Timothy Lake- Oak Fork Campground

Area Status: Closed

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
  • Camping
    • $26/night for single site
    • $22 for hike-to site
    • $70/night for cabin site
    • $10/night for extra vehicle
    • Additional $2 per might for holiday weekends
  • Day use
    • $10 per day/vehicle
    • NW Forest Pass or federal Interagency Passes are accepted in lieu of day use fee
Open Season: 05/26/2023 - 09/09/2023
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
Operated By: Portland General Electric
Information Center: Portland General Electric Parks Information: (503) 464-8515

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 for 1 mile, turn right at the Oak Fork Campground entrance sign.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

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

RV Camping

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 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 Hiking

A 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.


Pacific 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

Canoeing and boating in Timothy Lake.


There are no formal swimming areas or lifeguards at Timothy Lake.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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