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
- Barrier-free sites
- Restrooms and showers
- Hiking trails
- Family activities
- Kids’ fishing lake
- Picnic areas
- Electric cooking facilities
- Reservable picnic shelter (accommodates 75)
- Boat launches
- Motor boat, kayak, paddle board rentals
- Fishing docks
- Fish cleaning stations
- Marina and camp store
A yome is cross between a yurt and a dome, with canvas walls. Each is equipped with a futon and bunk bed 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 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.
For people with disabilities, the park has accessible restrooms, campsites and fishing areas.
Promontory Park details
Promontory Park and its campsites are open from May 26 to Sept.17.
Campers can make online reservations for the 2017 season beginning at 9 a.m. after Jan. 3 or by phone/email starting March 1 at 8 a.m.
For more information, use our contact form or call Promontory Park at 503-630-7229.
Promontory Park Store and Marina: 503-630-5152
Address and directions
40600 E. Highway 224
Estacada, OR 97023
Go east on Highway 224 approximately seven miles from Estacada.