Longbow Organization Camp


Longbow Organization Camp was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The historic campground provides a covered cooking area with a fireplace and six sleep shelters that face the beautiful South Santiam River.The campground spans 10 acres on a bend of the South Santiam River. The river is fed by runoff from the Cascade Mountains and flows for 66 miles. The Menagerie Wilderness is located nearby.

Elk can sometimes be seen in early May in an elk pasture one mile from Longbow.

Fishing and wading opportunities abound in the South Santiam River.

Visitors interested in hiking can explore the Old Santiam Wagon Road.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Group Campsite - $125 per night, up to 50 people
  • Day Use - No fee
Open Season: 5/1
Usage: Medium
  • 14 day limit
  • No RVs
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: Linn County Parks & Recreation
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger Station

General Information


From Sweet Home, Oregon, travel east on Highway 20 for 17 miles to Forest Road 2032. Follow Road 2032 to Longbow Organization Camp.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Shelter with kitchen and dining area, BBQ for cooking, fire rings
  • Garbage service
  • Amphitheater
  • Sleeping shelters
  • NO electricity
  • Firewood available for sale

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


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

  • 3-sided shelters to sleep up to 50 people
Reservation InfoReserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.

Reservations must be made no less than 5 days in advance

No. of Sites6
No. of Accessible sitesRestroom, picnic shelter, campsite, compacted rock access routes, sleeping shelters, covered kitchen


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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
Drinking water