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 animal – 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 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!)
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.