Timothy Lake- Hoodview Campground
The Hoodview Campground sits on the shores of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, several trails for exploration and abundant fishing. The boat launch is for registered campers only. Campground is wheelchair accessible and offers 14 barrier-free campsites for tent and RV camping. There are four hike-in campsites available as well.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for 2022 summer season.|
|Reservations:||Hoodview Campground is available by reservation only. If spots are available people can still camp, but incoming reservations will limit the number of nights. 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 www.recreation.gov.|
|Permit Info:||Sno-Park passes are required to park in the winter. Passes are available from DMV, some Forest Service offices, and from local vendors.|
|Open Season:||05/27/2022 - 09/24/2022|
|Restrictions:||Vehicles 32 ft. max. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats in the lake.|
|Closest Towns:||Government Camp, OR|
|Operated By:||Portland General Electric|
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 Hood View Campground entrance sign.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Located on Timothy Lake.
|No. of Sites||43 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 www.recreation.gov http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71653&topTabIndex=CampingSpot|
|No. of Accessible sites||14|
See campground camping.
Lake and Pond FishingFishing 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 - MotorizedBoating 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.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Paddling and boating in Timothy Lake.
Swimming in Timothy lake. There are no formal swimming areas and no lifeguards.