Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Camp Stories: Trout Creek Campground
Even though I've graduated from backpacking to car camping with a queen-sized mattress and zip-together sleeping bags, nothing says summer like tent camping. And there is beaucoup beautiful camping to be had in the Northwest, from the beaches in the west to the Wallowas and Snake River in the east to the vast Gifford Pinchot in the north and the volcanic lakes in the south.
Kicking off GSNW's new summer feature on great campgrounds and sites is the Trout Creek Campground in the Willamette National Forest. Just 19 miles east of Sweet Home, it has 24 sites ranged along the creek with access to the trails of the Menagerie Wilderness and the Old Santiam Wagon Road.
GSNW contributor Kim recommends "campsite #4 for its great beach and river access," as you can see from her photo, above. If you have recommendations (hopefully with photos) of your favorite campgrounds and sites in the Northwest, e-mail GSNW and I'll feature a few of the best this summer!