Gone Creek Campground Timothy Lake, Mt Hood National Forest

Rated 4.6 out of 5
4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)

Gone Creek Campground Details

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  • Reservations Available: Yes
  • Number of Campsites: 50
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: $17
  • Drinking Water: Yes
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: Yes
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: Unknown
  • Season: End of May to - October
  • Nearest Store (Miles): 30
  • GPS: 45.11278,-121.77528
  • Elevation: 3,200 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: Yes

Gone Creek Campground Description

Gone Creek is a popular campground nestled next to Timothy Lake near Mount Hood. The campground consists of two large loops with some sites located right on the lake waterfront and the rest of the sites within easy walking distance to water access. Campsites vary but most of them are excellent with the ones on the waterfront in very high demand. This campground usually fills up ahead of time and walk up sites are almost always full. Overall this is a great campground but may not be ideal for large groups as noise tends to travel next to the lake.

Timothy Lake has a lake-wide speed limit of 5mph so this is not a “speed boat” location.  The lake is great, however, for fishing, paddle boats, and swimming.  The beach near Gone Creek campground is great and can get very busy on the warmer days as the water is not nearly as cold as other high elevation lakes.

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  1. I am 64 years old. I have been going to Gone Creek camp ground since I was eleven.
    I go every August with my family that is now 80 strong. About 70 of us make it each year.
    We now have reservations for 17 camp sites this August.
    It has always been the families highlight of the year.
    The camp hosts have always been kind and helpful to us. We always invite them to our Taco feed the last Friday night of the week. Our time there is 10 days. It is great!
    Thank you

    1. Hey Jennifer – We do not have anything to do with reservations. Visit Reserve America to check out reservation availability. There is almost zero chance you will find an open site that is also on the water at Timothy Lake this late into summer. You need to make lakeside reservations about 6 months before you want to go if you want any chance of camping on the water. This is a very popular campground. Best of luck!

    1. Yes there is potable water at the campground. There is no “RV Fill Station” per say but there is a water spigot and you could probably pull up to it and fill your tank. Or if you have something like a 5 gallon canister you could fill that then pour it in your RV tank.

    1. Not sure. You can call the Forest Service to find out. Let us know what they tell you: Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters – M – F 7:30am – 4:30pm Closed 11:30 – 12:30 Telephone: (503) 668 1700