Location: Elk Creek Campground
We went camping at Elk Creek with my father and stepmother, who had come all the way from Oklahoma City to Portland on their Harley. Elk Creek is in the Tillamook Forest in the Coastal Mountains. The camp sites are all in walk-in tent sites situated at the confluence of Elk Creek and the Wilson River. There are three trailheads just past the campground: Elk Mountain Trail, Wilson River Trail and the Elk Creek Trail. We walked on some of the trails to see what they look like. We had a big fire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Dad kept putting more wood on the fire. I think he really enjoyed camping, once the tent was up. Their air mattress was the tallest I’d ever seen. It looked like a moon walk. I thought about jumping on it, but it took a long time to fill up. I really liked this camp, although I’d pick a spot next to the river or creek if possible.