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Clackamas River
There are five parks on the Clackamas River:

Timothy Lake — spectacular scenery
At Timothy Lake, you can enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, windsurfing and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood.

Around the 1,500-acre lake, seven campgrounds provide more than 200 campsites, and there are several picnic areas along the shore. Timothy Lake is fished for kokanee, eastern brook and rainbow trout, and is one of the best crawdad, or crayfish, spots in the state.

Download the Site Guide map for Timothy Lake. (PDF)

Directions: Follow State Highway 26 east from Portland. After you pass Government Camp, watch for the Timothy Lake turnoff at the Skyline Road junction.

Camping reservations: Timothy Lake will be open May 22, 2015 to September 13, 2015. Call 877-444-6777 or reserve space online using the National Recreation Reservation Service for four Timothy Lake campgrounds: Gone Creek, Hoodview, Oakfork or Pine Point.

Coming in 2014: Implementation of a Dispersed Site Management Plan
Working with the U.S. Forest Service and other members of the Clackamas Recreation Resources Working Group, Portland General Electric has developed a Dispersed Site Management Plan (PDF) to guide the use and management of dispersed recreation areas adjacent to Timothy Lake.

The plan is intended to protect the health and beauty of the natural environment surrounding the lake, while enhancing the quality of visitors’ experience as they enjoy camping, boating, hiking and other activities in the area.

Beginning in 2014, PGE will designate and improve several existing sites around the lake for visitor use. Other sites where over-use has caused damage will be closed. Camping will only be permitted in “designated” sites. Improvements to designated sites will include better access from trails and/or the lake, as well as site boundaries to improve privacy. The use of this area will further be governed by USFS Rules and Regulations.

Timothy Lake Site Improvements: North Arm Campground and the Cove Day Use Area
Two improvement projects are under construction as of September 2014 at Timothy Lake. Portland General Electric will begin renovation of the North Arm Campground which will provide additional campsites, drinking water and an improved boat ramp. The Cove Walk-in campground will be transformed into a Day Use Area. This will provide more opportunities for day use access to the shoreline and parking. Both phases of these improvement projects are expected to be completed June 30, 2015.

For more information contact the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515 or email us.

Park features: Picnicking, camping, fishing, boating and trails.

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Lake Harriet — angler’s retreat
Lake Harriet is a great little spot for fishing and camping.

This 22-acre reservoir, which stores water for PGE’s Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project, is stocked with trout.

A small, 10-site campground is located at the head of the lake.

For people with disabilities, the park has accessible restrooms and picnic sites.

Directions: Take Highway 224. Just past the Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on U.S. Forest Service Road 57, then take another left on U.S. Forest Service Road 4630. Watch for signs to Lake Harriet.

Camping reservations: Call 877-444-6777 or reserve space online using the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Park features: Camping, fishing and boating.

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Promontory Park Campground will be closed for the 2015 season.
Portland General Electric will begin renovations of Promontory Park Campground. This renovation project will include improved campsites, rustic cabins, improved traffic flow and many other improvements. Promontory Park Campground will reopen for the 2016 season.

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Faraday Lake — a favorite fishing spot
What could be more relaxing than lazing at the water’s edge with a fishing pole in your hand? That’s what you’ll enjoy at Faraday Lake, a 26-acre reservoir that is stocked to provide year-round fishing. Only bank fishing is allowed here — no boats, rafts, inner tubes or any other flotation devices.

If you enjoy wildlife viewing, Faraday Lake is also home to a variety of waterfowl.

For people with disabilities, the park has accessible restrooms and picnic sites.

Directions: Faraday Lake is located one mile southeast of Estacada at the Faraday Hydroelectric Project. Watch for a sign pointing to the parking lot. From there, a footbridge leads across the river to the park.

Park features: Fishing and wildlife viewing.

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Timber Park — one-day getaway
Timber Park, a day-use area and our closest park to Portland and Salem, is great for disc golf and picnicking. Two picnic shelters with a small playground nearby can be reserved for family gatherings.

Timber Park map

Download a PDF of Timber Park map Download map of Timber Park (PDF)

Address: 30878 NW Evergreen Way, Estacada, OR 97023

Directions: Timber Park is located on the Clackamas River, 30 miles southeast of Portland. Take Highway 224, go one mile west of Estacada, then follow the signs.

Park reservations: Timber Park is open year-round. To reserve the East Field, picnic shelter, ball field or disc golf course, please fill out the Day Use Area Permit Application (PDF) and return it via fax, mail or email. You may also make a phone reservation. Shelters accommodate 100 people. For more information, email or call Timber Park. Park rules | Payment and cancellation policy

Timber Park: 503-464-2433

Park features: Disc golf course, sports fields, picnicking, fishing and non-motorized boat launch. View the layout of the disc golf course (PDF).

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Information on other PGE parks

Also see our regional map and chart showing all PGE park locations and services offered.

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Contact information
For more information, call the PGE Parks Information Line at
503-464-8515 or email us.

Information is also available on hydroelectric project relicensing, protecting fish and learning opportunities at the parks.

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