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Summary

Oak Fork Campground offers spectacular views and miles of trails along Timothy Lake, perfect for activities such as boating, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. It also offers 36 single-family campsites, six cabins and eight hike-to sites, as well as accessible vault toilets and drinking water. All around, it is an excellent spot for a camping trip in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Overview

Oak Fork Campground is located on the shores of Timothy Lake in the shadow of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, miles of trails for exploration and abundant fishing.

Recreation

Proximity to Timothy Lake allows campers to enjoy a variety of water-related recreation activities, including boating and sailing, as well as swimming, windsurfing and fishing. Anglers can expect a catch of kokanee salmon and a variety of trout . A range of trails are located in the area. The Timothy Lake Trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The 12 miles of relatively level terrain loops trekkers around the lake, providing scenic views of the area. It connects to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, a lengthy hike that extends across three states, from the borders of Canada and Mexico. Portions of that trail also lead southwest to Clackamas Lake Campground. The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than 2 miles from the campground. It was built to house forest service workers in the early 1900s. The rustic architecture and historic nature of the buildings and the surrounding area draws thousands of tourists each year.

Facilities

The campground offers 36 single-family campsites, six cabins, and eight hike-to sites with some of these as accessible sites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An on-site host is available for questions regarding the campground and surrounding area.

Sleeping cabins are furnished with a twin over twin bunk, a twin over full bunk, a table and two chairs. The beds have mattresses, but please bring your own bedding. Cooking and smoking in cabins is prohibited and pets are not allowed in the cabins or at the cabin sites. Cabins are nonelectric. 

The nearest gas station/convenience store is about 18 miles away, west on Hwy. 26. The nearest grocery store is in Government Camp, about 23 miles away, west on Hwy. 26.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the southeastern shore of the roughly 1,400-acre lake, at an elevation of 3,400 feet. Timothy Lake was created in 1956 as a storage reservoir for the Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project. It is one of the larger lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Nearby Attractions

Oak Fork is about 27 miles from the base of majestic Mt. Hood, the highest point in Oregon. The historic Timberline Lodge in Government Camp offers scenic views of the snow-capped mountain.

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Between 05/26/2023 and 09/09/2023 this location is staffed. Please call (503) 834-2215 to speak with local staff. From 11/22/2022 to 05/25/2023 this location is unstaffed. Please call (503) 464-8515 for general information.

Charges & Cancellations

A service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see the Recreation.Gov, Rules & Reservation Policies.

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Campground Matrix

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Gone Creek
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Clackamas Lake Historic Cabin
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