PARK ALERT: Lake Harriet is closed for renovations until spring. The road past Lake Harriet (U.S. Forest Service Road 4630) is open.
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.
A 10-site campground is located at the head of the lake, surrounded by a sparse forest of alder trees that provide some shade.
The park, located at 2,000 feet in the Mount Hood National Forest, also provides great boating and canoeing. PGE manages this site in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
Lake Harriet Renovation Project – September 2017
Construction will begin at Lake Harriet Campground and Day Use Area right after Labor Day weekend. Upgrades to both areas include additional vehicle and trailer parking, new boat ramp, improved fishing access, new restrooms, and upgrades to campsites. Parking will not be allowed along FS Road 4630 to provide safer access for traffic and emergency vehicles. The lake will remain open during construction however, there will be times when the road or areas within the site are not accessible. Please see drawing for further details.
Lake Harriet details
Lake Harriet is open year-round; the campground is open from late May until early mid-September. There is a $5 day-use fee; for camping, reservations and a small fee are required. Camping reservations: Call 877-444-6777 or reserve space online using the National Recreation Reservation Service.
From Portland, take Highway 224.
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.
Watch for signs to Lake Harriet.