Collins Lake Resort is a 28-acre resort located in the core Government Camp, Oregon, surrounded by over one million acres of the Mt. Hood National Forest. The resort was master planned by local Mt. Hood Skibowl owner Kirk Hanna who purchased the land in 1997.
The resort’s master plan, now over 14 years in the making, began with the development of the Chalets. Developed between 2002 and 2006 as Phase I, the Chalets consist of 151 townhome-style condominiums, plus an elaborate clubhouse, year-round pool and hot tub, and an additional uniquely designed leisure pool.
The Chalets sit on the east side of Collins Lake, a two and a half acre lake hidden in the lush forest landscape. In 2006, Mr. Hanna, completed a reclamation project on Collins Lake, reestablishing its natural depth, installing sediment catch basins to deal with snow removal sediment in the streams and installed natural wildlife and fish habitat to enhance the area.
In addition a network of interpretive trails is incorporated into the property with historic relevance such as an old bridge as part of the original Barlow Road. The trail network allows owners and guests to leisurely walk the property and to get from different parts of the resort into downtown.
Phase II of Collins Lake Resort, the Grand Lodges, began breaking ground in 2006 and completed construction in 2010. These are the most elaborate residences planned for the resort, at around 2,000 square feet with exquisite finishes and amenities, including the two-story clubhouse and partially covered swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.
The final phase of the resort, the Village, is in design and plans to include a gondola connecting Timberline ski area and Mt. Hood Skibowl. The design also includes retail, shops and an ice skating rink in the central common area.