The Cove (Timothy Lake) Day-Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Cove once operated as a walk-in campground has been converted to a day use area in 2015, complete with an amphitheater.  It 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: 05/29/20: Site opening for the season. Some facilities & restrooms may not be open. Be prepared and pack-out what you brought with you.
Fees $5/day/vehicle
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Zigzag, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: Northwest Forest Passes ONLY may be used as a from 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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Hike-in or bike-in tent sites available.

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