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The Best Camping in Clackamas County

Looking for the best camping in Clackamas County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Clackamas County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Clackamas County

  • Estacada, Oregon

    Buck Lake Trail #728

    0.88 mi / 233 ft gain
    Buck Lake Trail #728 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Timothy Lake Loop

    15.64 mi / 1585 ft gain
    Timothy Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bike the Timothy Lake Trail

    4.5
    15 mi
    Located about 2 hours outside of Portland, Timothy lake is a great home base to adventure from. It has many campgrounds, lots of lake access and great loop around the lake that is open to both hiking and Mt biking. While the hiking loop is 13 miles, the Mt. bike loop is 15 since you need to make ...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Camp at Timothy Lake

    4.5
    Timothy Lake is one very large, man-made lake in the heart of Mt. Hood National Forest, and can be considered one of the best summer camping spots in the area. With more than ten campgrounds to choose from, this area can accommodate almost every type of camping possible - everything from cabin re...
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  • Maupin, Oregon

    Headwater Trail, Miller Trail, and PCT Loop

    5.73 mi / 689 ft gain
    Headwater Trail, Miller Trail, and PCT Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Maupin, Oregon

    Little Crater Lake via PCT and Old 1916 Trail Loop

    10.95 mi / 1414 ft gain
    Little Crater Lake via PCT and Old 1916 Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Serene Lake Trail

    7.63 mi / 1762 ft gain
    Serene Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake Campground

    3.42 mi / 338 ft gain
    Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Little Crater Lake Trail

    0.37 mi / 10 ft gain
    Little Crater Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Riverside Trail to Rainbow Campground

    7.73 mi / 1339 ft gain
    Riverside Trail to Rainbow Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Estacada, Oregon.
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Pup Creek Falls via Indian Henry Trailhead

    8.41 mi / 1503 ft gain
    Pup Creek Falls via Indian Henry Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Camp at Clear Lake

    4.0
    Located just 1.5 Hours from Portland and on the east side of clear lake, this campground offers multiple water activities such as Kayaking, SUP, Fishing, and Swimming. What's great about this campground is that the sites are large and are shaded by the old growth trees which makes it feel more s...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Veda Lake Trail

    4.0
    2.5 mi / 748 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Fir Tree Trailhead and is an out and back 2.8 mile round trip. It's short, but there's 660 feet of elevation gain. To start, you climb steeply then it's an easy hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the lake. The trail descends via switchbacks down to the lake for the ...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.5
    On a clear day, this short, secluded hike offers breath-taking views of Mt. St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson, as well as of downtown Portland, Coast Range, and the Roaring River Wilderness.Begin the hike from the Twin Springs Trailhead and immediately take your first left at the T....
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Twin Lake South via Twin Lakes Trail

    4.13 mi / 797 ft gain
    Twin Lake South via Twin Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Lower & Upper Twin Lakes via PCT

    5.77 mi / 974 ft gain
    Lower & Upper Twin Lakes via PCT is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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