The campground offers dozens of single-family campsites and five large-group campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An on-site host is available at the campground.
The nearest gas station/convenience store is about 18 miles away, west on Hwy. 26. The nearest grocery store is in Government Camp, about 23 miles away, west on Hwy. 26.
Due extensive damage from the windstorm on Labor Day night and active wildfire, areas of the Mt. Hood National Forest, including Timothy Lake and Lake Harriet, are closed until further notice.
Boats: Powerboats are limited to 10 mph and under on the lake. See the Oregon State Marine Board for more boater regulati ons.
Amenities: Electricity and hookups are not available.
OHVs: Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground.
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.
Generators: Generators are prohibited during quiet hours. Generators may not be run outside of quiet hours to power medical devices or other equipment.
Occupancy: Standard Sites have a maximum occupancy of 6 persons. Double Sites have a maximum of 12 persons. Group (Triple) Sites in the campground have a max. of 18 persons. Each Group Area (East Loop and West Loop) has a maximum occupancy of 36 persons and 12 vehicles.
Vehicle Limits: Please check your site's driveway length—this may limit the number of vehicles at your site. All vehicles must fit within the site's designated parking space. Due to variations in vehicle sizes, the maximum number of vehicles allowed is not a guarantee that the maximum number will fit in the site.
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 situated on the south shore of the roughly 1,400-acre lake, at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Timothy Lake was created in 1956 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 with views of the water's edge.
Pine Point is about 28 miles from the base of majestic Mt. Hood, the highest point in Oregon. The historic Timberline Lodge in Government Camp offers scenic views of the snow-capped mountain.
Proximity to Timothy Lake allows campers to enjoy a variety of water-related recreation activities, including boating and sailing, as well as swimming, windsurfing and fishing. Anglers can expect a catch of kokanee salmon and a variety of trout. A range of trails are located in the area. The Timothy Lake Trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The 12 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. The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than 3 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.
A service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For details, see the Recreation.Gov, Rules & Reservation Policies.
Skyline Rd Timothy Lake 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 57 and travel west for 3 miles, then turn right again at the Pine Point Campground entrance sign.