Trillium Lake Campground


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Area Status: Open

Trillium Lake Campground is a popular campground not far from Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point. The campground is well-known for its scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as being a great, family-friendly place to camp.

Natural Features: The campground is located about 40 miles southeast of Portland, in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It sits alongside Trillium Lake at an elevation of 3,600 feet, and is nestled in a shady, mixed conifer forest that provides privacy between campsites.

Recreation: Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on 63-acre Trillium Lake. A small boat ramp is available within the campground and a larger ramp is available in the nearby day-use area. An accessible fishing pier is also available. Anglers cast for a variety of trout.The 2-mile Trillium Shoreline Trail circles the lake, and parts of it are accessible. Visitors also enjoy hiking and biking on other trails in the vicinity. Tours of the area's historical sites are also popular. 

Facilities: The campground offers dozens of single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some first-come, first-served sites are available, as well as some fully accessible sites. Parking surfaces are mostly paved, but some are gravel. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An accessible picnic shelter is adjacent and can accommodate up to 30 people. Parking is available. An accessible amphitheater within the campground can be reserved for day use and can accommodate up to 30 people. Educational programs are held on weekends throughout the summer.

Nearby Attractions: Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within 10 miles of the campground.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by passenger vehicles. Fish available include trout & native trout. Types of fishing available include: wade, shore, non-motorized boat, float tube, fly, spin, bait. ADA fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch.

At a Glance

Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at or by calling 877-444-6777. Make reservations up to 6 months in advance for standard sites and 12 months in advance for group sites.

*Campground has seasonal gate and access road has seasonal gate that closes when the snow falls or by Dec. 1 at the latest. Seasonal snow closure changes roads into trail system.
Fees: This site is operated by Alaska Recreational Management, a concessionaire. 

  • $26/night single site
    • $8/night for 2nd vehicle
  • $50/night double site
    • $8/night 3rd and 4th vehicles
  • Trillium Lake Yurt - $100/night 
    • Not yet open/reservable
Day use area:
  • $10/day/vehicle
  • Trillium Group Day Use - $72/day
  • Trillium Group Amphitheater - $90/day
Open Season: 05/24/2024 - 09/30/2024
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 40 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Drinking 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.
  • Day use: The only recreation pass accepted in lieu of day-use fee payment is the $30 Annual Northwest Forest Pass. Learn more about which fee sites accept recreation passes.
  • Winter use: Sno-Park Permit is required from November 1 - April 30.
Operated By: Alaska Recreational Management
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General Information


From Portland, OR travel southeast on Highway 26 for about 40 miles. Turn right a mile east of Government Camp, OR. Continue 2 miles to the campground entrance.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):

45.270739, -121.734419 

(45°16'12.0"N 121°44'04.0"W)


Accessible fishing access.

This Accessible Adventures Video provides information regarding Trillium Lake:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Several unimproved roads in the area are great for mountain biking. Note: mountain bikes are not allowed in wilderness areas.

Campground Camping

Several tent-only sites.

No. of Sites 52 single site(s), 5 double 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.
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Several tent-only sites available.

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.
No. of Accessible sites 52 single site(s), 5 double site(s)

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing in Trillium Lake. Elevation: 3600 feet

Day Hiking

Several unimproved roads in the area are great for hiking, and lead variously to the edge of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and to the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. Be aware of bikers on the road.


Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing in Trillium Lake.


Swimming in Trillium Lake.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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