Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas County

#2 of 42 in Parks in Clackamas County
The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.”

The Forest Service manages a system of 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 222 research and experimental forests, as well as other special areas, covering more than 192 million acres of public land. The Forest Service has evolved into a 30,000 employee agency that manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.
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  • The Mt. Hood National Forest is just 20 miles away from Portland--basically in its backyard! So, if you are in Portland, visit. In addition to its namesake, it extends south from the Columbia River Go...  more »
  • We visited a few months ago after buying a cabin in the area. Took a drive up Lolo Pass to the campground spots and wandered off on a couple trails. Junta beautiful views everywhere. Will come back in...  more »
  • Many great lakes, waterfalls, ski areas during winter months & one has a fun park during summer months( Ski bowl). Tubing areas, great for fishing, hiking. Beautiful places. Timberline Lodge is located in Mt.Hood national forest. Government Camp has a few bars & restaurants. Many campgrounds.
  • We went to Timberline to ski. Such a beautiful day. We always prefer to go to timberline vs other resorts because the runs are long, the lines are usually short, the staff are friendly... and the cocoa by the lodge fire is memory-making! (I almost don't want to's my secret sanctuary). You'll love it!!

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