Faraday Hydroelectric Project
The Faraday Hydroelectric Project was “green” when green was only considered a color. It has been a clean source of power for the Portland area for more than 100 years. The engineering of the dam project is as fascinating as that stretch of the Clackamas River is breathtaking. In addition to the lake and trails you’ll see Faraday’s powerhouse, diversion dam, fish ladder and holding pen. A scenic paradise and a feat of early-20th-century engineering!
You’ll enjoy fishing for trout at Faraday Lake, a 26-acre reservoir that is stocked to provide year-round fishing. Only bank fishing is allowed here — no flotation devices. You can walk your dogs off-leash from the lake to the powerhouse and up-river to the diversion dam, all on fairly flat ground. A great two-mile stroll, and fishing for trout along the way. For the more ambitious, you can scale down to the fast-moving waters of the Clackamas River and fish for salmon and steelhead too, competing with the resident herons and eagles.
- ADA accessible
- Located on private land