Timothy Lake- The Cove Day Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Cove offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, campfire talks, and serves as a base for hiking on nearby trails. Located on Timothy Lake. Boat ramps available at nearby campgrounds & day use sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for the 2021 summer season.
  • $5 per day use fee
  • NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass is acceptable in lieu of day use fee.
Open Season: 05/28/2021 - 09/19/2021
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Zigzag, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: Day use: Northwest Forest Pass or federal interagency passes may be used as a form of day use fee payment.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District, (503) 622-3191

General Information


From Sandy, OR - go 66.5 miles east on US 26, 9 miles south on Skyline Road (Forest Road 42), 3 miles west on FR 57 to Hoodview, then hike or bike in less than a mile west.

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Campground Camping

Hike-in or bike-in tent sites available.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

No. of Sites Not reservable


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