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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Consider this fact when measuring the pedigree of Oregon’s outdoor culture: Eagle Creek Campground is the country’s very first Forest Service campground. Built in 1915, Eagle Creek is also the first campground to feature flush toilets. The campground is modest by today’s standards, though it is a great spot to spend a few nights as you explore the trails leading up Eagle Creek or to Wahtum Lake.

You’ll find 16 sites attached to one main loop. Some sites are only large enough for a small tent, while others can easily accommodate two or three large tents. Unfortunately the first-come, first-served nature of the campground will keep you guessing as to availability. Limited group facilities are also available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be found near the Eagle Creek Trailhead parking area. 

The proximity of Interstate 84 means that road noise is audible throughout the camp. The southern campsites have the least noise and are thus more popular, but the north sites are just as good and more likely to be open if the road noise doesn’t bother you. A small amphitheater and a short hiking trail are also located at the south end of the campground loop.

Eagle Creek Campground is open May 1 through September 30.
 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Close to Portland. Close to hiking. Flush toilets. Small amphitheater and group facilities.

Cons

Interstate noise. Campsites are densely distributed. No potable water. No reservations.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service

Address

Buck Point Trail #439
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
United States

Features

Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Amphitheater

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

05/29/2016
The majority of sites can be reserved.
Some northern sites have a view of the river.
While road noise didn't bother us, the loud horn of the trains can be jarring in the middle of the night.
05/29/2016
The majority of sites can be reserved.
Some northern sites have a view of the river.
While road noise didn't bother us, the loud horn of the trains can be jarring in the middle of the night.
Biked in from Portland on a Sunday and the campsite was only being occupied by two other campers. I rode out to Cascade Locks to pick up some firewood and lunch. Once I got back to Eagle Creek I still had my pick of the campsites. Hosts were very nice! Check out more of the bike adventure here : http://brokenandcoastal.com/portland-bike-camping-columbia-gorge-eagle-creek-campground/
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