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.
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.
Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within 10 miles of the campground.
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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!
this campground is PACKED with people. recommend finding one of the less popular campgrounds near by.
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!
awesome campsite but really busy!!!! other than that great trails to bike and hike
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!
Campsites really close together. Lake was ok…so many fishing lines in a small area
I love camping here when I get a chance the only thing I would say there is always a lot of people
Day 5/6 - Pacific North Quest (Mt. Hood)
A classic camping spot with an amazing view of Mt. Hood across Trillium Lake. The campground is nestled deep in old growth forest with spacious sites and running water. The best feature though, is the easy access to the trails and fishing at Trillium Lake, and proximity to Mt. Hood.
From Trillium Lake we made the short drive up to Timberline Lodge where you can access the Palmer Glacier and the zones on the south side of Mt. Hood. On the first day we skinned up to Illumination Rock for some sunset turns and on second day we explored the natural terrain and build a jump at the top of Big Zigzag canyon.
Check out the three other campgrounds we visited on our Pacific North Quest summer ski touring trip (Smith Rock State Park, Trillium Lake, and Prairie Campground), and download the Snowledge App to see some incredible photos, along with touring stats and maps from each mission.
Amazing views! Trillium is such a amazing lake and there are a ton of activities to do. The lake was picturesque! The drive to it was amazing too which breathtaking views. Reservations are hard to get we booked at 6am, six months out and felt very lucky to get three spots for our family Campout. We did not get water front spots however well groomed wide trails to the water edge made it easy to take our toys down for the day. Make sure to plan in advance! Such peaceful place to sit down and relax, enjoy the view of Mt. Hood and click some great pictures. 1 con though - we had trouble locating restrooms there.
Tons of awesome camping, easy walk to the water, beautiful view.