3.43/5 (7 reviews)

Gales Creek Campground - Tilamook Forest, Oregon

Campground Details

  • Campground Rating: 3.43/5 (7)
  • Number of Campsites: 21
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: 20
  • Drinking Water: Yes
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: Yes
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: No
  • Season: May - October
  • Nearest Store (Miles): 5
  • GPS: 45.644528,-123.359156
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: No

Gales Creek Campground Description

Gales Creek campground is located about 40 minutes west of Portland off of highway 6 in the Tilamook Forest and is nestled right next to, you guessed it, Gales Creek. The main appeal of this campground is its extremely close proximity to Portland and excellent setting next to Gales Creek. Many of the sites in this campground are creek side but there are also many that are within a loop and require a very short walk to the creek. Gales Creek does not take reservations at this time and is a first come, first serve campground. There is plenty to do around Gales Creek and it is located just down the road from Brown’s Camp and Roger’s Camp – two very popular Off Highway Vehicle destinations. There is also excellent hiking and mountain biking in the area which makes Gales Creek a top choice for a quick getaway from Portland. Make sure you get there early though as this popular campground fills up quickly especially during the warmer weekends of the year.

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Other Nearby Campgrounds

Browns Camp

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2.4 Miles Away

Stagecoach Horse Camp

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4.2 Miles Away

Reehers Camp

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4.5 Miles Away

Elk Creek

5.7 Miles Away

Diamond Mill

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9.5 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

Attractions/Activites near this campground

Elk Mountain Trailhead

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5.7 Miles Away

Wilson River Footbridge Day Use Area

12.3 Miles Away

Haag Lake

13.1 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

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Hey can we take charcoal grills?

Traci McPherson
Traci McPherson

I am wondering if Gales Creek Campground, the picnic area along the creek is what used to be Mary’s Place?

Angel Sellars
Angel Sellars

My family and I love this campground it’s so peaceful relaxing and quite. Since its such a small campground unfortunately it can fill up quick, but the size is one of the things we love most besides the creek that flows right by most of the sites.