Lake Harriet Campground sits 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.
The campground offers eight 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.
Lake Harriet is currently only accessible from the east (Hwy 26) due to the 2020 wildfires. Please see the Forest Service closure orders and map for more information. Please see "Facility Information / Getting Here" for recommended route.
NOTICE: In response to customer feedback, we have established generator hours. Effective in 2024, generator use is allowed only from 8 am to 8 pm. It is prohibited to operate generators or idle engines between 8 pm and 8 am.
NOTICE: Lake Harriet is only accessible from Hwy 26 due to the effects of wildfires. Driving apps may direct you to rough, rugged roads. We strongly recomment the following route: From Sandy, Oregon, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road/Forest Service Road 42. Turn right on Skyline Road and continue south for about 9 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road (FSR) 57 and travel west past all campgrounds along the south shore. Cross the dam and continue about 9.5 miles along FSR 57. Turn right onto FSR 4630. Proceed 0.5 miles to Lake Harriet.
Check-In/Out: Sites must be occupied each night. Check-in starts at 4 PM. Check-out is 12 PM. Sites unoccupied by 12 PM the day after the start the reservation will be forfeited without refund and resold. Call the campground office (503-834-2215) if you cannot arrive the first day of your reservation.
Generators: Generators hours are 8 AM to 8 PM. Generators are PROHIBITED after 8 PM and before 8 AM including to power medical devices or other equipment.
Parking: There is a $10 fee per day for each extra vehicle. One vehicle is included with single campsite, two with a double site. Please check your site's driveway length. This may limit the number and size of vehicles at your site.
Maximum Occupancy: Standard Sites = 6 persons.
RV Water Tanks: Please fill your water tanks before arriving. We do not have fill stations. Filling at campsite water standpipes is prohibited.
Day Use: Day use parking permits are required at this location. Campers can display their camping receipt. Daily parking permits are $10. Northwest Forest Passes and Interagency America the Beautiful Passes are honored.
Registration: If you booked for someone else, please update the reservation with their information. The person listed is responsible for the activities of everyone at the site.
Non-Refundable Fees: Service fees such as reservation fees, cancellation fees, and change fees are non-refundable. They are retained by the reservation service contractor, not by PGE or the U.S. Forest Service.
This campground is managed by Portland General Electric, under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service as a part of the Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project FERC No. 2195. Contact PGE Parks and Recreation for more information: PortlandGeneral.com/parks, 503-464-8515, pgeparks@ pgn.com.
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 rest in a narrow, heavily forested canyon of Oregon's Cascade Mountain Range.
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.
Boating, canoeing and fishing on Lake Harriet are popular activities. There is a speed limit of 10 mph. 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. 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 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.
A service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see Recreation.Gov, Rules & Reservation Policies.
Oak Grove Fork Rd. Lake Harriet OR
For campground inquiries, please call: 503-464-8515
From Sandy, Oregon, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road/Road 42. Turn right on Skyline Road and continue south for about 9 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road (FSR) 57 and travel west past all campgrounds along the south shore. Cross the dam and continue about 9.5 miles along FSR 57. Turn right onto FSR 4630. Proceed 0.5 miles to Lake Harriet.