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.
The map for Lake Harriet is currently being updated. Visit recreation.gov for details on the Lake Harriet campground.
Best-kept secret at Mount Hood
Lake Harriet, near Timothy Lake and Mount Hood, is a 22-acre reservoir that stores water for PGE’s Oak Grove Hydroelectric Project.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and cutthroat and brown trout can also be caught here, making it an angler’s paradise.
An 8-site campground is located at the head of the lake, surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide shade.
The park, located at 2,000 feet in the Mount Hood National Forest, also provides great boating and paddling. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Lake Harriet details
Lake Harriet is open year-round for day use. The campground is open from May 22 until Sept. 12, 2020. There is a $5 day-use fee.
For camping reservations, call 877-444-6777 or make a reservation online. Campsite reservations open 6 months in advance.
From Portland, take Highway 224 towards Estacada. Just past the Ripplebrook Campground, turn left on U.S. Forest Service Road 57, then take another left on U.S. Forest Service Road 4630. Follow signs for Lake Harriet.
For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.