A campground right off Highway 26? Literally, just yards off the busy road? Yes! Tollgate campground is just outside of Rhododendron, Oregon. Forget about Highway 26 – this place is fantastic. The few sites near the road will hear the road. The rest are adjacent to the Zigzag River, and the white noise of the cascades offers a soothing background. The sites are in an old growth forest dominated by massive Douglas fir and, yes, rhododendrons. Some sites have old style CCC fireplace, complete with chimney. The drinking water is cold and crisp. There is a trail into town. Easy Highway 26 access allows a quick drive to the ample hiking opportunities of Government Camp. Reservations are necessary. All those cars speeding by on Highway 26 are missing one of the best campgrounds in the area. Stop and check it out. You will be pleasantly surprised. RVs and camping trailers not recommended due to the small size of this campground and tight turns and corners to get through it. Nearby you can find plenty of activities as you are a short drive from Government Camp, Timberline Lodge, Trillium Lake and many, many hiking trails. If you find that Tollgate Campground is full or just don’t like it continue a couple miles up Highway 26 to Camp Creek Campground.