest known concentrations of migratory raptors in Oregon.  Further, the hike to Boulder Lake, one of the most pristine and delightful lakes on Mount Hood's eastern side, is only 3 miles from the trailhead at the campground. 

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Campground Map

Field Guide + Campground Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(48 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(97 within a 30 mile radius)

Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It

22 Members

Who's Done It

7 Members

Submission by

Team
1142 Adventures Explored
1141 Adventures Published
Advertisement

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info