Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Government Camp

LOVE IS IN THE (MOUNTAIN) AIR
02/13/2017 | Estacada, Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping, Welches
Look no further than Mt. Hood for your next romantic getaway. Here are just a few ideas to show your sweetie how much you care. Stroll arm-in-arm through quaint downtown Estacada. Stop by Wade Creek House Antiques to find that perfect home accent you didnt know you needed. Finish the afternoon with a picnic along the rushing Clackamas River. Next, make your way up Highway 26 toward Mt. Hood and swing by The Resort at the Mountain in Welches for a relaxing couples massage. Settle in for the night or two (or three) in a tiny house or vacation rental nearby.After a full day of fun snow activities, warm up together by the fireside with hot chocolates at Timberline Lodge....  Read More
10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN MT. HOOD/GORGE THIS WINTER
01/18/2017 | Biking, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Dufur, Event, Government Camp, Hiking, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
 Winter in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region is meant for adventure and fun... with a side of cozy relaxation. Here are 10 fun suggestions for your winter trip planning in our backyard: Take in epic views of the Columbia River and sample seasonal brews at Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. See what snow-covered waterfalls look like in Waterfall Alley along I-84. However, roads and trails can be icy and dicey in winter. Check conditions in advance and come prepared with adequate apparel, snow and ice gear. We recommend sticking to the easy access falls in winter like Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Latourell Falls. Learn about the history and culture of the Gorge at one of the upcoming...  Read More
TOP 5 WINTER EVENTS AT MT. HOOD SKIBOWL
01/05/2017 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
You'll never have more fun skiing than you will with the folks at Mt. Hood Skibowl. They take winter sports to the next level by adding costumes, music, and discounts. Here is a list of our Top 5 favorite winter events happening at Skibowl this year: 80s Night - Unpack your neon, dust off your leg warmers, and crimp your hair. We are headed back to the 80s up on the mountain on February 17, 2017. You will rock out to rad 80s jams as you shred the slopes all night long. Show up in your sweetest 80s gear to receive a discount on ski and cosmic tubing passes. Ladies Night - There are so many things to love...  Read More
WINTER HAS ARRIVED ON MT. HOOD
12/01/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
The snow has arrived and on Mt. Hood are officially open. With the new season comes exciting new updates for visitors to enjoy.Mt. Hood Skibowls Winter Snow Tube and Adventure Park just got bigger! A newly added tube conveyor belt means double the fun and half the lines for both day and Cosmic Tubing. Not only that, Cosmic Tubing will now be open an extra day each weekend. Slide the lanes under the neon lights to rocking music three nights a week, from Friday to Sunday. Not sure you can trust your weather app New webcams are in place around Timberline Lodge and Ski Area so guests can access real-time weather conditions and decide whether or not they...  Read More
HAWK WATCHING ON MT. HOOD
09/12/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Wildlife
Now is the time to dig out your binoculars and head up to Mt. Hood to experience the annual hawk migration. Every fall hundreds of thousands of birds take wing and migrate from their breeding grounds in North America down to warmer climates in South America. What does this mean for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region Each year from September through October Mt. Hood National Forest becomes a playground for thousands of hawks and other bird species.The Bonney Butte Hawkwatch officially started on August 27th this year and runs through October 31st, just east of Government Camp. Every year visitors can see up to 2,500-4,500 hawks pass through the area including Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Turkey Vultures,...  Read More
LABOR DAY CAMPING
09/01/2016 | Biking, Camping, Government Camp, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Labor Day weekend is a great time to go camping! This weekend, visit Mt Hood at Still Creek Campground near Government Camp, for fun play and relaxation surrounded my nature! The campground features activities like hiking, fishing and mountain trails around it, so there are plenty of things to do!Still Creek Campground lies in the shadows of majestic Mt. Hood, in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the mountain, and offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities. The surrounding area contains hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, as well as numerous mountain lakes, rivers and creeks. Located in a meadow area of the forest. In the summer, visitors enjoy hiking and...  Read More
CABIN IN THE MOUNTAIN
08/12/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
Enjoy a weekend in a wonderful cabin on the mountain any time of the year! This luxurious but homey cabin on Mt Hood is near Rhododendron, one of the most beautiful villages on Mt Hood. With a waterfront view, this Little Yew Lodge is a great getaway spot. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life behind and savor a nice peaceful relaxing break from the world.Escape to a unique gem nestled in the forest overlooking the Sandy River, perfect for a romantic getaway. Built by two Alaskan prospectors in the 1920s, the main cabin is the only cordwood cabin on Mt. Hood. This construction uses log slices in its walls, giving Little Yew Lodge its endearing...  Read More
ZIP LINE ADVENTURE!
