Government Camp may be a small alpine village at the foot of Mt. Hood, but there's plenty to do in this charming town.
Timberline Lodge is truly an icon situated on another another icon. The highest ski resort on Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge is a year-round destination. Hit the slopes in the winter months or beyond as they have the longest ski season in North America often running into mid summer. They also have developed an amazing mountain biking park open during the summer months. Tour the historic lodge to learn about its past, and enjoy a meal at the Ramshead Bar or Cascade Dining Room.
Mt. Hood Skibowl is another year-round hot spot for fun on Mt. Hood. During the winter months they offer the largest night skiing area in the country, plus the only cosmic tubing hill around. During the summer they open the adventure park with an alpine slide, go-karts, tree-top action zone and other adrenaline-inducing fun. Mountain bikers flock here during the summer too with to take advantage of Skibowl's lift-assisted trails.
The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is a treasure trove of the history of Government Camp. One of the most interesting displays is the evolution of skiing called the "Going Downhill Fast Gallery". The collection includes an impressive display of skis and other equipment from today all the way back to the earliest days of the sport. You can also learn about the history of the mountain itself, the forest and see works from local artists showcasing the area.
The Cascadia Center for Arts is charged with "Keeping traditional arts alive" in Government Camp, and they take that charge to heart. Virtually every form of art is covered by the group; you can take part in classes about fiber arts, blacksmithing, glass, jewelry making and more. If you have a creative soul, you'll find this to be a wonderful group for you.
Mt. Hood Outfitters is the go-to team for all outdoor adventures on Mt. Hood. They're the only licensed snow mobile guides on the mountain. They also offer snowshoe and cross country skiing tours for those looking to see a different side of the Mt. Hood National Forest. During the summer they offer watercraft rentals to get on nearby lakes including kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and tours, hiking tours in the forest and whitewater rafting trips.