Area Status: Open People swimming in a lake using an innertube. Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point. The campground is well-known for its scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as being a great, family-friendly place to camp.
Natural Features: The campground is located about 40 miles southeast of Portland, in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It sits alongside Trillium Lake at an elevation of 3,600 feet, and is nestled in a shady, mixed conifer forest that provides privacy between campsites.
Recreation: Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on 63-acre Trillium Lake. A small boat ramp is available within the campground and a larger ramp is available in the nearby day-use area. An accessible fishing pier is also available. Anglers cast for a variety of trout.The 2-mile Trillium Shoreline Trail circles the lake, and parts of it are accessible. Visitors also enjoy hiking and biking on other trails in the vicinity. Tours of the area's historical sites are also popular.
Facilities: The campground offers dozens of single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some first-come, first-served sites are available, as well as some fully accessible sites. Parking surfaces are mostly paved, but some are gravel. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An accessible picnic shelter is adjacent and can accommodate up to 30 people. Parking is available. An accessible amphitheater within the campground can be reserved for day use and can accommodate up to 30 people. Educational programs are held on weekends throughout the summer.
Nearby Attractions: Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within 10 miles of the campground.
Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Non-motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch
At a Glance Current Conditions: Open for 2022 season. Reservations: Reserve online at Recreation.gov. Make reservations 2 days in advance, or up to 6 months in advance for standard sites, and 12 months in advance for group sites. Fees: Camping - $26/Night single site $8/night for 2nd vehicle $52/night double site $8/night 3rd and 4th vehicles Trillium Lake Yurt - $110/night Day use: $10/day/vehicle NW Forest Pass is accepted in lieu of day use fee. Trillium Group Day Use - $72/day. Trillium Group Amphitheater - $92/day. Open Season: 6/17/22 - 09/25/2022 Usage: Heavy Restrictions: Vehicles 40 ft. max. Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR Water: Drinking Water Restroom: Vault Toilet Passes: Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access. Day use: NW Forest Day or NW Forest Annual Passes ONLY may be used in lieu of payment. Winter use: Sno-Park Pass is required. Operated By:
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District General Information Directions: From Portland, OR travel southeast on Highway 26 for about 40 miles. Turn right a mile east of Government Camp, OR. Continue 2 miles to the campground entrance.
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Accessibility: Accessible fishing access.
Looks great but still snowed in April 27 2022
Super convenient and easy to get to. Great spot to find respite after day hikes and adventures. Not private but who cares… One thing is trash.. C’mon guys. If you don’t have a bucket with you atleast pack out your toilet paper. So much toilet paper in the woods that encompass each site. For newer campers; your ‘poop’ builds up guys. Would love more people to be more eco friendly when it comes to personal waste as well as our trash. During fire season, people seem to leave trash in fire rings.. again, not cool.
These are no more than spots on the shoulder of the NF road to park, but they get the job done. You will get some road noise during the day with people driving/hiking by, but access to the lake is amazing. VZW/ATT was serviceable for working, video calls really only worked with my booster though. Best served for car/van camping or a small RV (I barely fit at 25'). Also, no good sun for solar but the trees keep everything nice and cool during the day!
Plenty of spots to camp, the lake was packed and I just walked in and grabbed a spot.
Trillium Lake is epic. It was very crowded but we found this dispersed spot that was a little more out of the way. There is a trail around the lake, so people will walk by frequently. There were a lot of campsites on this side of the lake and they filled up over the couple days we spent there. The views of Mt Hood and awesome swimming and fishing make this place totally worth it.