Parks & Campgrounds
Explore the beauty of the Northwest in PGE’s parks and campgrounds
PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is very important to us. To ensure their safety during the coronavirus crisis, on March 23, 2020 we temporarily closed the 14 parks and recreation areas we operate. We are taking a phased approach to reopening them, in cooperation with managers of other nearby recreation sites.
Announced re-opening dates
Open as of May 22:
- Promontory Park
- North Fork Boat Launch
- Pelton Park
- Pelton Wildlife Overlook
- Trojan Park
Opening May 29:
- Timothy Lake
- Lake Harriet
- Clackamas River access sites
- Balancing Rocks
- Monty Campground
- Perry South Campground
Opening June 1:
- Round Butte Overlook
- Timber Park
Closed Indefinitely for reasons unrelated to COVID-19:
- Faraday Lake (for construction)
- Trout Creek Ranch (for golden eagle nesting)
We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities and our recreation partners as we open our park and recreation facilities.
Visitors to parks are asked to practice physical distancing from those outside their immediate party.
To help protect visitors’ health and safety, we are keeping campground showers and large-group communal areas closed, increasing the frequency of facilities cleaning and disinfecting, posting signage to promoting physical distancing, and scheduling additional staff. The company is also working with concessionaires at PGE Parks to help them follow CDC safety guidelines.
Clackamas River Corridor
PGE Parks & Recreation Area Amenities and Activities
Building a better Oregon
Our parks, adjacent to our hydroelectric plants, are an important piece of our environmental stewardship efforts. The peaceful recreation you can enjoy at these wonderful locations goes hand in hand with our efforts to protect fish and other precious resources.
Recreating safely near dams
Along with generating clean energy, our dams provide excellent places for fishing, boating, camping and more. However, recreation near dams, reservoirs and powerhouses presents potential risks. It is important to understand the hazards and safety measures for recreating near hydroelectric projects.