5/5 (6 reviews)

Hideaway Lake Campground, Oregon - Mt. Hood National Forest

The High Elevation of this Campground Results in Snow which makes roads impassable in the early season

Campground Details

  • Campground Rating: 5/5 (6)
  • Number of Campsites: 10
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: $16
  • Drinking Water: No
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: No
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: No
  • Season: When Snow Melts - - October
  • Nearest Store (Miles): 20
  • GPS: 45.12343,-121.96728
  • Elevation: 4,500 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: No

Hideaway Lake Campground Description

Wanna get away?  Then you have found the right campground.  Hideaway Lake is located deep in the Mount Hood National Forest far off the beaten path and is not the easiest campground to access.   Visit too early or late in the season and you are sure to be turned around by a deep snow pack covering the worn dirt road leading to the lake.  If you do however visit Hideaway Lake at the right time, you are in for a treat.

The campground is small and hosts just 10 sites, some of which are located on a sloped hillside facing the lake.  There is no drinking water, no firewood for sale and a single, small vault toilet for the entire campground. The lake is tiny… closer to the size of a pond but the water is clear and crisp and perfect for a quick swim or a day of fishing.  The high elevation of this campground means chili evenings and crisp mornings but a warm fire can help alleviate some of that.

The real draw of Hideway Lake is in the name.  If you find yourself venturing out this far you will likely have few neighbors and those neighbors you do encounter will be the die hard camping types.  This is a serious camper’s campground and the peace and quiet makes all the trouble getting there worth it.

 

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*Distances are as the crow flies

Attractions/Activites near this campground

Barrier Falls

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3.1 Miles Away

Buck Lake

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Alder Flat Trailhead

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Indian Henry Trailhead

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Lower Whale Creek Falls

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*Distances are as the crow flies
  • Bruce Holladay says:

    Nice views but bad bugs! (in July at least when we were there.)

  • Visited yesterday for the day. What a gem! There were no annoying bugs as Bruce mentioned in his comment above when we visited, but a friend did get bitten by a hornet. There was only one campsite taken at this and nearby Shellrock Lake at the time of our visit. The pit toilet was pretty well maintained. The spots were spotless clean, and we only saw one piece of trash the entire time we were out in the woods (which we packed out). I will be going back for an overnighter in the future!

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