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Faraday Lake

The perfect fishing spot, all year long

Fish, walk, bike

What could be more relaxing than sitting at the water’s edge with a fishing pole in your hand? That’s what you’ll enjoy at Faraday Lake, a 26-acre reservoir stocked with rainbow trout to provide year-round fishing.

Only bank fishing is allowed here — no boats, rafts, inner tubes or any other flotation devices. Learn about PGE’s efforts to protect fish on the Clackamas River.

Well-graded paths and frequent waterfowl sightings make Faraday Lake a great place to stretch your legs.

The park is also a popular spot to access Oregon’s Cascading River’s Scenic Bikeway, a 70-mile route from Estacada to Detroit Lake. For a family-friendly ride, park at our Old Clackamas Highway trailhead and enjoy four miles of paved roadway.

The park has barrier-free restrooms and picnic sites.

Faraday Park details

Faraday Park is open year-round. The park is free and open to the public.

No reservations are needed; day use only. Be sure to take a look at our Day Use Park Rules.


Faraday Lake is located one mile southeast of Estacada on Highway 224 at the Westside Hydroelectric Project near Faraday Dam.

For access to Faraday Lake, park at the footbridge that leads across the river. For the Old Clackamas Highway Trail follow the road to its end at the trailhead.

Contact us

For more information, use our contact form, or call the PGE Parks Information Line at 503-464-8515.

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