The Hoodview Campground sits on the shores of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, miles of trails for exploration and abundant fishing.
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 also available on-site.
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.
NOTICE: There is construction Monday – Thursday approximately 0.5 miles from Hoodview Campground from May through July of 2024. Construction-related noise (such large equipment in operation) may travel to campers staying in Hoodview on weekdays.
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.
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. Hike-To sites = 4 persons (small tent only).
RV Water Tanks: Please fill your water tanks before arriving. We do not have fill stations. Filling at campsite water standpipes is prohibited.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campground is situated on the southeastern 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, offering views of Mt. Hood. A thick understory of rhododendron bushes provide privacy between sites.
Hoodview 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 full details see 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 2 miles, then turn right again at the Hoodview Campground entrance sign.