Timothy Lake- Meditation Point Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Meditation Campground is a small, primitive hike-to campground on the shores of Timothy Lake. Campers can park at the West Shore Day Use area to access the campground. There is also a small trailhead on NF-5890 on the north side of the lake. A day use permit or annual pass is required for parking. The rustic sites are limited to groups of six campers each. The 7 campsites are accessible by boat, bike or hike-in only. There is a vault toilet, and each site is equipped with a table and fire ring.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2021 summer season.
Reservations: First Come, First Serve only
  • Camping: $5/night for single primitive site
  • Day use:
    • $5/day/vehicle required at the trailhead.
    • NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass are acceptable in lieu of day-use fee.
Open Season: 05/28/2021 - 09/26/2021
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • Day use: Northwest Forest Pass or federal interagency passes may be used as a form of day use fee payment.
Operated By: Portland General Electric
Information Center: 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, go over Timothy Lake Dam. Turn right into the Myron Blank Wes Shore Day Use Area. Go to end of parking area and park. Hike or bike 1.2 miles on Timothy Lake Trail to Meditation Point.

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Campground Camping

7 hike- or boat-in campsites located on the north end of Timothy Lake.

No. of Sites 4 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


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