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Sherwood Campground | Tamanawas Falls Camping - Oregon

The Sherwood Campground is a beatiful campground near Mount Hood, around 3,000 feet in elevation. It's partially forested and offers stays for $24 a night.


The campground is most commonly used to visit the gorgeous Tamanawas Falls Trail, a popular waterfall hike in Oregon. It supports tent and RV camping and is only 0.25 miles from the trailhead.


The Sherwood Campground highway camping spot that's close to one of the most popular waterfall hikes in the state. You'll likely want to reserve a spot ahead of time, though, as this area can be fully booked during the summer.


The campground is at an elevation of 3,000 ft and is partially settled within the forests around Mount Hood. Sherwood Campground only has 14 sites, making it one of the smaller campsites in this area and a great alternative to Nottingham Campground. But, the latter is far quieter and will likely be most camper's preference.

Mount Hood
Oregon's tallest mountain - Mount Hood

Sherwood Campground is accessible off Highway 35 and right next to the scenic Hood River. It's often used by those visiting the nearby Tamanawas Falls.


Make sure to check out Traverse the Pacific Northwest's Guide to Hiking the Tamawanas Falls Trail for all you need to know about visiting this popular waterfall hike. Including the best seasons, facilities, distance and elevation, and more!



Sherwood Campground Map and Directions

Use the map below to get directions to Sherwood Campground. It is 20 minutes from Hood River and 1.5 hours from Portland. It's right next to the highway, so you won't have to worry about missing it!



Tamanawas Falls River
The outflow from Tamanawas Falls

What You Need to Know

Before starting your next adventure in the Pacific Northwest and visiting Tawanamas Falls or any destination around Mt. Hood in Oregon, it's important to keep the following in mind about Sherwood Campground:

  • It is a small campground off Highway 35, so it's not a quiet campground.

  • Pit toilets are located in the center of the campground.

  • A camp host is present in peak season.

  • Upper Hood River is nearby.

  • Pets are allowed.

  • The max RV length is 16ft.

  • Tent camping only.

  • Little privacy.

  • You can stay up to 14 nights

  • It costs $24 per night during peak season.

  • The campground is not open between September 16th and May 15th.


Plus, Sherwood Campground is an ideal place to explore all that Mt. Hood, one of the most incredible mountains in the Pacific Northwest, has to offer.


From skiing to mountaineering, hot springs, rock climbing, and wildlife sightseeing, Mt. Hood is a world-class destination!

Did you know? Tamanawas Falls is also a popular snowshoeing destination.
Tamanawas Falls
Tamanawas Falls in winter

Sherwood Campground Amenities

If you're camping at Sherwood Campground, here are the amenities you're going to have access to:

  • Tent pads

  • Fire pits

  • Grills

  • Picnic tables

  • Camp host if you have any problems (during the peak season only)

  • Pit toilets in the center of the campground.

For more information about Sherwood Campground, please call Oregon Recreation at: 541-386-6366.



To make reservations at Sherwood Campground, follow the link through to Recreation.


What to Do Near Sherwood Campground?

Spending some time at Sherwood Campground, and you're not sure what to do with your extra time? Traverse the Pacific Northwest has some suggestions for you!

Tamanawas Falls
Another shot of the beautiful Tamanawas Falls in winter.

Hike or Snowshoe Tamanawas Falls Trail

This gorgeous waterfall is more likely than not what brought you to Sherwood Campground, so you certainly can't go without seeing it!



Tawanamas Falls is only .25 miles from Sherwood Campground, OR. The waterfall is at the end of a 3.4-mile hike that includes some of the most beautiful Pacific Northwest rainforest. The 110-ft falls will surely blow your expectations and make your trip to Sherwood Campground worth it!


The Tamanawas Falls East Fork trailhead is located at 45.431991459271444, -121.57523477758993.

A view of the beautiful Tamanawas Falls
A view of the beautiful Tamanawas Falls near Sherwood Campground


Campgrounds Nearby

If you don't want to, or can't get a reservation at Sherwood Campground, try out these alternatives:

  • Nottingham Campground - $24 a night. 2 miles from Sherwood Campground, off of Highway 35. Direct access to the Hood River.

  • Tilly Jane Guard Station - $200 a night. An older, historic shelter near Mt. Hood and a great location for a one-of-a-kind family vacation. The cabin is also accessible by skiing the Tilly Jame Ski Trail.

  • Kinnikinnick Campground - $24 a night. Located north of Mt. Hood next to Laurence Lake.


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