Trillium Lake Campground

Trillium Lake Campground is a popular, all-season recreation site in Oregon near the town of Government Camp. The campground features 64 spacious single-family campsites, allows RVs of up to 40 feet, and has reservation-only ADA accessible campsites. The campground provides a perfect setting for outdoor activities. 

Getting There

From Portland, OR, travel southeast on US Highway 26 for about 40 miles. Turn right a mile east of Government Camp, OR.  Continue two miles to the camp entrance. Parking is just before the dam and the trail starts there. 

Things To Do 

Trillium Lake Campground has different activities all year and is a wonderful place for snow sports, hiking, and camping.

Here is an overview of some popular outdoor activities at Trillium Lake Campground: 

Winter Sports 

Trillium Lake is a great destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. For those who love sightseeing expeditions in winter, the campground features a spectacular northern view of Mount Hood. 

At Trillium Lake Campground, there are different areas for:

  • Mushing 
  • Skiing/Snowboarding 
  • Sledding/Tubing 
  • Snowmobiling 
  • Cross-country Skiing/Snowshoeing 

Check out the Trillium Lake Campground map for information about the activities. The park rangers are also ready to answer questions and give updates on conditions.

Off-Highway Vehicle Riding and Camping 

Trillium Lake Campground is a great place for an off-road experience.

  • OHV camping
  • OHV open area riding 
  • OHV trail riding 

Before making reservations, check the State of Oregon Safety Education Card for rules and regulations. 


Approximately 200,000 people cycle in Mt. Hood National Forest every year. Trillium Lake Campground is a perfect destination for mountain biking or road cycling. There are over 140 miles of dirt trails and hundreds of miles of paved road for safe, scenic rides.

Camping and Cabins 

Trillium Lake Campground has primitive options or more developed sites. Some campsites are first-come-first-serve, but many are by reservation only.

 Options include:

  • Cabin rentals
  • Campground camping 
  • Dispersed camping 
  • Ground camping 
  • RV camping 

It’s important to note that firewood from outside the Mt. Hood park area is not allowed to be brought in.


Lake fishing and river fishing are available all around Trillium Lake. There is limitless potential for the inexperienced and the experienced fisherman alike, as well as amazing scenery.  Check regulations at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website. 


Over 2 million people visit Mt.Hood for the stunning landscape and local wildlife. The scenic byways wind through the striking western rainforests and the eastern dry pine forests of Mt. Hood. The Trillium Lake area is a striking example of biodiversity in its landscape and animal life, and it is a wonderful location for year-round sightseeing.

FAQ: Are pets allowed within Trillium Lake Campground?

Yes!  Dogs need to be leashed at all times.

FAQ: Is swimming allowed at Trillium Lake Campground?

Visitors can swim within designated areas during the warmest summer months. The water can be cold because of the high elevation and snowmelt from the mountain other times of the year.

Amenities Available at Trillium Lake Campground

Here is a list of  a few amenities:

  • Amphitheater 
  • Barbecue grills 
  • Boat launch/ramp
  • Boat camping 
  • Campfire center
  • Campground host
  • Campsite tables 
  • Drinking water 
  • Equestrian trails
  • Fire pit
  • Fire rings
  • Fire wood 
  • Picnic tables 
  • Restrooms / vault toilets

Trillium Lake Campground provides amazing views of Mount Hood National Forest, has fun outdoor activities, and is easily accessible with well-maintained pathways. It is a great destination for anyone who loves camping.