Faraday Lake

The perfect fishing spot, all year long

Fish, relax, repeat

What could be more relaxing than sitting at the water’s edge with a fishing pole in your hand? That’s what you’ll enjoy at Faraday Lake, a 26-acre reservoir stocked with rainbow trout to provide year-round fishing.

Only bank fishing is allowed here — no boats, rafts, inner tubes or any other flotation devices. There is a small fishing pier, though many prefer to hike in further to get to their favorite spots. Learn about PGE’s efforts to protect fish on the Clackamas River.

If you enjoy wildlife viewing, Faraday Lake is also home to a variety of waterfowl.

For people with disabilities, the park has accessible restrooms and picnic sites.

Faraday Park details

Faraday Park is open year-round. The park is free and open to the public.

No reservations are needed. Day use only.


Faraday Lake is located one mile southeast of Estacada at the Faraday Hydroelectric Project (the sign on Highway 224 says Westside Hydroelectric Project).

Watch for a sign pointing to the Faraday parking lot. From there, a footbridge leads across the river to the park.

Contact Us

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

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