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Eagle Creek Campground
Campground Description: The Eagle Creek Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service. The Eagle Creek Campground is just a part of Eagle Creek Recreation Area, a portion of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The campground was constructed by the US Forest Service in 1915 and is considered the oldest Forest Service campground in America. Being well over 90 years old, the original planners did not envision the 40 foot land yachts that ply America's highways today. RVs over 20 feet simply will not fit into the Eagle Creek Campground. Tent camping is the preferred accommodation. Tent camping or RV camping in rigs shorter than 20 feet, Eagle Creek is a small paradise within the larger paradise - the Columbia River Gorge. The Eagle Creek Recreation Area offers miles of hiking, waterfalls, wildlife viewing and fewer visitors than the State of Oregon campgrounds see. Reservations are not accepted. Open Mid May to October.
Number of Sites: 20
Water: At frequent central locations
Waste water dump station: No
Directions: From Interstate 84 Eastbound - Take exit 41 and follow the signs to the Bonneville fish hatchery. At the hatchery, turn right and follow for less than a mile to the campground. From Interstate 84 Westbound - Take the Bonneville dam exit #40, turn left at the stop sign and then turn left onto the eastbound freeway entrance. Take I-84 eastbound to exit #41.
Fishing: Not at the fish hatchery. Eagle Creek can be productive for trout. The closest fishing on the Columbia River with foot access is Cascade Locks, 4 miles to the east. Head east on I-84 to Cascade Locks and try wetting your line in the locks at the City Park.
Astronomy Opportunities: Telescope camping is almost impossible because there are too many trees
Nearby Golfing: The nearest golfing is in Hood River, 22 miles east on I-84Hood River Golf & Country Club Hood River Golf & Country Club (one of the author's favorites) Indian creek golf course Indian Creek Golf Course
Contact Information:Eagle Creek Campground
c/o Columbia Gorge Ranger District
31520 se Woodard road
Troutdale, or 97060
(541) 386-2333 Eagle Creek Campground
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The sign at the fish hatchery, near the entrance to Eagle Creek Campground
A map of the campground at Eagle Creek Campground
The restrooms at Eagle Creek Campground offer flush toilets
A typical campsite at Eagle Creek Campground
None of the camping sites at Eagle Creek Campground offer any utilities
A few of the camping sites at Eagle Creek Campground offer sweeping views of the Columbia Gorge
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