Note: The Mazama Lodge is currently closed to the public and open for internal programming only. Stay tuned for information about its reopening in Summer, 2024.

The Mazama Lodge is nestled in the woods at the base of Mt. Hood at 4,200 feet. This beautiful cabin in is our home on the mountain. We operate many classes and special events at our mountain location, while providing access to our membership throughout the seasons.

The Mazama Lodge is bunk-style and can accommodate upwards of 70 people in a combination of large and small bunk rooms. The Lodge also features a wonderful Great Room, a commercial kitchen, a game room, and facilities for showering, drying out snow gear, and our very own small ski hill at the base of West Leg.  

Our location sits right at the base of Timberline Road, with excellent access to the mountain, as well as walking distance to the restaurants, shopping, and the entertainment of Government Camp.

Mazama Lodge Details

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Lodge Hours (currently CLOSED)

The Mazama Lodge is currently CLOSED. We are open for intermal programming only.

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When will the Lodge reopen?

We are looking forward to reopening to members and groups (antic. Summer, 2024) once needed repairs are complete.

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Renting Mazama Lodge

Stay tuned for more information about the reopening of the Mazama Lodge in Summer 2024!

Mazama Lodge is the perfect place for:  

School Retreats
Church Retreats
Training Sessions
Running Camps
Ski Camps
Birthday Parties
Business Retreats
Classes of all types
Yoga Classes
Climbing Classes
First Aid Classes
Company Picnics

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Mailing address

Mazama Lodge
c/o Mazama Mountaineering Center
527 SE 43rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97215

Lodge Calendar

Winter season is the busy season for the Mazama Lodge!  With many of our classes in full swing, there are a number of ways to experience the Lodge both as a prospective member, current member, and as a volunteer.  As a volunteer run Lodge, we depend on our members to help keep the Lodge oven and available, as well as to help performance maintenance on Work Days and with one-off events.  See all of our our upcoming events, where you can sign up as a member to stay at our Lodge or support our operations.

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Lodge Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers keep the doors open at the Mazama Lodge.  All members can sign up as Lodge Hosts with a small amount of training required. Check this calendar for upcoming Lodge Host opportunities, as well as upcoming Lodge Host Training Opportunities.

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Mazama Lodge Directions

The Lodge has two parking areas, one for winter and one for summer. In summer, when there is no snow, you can park right next to Mazama Lodge. In the winter you will need to park at the SnoPark on the south side of Hwy 26 and walk to the Lodge (about 10 minutes).

Winter Directions

From Portland, follow Hwy 26 east to Government Camp. Just before the turnoff up to Timberline Lodge (left) at the height of the pass, turn off right into the Snopark next to the ODOT maintenance station on the south side of Hwy 26. There is a small loading zone at the base of the footpath up to Mazamas Lodge (see map below).  You can use this area for short term loading/unloading of your stuff, but then please move your vehicle down to the Snopark area off Hwy 26. Only the lodge managers are permitted to park here.

Do not leave any valuables or other goodies (skis included) in your car overnight. Bring everything with you up to the lodge. Skis and other snow toys can be left in the Lodge basement.

Drivers should be fully prepared for winter driving conditions, including tire chains/traction devices and a shovel.  Please check the weather report and the Mt. Hood webcams (the webcam is right in the Snopark for Mazamas Lodge) before you go.

Winter Parking & Permits

Do NOT park at the far east or west ends of the Snopark lot where you might block snowplows or ODOT vehicles – you will be towed!  No fun!  Please park as close as possible to the south edge of the lot (right by the snow mound, away from the highway) so as to make room for the snowplows.  Drivers will need a Snopark permit to park.  Be sure to have one with you – the fines are steep if you don’t!  You can purchase Snopark passes in Sandy or at almost all Portland outdoor stores.  Snopark permits may also be required for parking for our activities on Saturday or Sunday. 

From the Snopark on the south side of Hwy 26, you’ll need to walk about 200 yards to get to the Lodge (a five minute walk).  Cross Hwy 26 (carefully!) and head up the small road opposite (not the road to Timberline).  You’ll see two houses on your right;  across from the second house is a small pullout on the left (the loading zone mentioned above) with a sign for the Mazama Lodge.  An obvious trail goes uphill through the trees from here with one big switchback to reach the Lodge (see the map above).

Summer Directions

Drive 26 east to Government Camp. At the summit at the east end of Government Camp, turn left up toward Timberline Lodge. After about 200 yards, take a sharp left.  Proceed about a 1/4 mile more, and take a right. This is West Leg Road. Go up West Leg Road about 300 yards, and take the first right to the Lodge.

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