A fishing lake just for kids
If you want to teach your children to fish, Promontory Park is the place. Small Fry Lake, a one-acre lake within the park, was developed for the exclusive use of young anglers. Kids up to 17 years old can fish for two trout per day on Small Fry Lake.
Anglers of all ages can fish on the 350-acre North Fork Reservoir. In addition to fishing, Promontory Park has:
- 46 sites including yomes and rustic cabins
- Restrooms and showers
- Picnic areas
- Picnic shelter, which accommodates 75 people
- Electric cooking facilities
A yome is a cross between a yurt and a dome, with canvas walls. Each yome is equipped with a futon and bunk bed and sleeps five. Cabins also accomodate five and have two sets of bunk beds. If you reserve a yome or cabin all you need to bring are your sleeping bags.
The park store offers groceries, ice, fishing tackle, boat rental and fuel. There is no speed limit on most of the reservoir, but the upper end has an enforced speed limit of 10 miles per hour.
Nearby is the North Fork Lower Boat Launch, a recreation site on the Clackamas River with a single-lane boat launch, a bathroom and parking. Day-use only. Free and open to the public from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For people with disabilities, the park has accessible restrooms, campsites and fishing areas.
Promontory Marina Boat Ramp and North Fork Lower Boat Ramp will be closed starting September 7, 2016 due to low water. North Fork Reservoir will be lowered about five feet to allow for construction of a salmon habitat restoration project. Promontory Marina and the North Fork Lower Launch Site will remain open during this time. Both boat ramps should reopen October 24, 2016.