PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is very important to us. In late March, we temporarily closed our recreation sites to support local, state and federal public health orders. We took a phased approach to reopening, beginning in late May, and now all PGE parks are open except for Faraday Lake, which is closed until the spring of 2021 for construction.
We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities and our recreation partners as we operate our park and recreation facilities.
Visitors to parks are asked to practice physical distancing from those outside their immediate party.
To help protect visitors’ health and safety, we are keeping campground showers and large-group communal areas closed, increasing the frequency of facilities cleaning and disinfecting, posting signage to promoting physical distancing, and scheduling additional staff.
The company is also working with concessionaires at PGE Parks to help them follow CDC safety guidelines.
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 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.
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.