If you’re looking for a family-friendly camping in the Portland area, Promontory Park is the place. This 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.
At Promontory Park you’ll find:
Tent and RV sites
Cabins and yomes
Restrooms and showers
Playground and kids’ fishing lake
Picnic areas and electric cooking facilities
Reservable picnic shelter (accommodates 75)
Boat launches and motor boat, kayak, paddle board rentals
Fishing docks and fish cleaning stations
Marina and camp store
A yome is cross between a yurt and a dome, with canvas walls on a platform. Each is equipped with bunks and sleeps five. There is electricity, 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 stocked pond.
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.