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.