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Clear Lake Campground

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • View from the far side of the campground.- Clear Lake Campground
  • Swimmers at Clear Lake. - Clear Lake Campground
  • The view on Clear Lake. - Clear Lake Campground
  • A makeshift shelter. - Clear Lake Campground
  • Kayakers on Clear Lake. - Clear Lake Campground
  • Walking down to the shore from the developed campgrounds.- Clear Lake Campground
  • A typical campsite.- Clear Lake Campground
  • A typical campsite on the less developed side. - Clear Lake Campground
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Pros: 
Beautiful location. Varied camping options. Easy to find.
Cons: 
Crowded on weekends.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Managed by: 
Mt. Hood Recreation
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Clear Lake Campground is a beautiful site located just south of Mount Hood on the shores of Clear Lake. Easy to find but still tucked beneath the shadows of nearby Trillium and Timothy lakes, it is secluded and shady with many campsites providing direct access to the shore and a full set of amenities to accommodate even the most leisurely of campers. 

The campground is unique in that it is split into two halves, one of which is fully developed with reserved sites and another that is a first-come, first-served set of less developed sites. This latter half is not mentioned on Recreation.gov's website and features less shade and fewer amenities. It does, however, provide more open access to the water. 

As you drive into the campground there will be signs for the boat ramp straight ahead, which serves as a divider between the two sets of sites, with the developed campground to the left. These are more family friendly and will be quieter, shadier options. For the adventurous with four-wheel drive, one can take the Clear Lake Loop to the right before the campgrounds and find plenty of dispersed camping along the lake.

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