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Potable water
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There are a number of relatively unknown campgrounds on the east side of Mount Hood between Highway 35 and Dufur. Many of these are not as popular due to the distance from any populated areas and a lack of campground amenities. But, if you're looking for a private, secluded car camping experience, then Pebble Ford Campground is just the ticket. It's primitive – there is no water and only one vault toilet – but beautiful. The campground lies along a creek that leads to Ramsey Creek, and it is well set up with large campsites and fun paths throughout the campground.

Fly fishing and mountain biking are the most common activities in the area, although Pebble Ford is close enough to Mount Hood that it could be used as a base for some summer day hikes as well. The biggest downside is the trash found throughout the campground; it doesn't appear to be one of the campgrounds the Mount Hood National Forest staff actively maintains.

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

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Day-use parking pass required, no other passes honored.


Quiet. Large sites.


No water. Mosquitos.

Pets allowed


Managed by

Mount Hood National Forest


Vault toilet


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Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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I've found since I'm heading to this spot to get away in the first place, the lack of spigot-accessed potable water is hardly an issue. There's a beautiful creek running right through it. Boil or filter what you need.
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