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NICE Campground by Water in Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. Area

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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NICE Campground by Water in Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. Area

Looking for well spaced campground site by water in the Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. area for mid July. I would prefer to reserve, but open to 1st come 1st serve. Any advice on how to get a 1st come 1st serve campsite successfully? Where can my family go where water would be warm enough to swim in? Any help MUCH appreciated! Nan

Troutdale, Oregon
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for Hood River, Troutdale, Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Portland, Oregon
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1. Re: NICE Campground by Water in Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. Area

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings. The PNW is colder than other areas. Up in the CRGNSA, there are few swimming places that you would enjoy. Maybe in the Deschutes River (high up in the desert?)

How about white water rafting? You wear a wetsuit.

Not many places are warm enough to swim in yet, if it will be this year. The early snow melt has caused very icy runoff and debris to run from the mountains. Anyplace near the Columbia Gorge will have trains almost in bed with you. Loud noise. Shaking.

Chrvk with Oregon STate Parks and recs.

Edited: 7:57 pm, June 19, 2013
Oregon Coast
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for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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2. Re: NICE Campground by Water in Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. Area

Tent camping or RV?

Troutdale, Oregon
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for Hood River, Troutdale, Cascade Locks, The Dalles, Portland, Oregon
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3. Re: NICE Campground by Water in Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. Area

Each camper has their own idea of nice. Amenities, like pool, laundry, or rural and rustic but clean?? Or a feature like swimming near water, What is your preference?

MrsO

4. Re: NICE Campground by Water in Mt. Hood/Cascade Mt. Area

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