Timothy Lake- Gone Creek Campground
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. The boat launch is for registered campers only. Campground has barrier-free campsites and restrooms.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the 2023 Summer Season|
|Reservations:||Gone Creek Campground is available by reservation only. Reservations can be made online at Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
This year, PGE changed select sites to have a 2-week booking window. PGE has also limited the number of nights you can reserve past the current booking window to 8 nights.
If reservable sites are open, they are first-come, first-serve until the next reservation arrives, and incoming reservations will limit the number of nights.
|Open Season:||05/26/2023 - 09/09/2023|
|Restrictions:||10 mph speed limit for motorized boats in the lake.|
|Closest Towns:||Government Camp, OR|
|Operated By:||Portland General Electric|
|Information Center:||Portland General Electric Parks Information: (503) 464-8515 Zigzag Ranger District: (503) 622-3191|
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 1 mile, turn right at the Gone Creek Campground entrance sign.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||47 single sites|
|Reservation Info||This site can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at http://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232866|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
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 HikingA 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.
BackpackingPacific Crest National Scenic Trail access. See day hiking description.
Boating - Motorized
Boating - Non-Motorized
Paddling and boating in Timothy Lake.
There are no formal swimming areas and no lifeguards.