The Mt. Hood area has vast amounts of recreational activities for every age and skill level.  There is hiking, biking, camping, and golfing in summer.  Winter brings downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, and snowshoeing.  Adventure seekers can try bungee jumping, ziplining, race cart driving, and many other thrills at Mt. Hood Adventure Park.  There are also museums and cultural opportunities.  Guides are available to take you on an outing of your choice.  Check out the following pages to find out more.  There are direct links to more information as well as downloadable brochures to print off or load on your phone and go.  There is something for everyone - find your adventure!

Outfitter and Guides


Mt Hood Outfitters

Mt. Hood Outfitters provides equipment rentals for winter ac.tivities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoes.  Summer rentals include kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and mountain bikes.  

88661 Government Camp Loop Rd.
Government Camp OR 97028


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Mt. Hood National Forest

The Mt. Hood National Forest authorizes a variety of outfitter and guides across the Forest for numerous activities.  Check out the current list of permitted outfitter guides on the Forest.

BLM Day Use Area

Cascade Streamwatch at Wildwood Recreation Area

The BLM operates a 600-acre day use facility just west of Welches, Oregon on the spectacular wild and scenic Salmon River.  Check out the Wildwood Recreation Brochure for more information.  There are three picnic areas with shelters; Pioneer and Mountain View each have a 200-person capacity with fireplaces, barbecues, hot plate units, tables and sinks.  The Salmon River Shelter fits up to 50 people. Wildwood also has salmon interpretive displays.  Open May thru September.

65670 E Hwy 26
Welches, Oregon
503-622-3696 or 503-375-5646

BLM - Wildwood

Forest Service Day Use

Zigzag Ranger District of the Mt Hood National Forest

The Mt. Hood National Forest has many day use areas for picnics.  Check out the campgrounds closest to Zigzag: Lost Creek, Tollgate, Camp Creek, Still Creek, Trillium Lake and Timothy Lake campgrounds. 

Zigzag Ranger District

70220 E Hwy 26
Zigzag, Oregon
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45am - 4:30pm
Closed 12:00 - 1:00pm (lunch)
Open on some weekends. Call first.