4.6/5 (5 reviews)

Gone Creek Campground Timothy Lake, Mt Hood National Forest

Campground Details

  • Campground Rating: 4.6/5 (5)
  • 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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Other Nearby Campgrounds

Oak Fork

0.3 Miles Away

The Cove

0.5 Miles Away

Hood View

Hoodview Campground Timothy Lake
0.9 Miles Away

Pine Point

1.3 Miles Away

Meditation Point

Meditation Point, Oregon
1.4 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

Attractions/Activites near this campground

Little Crater Lake

Little Crater Lake
2.7 Miles Away

Buck Lake

4.7 Miles Away

Barrier Falls

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10.5 Miles Away

Austin Hot Springs

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13.1 Miles Away

Alder Flat Trailhead

13.8 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

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do you know if fires are allowed over the three day weekend coming up?


Is there potable water available at the campground? Could I fill my holding tank on my RV?

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Hi, Im looking to reserve a campsite. Was wondering what sites are available for July 24-25, and August 22-23. Would love sites with water views.
Thank you
Jennifer Lopez

Kathy Donald
Kathy Donald

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