Area Status: Closed
Yukwah Campground is a nice, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 21 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. Many of the 13 sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas fir and hemlock trees. Two double sites are perfect for the bigger group or family. 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. This is a smaller campground with a variety of sites to accommodate different uses, with group sites, sites for trailers and sites for tents. Drinking water is from two hand pump wells. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Vault toilets and garbage cans are spread out in convenient locations in the campground. Firewood is available for a fee.
Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await. Enjoy fishing and swimming in the beautiful South Santiam River or hiking the accessible Yukwah Nature Trail that winds through the campground, and lingering at the picnic area. Hike or bike the Santiam Wagon Road (now a trail), a historic trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands. Iron Mountain, Gordon Meadows and Echo Basin are nearby hiking areas well known for their colorful wildflowers.
At a Glance
||Sweet Home Ranger District: Campground closed through May 4, 2017
||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
||Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
- Single Campsites - $15 per night
- Multiple Campsites - $30 per night
- Extra Vehicles - $5 per vehicle, per night
- Day Use - No fee
||5/5/17 - 9/24/2017
- 14 day limit
- Maximum Trailer Length: 32 feet
||Sweet Home, OR
||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.
||Linn County Parks & Recreation
||Sweet Home Ranger Station
From Sweet Home, OR, travel east on Highway 20 for 20 miles to Yukwah Campground on the right hand side at milepost 49.
- Fishing platform, nature trail along river's edge
- Fire rings, grills
- Garbage servce
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Yukwah Campground offers accessible campsites with compacted gravel surfaces, a day-use picnic site, and fully accessible restrooms. Sites 8-11 are barrier free. The 0.3 mile Yukwah Nature Trail is surfaced with compacted gravel and parallels the South Santiam River within Yukwah Campground. This trail has a 36-inch tread width and grades of less than 5 percent. The trail offers access to six pull offs and two accessible platforms for viewing the river. Two other river platforms are located within two miles of Yukwah Campground and have asphalt parking lots and compacted gravel trails.