The Hoodview Campground sits on the shores of Timothy Lake, in the shadow of Oregons Mt. Hood. The surrounding forest setting offers spectacular views, several trails for exploration and abundant fishing. 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 1950 as a storage reservoir for the Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project. It is one of the larger lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The campground is nestled in a mixed conifer forest, with many sites at the waters edge, offering views of Mt. Hood. A thick understory of rhododendron bushes provide privacy between sites. Recreation: Proximity to Timothy Lake allows campers to enjoy a variety of water-related recreation, including boating and sailing, as well as swimming, windsurfing and fishing. Anglers can expect a catch of kokanee salmon and a variety of trout, as well as crayfish. A variety of trails are located in the area. The Timothy Lake Trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The 11.6 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 and a historic site. The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than 5 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 dozens of single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is also available on-site. Nearby Attractions: Hoodview is about 35 miles to the base of majestic Mt. Hood, the highest point in Oregon. A historic lookout offers scenic views of the snow-capped mountain. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Boating Historic & Cultural Site: Historic Sites Fishing Hiking Wildlife Viewing
USDA Forest Service
Hoodview is located in Oregon
From Sandy, Oregon, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road/Road 42. Turn right and continue south for about 9 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 57 and travel west for 2 miles. Turn right at the Hood View Campground entrance sign.
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