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Clackamas River
There are five parks on the Clackamas River:

Upcoming Changes for the 2015 Summer Season
North Arm Campground
Construction occurred at North Arm Campground with the first phase of this improvement project completed in fall of 2014. Additional campsites, restrooms, and drinking water were added. Beginning in the fall of 2015, the second phase of improvements will occur with the upgrade of the boat launch. North Arm will open June 30, 2015, with reservable sites.

The Cove
The Cove has been transformed from a walk-in campground into a day-use area. Additional parking, picnic tables, and access to the shoreline will be available for the 2015 recreation season. Phase two of this project includes an amphitheater and natural play features scheduled to be completed for the 2016 season.

Reservable Campsites
Beginning in the 2015 season, all sites at Pine Point and Hoodview Campgrounds will be reservable. Walk-in sites will still be available at Gone Creek, Oak Fork and North Arm Campgrounds.

Hoodview Day-use
Shoreline access for day-users will no longer be offered at Hoodview Campground. This area will be available for registered campers only. Day-use is available at Pine Point, West Shore and the new Cove day-use area.

Moore Creek Boater Access Site (Milepost 35)
Access to the Clackamas River has been improved at this site with construction completed in the fall of 2014. Parking has been expanded, a restroom added, and the access route to the river has been improved for boaters.

Upcoming Improvement Projects in 2015
New Group Camp
Construction of a new group camp will begin during the 2015 summer season at Timothy Lake. It will be located across from Pine Point Campground. The camp will provide two group sites that will each accommodate 12-25 people. Each group site will have individual campsites surrounding a common area that will have a large fire ring, BBQ grill, food prep area, tables and a restroom. The group camp is expected to be available for the 2016 recreation season.

Oak Fork
In the fall of 2015, construction will begin at Timothy Lake’s Oak Fork Campground. Improvements will be made to the campsites, boat launch area and shoreline access.

Hole in the wall Boater Access Site (Milepost 41)
Construction will begin during the fall of 2015 at this boater access site along the Clackamas River. The parking area will be developed, a picnic area added, a restroom installed, and improved boat access added. This site is expected to be ready for the 2016 recreation season.

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, Oak Fork or Pine Point.

Dispersed Site Management Plan
Working with the U.S. Forest Service and other members of the Clackamas Recreation Resources Working Group, Portland General Electric developed a Dispersed Site Management Plan (PDF) in 2014 to guide the use 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.

In 2014, PGE designated and started improving several existing sites around the lake for visitor use. The sites where over-use has caused resource damage were closed. Camping is only permitted in posted “designated” sites. In 2015, PGE will continue making improvements to designated sites, which will include better access from trails and/or the lake, as well as site boundaries to improve privacy. The use of this Dispersed Site Management Area is governed by official USFS Rules and Regulations. Visitors are asked to fill out a permit, available on site, (no cost) which will help track use.

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 improvements to campsites, cabins and traffic flow. 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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