Faraday Lake

The perfect biking, running and walking spot, all year long

ALERT: Faraday Road is closed indefinitely due to landslides and wildfires in the proximity.

The lake, park and surrounding areas are closed for construction. Parking near the bridge and access to all areas across the bridge (SE of the Clackamas River) is closed.

The area will reopen 2021. Learn more about the new Faraday Powerhouse.


COVID-19

We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as we operate our park and recreation facilities.

Face coverings are currently required statewide and at our recreation sites for indoor public spaces at all times.

They are required for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the OHA.

For recommendations on how to protect yourself while at parks, visit the CDC.

WILDFIRES

Area wildfires affected our parks along the Clackamas River and in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Here is the status of our parks:

  • Limited access: Timothy Lake’s trails are open; however, the road along the south shore remains closed by Forest Service orders. The lake and trails are accessible by foot, bicycle and horse from nearby trailheads.
  • Closed indefinitely: Timber Park, Faraday Road, Promontory Park (effective 11/1), Clackamas River Access Sites and Lake Harriet



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.

Directions

For access to the Old Clackamas Highway Trail, follow Faraday Road to its end at the trailhead.

Contact us

For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.

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