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Camping Grounds Hood River OR

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Lost Lake Resort & Campground
(541) 386-6366
Po Box 90
Hood River, OR
 
Twin Tunnels Campground
(541) 478-2267
1504 Rock Creek Rd
Mosier, OR
 
Cascade Locks
(541) 374-8668
660 Forest Ln
Cascade Locks, OR
 
View Point Trailer Court
(541) 296-5797
3564 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR
 
Columbia Hills Rv Village
(509) 767-2277
111 Highway 197
Dallesport, WA
 
Bridge Rv Park & Campgrounds
(509) 493-1111
65271 Highway 14
White Salmon, WA
 
Bridge Of The Gods Motel & Park
(541) 374-8628
630 Wanapa St Sw
Cascade Locks, OR
 
Bigfoot Park
(509) 427-4441
1861 Metzger Rd
Carson, WA
 
Lone Pine Village
(541) 298-2800
351 Lone Pine Dr
The Dalles, OR
 
Beacon Rock Resort
(509) 427-8473
62 Moorage Rd
Stevenson, WA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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