Nottingham Campground sits along the East Fork of Hood River (the actual river, not the city). Nottingham Campground is a relatively primitive campground in that it lacks things like drinking water and a camp host however its location on Hood River makes it an excellent place to get away and relax. The campground is well wooded and offers generously private sites and plenty of shade for the hotter summer days. If you want to bask in the sun you can also do that by wandering out toward the banks of Hood River.
Its proximity to Hood River (the city) makes it an ideal getaway for those living in the Gorge. Overall this campground can’t be beat simply due to its location right on the edge of Hood River. If you are lucky to get one of the sites that sits on the banks you can literally place your tent within a few feet from the rivers edge and enjoy the relaxing sound as you fall asleep. Activities nearby include a short hike to Tamanawas Falls, a day trip to Timothy Lake, or a hike up to Cloud Cap Inn on Mt. Hood.
Reservations can now be made at this campground through recreation.gov and fees are $21 per night.