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 now open. It is only accessible from the east (Hwy 26) - Hwy 224 is closed indefinitely. In addition, NF-57 will be receiving road improvements and temporarily closed from June 14 - July 16. There will be signed detour on gravel roads after the NF-57/5810 junction west of Timothy Lake Dam.
Amenities: Electricity, hookups and dump station are not available.
OHVs: Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
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The campground is managed by Portland General Electric, under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service; more information can be found here
Occupancy: All Standard Sites have a maximum occupancy of 6 persons.
Generators: Generators are prohibited during quiet hours. Generators may not be run during quiet hours to power medical devices or other equipment.
Boats: See the Oregon State Marine Board for boater regulations.
Day Use: There is a day use fee area at this location. Daily parking permits are available for $5 per day. Campers can display their camping receipt. Northwest Forest Passes and Interagency America the Beautiful Passes are honored for day use.
Park Rules: To protect our parks and help make your stay an enjoyable experience for all, please observe the PGE Parks and Recreation Rules .
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 Portland, take Highway 224 towards Estacada. Just past the Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on U.S. Forest Service Road 57, then take another left on U.S. Forest Service Road 4630. Follow signs for Lake Harriet.