Barlow Crossing Campground is located on the White River in the Mount Hood National Forest about 8 miles off of Highway 26. Barlow Crossing is a very isolated campground and is accessed by driving down a long dirt road the parallels the White River. The campground itself sits along the edge of the white river and is host to 6 individual campsites. Due to its isolated location, campers will often camp in the woods nearby as well when the campground is full. There is no true swimming at Barlow Crossing as the river is so far up Mt. Hood that it is frigidly cold and full of soot from the mountainous run-off. There is no drinking water at this campground and garbage is pack in, pack out.