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.
Timothy Lake 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.
New for 2023: In response to visitor feedback, we have limited the number of nights you can reserve past the current booking window to 8 nights and the maximum consecutive stay to 9 nights.
Occupancy: Sites must be occupied each night of the reservation—unoccupied sites will be forfeited without refund and released. Please call the campground within 24 hours of check-in with questions.
Vehicle Fees: There is a $10 additional fee per day for each additional vehicle. One vehicle is included with a single site; two with a double. Vehicles joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site are NOT subject to additional fees.
Parking: Please check your site's driveway length—this may limit the number of vehicles and size of RV at your site.
Maximum Occupancy: Standard Sites = 6 persons.
Generators: Generators are prohibited during quiet hours. Generators may not be run during quiet hours to power medical devices or other equipment.
Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This fee and the non-refundable reservation fee is retained by the reservation service contractor, not by PGE or the National Forest.
This campground is managed by Portland General Electric, under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Contact PGE Parks and Recreation for more information: PortlandGeneral.com/parks, 503-464-8515, email@example.com
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.