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HOODVIEW, OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: HOODVIEW
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Hoodview Campground sits on the shores of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, several trails for exploration and abundant fishing.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the southeastern shore of the roughly 1,400-acre lake, at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Timothy Lake was created in 1950 as a storage reservoir for the Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project. It is one of the larger lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer forest, with many sites at the water's edge, offering views of Mt. Hood. A thick understory of rhododendron bushes provide privacy between sites.

Recreation:

Proximity to Timothy Lake allows campers to enjoy a variety of water-related recreation, including boating and sailing, as well as swimming, windsurfing and fishing. Anglers can expect a catch of kokanee salmon and a variety of trout, as well as crayfish.

A variety of trails are located in the area. The Timothy Lake Trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The 11.6 miles of relatively level terrain loops trekkers around the lake, providing scenic views of the area. It connects to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, a lengthy hike that extends across three states, from the borders of Canada and Mexico. Portions of that trail also lead southwest to Clackamas Lake Campground and a historic site.

The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than 5 miles from the campground. It was built to house forest service workers in the early 1900s. The rustic architecture and historic nature of the buildings and the surrounding area draws thousands of tourists each year.

Facilities:

The campground offers dozens of single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is also available on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Hoodview is about 35 miles to the base of majestic Mt. Hood, the highest point in Oregon. A historic lookout offers scenic views of the snow-capped mountain.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Historic Sites
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Hookups are not available
  • Powerboats are limited to 10 mph and under on the lake
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • There will be an $8 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double or group campsites, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here for more information on the Mt. Hood National Forest
  • The campground is managed by Portland General Electric, under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service; more information can be found here


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.10944, -121.79306
45°6'34"N, 121°47'35"W

From Sandy, Oregon, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road/Road 42. Turn right and continue south for about 9 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 57 and travel west for 2 miles. Turn right at the Hood View Campground entrance sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOODVIEW
Skyline Rd
Timothy Lake  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (503)622-3191
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