Timber Park

Serene beauty close to the city

Easy, scenic getaway

This day-use park is our closest to Portland and Salem and is great for disc golf PGE and picnicking.

Timber Park is along Estacada Lake above River Mill Dam. The shoreline is open seasonally for fishing and paddling. Access closes from October 16 to April 30 and during high water events. Ballfields are available for organized sporting events. Two picnic shelters, which can accommodate 50 people, may be reserved for gatherings. There is also a small nature play area for all ages.

Between May 1 and October 15, day use requires a $5 daily vehicle parking permit or a $40 season pass. Permits are payable by credit card at digital pay stations. Contact us for a season pass.

Directions to Timber Park

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Make a reservation – day use

If you want to reserve a picnic shelter or part of the park for a private group, there is a reservation fee. Phone reservations and email requests for the upcoming season will be accepted beginning the first business day in March at 8 a.m. Please make a reservation using the Day Use Area Permit Application. Contact Timber Park at 503-630-5120. Find details about the group areas and fee schedules here.

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, 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 PGE that do.

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.