Timothy Lake- Oak Fork Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Oak Fork Campground is located on the shores of Timothy Lake in the shadow of Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, several trails for exploration and abundant fishing. There is a large parking area on the lakeshore for boaters.

Campground is wheelchair accessible.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for the 2021 summer season.
Reservations: Oak Fork Campground has 8 hike-to sites, 6 cabins, and 36 single-family campsites. All sites are available by reservation only. If spots are available people can camp, but incoming reservations will limit the number of nights. Sites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at www.recreation.gov
  • Camping
    • $22/night for single site
    • $18 for hike-to site
    • $45/night for cabin site
    • $8/night for extra vehicle
  • Day use: no day-use area at this campground.
Open Season: 05/28/2021 - 09/11/2021
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 32 ft. max. 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 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
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District, (503) 622-3191

General 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 for 1 mile, turn right at the Oak Fork Campground entrance sign.

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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.


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


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