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
- Hiking trails
- 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 18 to Sept.16, 2018.
Campers can make online reservations for the 2018 season beginning Jan. 2 at 8 a.m., or by phone/email starting March 5 at 8 a.m.
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.