Trillium Lake Campground and Day Use Area

 

Site map of Trillium Lake campground

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Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Site map of Trillium Lake campground

Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point. The campground is well-known for its scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as being a great, family-friendly place to camp.

Natural Features: The campground is located about 40 miles southeast of Portland, in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It sits alongside Trillium Lake at an elevation of 3,600 feet, and is nestled in a shady, mixed conifer forest that provides privacy between campsites.

Recreation: Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on 63-acre Trillium Lake. A small boat ramp is available within the campground and a larger ramp is available in the nearby day-use area. An accessible fishing pier is also available. Anglers cast for a variety of trout.The 2-mile Trillium Shoreline Trail circles the lake, and parts of it are accessible. Visitors also enjoy hiking and biking on other trails in the vicinity. Tours of the area's historical sites are also popular.

Facilities: The campground offers dozens of single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some first-come, first-served sites are available, as well as some fully accessible sites. Parking surfaces are mostly paved, but some are gravel. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An accessible picnic shelter is adjacent and can accommodate up to 30 people. Parking is available. An accessible amphitheater within the campground can be reserved for day use and can accommodate up to 30 people. Educational programs are held on weekends throughout the summer.

Nearby Attractions: Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within 10 miles of the campground.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Non-motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 2 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for standard sites and 12 months in advance for group sites.
Fees Fees range from approximately $22-45 for standard sites and $65-90 for group sites. Day use of area is $5/day/vehicle.
Open Season: 05/18/2018 - 09/30/2018
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 40 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes:
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
  • Winter use: Sno-Park Pass is required.
Information Center: In accordance with standard industry practices, Mount Hood Recreation will be assessing a $8 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles Utility hookups are not available Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.27, -121.73444
45°16'12"N, 121°44'4"W

From Portland, travel southeast on Highway 26 for about 40 miles. Turn right a mile east of Government Camp. Continue 2 miles to the campground entrance.


Accessibility:

 See video for accessibility information.  Accessible fishing access.


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