What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors? If your list includes camping, fishing, hiking, paddling, spending time with family or bike touring, then be sure to visit a PGE park this spring or summer. Need more enticement? Check out the new and special attractions below.
Two Deschutes campgrounds join the PGE Parks lineup
You’ll find improved facilities and our friendly PGE Parks staff, plus more campsites you can reserve online, at Perry South and Monty campgrounds. Perry South is on Lake Billy Chinook, and Monty is just upstream on the lower Metolius River. We added these parks to our roster under an agreement with the US Forest Service. Upgrades include new restrooms, fire rings and picnic tables, and more barrier-free campsites.
See our full list of parks and campgrounds, and reserve your spot now.
Kids learn how to get their “fish on” for free, June 1
Children will have the opportunity to fish with an expert angler and learn how to cast and “catch and release” as part of the statewide Free Fishing Weekend. They can also enjoy art activities and a free hot dog lunch. We’re teaming up with the Mount Hood National Forest to host this free clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Small Fry Lake in Promontory Park, near Estacada. It’s aimed at kids 11 and under, but older kids and adults will find the event fun and interesting, too.
Junior Ranger program kicks off third year
More than 500 kids (and one enthusiastic 90-year-old) completed our engaging PGE Junior Ranger program last year. When visiting a PGE campground, your child can pick up a Park Explorer activity book from the PGE park host to learn about nature and wildlife conservation. Once kiddos complete the activities, they can collect a certificate and an “official” PGE Junior Ranger badge.
Oregon Scenic Bikeways program hits 10th anniversary
We have parks on two of Oregon’s Scenic Bikeway routes, so you can swing by on your ride.
- Madras Mountain Views rides along the rim of Lake Billy Chinook and past Round Butte Overlook Park. It’s also close to our Pelton Park campground.
- Cascading Rivers goes from Estacada to Detroit, using our car-free Faraday Road, passing Faraday Lake (which is closed for construction), Promontory Park, and our Clackamas River Access Sites. Cyclists may also be interested in the Cascading Rivers Rides presented by the Estacada Chamber of Commerce in August and September.
Visit our Parks & Campgrounds section for a map of all of our parks, list of amenities, reservation information and more.