Lake Harriet Campground/Day Use

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Lake Harriet Campground sits in a wide-open meadow on the eastern shores of crystal clear Lake Harriet. It is located between the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River, which flows into the lake, and the nearby forest highway. It is a great location for camping, fishing and boating. Located on the east end of Lake Harriet. Campground is wheelchair accessible and has a small fishing dock.


Lake Harriet Renovation Project – September 2017

Lake Harriet Campground and Day Use Area will undergo construction beginning after Labor Day weekend in 2017. The lake will remain open during construction but there will be times when the road or areas within the site are not accessible during the renovation project. Improvements to Lake Harriet Day Use Area include more vehicle and boat trailer parking, a new restroom, an expanded picnic area, and new boat ramp. A 500-foot walkway will be installed along the shoreline to allow for fishing access. Parking will not be allowed along FS Road 4630 but rather traffic pullouts will be added to provide safer access for traffic and emergency vehicles.

Changes to Lake Harriet Campground include improved traffic flow and upgrades to campsites such as: new tables and fire rings; the installation of a new restroom; and development of a trail to the day use area. The section of FS Road 4630 adjacent to the campground and day use area will be paved.

Construction is expected to be completed by the beginning of the 2018 recreation season.

For questions about this project contact PGE Parks at 503-464-8515 or email

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777). Questions: call PGE Parks, 503-464-8515
Open Season: May 2016 - Sept. 11th
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 30 ft. max
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Northwest Forest Pass may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: PGE  - Portland General Electric Parks 503-464-8515.

General Information


From Estacada, OR - take OR-224/Clackamas Hwy east for 26 mile to the old Ripplebrook Guard Station, 1/4 mile past the Guard Station. Cross the bridge and turn left on Forest Service Road 57 going toward Timothy Lake. Travel 5 miles, crossing the concrete bridge take a left onto Forest Service Road 4630, A narrow gravel road, and on to Lake Harriet Campground and Day Use area.

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Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Sites11 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone
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