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Clackamas River, Upper Campsites

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • View of the Clackamas River from the Upper Campsites.- Clackamas River, Upper Campsites
  • View of the Clackamas River from the Upper Campsites.- Clackamas River, Upper Campsites
  • Giant Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menzies) looming over campsites.- Clackamas River, Upper Campsites
  • Clackamas River Upper Campsites.- Clackamas River, Upper Campsites
  • Giant Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menzies) looming over campsites.- Clackamas River, Upper Campsites
  • Clackamas River Upper Campsites.- Clackamas River, Upper Campsites
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Pros: 
Removed from lower Clackamas crowds. Serene old-growth forest.
Cons: 
No amenities. Driving time.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Managed by: 
Mount Hood National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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If you'd like to camp along the Clackamas River and prefer to avoid the confines of an established campground, these independent campsites may be just what you're looking for. Two adjacent campsites are located south of Riverside Campground beyond the no-camping restriction area, and both offer campfire rings, plenty of level ground for tents, direct river access and the company of giant old-growth Douglas fir.

Of course, there are no reservations or guarantees of availability, but the sites may remain unoccupied precisely because there are so many camping options that are closer to Estacada. Although the five-mile Riverside National Recreation Trail is not accessible from these sites,  the trail runs between nearby Riverside and Rainbow campgrounds and is enjoyed by hikers and mountain bikers alike. Additional activities enjoyed by visitors include fishing, birding, rafting, splashing around in the river or warming up at nearby Bagby Hot Springs.

 

 

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