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Clackamas Lake

Basics
Number of Sites:
45

Amenities

Basic Amenities
  • Drinking Water
Special Features
  • Fishing

Details

Season
Open through Sun Oct 06 2013
Location
Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.09583, -121.74722
45°5'45"N, 121°44'50"W

From Sandy, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road (Forest Road 42). Turn right on Skyline Road and continue south for 10 miles to the Clackamas Lake entrance sign. Turn left and head east less than half a mile to the campground entrance.

Basic Info
Total Sites:
45
Tent Sites:
25
Clackamas Lake is a great place for fishing, swimming and non-motorized boating. Anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat, brook, rainbow or German brown trout. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area as well.

Nearby Timothy Lake provides opportunities for picnicking and water-related recreation, including use of power boats.

The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than a mile from the campground. It is a series of structures and cabins built to house Forest Service workers in the early 1900s. Rustic architecture and the historic nature of the buildings and the surrounding area, draws thousands of tourists each year. It is a must-see while staying at the campground.

Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are also popular activities. The 2.2-mile Miller Trail begins in the campground and connects to the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends more than 2,650 miles, from Canada to Mexico. Additional trails, to scenic Little Crater Lake and to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, are also available in the area.

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