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Clackamas River
There are five parks on the Clackamas River:

In addition to these five parks, PGE also maintains three boater access sites along the Clackamas River:

  • Moore Creek (milepost 35)
  • Hole in the Wall (milepost 41)
  • Sandstone Bridge (milepost 53)

Advisory: Low water level at Timothy Lake in 2015 (PDF)

Advisory: 2015 changes at Timothy Lake and Clackamas River boater access sites (PDF)

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 five Timothy Lake campgrounds: Gone Creek, Hoodview, Oak Fork Pine Point or North Arm.

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
PGE will begin renovations of Promontory Park Campground. This year the 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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