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Wyeth Campground

Campground Description:  Wyeth Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service.  Like most US Forest Service campgrounds, RV camping hookups are not typically available.  Water is available at centralized locations and the Wyeth Campground does offer flush toilets.  Although a small campground with only 14 tent camping or RV camping sites, Wyeth Campground is well worth the stop.  It is rarely filled and reservations are not available so it is a preferred stop when the nearby Oregon State campgrounds are full.  Most people come to Wyeth Campground for the abundance of hiking trails both at the park and within a short drive.  Wyeth Campground also serves as a trail head for the Wyeth Trail #411 and the Gorge Trail #400.  Hike on the nearby Wyeth trail, allowing an easy climb up to the scenic Gorton Creek Falls.  Open April 1 to the first weekend in October.

Number of Sites:  14 single for RV camping or tent camping, 3 small group camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  At central locations

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  Interstate 84 Westbound or Eastbound - Drive to exit 51 and exit the Interstate.  At the bottom of the interchange, turn away from the Columbia River (turn South) and follow the roadway to Wyeth Road (less than 100 yards).  Turn right (West) onto Wyeth Road and follow for 250 yards to the entrance to Wyeth Campground.  The entrance to the campground is on the left (South) side of Wyeth Road.

Fishing:  Nearby on the Columbia River.  The Columbia River is best fished from a boat when fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Walleye.  Bank fishing can be very good for bass.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Although very dark, there are too many trees at Wyeth Campground for astronomy camping.

Nearby Golfing:  Hood River:

Hood 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: 

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
902 Wasco Avenue
Suite 200
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 308-1700
USFS Wyeth Campground

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Sign at the entrance to Wyeth Campground

Restroom facilities at Wyeth Campground offer flush toilets

Sign indicating the camping rates and rules for the Wyeth Campground

All RV camping sites and tent camping sites at Wyeth Campground offer paved parking and picnic tables

All of the camping sites at Wyeth Campground are pleasantly rustic

One of the small group camping sites at Wyeth Campground

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