Trout Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Trout Creek Campground is a fun, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 20 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. At 1200-foot elevation, many of the 24 sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees. The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and includes a welcoming day use shelter with a fireplace and five pull-through RV parking loops and a mix of standard parking spurs. Drinking water is from a hand pump well. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Firewood is available for a fee.

Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await. Wading and fishing are popular in the river and hikers enjoy easy access to the 2.8-mile Trout Creek Trail and the short Walton Ranch Interpretive Trail. The Menagerie Wilderness can be accessed from the Trout Creek Trail, so hikers and backpackers can explore the area's extensive system of trails. Visitors can enjoy a brisk swimming in the South Santiam River or if you are looking for a hike the Rooster Rock Trailhead is just across the road. This 3.3 (one-way) mile trail provides access to Rooster Rock, a stone pinnacle in the Menagerie Wilderness popular among rock climbers (rated 5.4). Additional nearby pinnacles are rated up to 5.9.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sweet Home Ranger District: Campground closed through Apr 30, 2017
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Single Campsites - $15 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $5 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - No fee
Open Season: 5/1/2017 - 9/30/2017
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, Oregon
Water: Yes, hand pumps
Restroom: Vault toilets
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: Linn County Parks & Recreation
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger Station

General Information


From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 19 miles and look for signs for the Trout Creek Campground.

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  • Interpretive trail, picnic shelter
  • Garbage service
  • Grills, fire rings

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


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  • Tent, auto, or RV site
  • Maximum trailer length: 24 feet for 16 sites; 8 sites can accommodate RV's up to 32 feet
No. of Sites23, 4 of which are smaller better for tents
No. of Accessible sitesRestroom, paved access routes, interpretive trail


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1200 feet