Southshore Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Southshore Campground, located on the south side of Detroit Lake, offers great camping opportunies - a little further away from the busier portions of Detroit Lake. 30 campsites, amongst the tall trees offers quiet camping in all but the busiest summer weekends.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Detroit Ranger District: Campground closed through May 26, 2017
Operational Hours:
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check-out time: 1:00 pm 
  • 30 First-come, first-serve campsites 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Campsite must be occupied every night paid
  • Single Campsites - $20 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $38 per night*
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
*Multiple Campsites have two tables*
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/26/2017 - 9/8/2017
Usage: Medium
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: June-August
  • 14 day limit
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground 
Closest Towns:
  • Idanha, Oregon (6.3 miles)
  • Detroit, Oregon (7.4 miles) 
Water: Faucet
Restroom: Vault Toilets (6)
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee* 
  • Golden Age/Access Pass
  • Interagency Senior/Access Pass
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites*
  • No passes honored for day use fees.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, travel east on State Highway 22 for 2.7 miles to Blowout Road (FSR10).

From Idanha, Oregon, travel west on State Highway 22 for 0.7 miles to Blowout Road (FSR10).

Proceed on Blowout Road 4.7 miles to Southshore Campground on the right.

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings
  • Firewood sold on site
  • Campground Host available onsite

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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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Campground Camping

  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
  • NO trailer hook-ups
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites32
No. of Accessible sites1 restroom, compacted rock/dirt access routes, day use area, day use picnic tables, grills/camping


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Boat ramp Fee charged for using the parking area
Camping trailer Up to 30 feet in length
Toilets Vault (6)
Picnic tables All sites have at least one table
Parking Extra vehicle parking located near the entrance
Tent camping All sites accommodate tents
Drinking water Faucets
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1600 feet