Saturday, September 05, 2009
Camp Stories: Paradise Creek Campground
In the second in our series of great campgrounds around the Northwest is a spot just ninety short minutes from Portland in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
My brother swears by this place and is particularly enamored of campsite #29. And since he's as fussy as I am about his campsites, you can take this one to the bank. He guarantees that your tent will be tucked into old growth forest that gives you privacy from other sites, and he says there's terrific river access as well as great hiking on well-marked trails that originate from the campground.
It's 42 sites experience only light use in summer, according to the website, but it's still best to reserve a site online if you know what dates you plan to go.
Read the first review in the series featuring Trout Creek Campground.
Photo of Falls Creek (accessible from the campground) from the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.