Longbow Organization Camp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Longbow Organizational Camp is a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) historic group camp that was built in the 1930s. The campground is situated on 10 acres and includes six alpine shelters that sleep a total of 48 people. All shelters are along the river. There is a covered cooking area and an amphitheater that seats 75 people. Firewood can be purchased onsite. This site is only available for group use. No tents, trailers, or RVs are allowed.

There are hiking opportunities nearby, including the Old Santiam Wagon Road. A short hike leads to the Historic Walton Ranch site. The Menagerie Wilderness is located nearby. Fishing and wading opportunities abound in the South Santiam River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sweet Home Ranger District: Camp is closed through May 4, 2017
Reservations: Reservations must be made 5 days ahead of arrival but can be made up to 9 months in advance. Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Group Campsite - $125/night for up to 50 people
  • Day Use - No fee
Open Season: 5/5/17 - 9/23/2017
Usage: Medium-Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • NO RVs permitted
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
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:

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  • 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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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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1200 feet