Eagle Creek Campground

Eagle Creek Campground

Click here for Eagle Creek Trail.

With access to some of the Gorge’s best hiking opportunities, this campground makes a terrific base camp for a weekend of adventures.

Built in 1915, Eagle Creek Campground is considered the first Forest Service campground constructed in the United State. It also features the first restroom with flush toilets constructed in a Forest Service campground, which is still in use.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May 1 through September 30
Fees $15/Night for single unit.
$5/Extra vehicle
Open Season: May 1
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trailers and RVs 20 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: No Water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #41.  Take a right at the end of the off ramp and follow the signs to Eagle Creek Campground.  The campground is located south of Eagle Creek Overlook.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 approximately 3 miles to Bonneville Dam exit #40 (there is no westbound exit #41). Turn left at the stop sign, go under the interstate and then turn left onto the eastbound freeway entrance. Travel east approximately 1 mile on Interstate 84 to exit #41. Take a right at the end of the off ramp and follow the signs to the campground.

Activities

Camping & Cabins

Campground Camping

Campsites are situated between large trees atop a bluff above Eagle Creek and the Columbia River.

Sleeping Shelter No
Reservation Info Not reservable
Fire Information Campfires allowed, fire rings at each site, no wood for sale, may gather dead downed material, all material must fit in fire ring
No. of Sites 16 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites 16
RV Camping
Hookup – Water No
Reservation Info Not reservable
Fire Information Campfires allowed, fire rings at each site, no wood for sale, may gather dead downed material, all material must fit in fire ring
No. of Sites 17
Size Restrictions 20
No. of Accessible sites 17
Hookups – Electric No
Dump Stations No
Pavement Type for Parking Asphalt
Hookup – Sewer No

 

Hiking

Day Hiking

Hike on the Historic Eagle Creek Trail, constructed in 1916, which is still considered one of the most popular and scenic hikes in the Gorge. Several other trails are also in the area: Eagle Creek #440, Buck Point, Gorge #400, Ruckel Creek #405, Wauna Point #402, Gorge #400 and Shady Glen.

Nature Viewing

Viewing Scenery

Enjoy a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge from Wauna Point or Buck Point.

Outdoor Learning

Visitor Programs

Interpretive talks are offered throughout the season. Check under the Learning Center for dates and times.

Eagle Creek Trail

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Eagle Creek Campground page
Oregon State Parks website
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Camping page
Mount Hood National Forest Camping page