Stone Creek Campground - Timothy Lake, Oregon

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Stone Creek Campground Details

  • Campground Rating:
    5.0
  • Number of Campsites: 43
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: 26
  • Drinking Water: Yes
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: Yes
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: AT&T Only
  • Season: May - October 1
  • GPS: 45.1076589122,-121.7858552165
  • Elevation: 3200 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: Yes
  • Campground Phone: (503) 464-8515
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Stone Creek Campground Description

Nestled within the breathtaking Mt. Hood National Forest and situated on the serene shores of Timothy Lake, Oregon, Stone Creek Campground is a brand-new addition to the camping scene, having opened its gates in July 2023. This tranquil escape is perfectly located between Hoodview Campground and Gone Creek Campground, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a peaceful yet adventure-filled camping experience.

Stone Creek Campground Layout

Stone Creek Campground features 43 well-designed campsites, offering a range of options for campers. The campground consists of two distinct sections:

  • Tent-Only Loop (Sites 1-21): For those who prefer a more traditional camping experience, this loop is tailored to tent campers. The sites in this loop are tucked away from the bustle of generators, providing a quiet and serene atmosphere. However, it’s important to note that the parking pads in this loop are quite compact, and suitable for smaller vehicles.
  • RV and Trailer Loop (Sites 22-43): Designed to accommodate larger rigs such as RVs and trailers, this loop offers more spacious parking pads. While it’s well-suited for larger vehicles, some parking pads may have a slight slope, which could pose leveling challenges. Despite this, the campsites are generously spaced, ensuring privacy and a peaceful camping environment.

Essential Information

  • Closest Town: Government Camp, OR
  • Water: Potable water available from spigots
  • Restroom: Vault toilets provided
  • Camp Host on Site
  • Cell Service: AT&T usually works well at Timothy Lake and Verizon gets spotty service

Things to Do at Timothy Lake

The campground provides a day-use area with ample parking, a convenient boat ramp, and a dock, making it an excellent launching point for a day of exploration on Timothy Lake. Whether you’re interested in boating, fishing, or swimming, Timothy Lake has it all, promising fun-filled days for water enthusiasts.

Surrounded by the majestic Mt. Hood and lush forested landscapes, Stone Creek Campground offers great views and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. The Pacific Crest Trail passes just east of the lake, providing excellent hiking opportunities, including a scenic trail encircling the lake. The lake itself is a haven for anglers, with rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, and cutthroat trout. Timothy Lake is regularly stocked, ensuring a rewarding fishing experience for visitors.

Camping Reservations and Fees

All campsites at Stone Creek Campground are available by reservation only. However, if a site remains unreserved upon arrival, campers can claim it on a first-come, first-served basis. Keep in mind that incoming reservations may limit the number of nights available for first-come, first-served campers.

For those planning to stay overnight, the camping fees are as follows:

  • $26 per night for a single site
  • Additional $2 per night for holiday weekends
  • $10 per night for extra vehicles

Day-use visitors can visit for a fee of $10 per vehicle per day or free if they have a Northwest Forest Pass or an Interagency Annual Pass.

To maintain a quiet camping atmosphere, Stone Creek Campground has a few regulations in place. Generators are only allowed in the RV loop (sites #22 – 43) to limit noise and preserve the tranquility of the tent-only loop. Additionally, there is a 10 mph speed limit for motorized boats on the lake which helps keep noise from the water to a minimum.

Stone Creek Campground is a gem on the shores of Timothy Lake, offering a mix of primitive and RV camping experiences amid the stunning backdrop of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Great new campground on Timothy Lake!

December 12, 2023

It is refreshing to see a much needed additional campground at Timothy Lake. Stone Creek Campground is laid out nicely and the boat launch/day use area is a great addition.

Chris

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