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CAMPGROUND NAME: Eagle Creek

VISIT DATE: 09/13/2007

UPDATE DATE: 3/3/2015

STATE: Oregon

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cascade Locks

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Cascade Locks, OR, take I-84 west 2.7 miles to Exit 40
(Bonneville Dam).  At stop sign, turn left, go less than 0.1
miles to an intersection.  Turn left, returning to I-84, and go
1.2 miles to Exit 41 (Eagle Creek Rec).  Take exit ramp to stop
sign.  Turn right then immediately left and go 0.5 miles to
campground.

NOTE:  The last 0.5 miles is single lane and a steep climb.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 200 ft.

The campground is in the Eagle Creek Recreation Area
and offers numerous trails for hikers and bicyclists.  The
campground is a single loop on a hillside above the Columbia
River.  Some sites have a limited view of water.  A thick canopy
from Douglas fir and Bigleaf maple provide ample shade.  Highway
and railroad traffic noise can be distracting.

The original campground was built in 1915 and said to be the
first Forest Service campground in the country.  That
campground, actually located across I-84 in the Eagle Creek
Overlook, is now a group campground and well worth a visit not
just for its history but for the views of Booneville Dam and
Columbia River.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 1 through October 1.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $15 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17
   
   Total Sites: 17

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 17
No. Grilles on Sites: 17
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.  Waste stations are available for a
fee with potable water at the KOA, Cascade Locks, OR and at
Ainsworth State Park, no potable water, at Exit 35 on I-84.

FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3
  No. Threaded: 3

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Buck Point trail #439 (foot) - 0.75 miles
Gorge trail #4000 (foot) - 30 miles
Eagle Creek trail #441 (foot) - 13 miles
Pacific Crest trail #2000 (foot) - 2000 miles
   Provides access to the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wyeth VISIT DATE: 09/13/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/3/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hood River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Hood River, OR, take I-84 west 12.7 miles to Exit 51 (Wyeth). Take exit ramp to stop sign. Turn left and go less than 0.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 150'. The campground, formerly a Civilian Conservation Camp (CCC) than conscientious objector facility and later a church camp, is a single loop in a stand of Bigleaf maple and Douglas fir. The manicured grass understory gives the campground a park-like feel. The stone curbs, hard on a tire's sidewalls, help remember the campground's CCC history. The curb stones and bathroom building are based on the Eagle Creek original CCC construction. The base of a stone water fountain is all that remains of CCC Camp #21. Traffic noise can be distracting. NOTE: A 30-foot maximum travel trailer length is suggested by the Forest Service. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 20 through October 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single $20 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 46' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The Forest Service recommends a 30' maximum for travel trailers. Waste stations are available for a fee with potable water at the KOA, Cascade Locks, OR and at Ainsworth State Park, no potable water, at Exit 35 on I-84. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Wyeth trail #411 (foot) - 4 miles Gorge Trail #400 (foot & mountain bike) - 30 miles FISHING - No




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