There are so many ways to have fun outside at our parks and campgrounds. Here are some of our favorites.
Boating, paddling, fishing, or hiking – there’s a way for everyone to play at our parks and campgrounds. Got kids? We have ideas. Need a barrier-free option? We have parks for you, too.
Gather with friends or co-workers, get some exercise or catch a glimpse of wild animals – there are lots of way to enjoy one of our parks for the day.
Go off roading on a mountain biking trail at Timothy Lake:
Or, ride like the wind on your road bike at:
Many of our parks and campgrounds have activities that are perfect for kids. The parks below have junior ranger programs, playgrounds, easy hikes and kid-friendly fishing.
Clackamas River Boater Access Sites – Whitewater paddling only
Pelton Park – Seasonal paddlecraft rentals at marina
Promontory Park – Seasonal paddlecraft rentals at marina
Timber Park – Seasonal paddlecraft rentals at boat launch
Timothy Lake – Seasonal paddlecraft rentals at Pine Point Day Use
Come for the exercise, stay for the gorgeous views and wildlife. From stretch-your-legs strolls to all-day adventures, there are so many options!
½ mile out and back. Accessible with very light traffic. Features: Views of the hoodoos, interpretive panel geologic formations.
2-mile loop trail. Steep rocky, difficult sections, light traffic. Features: Views of Lake Simtustus and the Cascade Range, remnants and an interpretive panel on the Oregon Trunk Railway.
1 mile out and back. Relatively level, very light traffic. Features: Views of Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood and the Lake Billy Chinook canyon; interpretive panels on area geology and raptors.
Get away for the weekend – come camp at one of our parks.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of our parks – here are some accessible options for those with limited mobility.
We’re committed to keeping our parks safe, clean, sustainable and welcoming – but we need your help.
Make a plan: Check for road closures, construction, fire bans, swimming restrictions or other conditions that may hamper your visit.
…and a plan B: Make a backup plan in case of crowds. Try visiting on weekdays or at off-peak times to beat the masses!
EV adventuring? While our parks do not have charging stations (yet!), check here for nearby locations that do.
Stop campfires from becoming wildfires! Keep campfires small, make sure your tent and anything that can burn is a safe distance from your fire, keep water nearby and never leave a fire unattended.
Keep it clear: Park only in designated areas. Do not double-park or block entrances.
Leave no trace: Help us protect these natural areas by staying on-trail, packing out your trash, and admiring wildlife from a distance.