Timothy Lake- Oak Fork Campground
Oak Fork Campground is located on the shores of Timothy Lake in the shadow of Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers scenic views, several trails for exploration, and abundant fishing. There is a large parking area on the lakeshore for boaters.
Campground has barrier-free campsites and restrooms.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for winter. Reopens 5/26/23|
|Reservations:||Oak Fork Campground has 8 hike-to sites, 6 cabins, and 36 single-family campsites. All sites are available by reservation only. If spots are available people can camp, but incoming reservations will limit the number of nights. Sites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov.|
|Open Season:||05/26/2023 - 09/09/2023|
|Restrictions:||10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on 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 for 1 mile, turn right at the Oak Fork Campground entrance sign.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||45 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 http://www.recreation.gov|
|No. of Accessible sites||12 sites|
|No. of Sites||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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71654&topTabIndex=CampingSpot|
|No. of Accessible sites||47 single site(s)|
Lake and Pond FishingFishing 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 east of the lake, heading north to Little Crater Lake Geological Area or south to Clackamas Lake.
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-MotorizedCanoeing and boating in Timothy Lake.
There are no formal swimming areas or lifeguards at Timothy Lake.