Lake Harriet Campground

Mt Hood National Forest

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NF-4630
Estacada, OR 97023
503-630-6861
503-668-1700
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 45.0736, -121.9589

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 11
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 2103 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

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Pacwind3
Vancouver, WA
18 Jayco Jayfeather 18F
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Unsure
“Great weekend”

Reviewed Jun 07, 2017

Overall Rating

Love this park. I showed up at it closed for the season. They gave us a heads up that the bathrooms would be locked up. I was solo and had everything I needed for dry camping, so no biggie. Since it was closed for the season, it was free. Weather was perfect, and I had a great stay. Very peaceful and quiet. Decent fishing. Loved it.

You're in the boonies: NO cell coverage at all, which was fine to unplug.

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LanceH
OR
2016 GMC Sierra Duramax double cab, long bed / 2014 Airstream Flying Cloud - 30'
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 9

LanceH would stay here again

“A pleasant weekend getaway in the middle of Mt Hood National Forest”

Reviewed Jul 17, 2016

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This is a small, compact little campground about 50 miles from Portland in the middle of the Mt Hood National Forest. The water on Lake Harriet is crystal clear, cold and full of non-biting fish...at least when we were there.

The Lake is a resevoir for power [the site is run and managed by Portland General Electric] and is a water source for at least one town along the Clackamas River. The water that falls into Harriet Lake comes from Timothy Lake and it gets it's water right from Mt. Hood.

There are no hook-ups and directions are not explicit, so be careful if you are towing. We took our 30' Airstream into the camp grounds without problem. Make sure to approach from Forest Road 57 and then take mile back on gravel road back to the campground.

Wild life is abundant, but the fish weren't biting when we were there, but anglers were still happy to be there. Kayaks and canoe's were common and the lake's calm waters made kayaking easy.

No cell service for either AT&T or Verizon and we had a cell phone booster.

Radio stations were easily picked up from Portland, but no TV.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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