Eagle Creek campground is the first developed campground in the National Forest System, having opened in 1916! This campground makes a terrific base camp for a weekend of adventures such as hiking, boating and river activities, interpretive centers, fish hatcheries, bird watching and picnicking. The campground includes 17 campsites, 14 of which must be reserved at www.recreation.gov and 3 available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site has a paved parking apron and most are fully accessible. A central restroom features flush toilets (no showers) and drinking water. Faucets for drinking water are scattered throughout the campground. A full-time host is on site. Campsites are situated between large trees atop a bluff above Eagle Creek and the Columbia River. There are no RV hookups and there is a 20 foot trailer limit due to small spaces and tight curves on the road leading up to the campground.
The campground is part of the Eagle Creek Recreation Area featuring the Historic Eagle Creek Trail, constructed in 1916 and still considered one of the most popular and scenic hikes in the Gorge. Explore other area trails for outstanding day hikes and views, including Buck Point, Gorge #400, Ruckel Creek #405, Wauna Point #402, and Shady Glen #402A. Be aware many of these trails are steep or pass along cliffs with steep dropoffs. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge from Wauna Point or Buck Point or access Mt. Hood National Forest and Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness with extended overnight trips.
Eagle Creek campground is situated adjacent to Interstate 84 and railroad tracks, so the campground may be too noisy for some, especially sites #7-14.