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Sandy River Campsites

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • Sandy River, viewed from the campsites.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
  • One of 10 campsites along the Sandy River.- Sandy River Campsites
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Proximity to Mount Hood attractions and Sandy River. Free.
Cons: 
Self-maintained.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
NW Forest Pass
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
10
Picnic Tables: 
No
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Rain and windy overnight.
58°F
47°

Thu

Rain until evening, starting again overnight.
50°F
41°

Fri

Rain until evening.
42°F
38°

Sat

Rain throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
52°F
39°

Sun

Rain throughout the day and windy until afternoon.
57°F
51°

Mon

Mostly cloudy until evening.
63°F
47°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
64°F
48°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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If you are looking for a slightly more rustic alternative to the nearby McNeil Campground or Lost Creek Campground, consider this collection of spacious, primitive and unmaintained campsites.  Located on Lolo Road just 4.4 miles north of Zig Zag and across from McNeil Campground, the campsites are on both sides of the Sandy River and are a great spot to stay as you explore Mount Hood's western wilderness.

Attention!: The Forest Service is considering closing the Sandy River to all camping in this area due to excessive tree damage, trampled plants, and the high volume of garbage, human waste and toilet paper left at the backcountry campsites.  They simply do not have the budget to maintain the area given these challenges.  If you want to continue to camp alongside the river, pack out all garbage and toilet paper and dispose of it properly, bury your feces six inches down and more than 100 feet from river, bring your own firewood and stay on established paths.  Using the area responsibly will increase the chance that visitors will be allowed to continue enjoying the land.

 

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