Timothy Lake- Gone Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Gone Creek Campground sits on the edge of the Timothy Lake, in the shadows of Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest peak. The lush, green forest surrounding the campground provides campers with ample recreational opportunities.

Nearby is the Clackamas Lake Historic Cabin gives campers an old-fashioned cabin experience with its well-preserved features, including a massive rock chimney, knot-free interior paneling and hand-wrought iron work. It provides access to a number of outdoor recreation opportunities including the large Timothy Lake nearby, as well as its namesake lake. Campground is wheelchair accessible.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2021 summer season. Will reopen in Spring 2022
Reservations: All sites at Gone Creek Campground are reservable. If reservable sites are open, they are first-come, first-serve until the next reservation arrives. Campsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov
  • Camping
    • $24/night for single site
    • $48/night for double site
    • $10/night for extra vehicle
  • Day use: For campers only - no day use area.
Open Season: 05/27/2022 - 09/10/2022
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 32 ft. max. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats in the lake.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, 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.
Operated By: Portland General Electric

General Information


Directions from Sandy, OR - Travel southeast on Highway 26, across the forest boundary and past Government Camp, to Primary Forest Route 42. Follow 42 south, across the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and back into the national forest, to Primary Forest Route 57. Follow 57 west for approximately two miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Located on Timothy Lake. Firewood sold onsite.

No. of Sites 49 single site(s)
Reservation Info 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/campgrounds/232866
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

See campground camping.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing in Timothy lake. Size: 1,388 surface acres, Elevation: 3,227 feet.
Fishing Mode Fly, Spin, Bait
Water Temperature Depth: 45' average depth, 80' maximum depth,
Water/Flow Level Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, cutthroat trout. Trout are stocked in the lake several times a year.

Day Hiking

A hiking trail circles the lake, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail passes by the east shore of the lake, leading north to Little Crater Lake Geological Area.


Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail access. See day hiking description.


Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Paddling and boating in Timothy Lake.


Swimming in Timothy lake. There are no formal swimming areas and no lifeguards.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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