Columbia Gorge Campout

May 19-22, 2025

Camp at the scenic Eagle Creek Overlook group campground and do out and back rides or hikes each day.

Enjoy the camaraderie of car camping and thrilling day rides in the stunning Columbia Gorge region. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure along scenic bike paths or the historic Old Highway 30. Most rides are under 30 miles, offering leisurely journeys on flat, paved trails or quiet roads. This section of the Columbia Gorge is one of the most scenic parts of Oregon. You'll encounter breathtaking waterfalls, picturesque bridges, and fascinating old train tunnels along the way.

Our group dinner on the first night sets the stage for three days packed with excitement. At that dinner we'll map out easy bicycle rides, thrilling gravel bike routes, and invigorating hikes. Don't miss the chance to explore Bonneville Dam and experience the thrill of riding across the iconic Bridge of the Gods. With a plethora of activities in every direction, this hub and spoke tour promises endless fun and adventure!

Tour Description -

This is a car camping event in a large group campsite overlooking the Columbia River.  There is a large covered area to gather under, prepare food under and escape the rain, should the weather become inclement.  Camp in your tent or bring your RV.

Activities abound in this part of the Gorge. There are:

Here's a sample day by day itinerary based on previous years' activities

This tour car-camps at Eagle Creek Overlook Group Site. To get there from the Portland side take the exit just past the tunnel around mile 40.  Follow the signs to Eagle Creek Recreation Area  There are no RV hookups. There are electrical outlets in the shelter. There are flush toilets but no showers .

Arrive at the Fish Hatchery around noon on Monday and join the ride to the Multnomah Falls Lodge for a late lunch. After returning around 4:30 PM, set up your camp, followed by dinner around 6:30 PM. After the meal, there will be a planning session where possible activities for the remaining days will be discussed, and individuals or groups can create their own itinerary. Check-out time is at noon on Thursday. 

The campground fee is the only group expense.  It also includes a contribution towards purchasing ingredients for Monday night's dinner/organization session.  You will be charged $40 at registration to cover camping and the one shared meal.

Bring potluck side dishes for a spaghetti meal the first night.  And, hey, it's car camping!  Bring everything, just in case!


Note: These will link to RWGPS routes asawgit (as soon as we get it done!)