Pebble Ford Campground

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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Pebble Ford Campground

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  • Entrance to Pebble Ford Campground.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • A small path between campsites.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • The campground has a few paths.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • The creek that winds through the campground.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • Typical site in Pebble Ford Campground.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • The sites are large but not terribly private.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • Typical site in Pebble Ford Campground.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • Typical site in Pebble Ford Campground.- Pebble Ford Campground
  • Vault toilet.- Pebble Ford Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quiet. Large sites.
Cons: 
No water. Mosquitos.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$11.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Day-use parking pass required, no other passes honored. ($5.00)
Tent/Car sites: 
4
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Partly cloudy overnight.
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Fri

Partly cloudy overnight.
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Sat

Mostly cloudy until evening.
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Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Mon

Clear throughout the day.
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Tue

Dry throughout the day.
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Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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There are a number of relatively unknown campgrounds on the east side of Mount Hood between Highway 35 and Dufur. Many of these are not as popular due to the distance from any populated areas and a lack of campground amenities. But, if you're looking for a private, secluded car camping experience, then Pebble Ford Campground is just the ticket. It's primitive – there is no water and only one vault toilet – but beautiful. The campground lies along a creek that leads to Ramsey Creek, and it is well set up with large campsites and fun paths throughout the campground.

Fly fishing and mountain biking are the most common activities in the area, although Pebble Ford is close enough to Mount Hood that it could be used as a base for some summer day hikes as well. The biggest downside is the trash found throughout the campground; it doesn't appear to be one of the campgrounds the Mount Hood National Forest staff actively maintains.

The campground is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. It is open from May 15 through October 15.

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