Timothy Lake- North Arm 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. The campground offers 14 campsites for tent and RV camping. There are four hike-in campsites available as well. The campground offers fishing, swimming, and access to the popular Timothy Lake Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2021 summer season.
Reservations: All sites at North Arm Campground are reservable. If reservable sites are open, they are first-come, first-serve until the next reservation arrives. Campsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Reservations available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Camping
    • $22/night for standard non-electric single site
    • $18/night for Hike-in non-electric single site
    • $8/night for extra vehicle
  • Day use:
    • $5/day/vehicle
    • NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass are acceptable in lieu of day-use fee.
Open Season: 05/28/2021 - 09/11/2021
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 Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Northwest Forest Pass or federal interagency passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Portland General Electric

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 Sites 19 single site(s).
Reservation Info 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 https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/251452
No. of Accessible sites 2 sites

RV Camping

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