Timothy Lake- Hoodview Campground
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.|
|Open Season:||05/26/2023 - 09/23/2023|
|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|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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|
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
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.