Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Camping

A COUPLES GUIDE TO THE CASCADING RIVERS SCENIC BIKEWAY
08/29/2017 | Biking, Camping, Estacada, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Guest blogger: Geoff GulvichA couple’s weekend getaway can mean a lot of things for different people. For my wife Brianna and I, the idea of a challenging, soul-satisfying bike ride ranked high on the list. We love Oregon and the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway — 70 miles of road riding alongside sparkling rivers and thick forests — seemed to fall in our laps. Really, it doesn’t get much more romantic than that.Visions of the bikeway were planted firmly in our minds. With smoky skies around our home in British Columbia, there was no better time to get away to the fresh air of Oregon. We loaded up our bikes, camping gear and sense of adventure to set out on a sure-to-be-amazing...  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
LOST LAKE
08/18/2016 | Camping, Hood River, Lodging, Recreation
If you are looking for a place to go camping before the end of summer Lost Lake is a great place to go! Located near Hood River it is surrounded by so many fun things to do, from hiking and biking trails, to water sports perfect for summer, and Mt Hood a short drive away to enjoy the only place in the country that offers year round snow play! Whether you are pitching a tent, or camping in comfort in a cabin Lost Lake has something for you. With trails everywhere and the lake accessible this is a perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and just relax among nature. Lost Lake Resort offers148...  Read More
MILO MCIVER STATE PARK
08/15/2016 | Biking, Camping, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Rafting, Recreation
Milo McIver State Park is a great spot outside of Estacada for all your outdoor adventures! From horseback riding and fishing to camping and hiking, even guided kayaking tours, whatever you what to do in the great outdoors this park as you covered! This small State Park is one of the many benefits of living in the Mt Hood-Columbia River Goge area; There is always something to do. Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, Milo McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities.Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields. River-lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque)...  Read More
MIRROR LAKE
08/09/2016 | Camping, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation
Mirror lake on Mt Hood is a great place to view the majestic mountain against the clear waters of the lake, this almost 3-mile hike is easily accessible from Highway 26. This family-friendly hike is also a great backpacking opportunity and campgrounds are available at the lake. Whether you are looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Mirror Lake is a great opportunity. From the trailhead parking area, cross rushing Camp Creek and immediately enter deep forest, crossing Mirror Creek on a second log bridge. The trail soon enters more open woods, then begins a series of switchbacks across open scree slopes that provide interesting views of the Zigzag Valley, far below. If youre taking children on this...  Read More
CAMPING AT OXBOW
06/29/2016 | Camping, Recreation, West Columbia River Gorge
Oxbow Regional Park is a great place to camp and set up a base while you explore the many wonders, trails and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge or you can explore the park itself. With accommodation for RV's, enough space for 6 people in a campsite and even music and story times on Friday and Saturday nights in the summer, Oxbow campgrounds are a great place to stay.Leave the digital life behind and wake up to nature at Oxbow Regional Park. Hike 12 miles of trails, put in at the boat ramp, watch salmon spawn, cast a line, or track the trails of overnight visitors to the rivers sandy beaches.Facilities57 drive-up campsites with picnic table, fire pit, cooking grill...  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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