Marion Forks Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Adjacent to the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery, Marion Forks Campground is a great 15 site (one pull through) campground tucked away from Highway 22 and a quiet place to relax.

Enjoy a 1/4 mile leisurely stroll along Marion Creek on a paved loop path through the picnic area and fish hatchery and learn about spring Chinook salmon and the history of the area.

Nearby, on Forest Service Road 2255, you can find the little used trail (#3431) to Independence Rock for a short hike. If you drive further up to the end of Road 2255, you'll reach the trailhead to Marion Lake (Trail #3436) leading to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Detroit Ranger District: Campground open through Oct 31, 2016 (weather dependent)
Operational Hours: Check-in time is 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time is 1:00 pm.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Single Campsites - $10 per night
  • Multiple Campsites* - $20 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $5 per vehicle, per night
*Multiple Campsites have two tables* 
Open Season: 5/1/2016 snow permitting - 10/31/2016 snow permitting
Usage: Medium
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: July-August
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 24 feet
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground 
Closest Towns:
  • Marion Forks
  • Idanha, Oregon (11.7 miles)
  • Detroit, Oregon (16.1 miles)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets (3)
Passes: Golden Age/Access Pass and Interagency Senior/Access Pass allow holder 50% off overnight fee* *Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites.
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


16.1 miles southeast of Detroit, Oregon

From Detroit, Oregon, travel southeast on State Highway 22 for 16 miles to Marion Forks. Turn left at the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery sign.  Day Use Area is adjacent to the Fish Hatchery and Marion Creek. Campground is behind the Fish Hatchery.

General Notes:

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  • Garbage collection, fire grills
  • NO water, NO firewood

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Parking is limited within the campground. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.

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Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites15


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Camping trailer Up to 24 feet in length
Toilets Vault (3)
Picnic tables All sites have at least one table
Tent camping All sites accommodate tents
Interpretive Site Walk-in to the adjacent Marion Forks Fish Hatchery (Operated by ODFW)
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2500 feet