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CLEAR LAKE (OR), OR
Status: Closed through Thu May 23 2013 Season Dates
OverviewClear Lake Campground is a shady outdoor paradise ON Clear Lake in the mountains of northern Oregon. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and sailing on the lake, and hiking and exploring the nearby hills and terraces. Winter recreation opportunities are available in the area when it snows.
The campground is located in a mixed conifer forest, just north of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, in Mt. Hood National Forest. It is situated on the eastern shore of the 560-acre lake, at an elevation of 3,600. Clear Lake is used primarily for irrigation purposes.
Boating is popular on the lake, however speeds are limited to 10 mph. A steady breeze keeps bugs away at the campground, and also propels sailboats on the lake. Swimming and fishing are available. Anglers can expect to find a variety of trout.
The campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but utility hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel and dirt. Firewood can be purchased from the host.
The small Mt. Hood village of Government Camp is 12 miles northwest of the campground. The area offers a visitor center, restaurants and year-round skiing, as well as scenic views.
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Know Before You Go
Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
Note: Clear Lake Campground is on the Mt. Hood National Forest; it is not Cold Water Cove located on Hwy 126, 55 miles east of McKenzie Bridge, OR.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sandy, travel east on Highway 26 for about 65 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 2630 and continue for 1 mile to the campground.
Mailing Address:CLEAR LAKE (OR)
Phone Number:Information: (541)328-0909