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Eagle Creek Campground

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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  • The map of Eagle Creek Campground.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • A typical campsite.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • Eagle Creek Campground was the nation's first Forest Service campground with flushing toilets.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • A typical campsite.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • There is no potable water at Eagle Creek.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • A modest amphitheater.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • A short trail leaves from the south end of the campground.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • Modest group facilities are near the Eagle Creek Trailhead down the raod from the campground.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • The stone hearth and fireplace built by the Civilian Conservatoin Corps in 1936.- Eagle Creek Campground
  • Modest group facilities are near the Eagle Creek Trailhead down the raod from the campground.- Eagle Creek Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to Portland. Close to hiking. Flush toilets. Small amphitheater and group facilities.
Cons: 
Interstate noise. Campsites are densely distributed. No potable water. No reservations.
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Alerts: 
September, 2017: The rapidly expanding Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires have forced closures throughout large areas of the Columbia River Gorge. Updated information can be found in the following links: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/ and https://gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/trail-alerts.html
Region:
Columbia River Gorge, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$15.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
16
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Consider this fact when measuring the pedigree of Oregon’s outdoor culture: Eagle Creek Campground is the country’s very first Forest Service campground. Built in 1915, Eagle Creek is also the first campground to feature flush toilets. The campground is modest by today’s standards, though it is a great spot to spend a few nights as you explore the trails leading up Eagle Creek or to Wahtum Lake.

You’ll find 16 sites attached to one main loop. Some sites are only large enough for a small tent, while others can easily accommodate two or three large tents. Unfortunately the first-come, first-served nature of the campground will keep you guessing as to availability. Limited group facilities are also available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be found near the Eagle Creek Trailhead parking area. 

The proximity of Interstate 84 means that road noise is audible throughout the camp. The southern campsites have the least noise and are thus more popular, but the north sites are just as good and more likely to be open if the road noise doesn’t bother you. A small amphitheater and a short hiking trail are also located at the south end of the campground loop.

Eagle Creek Campground is open May 1 through September 30.
 

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