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Drinking Water
About Trillium Lake Campground

Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point. The campground is well-known for its scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as being a great, family-friendly place to camp.


Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on 63-acre Trillium Lake. A small boat ramp is available within the campground and a larger ramp is available in the nearby day-use area. An accessible fishing pier is also available. Anglers cast for a variety of trout.

The 2-mile Trillium Shoreline Trail circles the lake, and parts of it are accessible. Visitors also enjoy hiking and biking on other trails in the vicinity. Tours of the area's historical sites are also popular.


The campground offers dozens of single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some first-come, first-served sites are available, as well as some fully accessible sites. Parking surfaces are mostly paved, but some are gravel.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An accessible picnic shelter is adjacent and can accommodate up to 30 people. Parking is available.

An accessible amphitheater within the campground can be reserved for day use and can accommodate up to 30 people. Educational programs are held on weekends throughout the summer.

Natural Features

The campground is located about 40 miles southeast of Portland, in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It sits alongside Trillium Lake at an elevation of 3,600 feet, and is nestled in a shady, mixed conifer forest that provides privacy between campsites.

Nearby Attractions

Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within 10 miles of the campground.

ADA Access: N

$21.34 - $85.35
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Trillium Lake Campground is located in Oregon
45.27 N
-121.7344 W
Get Directions
From Portland, travel southeast on Highway 26 for about 40 miles. Turn right a mile east of Government Camp. Continue 2 miles to the campground entrance.
25 Reviews of Trillium Lake Campground
Stunning views, busy, but quite quiet

Stunning views, perfect paddling. Very popular—book months in advance.

Nice quick getaway

Nice for a quick weekend away. Just learned you can rent a canoe in Government Camp and they’ll drop it at the lake for you. It is kind of expensive- you have to really want that canoe ride. Live that nice easy walk around the lake!

Mt hood

Average facilities, does fill up quickly if you do not reserve. We tested our luck and snagged the last spot, arrived around noon. It was quite buggy in June, but not to great annoyance. Lake was clean enough to swim, but definitely on the chilly side.

People suck

The campground is great, however, while away from my campsite on the lake, someone stole all of my firewood. The Govy General Store in Gov’t Camp was closed, so I was SOL for the night. Had to cook dinner with small twigs I could find laying around.

Gorgeous view of Mt Hood

Really clean and well maintained campground. Trillium Lake gets a LOT of visitors so the campsites are hard to come by, but like USFS campgrounds there are usually some first-come-first-serve spots if you get there early enough. Look to book a site several months out. There is a boat ramp, and a trail around the lake, and nothing but gorgeous views of Mt Hood!

wouldn’t recommend

this campground is PACKED with people. recommend finding one of the less popular campgrounds near by.

Easy camping destination for groups!

This was my second trip up to trillium lake this summer. The view does not disappoint! The people who run the campsite are friendly and helpful. The sites are large and clean. Just know that there are no showers and only outhouses for bathrooms. Took some of our group members by surprise. Overall, great place to camp. We will be back next year!

trillium Oregon

awesome campsite but really busy!!!! other than that great trails to bike and hike

close to home but expect a crowd

This is absolutely a family friendly campground but it is extremely popular! super easy to get to, bring your kayaks or fishing poles and enjoy and awesome view of Mt. Hood for a few days on the lake!

Trillium Lake

Campsites really close together. Lake was ok…so many fishing lines in a small area