CLACKAMAS LAKE, OR

Clackamas Lake Campground is a great camping destination, especially when nearby Timothy Lake sites are full. The lake is small and shallow. The facility is located in the Clackamas Lake Historic District in Mt. Hood National Forest. It provides access to fishing, swimming and leisurely...
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  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mount Hood Recreation will be assessing a $8 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Horses are required for reservation of equestrian sites
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Click here for more information on Mt. Hood National Forest
  • The campground is managed by Mount Hood Recreation, a division of Northwest Land Management. Comment forms and more information are available from campground hosts or CLM's website.

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Overview

Overview

Clackamas Lake Campground is a great camping destination, especially when nearby Timothy Lake sites are full. The lake is small and shallow. The facility is located in the Clackamas Lake Historic District in Mt. Hood National Forest. It provides access to fishing, swimming and leisurely boating, as well as a number of trails and historic points along the way.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a heavily wooded forest of pine trees, with partial views of Oregon's highest peak. A lush, green understory provides some privacy between campsites. The campground is near the shores of 3-acre Clackamas Lake, and just three miles from larger Timothy Lake. It is situated at an elevation of about 3,400 feet.

Recreation:

Clackamas Lake is a great place for fishing, swimming and non-motorized boating. Anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat, brook, rainbow or German brown trout. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area as well.

Nearby Timothy Lake provides opportunities for picnicking and water-related recreation, including use of power boats.

The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than a mile from the campground. It is a series of structures and cabins built to house Forest Service workers in the early 1900s. Rustic architecture and the historic nature of the buildings and the surrounding area, draws thousands of tourists each year. It is a must-see while staying at the campground.

Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are also popular activities. The 2.2-mile Miller Trail begins in the campground and connects to the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends more than 2,650 miles, from Canada to Mexico. Additional trails, to scenic Little Crater Lake and to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, are also available in the area.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping. There are 11 equestrian sites in the 49-site campground with corrals. Those sites are intended for equestrians, but may be used by others. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Utility hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are dirt and gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is less than 40 miles from Mt. Hood, where a historic lookout provides scenic views of the snow-capped mountain. Hiking and year-round skiing is available.

Booking Window
Fri Oct 03 2014 - Wed Apr 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Oct 04 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Corrals
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Historic Sites
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Oct 04 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.69-$20.56
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.69-$20.56
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $18.69-$20.56

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.09583, -121.74722
45°5'45"N, 121°44'50"W

From Sandy, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road (Forest Road 42). Turn right on Skyline Road and continue south for 10 miles to the Clackamas Lake entrance sign. Turn left and head east less than half a mile to the campground entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CLACKAMAS LAKE

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Phone Number:

Information:  (541)328-0909