Hidden on the east side of Mount Hood just below Bluegrass Ridge is an underrated, 21-site campground. Unlike many riverbank campgrounds, Nottingham Campground's layout is constructed so that well that over half of the campsites are directly adjacent to this tranquil stretch of the East Fork Hood River. Other than vault toilets, picnic tables, fire pits and grills, this campground has few amenities, but the campsites are also quite large and generously spaced, providing more privacy than your average campground.
During the day you can enjoy the river or take a hike at either end of Bluegrass Ridge. Head to the ridge's south side trailhead and you can climb up to Elk Meadows or all the way up to Gnarl Ridge. For the less ambitious, take a leisurely walk and check out Sahalie and Umbrella Falls. To the north, the ridge ends dramatically at Tamanawas Falls. Also consider the steep hike up to Lookout Mountain, which is an arduous 2,900-foot elevation gain from the trailhead on Highway 35, or take an easier route by driving to the trailhead off of NF-4410, where you can access this incredible viewpoint with only a 560-foot elevation gain.