Welcome - Mt Hood LodgingLocated on the south slope on Mt. Hood, Government Camp is a picturesque alpine village. At an elevation of 4,000 feet and with an average snowfall close to 300 inches, it is the base camp for a wide range of outdoor activities and adventures.
Rediscover Government Camp with our new streetscape, general store and the Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum..
LodgingStay in Government Camp where Mt hood lodging choices include a unique bed and breakfast offering fine dining, cozy cabins, upscale vacation homes, new condos with all of the amenities, two hotels and Timberline Lodge.
Cabins and vacation homes are located throughout the village as well in more remote areas of private land surrounded by national forest. With the summer and winter trail system extending throughout the community, you can start your hike, bike ride, cross country ski or snowshoe trip right from your door.
During summer months, nearby national forest campgrounds are available.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, accommodations for a family reunion, business retreat or a large venue for a wedding, you.ll find it all in Government Camp.
The Village of Government Camp offers local, national, and international travelers the opportunity to enjoy Mt Hood.s four-season recreational and sightseeing activities. Plan your visit today and enjoy the mountain.s hospitality.
Outdoor RecreationHikers, mountain bikers, skiers, and snowboarders come to Government Camp for year-round recreational opportunities.
Spring brings emerging wildflowers, songbird migration, sites on the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail as well as skiing daily on the upper mountain.
Summertime arrives with wildflowers in rotational bloom, huckleberries ripe for picking, fishing, hiking, birding, Adventure Park at Ski Bowl and glacier skiing at Timberline Ski Area.
Fall brings crisp days and cool nights, beautiful colors, mushroom hunting, mountain festivals and an opportunity to see raptors up close at the nearby Bonney Butte Hawk watch monitoring site.
In the winter, choose from five different ski areas as well as a wide range of cross-country and snowshoe trails. Kids of all ages can enjoy the snoplay and tubing sites nearby.
ActivitiesCome relax and soak up the natural setting or enjoy our many attractions including Mt Hood Ski Bowl's summer & winter Adventure Park. Timberline Lodge, a national historic site built almost entirely by hand as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1937, offers stunning views on a clear day, interpretive tours plus year-round skiing.
Explore the nearby Oregon Trail and early mountain climbing and skiing history at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum. Arts classes and demonstrations including painting, black iron and fiber mediums are available through the Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum's Arts Cabins Program. Shop for unique local artist.s and craftsman's work as well as Mt Hood mementos.
Enjoy the local nightlife with live music at one or more venues on most weekends.
Driving the Mt Hood Scenic Byway or scenic forest roads is a great way to spend the day.
Discover the benefits of visiting during winter midweek as well as the fall and spring shoulder seasons.