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LAKE HARRIET, OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LAKE HARRIET
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lake Harriet Campground sits in a wide-open meadow on the eastern shores of crystal clear Lake Harriet. It is located between the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River, which flows into the lake, and the nearby forest highway. It is a great location for camping, fishing and boating.

Natural Features:

The campground is surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide limited shade to the area. It is situated at an elevation of about 2,000 feet in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The 22-acre lake and surrounding wilderness are sheltered from the wind in a narrow, heavily forested canyon of Oregon's Cascade Mountain Range.

Recreation:

Boating, canoeing and fishing on Lake Harriet are popular activities. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout each year, resulting in easy fly fishing. Anglers can also expect to catch cutthroat and brown trout, which spawn in the nearby river. Campers also enjoy swimming in the clear waters. The campground offers a boat ramp and fishing dock for easy lake access.

The nearby Oak Grove Fork of Clackamas River is also popular for fishing. Steelhead, chinook and kokanee salmon can often be caught there. Further down the river, the Clackamas provides class III-IV whitewater rafting. The river provides a perfect habitat for the federally threatened bald eagle and northern spotted owl, as well as an occasional peregrine falcon.

Visitors can also enjoy hiking in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness area, just south of the campground. Several primitive forest roads nearby are useful for mountain biking and the Cascades Scenic Byway, which follows the Clackamas River, runs near the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers less than a dozen accessible 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 host is available on-site and firewood is available for purchase at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The Ripplebrook Ranger Station is located just over 6 miles west of the campground. A variety of services can be found there, including a general store and visitor center.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Scenic Drive
  • Visitor Center
  • Whitewater Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • Boats are restricted to less than 15 mph on the lake
  • Hookups are not available
  • 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):
45.07361, -121.95694
45°4'25"N, 121°57'25"W

From Estacada, Oregon, travel east on Highway 224 for about 25 miles. Turn onto Forest Service Road 4631 and continue about 2 miles. Then turn onto Forest Service Road 4630 and continue about 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE HARRIET
Oak Grove Fork Rd.
Lake Harriet  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (503)630-6861
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