Riverside Campground is a beautiful option for tent or RV camping along the Clackamas River. Located south of Rainbow and Ripplebrook campgrounds and far from the cluster of lower Clackamas River campgrounds, Riverside enjoys a removed and quiet appeal. It is located alongside the Clackamas but sits above the river and requires some navigation down a rocky slope to reach the water. For most visitors this won't create an obstacle, but it is noteworthy if you are camping with children or people with physical limitations.
The advantage of being perched above the river is the view! From many sites the views of the river are uninterrupted and stretch far beyond the campground's boundaries. Campsites are also spacious, private and receive a dose of sunshine in the afternoons, even amongst the stands of old-growth. Campfire rings, tables, vault toilets and potable drinking water are provided.
In addition to hiking, fishing, mountain biking, birding and rafting, visitors to the area can enjoy the many swimming holes and splashing around in the cool water of the river. If you prefer warmer water, consider a visit to nearby Bagby Hot Springs.
Note: Riverside campground is open May 24 through September 8.