Timothy Lake

Government Camp, Oregon 97028

Timothy Lake

Timothy Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A pristine lake in the middle of the forest with a Cascade peak in the background is a scene that’s never going to disappoint. Sitting on the south side of Mount Hood, Timothy Lake, formed as a result of the Timothy Lake Dam, is a great place to paddle. There’s just over 2 square miles of water to explore and several fetching lunch spots around the lake.

Timothy Lake is about a 50-mile drive from Portland. At an elevation of 3,200 feet, the area can hold onto snow for a while. But once summer is in full swing, 33 Timothy Lake 175A kayaker paddles her way toward a better view of Mount Hood.
the lake becomes quite popular. An 11-mile loop trail circumnavigates the lake, and there are a number of campgrounds as well as camping spots on the lake’s north end that are only accessible via boat or hiking trail."

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Government Camp
Nearby City
Potentially choppy when windy
Best late spring through early fall
Oregon Road & Recreation Atlas: Page 49 C11
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