North Fork Reservoir, other PGE recreation sites ready for summer fun
Ongoing projects to improve conditions for fish won’t stop boaters, anglers, campers
April 7, 2014
ESTACADA, Ore. — North Fork Reservoir, near Estacada, is open for fishing and other recreational use despite temporary closure of the Promontory Park marina and store during the 2014 and 2015 recreation seasons. The Promontory Park Campground will be open beginning in May, and boating access to the reservoir will be available through a nearby boat ramp that is being improved this spring (although parking will be limited).
Other recreation sites managed by Portland General Electric in the Clackamas River basin will also be open to visitors throughout the season at Timothy Lake, Lake Harriet, Faraday Lake, Estacada Lake (accessed through Milo McIver State Park) and Timber Park. PGE manages these sites as part of its federal license to operate hydroelectric facilities on the Clackamas River, providing opportunities for public access and recreation including fishing, boating, picnicking and other day use activities as well as overnight camping at developed campgrounds and other approved locations. PGE manages its recreation sites at Timothy Lake and Lake Harriet in cooperation with the Mt. Hood National Forest.
The temporary closure of the Promontory Park marina and store is necessary for a two-year construction project also required under PGE’s federal license, part of a comprehensive effort to help improve passage and habitat for migratory salmon and steelhead on the Clackamas River.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will continue to stock North Fork Reservoir and other lakes in the system with trout, and there will be no changes in lake elevation as a result of construction activities.
Reservation information for camping and day use activities at PGE sites is online at PortlandGeneral.com/Parks. Campgrounds are open at Timothy Lake, Lake Harriet and Promontory Park from May 23 through September 14. Reservations can be made now.
PGE operates a total of four generating projects on the Clackamas River, built over the course of seven decades dating back to 1907. Together, these projects have the capacity to produce up to 173 megawatts of emissions-free, renewable power – enough to supply electricity to about 70,000 typical PGE residential customers.
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For more information contact Steve Corson, PGE, 503-464-8444
For more information contact: Brianne Hyder, PGE, 503-464-8596