PARK ALERT: Promontory Park’s boat launch area is open during daylight hours through the end of October.
The Marina, store and rentals are closed for the season.
Face coverings are currently required statewide and at our recreation sites for indoor public spaces at all times.
They are required for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
For the latest information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the OHA.
For recommendations on how to protect yourself while at parks, visit the CDC.
Area wildfires affected our parks along the Clackamas River and in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Here is the status of our parks:
- Limited access: Timothy Lake’s trails are open; however, the road along the south shore remains closed by Forest Service orders. The lake and trails are accessible by foot, bicycle and horse from nearby trailheads.
- Closed indefinitely: Timber Park, Faraday Road, Promontory Park (effective 11/1), Clackamas River Access Sites and Lake Harriet
A fishing lake just for kids
If you’re looking for a family-friendly camping in the Portland area, Promontory Park is the place. This alcohol-free campground on the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River offers a variety of camping options and recreational activities all in the same location.
At Promontory Park you’ll find:
- Tent and RV sites
- Cabins and yomes
- Restrooms and showers
- Family activities
- Playground and kids’ fishing lake
- Picnic areas and electric cooking facilities
- Reservable picnic shelter (accommodates 75)
- Boat launches and motor boat, kayak, paddle board rentals
- Fishing docks and fish cleaning stations
- Marina and camp store
A yome is cross between a yurt and a dome, with canvas walls. Each is equipped with bunks and sleeps five. Cabins have two sets of bunk beds and also accommodate five. If you reserve a yome or cabin all you need to bring is your cooking gear, toiletries and bedding.
The park store offers groceries, ice, fishing tackle, boat rental, fuel and more. There is no speed limit on most of the reservoir, but the upper end has an enforced limit of 10 miles per hour.
Small Fry Lake was developed exclusively for young anglers. Kids up to 17 years old can fish for two trout per day on this stocked pond.
Nearby is the North Fork Lower Boat Launch, a free day-use area; the Wild and Scenic Upper Clackamas River, one of the best whitewater paddling rivers in Oregon; and the Mt. Hood National Forest, a mecca for hikers, cyclists, anglers and nature enthusiasts.
The park has barrier-free restrooms, campsites and fishing areas.
Promontory Park details
Promontory Park and its campsites are open from May 22 to Sept.12, 2020.
Campers can make online reservations for the 2020 season beginning Jan. 2 at 8 a.m., or by phone/email starting March 2 at 8 a.m.
Before making a reservation, campers should be aware that this campground was designed in the 1950s and, although it has been renovated, it maintains some of that 50s charm. The roads are narrow and winding and the sites are best suited for tents or very compact camping units.
The campground is also built into the landscape, so sites are carved into hillsides, lined along the reservoir and tucked in among giant boulders. Some sites are close together (great for booking with a friend), while others are more removed. Filled with character, Promontory is not your cookie-cutter campground.
Pets are permitted at select cabin and yome sites. Pets are permitted on leash at tent sites. See Parks & Recreation Rules for more details.
Promontory Park: 503-630-7229
Promontory Park Store and Marina: 503-630-5152
Promontory Park is 7 miles east of Estacada on Highway 224.
40600 E. Highway 224
Estacada, OR 97023
For more information, use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.