3.86/5 (7 reviews)

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Clackamas Lake Campground Details

  • Campground Rating:  3.86/5 (7)
  • Reservations Available: Yes
  • Number of Campsites: 46
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: 20
  • Drinking Water: Yes
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: No
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: No
  • Season: May - October
  • Nearest Store (Miles): 15
  • GPS: 45.09489,-121.74944
  • Elevation: 3400 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: Yes

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Clackamas Lake Campground Description

Clackamas Lake Campground is located in the Mount Hood National Forest near the more popular Timothy Lake Recreation area.  Clackamas Lake Campground has 46 campsites and is ideal for mainly car/tent camping though there are some sites that are large enough to accommodate and RV or camper.  Though there is indication of a lake nearby, you wouldn’t know it unless you venture down one of the trails that lead to its shores.  Overall this is a good campground but is less than ideal when compared to nearby Timothy Lake.

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Rob

    The water looks incredible. Do they offer row boat rentals, or did you bring your own?

    1. Chris

      Hey Rob – it is a BYOB lake. Bring your own boat. No rentals anywhere near here.

      1. Rob

        Great. Thank you!

  2. Andy

    Do all the sites have picnic tables?

    1. Chris

      Yes, they should all have picnic tables.

  3. Hillary

    Is this lake good for swimming, or is it too murky?

    1. Carol Hassebroek

      It is usually very shallow & mosquito filled by July.

  4. Sandra

    I’m wondering where to buy firewood when camp opens in July

    1. Chris

      If there isn’t wood for sale in the Clackamas Lake campground you could check at the nearby Timothy Lake Campgrounds.

  5. Ryan

    I’ve heard there isn’t much water in the lake right now. Can anyone verify? We were hoping to swim and paddleboard.

    1. Chris

      There generally isn’t much water in Clackamas Lake regardless of the time of year. It is more of swampy meadow with a small “lake” area. For paddleboarding and swimming your best bet is to camp at Timothy Lake or use the day-use area there.

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