North Arm (Timothy Lake) Campground

Area Status: Open
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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

Reservations: 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
  • Camping: $20/night for standard non-electric single site (vehicle), $16/night for hike-in non-electric
  • Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Open Season: May 21st
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 16 ft. max. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
  • 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.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


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.


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RV Camping

No. of SitesNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites8 single site(s)

Campground Camping

Small trailers can fit at most of the sites, but they are intended for tents. Four campsites are tent only.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites19 single site(s). (Six sites are on the reservation system, two of which are accessible.)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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