Timothy Lake- Hoodview Campground

Area Status: Closed

The Hoodview Campground sits on the shores of Timothy Lake. The surrounding forest setting offers scenic views, several trails for exploration, and abundant fishing. The boat launch is for registered campers only. Campground has barrier-free campsites and restrooms. There are four hike-to campsites available as well.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2023 Summer Season
Reservations: Hoodview 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. These appear as "NR - Not Yet Released" until the booking window opens. 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.
  • Camping
    • $26/night for single site
    • $22 for hike-to site
    • $10/night for extra vehicle
    • Holiday weekend rates are an additional $2 per night
Open Season: 05/26/2023 - 09/23/2023
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 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 either of these passes: Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass.
Operated By: Portland General Electric (concessionaire)
Information Center: Portland General Electric Parks Information: (503) 464-8515
Zigzag Ranger District: (503) 622-3191

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, turn right at the Hoodview Campground entrance sign.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Located on Timothy Lake.

No. of Sites 41 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 www.recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sites 12

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

10 mph speed limit for motorized boats. An artificially created lake, it is one of a few lakes on the Mt. Hood National Forest that allows motorized boating.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Paddling and boating in Timothy Lake.


There are no formal swimming areas and no lifeguards.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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