There: Hwy 224 East of Estacada about 15 miles.
Fisheries: Timber Lake is stocked with rainbow trout. There are also native cutthroat in the lake. Cool water temperatures in the lake create good trout fishing opportunities throughout the warmer summer months.
Useful Information: Timber Lake is divided in to two lakes, east and west, with a foot bridge crossing the narrowest point. The west side of Timber Lake is deeper and weed-free, and is stocked by ODFW with rainbow trout. No boats are allowed but there is excellent bank access around the lake.
Tackle & Techniques: Standard trout fishing methods, including bobber and worm, PowerBait, spinners and fly casting work well at Timber Lake.
Facilities: There are restrooms at the lake. Numerous campgrounds, both private and US Forest Service, are in the general area.
Additional Activities: Recreational opportunities abound in the immediate area around Timber Lake. There are numerous hiking trails, including Dry Ridge and Austin Creek Trails. Timber Lake is in the heart of the Upper Clackamas River recreation area with river rafting, catch and release trout fishing, North Fork Reservoir, Timothy Lake, as well as many opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Nearby state parks: Bonnie Lure State Recreation Area, Milo McIver State Park.
For More Information:
ODFW North Willamette Watershed District Office — (971) 673-6000
US Forest Service, Clackamas River Ranger District Office — (503) 630-6861