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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Eightmile Campground is one of a few smaller, primitive campgrounds off of Forest Road 44 between Mount Hood and Dufur. Its most redeeming asset is its seclusion. Even in the summer it doesn't get too crowded here. Mountain biking and fly fishing are the main draw to this area, but there are also some hiking trails that can be accessed from this section of the Mount Hood National Forest. The Eightmile Loop is one such trail. Departing directly from Eightmile Campground, it follows Eightmile Creek and then loops back for a total of 6 miles.

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

Eightmile Campground is not to be confused with Lower Eightmile Crossing Campground. The latter is a primitive campground just upstream with three sites, and it can be reached by foot from Eightmile Campground.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Quiet. Near trailheads.

Cons

Not particularly interesting.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

Forest Service

Address

Eightmile Loop Trail #496
Dufur, OR 97021
United States

Features

Vault toilet

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

4, 8

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Oregon, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area

Comments

05.26.17
Visited here Memorial Day Weekend 2017 with my camping buddy Nicky. Awesome little campground - quiet and secluded right on Eight Mile Creek. We arrived early enough on Friday to snag one of the better spots right on the creek. Restrooms very well maintained. Near plenty of hiking opportunities - from easy level walking trail to Lower Creek campsite to a more challenging hike up to Five Mile Butte Lookout Tower, the latter of which offered an amazing panoramic view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier. I would recommend this site to anyone who enjoys primitive camping. Photos taken by Nicky T.
05.27.17
We were able to snag a campsite last-minute on Memorial Day weekend, and had a great overnight. We ended up at site 2, one of the non-creek sites. It was spacious enough to accommodate our 6-person tent plus room to relax without feeling cramped. The campground was adjacent to a couple of trails, one of which was flat and perfect for a walk with our 2-year-old. The campground was clean and well-maintained, with several large prime spots right on the creek. The two downsides were somewhat rowdy camp hosts and an invasive evening swarm of small black (nonbiting) insects that stuck around sundown.
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