Trillium Lake Campground and Day Use Area
Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic 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 Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Non-motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||5/24/2022: the opening of this campground/day-use area has been delayed due to snow conditions. Best estimate for opening is 1 to 2 weeks depending on snow melt. Opening date for the Trillium Yurt is to be determined.|
|Reservations:||Reserve online at Recreation.gov.
Make reservations 2 days in advance, or up to 6 months in advance for standard sites, and 12 months in advance for group sites.
|Open Season:||TBD - 09/25/2022|
|Restrictions:||Vehicles 40 ft. max.|
|Closest Towns:||Government Camp, OR|
|Information Center:||Zigzag Ranger District|
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):
Accessible fishing access.
This Accessible Adventures Video provides information regarding Trillium Lake:
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Mountain BikingSeveral unimproved roads in the area are great for mountain biking. Note: mountain bikes are not allowed in wilderness areas.
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|
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 FishingFishing in Trillium Lake. Elevation: 3600 feet
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-MotorizedCanoeing in Trillium Lake.
Swimming in Trillium Lake.