Campground Closed
Oak Fork is closed for the season. It reopens May 22nd.
Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Oak Fork

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.


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.


The campground offers 36 single-family campsites, six cabins, and eight hike-in 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. Please bring your own bedding. Cooking and smoking in cabins is prohibited and pets are not allowed 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.

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.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Payment in-full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable online reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.
May 22nd - September 12th
$18.00 - $45.00
Utility Company
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Oak Fork is located in Oregon
45.1153 N
-121.7706 W
Get Directions
From Sandy, Oregon, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road/Road 42. Turn right on Skyline Road and continue south for about 9 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 57,and then turn right again at the Oak Fork Campground entrance sign.
3 Reviews of Oak Fork

The campground is ran by PGE. Camp host is super nice. Bathroom is very clean. Timothy Lake is Gorgeous! There’s even cabins to stay in!

Oak Fork: Timothy Lake, OR

Clean campground. Most campers are families with younger kids or couples so the campground was pretty quiet at night. Timothy Lake is such a beautiful lake. The water is clean and clear and there is easy access to it from the campground.

4-5 Stars, Depending on the Site You Get

This is one of those super special, right on a lake, spectacular close-up views of Mt. Hood campsites. Totally worth it whether you're new to the area or have lived here a million years. If you get one of a handful of campsites right on Timothy Lake, then you, my friend, have struck camping gold. The kayaking we did on this lake was otherworldly - views of Hood, bears, accessible marshes and streams around the bend, all clean and super pristine. Swimming - same deal. You'll never forget it.