Oak Fork Campground is located 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 36 single-family campsites, six cabins, and eight hike-in sites with some of these as accessible sites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An on-site host is available for questions regarding the campground and surrounding area.
Sleeping cabins are furnished with a twin over twin bunk, a twin over full bunk, a table and two chairs. The beds have mattresses, but please bring your own bedding. Cooking and smoking in cabins is prohibited and pets are not allowed in the cabins or at the cabin sites. Cabins are nonelectric.
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.
CABIN DETAILS: Oak Fork has six rustic cabins available for rent. They have a maximum capacity of 5 persons and do not have electricity. Pets are NOT permitted in cabins or at cabin sites. Please see the "Facility Information" for more details.
Timothy Lake is only accessible from the east (Hwy 26) - Hwy 224 is closed indefinitely. Please see the Forest Service closure orders and map for more information.
Fire restrictions are in effect beginning July 2, 2021 for the Mount Hood National Forest including Timothy Lake and Lake Harriet. Campfires, charcoal fires, pellet fires and any other open fires are prohibited. Portable cooking stoves, lanterns and heating devices with bottled propane or liquid fuel are permitted as they can be instantly turned off. See the Forest Service website for details.
Amenities: Electricity, hookups and dump stations are not available.
OHVs: Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
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.
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
Occupancy: All Standard Sites have a maximum occupancy of 6 persons. Cabins have a maximum occupancy of 5 persons. Hike-to sites have a maximum occupancy of 4 persons and only accommodate a small tent.
Pets: Pets are NOT permitted in cabins or at cabin sites. Pets are permitted at standard sites provided they are kept on a leash (6' or less), remain in the presence of the owner or handler and are under physical restraint at all times.
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.
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 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.
Oak Fork is about 27 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.
OAK FORK CAMPGROUND SKYLINE ROAD 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 then turn right again at the Oak Fork Campground entrance sign.