Located on Timothy Lake. The North Arm Campground is tucked away on the north shore of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The campground was reconstructed in 2014-2015 with an improved boat launch and dock, added parking, and water provided. Most of the 19 sites are available by walk-in with 6 sites on the reservation system; there are 4 hike-in sites. The campground offers fishing, swimming, and access to the popular Timothy Lake Trail.
At a Glance
This 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 http://www.recreation.gov/
Camping: $20/night for standard non-electric single site (vehicle), $16/night for hike-in non-electric
Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Vehicles 16 ft. max. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Government Camp, OR
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Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
Day use: Northwest Forest Pass may be used as a form of fee payment.
From Sandy, OR - travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road (Rd 42). Turn right on Skyline Road, travel south 9 miles. Turn right on FS Road 57, west 2+ miles, go over Timothy Lake Dam. Follow 58 north, past Forest Roads 5830, 5850 and 5860, to Forest Road 5890. Follow 5890 south to Forest Road 5890-012. Follow 5890-012 south to the campground.
Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, cutthroat trout. Trout are stocked in the lake several times a year.
Depth: 45' average depth, 80' maximum depth,
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail access. See day hiking description.
A hiking trail circles the lake, and a spur trail from the campground accesses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, and on to Little Crater Lake Geological Area or south to Clackamas Lake.
Swimming in Timothy lake.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Canoeing and boating in Timothy Lake.
Boating - Motorized
Boating in Timothy Lake. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats. An artificial lake, it has many developed campgrounds, and is one of a few lakes on the Mt. Hood National Forest that allows motorized boating.