Government Camp

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Located at the 4,000-foot level of the majestic Mt. Hood’s southernmost slopes, Government Camp has stayed true to its roots while serving as a recreation destination for visitors since being settled in the early 1900s. New developments have revitalized the quaint mountain community into much more than your average ski town. A Bavarian-style, pedestrian-friendly downtown offers ski shops, a brewery and comfortable accommodations which attract visitors year-round.

Mt. Hood / The Gorge

Government Camp is located in Mt. Hood / The Gorge, home to the towering cliffs and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge and the snowy peak of Mt. Hood.

This area includes the nearby subregion: Mt. Hood.

Nearby cities are: Rhododendron, Welches, Zigzag, and Parkdale.

an Oregon StoryMt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum: Great Elevations

by Dave Weich / December 12, 2012

Going skiing up at Mt. Hood? Visiting Timberline Lodge or hiking at Mirror Lake? One block off of Highway 26 sits the town of Government Camp. Maryanne Hill moved there eighty years ago from Forest Grove. We met her at the house that sixty-plus…

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an Oregon StoryA Family Winter Weekend on Mt. Hood

by Cari Gesch / March 7, 2013

I want to visit Mt. Hood this winter, but I don’t ski or snowboard. What else is there to do? That’s a question I hear a lot, either through friends and acquaintances, or as an Ask Oregon Ambassador for the Mt. Hood and Columbia River…

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an ItineraryMt. Hood Hiker’s Bucket List

by William L. Sullivan / August 22, 2016

The graceful white cone of Mt. Hood beckons on Portland’s horizon, just an hour’s drive away. The 11,240-foot volcano has long been one of the city’s great escapes, but many travelers overlook the spectacular alpine hikes at Mt. Hood in favor…

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an ItinerarySnowy Adventures in Mt. Hood Territory

by Emily Forsha / November 22, 2013

Get it while it’s cold with an escape to the wild and wonderful Mt. Hood Territory. Whether you’re on skis, a snowboard, snowshoes, or just there to cozy up to the fireplace with a good book, Mt. Hood is a beautiful destination to experience the…

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Find things to see and do In Government Camp

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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