Carter Bridge Campground

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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Carter Bridge Campground

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  • Campsite along the Clackamas River.- Carter Bridge Campground
  • Campsite along the Clackamas River.- Carter Bridge Campground
  • One of the campground's walk-in campsites.- Carter Bridge Campground
  • Campsite along the Clackamas River.- Carter Bridge Campground
  • View of Clackamas River from under Carter Bridge.- Carter Bridge Campground
  • View of Clackamas River from Carter Bridge Campground.- Carter Bridge Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Kayaking and swimming on the Clackamas River.
Cons: 
Just off of Clackamas Highway.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$16.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
General Day Use Fee ($5.00)
Tent/Car sites: 
11
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
4
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Partly cloudy overnight.
79°F
51°

Thu

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
77°F
54°

Fri

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
74°F
52°

Sat

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
71°F
52°

Sun

Partly cloudy in the morning.
79°F
49°

Mon

Clear throughout the day.
89°F
53°

Tue

Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
87°F
57°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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One of the many humble campgrounds situated along the banks of the Clackamas River, Carter Bridge Campground is one of the closest to Estacada and the Portland metro area, making it a fairly popular destination.  Come early, as this primitive campground is run on a first-come, first-served basis.

Although the campground has few amenities, not much more than a few vault toilets, its relative location to other adventures makes for a fun summer weekend destination.  Whether you want to hike along the Clackamas River Trail to see Pup Creek Falls, kayak down the river itself, or cool off in one of the many nearby swimming holes, including the nearby Carter Bridge day-use area, you'll find plenty to keep you busy all weekend.

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