Timothy Lake- Hoodview Campground

 

Hoodview Campground map

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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 winter. Reopens 5/26/23.
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 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov.
Fees:
  • 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
Passes:
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with either of these passes: Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass.
Operated By: Portland General Electric
Information Center: Portland General Electric Parks Information: (503) 464-8515

General Information

Directions:

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

Activities

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.

Backpacking

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

Picnicking

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.

Swimming

There are no formal swimming areas and no lifeguards.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.106636

  Longitude : 
-121.783603

  Elevation : 
3200