Timberline Lodge (Major Interpretive Site)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Timberline Lodge

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. Considered an architectural wonder, it’s still being used for its original intent—a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy. Self-guided tours are available through the winter.

Lodging Available

Timberline lodging options include: varied room sizes and prices at the main lodge and group accomodations at Silcox Hut which sits above the main lodge at 7,000 feet.

For more information about this history of Timberline Lodge, please visit our History page.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions, go to http://timberlinelodge.com/conditions
Permit Info: A current Sno*Park permit is required at this location.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Operated By: Timberline Lodge is operated under a special use permit.
Information Center: For more information visit: www.timberlinelodge.com. Contact information page:   http://www.timberlinelodge.com/contact/ General information (503) 272 3311

General Information


 See video for accessibility information.


Directions from the Portland, OR International Airport

  • Airport Way to I-205 South
  • 205 South to I-84 East (The Dalles exit)
  • I-84 East to exit 16 “Wood Village”
  • Right at stop sign on to 242nd
  • Follow 242nd to Burnside (approx. 3 mi.)
  • Left on Burnside (U-Haul rentals on the corner)
  • Burnside turns into Hwy 26 East at the Newport Bay restaurant
  • Follow Hwy 26 East to the Timberline Road turn-off (about 40 mi.); pass through the towns of Sandy, Welches, and Rhododendron.
  • Turn left on the the Timberline access road; follow the road to Timberline (6 mi.)

Directions from Hood River, OR

  • OR-35 South
  • US 26W (toward Portland)
  • Turn Right on Timberline Highway

Directions from Seattle, WA

  • 1-5 South to 1-205 South
  • Take 1-205 South to I-84 exit (The Dalles)
  • Follow signs to Mt Hood/Government Camp

Directions from Salem, OR

  • 1-5 North to 1-205
  • Take 1-205 North to Mt. Hood exit; turn right
  • Follow signs to Mt Hood/Government Camp
  • Follow Hwy 26 to the Timberline access road, just past Government Camp

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