Pebble Ford Campground

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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Pebble Ford Campground


  • 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
Quiet. Large sites.
No water. Mosquitos.
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Managed by: 
Mount Hood National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Day-use parking pass required, no other passes honored.
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description


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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