Government Camp is a mountain town that has become a popular base for skiers on vacation. Visitors will find this town south of Mount Hood and when the snow falls, it is the perfect winter wonderland for skiing and snowboarding with family and friends. With a Bavarian-style, the main street is nice to wander around, with ski shops and eateries to drop into for some heat and something to eat. The mountainside dining does not disappoint, with something that everyone will love.
One of the most popular activities in Government Camp is skiing, with it being near to Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood Skibowl. But this town is home to the Summit Ski Area, which is the second oldest ski resort in the country. This is the perfect place for snowboarding and skiing for all skill levels, as well as tubing. For an adventure at any time of the year, there is the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, as well as the Oregon Trail to follow in the footsteps of the historic pioneers. For hikers in the summer months, there is the Mirror Lake Trail and the beautiful Trillium Lake. To learn more about the region, there is also the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum.
The best time to visit Government Camp is during the winter months for skiing and snowboarding.
Government Camp is a popular skiing destination in Oregon, located at the 4,000-foot level of the south slopes of Mt Hood. Although the town remains true to its roots, new developments have recently revitalized the area. Today, if you head downtown you will find quaint Bavarian-style, pedestrian style streets, filled with small shops, a brewery, ski shops and many vacation rentals.
One of the best ski resorts is at Mount Hood Skibowl, where in the summer, the slopes are transformed into an alpine slide, with many other activities including a Maliby car race track and a zip line. Another popular ski resort is the Summit Ski Area, the oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest. For more outdoor activities, take a wonder through Hood National Forest or mountain bike around nearby beautiful Collins Lake.
Getting a Government Camp cabin rental means you can explore the area with ease, making for a perfect vacation. If skiing is your thing, book a ski lodge with incredible mountain views, or alternatively a cozy cabin in woods that is pet-friendly and has a hot tub can be the ideal place to destress with all your group. For a little luxury, Timberline Lodge offers high-quality lodges and luxury condominiums, giving you the perfect Mt Hood vacation.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Government Camp. The hottest month in Government Camp is May, when temperatures peak at 88 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 11 ˚F. The wettest month in Government Camp is January with 7.94 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 0.21 inches of rain.
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Browse places to stay from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 665 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Government Camp ranging from low-cost options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Government Camp can be affordable - our cheapest price vacation rental is available at $63 a night. On average, a place to stay in Government Camp will cost you $211 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Government Camp can choose from 202 places to stay that include WiFi. 6 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. If you're planning on arriving in Government Camp by car, be sure to choose from 204 accommodations that provide parking. We have 33 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 71 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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