Lake Harriet

Quiet fishing retreat near Mount Hood

Best-kept secret at Mount Hood

Lake Harriet, near Timothy Lake and Mount Hood, is a 22-acre reservoir that stores water for PGE’s Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project.

The lake is stocked with rainbow trout. Both cutthroat and brown trout can also be caught here, making it an angler’s paradise.

The park, located at 2,000 feet in the Mount Hood National Forest, also provides great boating and paddling. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

Lake Harriet details

Lake Harriet is open year-round for day use. There is a $10 day-use fee.

Directions to Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet campgrounds at a glance

An 8-site campground is located at the head of the lake, surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide shade. The campground is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the second weekend in September.

Campground

Lake Harriet

Fee

$20

Sites

8

Boat launch

Yes

Hike-to sites

n/a

Barrier-free sites

Yes

Make a reservation

Click on a campground below to make a reservation or call 877-444-6777. Campsite reservations open 6 months in advance on a rolling basis.

For more information

Use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.

Thinking ahead

We’re committed to keeping our parks safe, clean, sustainable and welcoming – but we need your help.

Before you go

  • Make a plan: Check for road closures on your route and research your destination for the possibility of fire bans, reservoir-swimming restrictions or other conditions that may affect your visit.

  • …and a plan B: Make a backup plan in case of crowds. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, come back another day. (Tip: try visiting on weekdays or at off-peak times to beat the crowd!)

During your visit

Keep it clear: Park only in designated areas. Do not double-park or block entrances.

  • Stop the spread: Wear a mask around people outside of your own party and practice social distancing.

  • Leave no trace: Help us protect these natural areas by staying on-trail, packing out your trash, and admiring wildlife from a distance.