North Arm (Timothy Lake) Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A picnic table amongst trees

The North Arm Campground is tucked away on the north shore of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The campground contains an improved boat launch and dock, parking, and water. Most of the 19 sites are available by first come first serve with 7 sites on the reservation system; there are 4 hike-in sites. The campground offers fishing, swimming, and access to the popular Timothy Lake Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is closed as of 09/15/2019
Reservations: 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 Reservations available Memorial Day through Labor Day. 
  • Camping: $20/night for standard non-electric single site (vehicle), $16/night for hike-in non-electric
  • Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Open Season: May 25, 2019 - Sept. 15, 2019
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 16 ft. max. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Northwest Forest Pass ONLY may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Concessionaire

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. Follow 58 north, past Forest Roads 5830, 5850 and 5860, to Forest Road 5890. Follow 5890 south to Forest Road 5890-012. Follow 5890-012 south to the campground.

Photo of a blue lake surrounded by trees

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Small trailers can fit at most of the sites, but they are intended for tents. Four campsites are tent only.

No. of Sites19 single site(s). (Six sites are on the reservation system, two of which are accessible.)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping

No. of SitesNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites8 single site(s)


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