Promontory Park

The perfect family getaway

A fishing lake just for kids

If you’re looking for nostalgic, family-friendly camping in the Portland area, Promontory Park is the place. This 1950s alcohol-free campground on the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River offers a variety of camping options and recreational activities all in the same location.

  • Tent and small RV sites

  • Cabins and yomes

  • Restrooms and showers

  • Family activities

  • Kids’ fishing pond (only stocked in early summer)

  • Nature play area (coming in 2023)

  • Picnic areas and electric cooking facilities

  • Reservable picnic shelter (accommodates 75)

  • Boat launches and motorboat, kayak, paddle board rentals

  • Fishing docks and fish cleaning stations

  • Marina and camp store

A yome is cross between a rustic yurt and a dome, with canvas walls on a platform. Each is equipped with bunks and sleeps five. There is an outlet, but there are no heaters or air conditioning units. Cabins have two sets of bunk beds and also accommodate five. If you reserve a yome or cabin all you need to bring is your cooking gear, toiletries and bedding.

The park store offers groceries, ice, fishing tackle, boat rental, fuel and more. There is no speed limit on most of the reservoir, but the upper end has an enforced limit of 10 miles per hour. Small Fry Lake was developed exclusively for young anglers. Kids up to 17 years old can fish for two trout per day on this pond stocked in early summer. Nearby is the North Fork Lower Boat Launch, a free day-use area; the Wild and Scenic Upper Clackamas River, one of the best whitewater paddling rivers in Oregon; and the Mt. Hood National Forest, a mecca for hikers, cyclists, anglers and nature enthusiasts. The park has barrier-free restrooms, campsites and fishing areas. Directions to Promontory Park

Promontory Park campground at a glance

Promontory Park is open for reservations from the Friday before Memorial Day through the second weekend in September. It opens the week prior for first-come, first-served camping.

Campers can make online reservations for the upcoming season beginning the first business day in January at 8 a.m., or by phone/email starting the first business day in March at 8 a.m. Before making a reservation, campers should be aware that this campground was designed in the 1950s and, although it has been renovated, it maintains some of that 50s charm. The roads are narrow and winding and the sites are best suited for tents or very compact camping units.

The campground is also built into the landscape, so sites are carved into hillsides, lined along the reservoir and tucked in among giant boulders. Some sites are close together (great for booking with a friend), while others are more removed. Filled with character, Promontory is not your cookie-cutter campground.

Pets are only permitted at pet-friendly designated cabin and yome sites. They are permitted on leash at tent sites. All pets must be attended at all times.

Promontory Park Campground

Standard, Non-electric

Fee

$24

Sites

40

Boat launch

Yes

Hike-to sites

n/a

Barrier-free sites

Yes

Promontory Park Campground

Standard, Electric

Fee

$29

Sites

Boat launch

Hike-to sites

Barrier-free sites

Promontory Park Campground

Yome, Electric

Fee

$35

Sites

Boat launch

Hike-to sites

Barrier-free sites

Promontory Park Campground

Cabin, Electric

Fee

$50

Sites

Boat launch

Hike-to sites

Barrier-free sites

Promontory Park Campground

Picnic Shelter

Fee

$60

Sites

Boat launch

Hike-to sites

Barrier-free sites

Make a reservation

Click on a campground below to make a reservation or call 503-630-7229. Online campsite reservations open on the first business day of January at 8 a.m. Phone or email reservations open on the first business day of March at 8 a.m.

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

  • 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.