Place:Government Camp, Clackamas, Oregon, United States

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NameGovernment Camp
TypeCommunity
Coordinates45.3°N 121.75°W
Located inClackamas, Oregon, United States
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Government Camp is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain. It is the only town within five miles of Mount Hood and therefore it is the de facto "mountain town." It is a gateway to several ski resorts, the most popular being Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood Skibowl. Also, Government Camp has its own, smaller ski resort, Summit Ski Area. And, somewhat farther, there is another very popular resort, Mount Hood Meadows.

The community is located within the Mount Hood Corridor on U.S. Route 26 (aka the Mount Hood Scenic Byway), near its intersection with Oregon Route 35 and the Barlow Pass summit of the Cascade Range.

Government Camp was given its name by settlers traveling the Barlow Road, who discovered several wagons abandoned there by the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen.

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