Gone Creek Campground sits on the edge of the beautiful Timothy Lake, in the shadows of Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest peak. The lush, green forest surrounding the campground provides campers with ample recreational opportunities.
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 available on-site to answer questions.
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.
Amenities: Electricity, hookups and dump stations are not available.
Boats: Powerboats are limited to 10 mph and under on the lake. See the Oregon State Marine Board for more boater regulations.
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
Generators: Generators are prohibited during quiet hours. Generators may not be run during quiet hours to power medical devices or other equipment.
Occupany: All Standard Sites have a maximum occupancy of 6 persons.
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.
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.
Gone Creek 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 2 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 full 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 1 mile, then turn right again at the Gone Creek Campground entrance sign.