Timothy Lake- Pine Point Campground

Area Status: Closed

Pine Point Campground is located on the southwest side of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Mt. Hood. There are miles of scenic trails surrounding the campground and access to the lake provides endless recreation possibilities. There is a large parking area on the lakeshore for boaters. The campground has barrier-free campsites and restrooms

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2023 Summer Season
Reservations: All sites at Pine Point Campground are reservable. Reservations can be made online at Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. 

This year, PGE changed select sites to have a 2-week booking window. These appear as "NR - Not Yet Released" until the booking window opens. PGE has also limited the number of nights you can reserve past the current booking window to 8 nights.

If reservable sites are open, they are first-come, first-serve until the next reservation arrives. 
  • Camping:
    • $26/night for single site
    • $52/night for double site
    • $10/night for extra vehicle
    • $156/night for Pine Point Group Campsites (36 people/site)
    • Holiday weekend camping rates are an additional $2 per night
  • Day use:
    • $10/day/vehicle
    • Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Passes are acceptable in lieu of day-use fee.
Open Season: 05/26/2023 - 09/23/2023
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 either of these passes: Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass.
  • 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: Portland General Electric Parks Information: (503) 464-8515
Zigzag Ranger District: (503) 622-3191

General Information


 See video for accessibility 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, turn right at the Pine Point Campground entrance sign

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites
  • 12 single sites (accommodate 6 people each)
  • 11 double sites (accommodate 12 people each)
  • 2 Group Camp sites (accommodates 36 people each)
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/232865
No. of Accessible sites 5 sites and group camp

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

See Campground Camping.

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:
No. of Sites 11 double site(s) accommodating 12 people, 2 group site(s) accommodating 36 people.
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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71651&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

‚ÄčSize: 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

Recreation areas with activity 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.


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail access. See day hiking description.

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity 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

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:

Paddling and boating in Timothy Lake.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:

There are no formal swimming areas and no lifeguards.

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