Shellrock Creek is a Primitive Campground located in the Mount Hood National Forest about 30 miles East of Estacada and about 20 minutes from the popular Timothy Lake area. It is a short drive from Lake Harriet – an often over-crowded angler destination. Shellrock Creek Campground is primitive camping at its finest. It is located on the banks of Shellrock Creek which feeds into the Oak Grove Fork and then eventually the Clackamas River. This campground delivers a feeling really being “out there” and each site is separated by dense growth allowing for camper privacy.
You would most likely find yourself at Shellrock Creek if you are overflow camping from all the full campgrounds on the Clackams River. Chances are good you will find an open site here even with the small number of campsites available.
Shellrock Creek is not much to look at… it is essentially a small brook in the woods and is not swim-able. The creek does however create that tranquil sound of running water which can be heard throughout the campground. If you are looking for a campground to stay at that is close to Buck Lake then this is a good one. If Shellrock Creek Campground is full keep driving uphill and you will find plenty of dispersed camping off the side of the road or you can even mosey on up to Hideaway Lake for a truly desolate experience.