08/02/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Come to the mountain for a zip lining adventure, at Mt. Hood Adventure Park! Mt. Hood offers 365 days of fun whether it's sunny summer or snowy winter! Fly through 800 ft. of air for an exhilarating trip and a beautiful view!800' Long Zip LinesHarness in and step up to the three-story tower and departure point for the 800 long Zip Lines. Well lock you in and send you flying over the top of the park while you flip, twist, swing, or just hold on tight. High above the ground youll have a beautiful view of Mt. Hood and the Mt. Hood National Forest.Learn more about zip lining at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at: www.skibowl.com/summer/mt-hood-activities/zip-line-portlandDiscover more attractions, events and activities...  Read More
MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY
07/25/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Villages of Mt. Hood
Come bring your little (or big) astronomer to Timberline at Mt Hood Saturday, August 6th, for the Star Party put on by Timberline and US Forest Service. Starting at 8 pm, the party will take place in the Salmon River Parking Lot east of the Lodge. Come enjoy a beautiful night of stargazing and learning!Astronomy Professor Dr. Todd Duncan of the Science Integration Institute, along with a number of amateur astronomers, will provide telescopes for the public to view the Moon, Saturn, ancient star clusters, galaxies, dying stars, and the center of our Milky Way galaxy from an elevation of 6,000 feet on the southern slope of Mount Hood.Throughout the night, astronomers will answer questions from the public during this...  Read More
ADVENTURE SLIDE
07/22/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Come up to Mt Hood Adventure Park for the exciting Alpine Slide! 1/2 mile of exciting turns and beautiful views of the mountainside. Great for parties and families come to the mountain and experience adventure!The Pacific Northwests only ˝ Mile Dual Alpine Slide, this major attraction sends you flying down a half mile track of twists and turns through mountain meadows before dropping you back off in the base area of Skibowl West. Two side-by-side tracks let you ride alongside family and friends as you take banked turns, S-curves and hairpin thrills at the speed of your choice.Start with a leisurely trip up the mountain on the Scenic Sky Chairs, and then prepare for a roller coaster ride down the...  Read More
HUCKLEBERRY INN
07/06/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Getaway this weekend and come stay in the cozy Huckleberry Inn! With quick access to many of the mountains activities, whether you are here for business or play Huckleberry Inn has got you covered.Family owned and operated since 1966, Huckleberry Inn has become a well known landmark on Mt. Hood. Centrally located in Government Camp, Huckleberry Inn offers easy access to ski areas, cross country paths, and in the summer, to hiking trails and mountain lakes.With sixteen rooms for lodging, the dorm-style facilities for ski or tour groups; the steakhouse (open during the holiday week and ski season weekends) and the 24 hour family-style restaurant, Huckleberry Inn caters to everyone!Learn more about Huckleberry Inn and all of it's amenities and...  Read More
TAMANAWAS FALLS
06/22/2016 | Government Camp, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Waterfalls
Come enjoy the beautiful views of hiking Mt Hood, and climb the trail leading to Tamanawas Falls. Cross log bridges, follow creeks and enjoy the beautiful forestry surrounding the mountain. There are basically two approaches to Tamanawas Falls. This hike begins at the Tamanawas Falls Trail head along highway 35. After crossing the East Fork of the Hood River, turn right on Trail #650 and follow the river for about a half mile. Then the trail takes a sharp left turn on the point of a cliff with a great view and heads into the Cold Spring Creek Canyon. Soon you intersect Trail #650A which is directly ahead of you as Trail #650 makes a sharp right and continues on...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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