Rock Creek Campground sits on the shores of scenic Rock Creek Reservoir in the pine-covered mountains of Mt. Hood National Forest. It is a family-friendly campground with many sites right on the water's edge. The campground provides access to a variety of recreational activities, as well as historic sites throughout the forest.
The campground is situated in a stand of mixed oak and pine trees, along the southeastern shore of the 180-acre reservoir, which is rarely at capacity because it is used for irrigation purposes. At an elevation of about 4,600 feet, the campground provides scenic views of the adjacent lake and surrounding forest.
A variety of wildlife make its home in the area and eagles are commonly spotted nesting.
The reservoir is a popular spot for fishing, canoeing and boating, however, boats must have electric motors. Anglers can expect a catch of bass and bluegill, and the lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout.
An unmarked trail connects the campground to nearby Sportsman Campground, which offers a network of off-road vehicle trails.
A boat ramp, picnic area and hiking trail are available at the adjacent day use area.
The campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping. RVs over 35 feet are not recommended. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow camping is available in the day use area for a fee.
Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but utility hookups are not available. Water disposal locations can be found throughout the campground. Parking surfaces are gravel. Firewood can be purchased from host.
The campground is about 30 miles from the town of Government Camp at the base of Mt. Hood. Year-round skiing, a variety of trailheads and many sightseeing opportunities can be found there.
- In accordance with standard industry practices, Mount Hood Recreation will be assessing a $8 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
- Gas-powered engines are not allowed on the lake
- Picnic area is closed when eagles are nesting nearby
- Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
- Click here for more information on the Mt. Hood National Forest
The campground is managed by Mount Hood Recreation, a division of Northwest Land Management. Comment forms and more information are available from campground hosts or CLM's website
Note: This Rock Creek Campground is located on the Mt. Hood National Forest, not on the Siuslaw National Forest.
- Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.