Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Hidden on the east side of Mount Hood just below Bluegrass Ridge is an underrated, 21-site campground.  Unlike many riverbank campgrounds, Nottingham Campground's layout is constructed so that well that over half of the campsites are directly adjacent to this tranquil stretch of the East Fork Hood River. Other than vault toilets, picnic tables, fire pits and grills, this campground has few amenities, but the campsites are also quite large and generously spaced, providing more privacy than your average campground.

During the day you can enjoy the river or take a hike at either end of Bluegrass Ridge.  Head to the ridge's south side trailhead and you can climb up to Elk Meadows or all the way up to Gnarl Ridge.  For the less ambitious, take a leisurely walk and check out Sahalie and Umbrella Falls.  To the north, the ridge ends dramatically at Tamanawas Falls.  Also consider the steep hike up to Lookout Mountain, which is an arduous 2,900-foot elevation gain from the trailhead on Highway 35, or take an easier route by driving to the trailhead off of NF-4410, where you can access this incredible viewpoint with only a 560-foot elevation gain.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Open from

May 01 to October 01

Pros

Spacious and well distributed campsites. Arguably the best campground on Mount Hood's east side.

Cons

Few comfort amenities, such as showers and potable water.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Lost Lake Resort

Features

Vault toilet

Total number of sites

19

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

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

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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

Comments

06/09/2018
In 2018 at least, you can reserve multiple sites, and a camp host is present during peak season. Some sites are very private, others not at all - it's hit or miss, so good luck with that. You must bring your own water or water filter system.
07/27/2016
I have stayed here a cople of times if you are looking for rustic, off road, quiet, its a great place. Great place to relax in the woods for RV's tents etc,
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