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Eagle Creek Professional Review and Guide
"Tucked away on a wooded hillside above Eagle Creek is this small, family campground—the first USDA Forest Service campground in the nation. The popular Eagle Creek Trail extends upstream from the camp, stringing past picturesque waterfalls to enter the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. Other trails trace the southern wall of the gorge or top hills for vistas. In fall, salmon migrate up the gravelly bed of Eagle Creek, sometimes drawing a following of bald eagles (hence the creek’s name). Next door to the campground is the Cascade Salmon Fish Hatchery, but it is not set up for visitors. However, Bonneville Dam, to the west, has a visitor center with fish-viewing windows as well as a fish hatchery."
--Rhonda & George Ostertag, Camping Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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