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About The Cove (Timothy Lake) Day-Use

The Cove once operated as a walk-in campground has been converted to a day use area in 2015, complete with an amphitheater.  It offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, campfire talks, and serves as a base for hiking on nearby trails. Located on Timothy Lake. Boat ramps available at nearby campgrounds & day use sites.

USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Vehicle Length Unknown
The Cove (Timothy Lake) Day-Use is located in Oregon
45.1076 N
-121.7924 W
Get Directions
From Sandy, OR - go 66.5 miles east on US 26, 9 miles south on Skyline Road (Forest Road 42), 3 miles west on FR 57 to Hoodview, then hike or bike in less than a mile west.
2 Reviews of The Cove (Timothy Lake) Day-Use
Summertime crowds

Spent some time at the day use areas of Timothy Lake, both the main cove and upper arm. It was pretty crowded in both areas, but less at the northern arm. We launched our little dinghy, and cruised the lake. Not as crowded on the water, and lots of birds fishing. After rowing a good piece of the lake, I can tell you it's bigger than it looks. Parking is $5/day, and is good to park at any day use area around the lake. We ended up dispersed camping in a big clearing about a mile from the lake. No crowds, no pay, and a lot of bear sounds at night.

First to Review
Timothy lake

Nice spot to spend the day! Can fish off the dock. Beautiful scenery. Has designated fire pits. Spectacular day to sit and do nothing and bask in nature's beauty.

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