Timothy Lake- West Shore Trailhead

Area Status: Closed

Timothy Lake is in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, several trails for exploration and abundant fishing. Provides access to: Timothy Lake Trail #528. 

Vault restroom, picnic tables, parking and informational kiosks available. There is also a non-motorized boat launch. Parking area capacity is for 20 medium-sized vehicles (vehicles over 30 feet are not permitted.)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2021 summer season. Will reopen during spring season 2022.
Reservations: Day Use Only - not a reserveable site.
  • $10/day - day use fee.
  • NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is acceptable in lieu of day use fee.
Open Season: 05/27/2022 - 09/24/2022
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is acceptable in lieu of day use fee.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Zaigzag Ranger District, (503) 622-3191

General Information


From Government Camp, OR - follow US-26 east for about 11.5 miles. Then go right onto Forest Road 42/Oregon Skyline Road. Follow Forest Road 42 for about 8.3 miles. Then take Forest Road 57 towards Timothy Lake for about 3.5 miles to the PGE West- Dam trailhead. 

Timothy Lake Trail

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized: Boating in Timothy Lake. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats. An artificial lake, it has many developed campgrounds, and 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: Canoeing and boating in Timothy Lake. Boat ramps at sites located at the southern end of the lake. You can also portage to Meditation Point campground.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming: Swimming in Timothy lake.

Recreation Areas

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