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Barton Park - A Clackamas County Park

Campground Description:  Barton Park is owned and operated by the County of Clackamas, Oregon.  Clackamas County should be awarded a medal for this and their other outstanding parks.  Barton Park is a 116 acre combination day use and camping park located just outside the town of Barton, approximately 20 miles Southeast from downtown Portland.  Barton offers tent camping and RV camping, fishing, hiking, a softball diamond, horseshoes, 4 volleyball courts, playground equipment, a boat launch, and picnic areas large enough to accommodate up to 300 people.  Barton is broken into three areas: the older East campground; the newer West campground; and the South day use area.  The South day use area offers picnic areas , a softball field, many horseshoe pits, 2 volleyball courts, a boat launch, and a sandy beach area for swimming or fishing.  The East campground is the original campground for Barton Park while the West campground is a newer addition.  Both offer the same amenities.  Each of the camping sites offer water and electricity in addition to a picnic table and fire pit.  Tent camping is prohibited in Barton Park's East area.  An RV sewage dump station is located at the entrance to Barton Park.  Overall the park is very well landscaped and maintained.  Open May 1 to September 30.  Reservations are recommended and must be made no fewer than 14 days in advance.

Number of Sites:  98

Electricity:  Yes

Water:  Yes

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Interstate 5 Northbound from Salem - Drive North on Interstate 5 (I-5) to Interstate 205 (I-205).  Follow I-205 Northbound to exit 12A - the Highway 212/Highway 224 exit.  Follow Highway 224 for 9.6 miles to SE Bakers Ferry Road.  Note that Highway 212 and Highway 224 split.  Remain on Highway 224.  Turn right onto SE Bakers Ferry Road and follow the signs to Barton Park - mile from Highway 224.    Interstate 84 Westbound from Hood River - Drive West on I-84 to Interstate 205 (I-205).  Take the I-205 Southbound exit (Salem exit).  Follow for 10 miles to exit 12A - the Highway 212/Highway 224 exit.  Follow Highway 224 for 9.6 miles to SE Bakers Ferry Road.  Note that Highway 212 and Highway 224 split.  Remain on Highway 224.  Turn right onto SE Bakers Ferry Road and follow the signs to Barton Park - mile from Highway 224.

Fishing:  Yes, at the park on the Clackamas River

Astronomy Opportunities:  Astronomy camping is very good at a number of areas within the park.  The softball field is preferred.  The exact location of the softball field for computerized telescopes is 45.38149 North, 122.41098 West.

Nearby Golfing: 

Springwater Golf Course
25230 S. Wallens Road
Estacada, OR 97023
Springwater Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Clackamas County Parks
150 Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045

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Sign at the entrance to Barton Park

Map showing the camping and day use areas at Barton Park

One of the many covered day use areas at Barton Park. These areas may be reserved for groups up to 300 people.

The restroom facilities in the camping areas offer flush toilets and hot showers

Playground equipment at Barton Park

Camping sites 1-30 are for either tents or RVs at Barton Park

Camping sites 1-59 (West area) are on lawned areas and offer both electricity and water at Barton Park

Campsites 60-98 (East area) are in a newly developed area at Barton Park and are for RV use only

One of the 11 pull through camping sites in the East area at Barton Park

The restroom facilities and a covered day use area at the East area of Barton Park

The boat launch into the Clackamas River at Barton Park

Swimming and fishing are available on the Clackamas River within Barton Park

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