CLEAR LAKE (OR), OR

Clear 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...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 04 2014   Season Dates

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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.
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Overflow dispersed camping is available; sites are $10/night
  • Click here for more information on the 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.

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.

  • 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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AREA CLEAR LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Pull-Through
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AREA CLEAR LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Pull-Through
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AREA CLEAR LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Clear 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.

Natural Features:

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.

Wild mushrooms are abundant in the area during late summer and early fall. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area.

Recreation:

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.

Visitors enjoy picnicking in the day use area near the boat ramp. A hiking trail begins near the north end of the lake, connecting to the Pacific Crest Trail.

In the winter, miles of snow-covered roads and trails crisscross the forest. Shellrock Creek and High Rock, off Forest Road 57, are open to cross-country skiers and snowmobile enthusiasts.

Facilities:

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.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Booking Window
Wed Jul 30 2014 - Wed Jan 28 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 23 2014 Sat Oct 04 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sat Oct 03 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Picnic Area
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Snowmobile Trails
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 23 2014 -
Oct 04 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.62-$21.50
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.62-$21.50
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Oct 03 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.62
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.62

*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):
45.18111, -121.69639
45°10'52"N, 121°41'47"W

From Sandy, travel east on Highway 26 for about 65 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 2630 and continue for 1 mile to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CLEAR LAKE (OR)

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Phone Number:

Information:  (541)328-0909