PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is very important to us. In late March, we temporarily closed our recreation sites to support local, state and federal public health orders. We took a phased approach to reopening, beginning in late May, and now all PGE parks are open except for Faraday Lake, which is closed until the spring of 2021 for construction.
We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities and our recreation partners as we operate our park and recreation facilities.
Visitors to parks are asked to practice physical distancing from those outside their immediate party.
To help protect visitors’ health and safety, we are keeping campground showers and large-group communal areas closed, increasing the frequency of facilities cleaning and disinfecting, posting signage to promoting physical distancing, and scheduling additional staff.
The company is also working with concessionaires at PGE Parks to help them follow CDC safety guidelines.
ALERT: The lake, park and surrounding areas is closed for construction as of April 1, 2019. Parking near the bridge and access to all areas across the bridge (SE of the Clackamas River) is closed.
The area will reopen spring 2021. Learn more about the new Faraday Powerhouse.
Walk, bike, run, repeat
Faraday Road is a popular spot to access Oregon’s Cascading River’s Scenic Bikeway, a 70-mile route from Estacada to Detroit Lake. For a family-friendly ride, a rambling road run or a quiet walk with your dog, park at our Old Clackamas Highway trailhead and enjoy four miles of paved roadway.
For access to the Old Clackamas Highway Trail, follow Faraday Road to its end at the trailhead.
For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.