North Arm (Timothy Lake) Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A picnic table amongst trees

The North Arm Campground is tucked away on the north shore of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The campground contains an improved boat launch and dock, parking, and water. Most of the 19 sites are available by first come, first serve with 7 sites on the reservation system; there are 4 hike-in sites. The campground offers fishing, swimming, and access to the popular Timothy Lake Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/29/20: Site open for the season. Some facilities & restrooms may not be open. Be prepared and pack-out what you brought with you.
Reservations: Campsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Reservations available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Fees
  • Camping: $22/night for standard non-electric single site (vehicle), $18/night for hike-in non-electric
  • Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 16 ft. max. 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes:
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Northwest Forest Pass or federal interagency passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Portland General Electric

General Information

Directions:

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, go over Timothy Lake Dam. Follow 58 north, past Forest Roads 5830, 5850 and 5860, to Forest Road 5890. Follow 5890 south to Forest Road 5890-012. Follow 5890-012 south to the campground.

Photo of a blue lake surrounded by trees


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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

Canoeing and boating in Timothy Lake.

Swimming

Swimming in Timothy lake.
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.147769

  Longitude : 
-121.772228

  Elevation : 
3200

 

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