PGE Parks and COVID-19
The safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is critical to us. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and our recreation partners as we operate our park and recreation facilities.
Masks, face shields or other face coverings are currently required statewide in Oregon for indoor public spaces—this includes park stores, visitor centers and multi-stall restrooms. Effective July 15, face coverings are also required in Oregon’s outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
To help protect visitors’ health and safety, we are operating showers on a limited basis and reservable large-group areas with restrictions. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting facilities, posted signage to promoting safety measures and requirements, and cancelled all events and in-person educational programs.
The company is working with concessionaires at PGE Parks to help them follow CDC and OHA safety guidelines.
A fishing lake just for kids
If you’re looking for a family-friendly camping in the Portland area, Promontory Park is the place. This alcohol-free campground on the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River offers a variety of camping options and recreational activities all in the same location.
At Promontory Park you’ll find:
- Tent and RV sites
- Cabins and yomes
- Restrooms and showers
- Hiking trails
- Family activities
- Playground and kids’ fishing lake
- Picnic areas and electric cooking facilities
- Reservable picnic shelter (accommodates 75)
- Boat launches and motor boat, kayak, paddle board rentals
- Fishing docks and fish cleaning stations
- Marina and camp store
A yome is cross between a yurt and a dome, with canvas walls. Each is equipped with bunks and sleeps five. Cabins have two sets of bunk beds and also accommodate five. If you reserve a yome or cabin all you need to bring is your cooking gear, toiletries and bedding.
The park store offers groceries, ice, fishing tackle, boat rental, fuel and more. There is no speed limit on most of the reservoir, but the upper end has an enforced limit of 10 miles per hour.
Small Fry Lake was developed exclusively for young anglers. Kids up to 17 years old can fish for two trout per day on this stocked pond.
Nearby is the North Fork Lower Boat Launch, a free day-use area; the Wild and Scenic Upper Clackamas River, one of the best whitewater paddling rivers in Oregon; and the Mt. Hood National Forest, a mecca for hikers, cyclists, anglers and nature enthusiasts.
The park has barrier-free restrooms, campsites and fishing areas.
Promontory Park details
Promontory Park and its campsites are open from May 22 to Sept.12, 2020.
Campers can make online reservations for the 2020 season beginning Jan. 2 at 8 a.m., or by phone/email starting March 2 at 8 a.m.
Before making a reservation, campers should be aware that this campground was designed in the 1950s and, although it has been renovated, it maintains some of that 50s charm. The roads are narrow and winding and the sites are best suited for tents or very compact camping units.
The campground is also built into the landscape, so sites are carved into hillsides, lined along the reservoir and tucked in among giant boulders. Some sites are close together (great for booking with a friend), while others are more removed. Filled with character, Promontory is not your cookie-cutter campground.
Pets are permitted at select cabin and yome sites. Pets are permitted on leash at tent sites. See Parks & Recreation Rules for more details.
Promontory Park: 503-630-7229
Promontory Park Store and Marina: 503-630-5152
Promontory Park is 7 miles east of Estacada on Highway 224.
40600 E. Highway 224
Estacada, OR 97023
For more information, use our contact form or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.