The Three Pools Day Use Area is a popular summer destination with spectacular emerald pools attracting well over 15,000 visitors each year, primarily for swimming.
At a Glance
Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
||Willamette National Forest
Detroit Ranger Station
12 miles northwest of Detroit
From Salem, follow Hwy 22 east to Mehama. Turn on Little North Santiam Road (FS 2209) and proceed for 17 miles to Three Pools Day Use Area.
- NO water
- NO campfires permitted
- Garbage service
To reduce congestion that causes traffic safety problems, vehicles cannot park along Forest Road 2207 within 1/2 mile to either side of the Three Pools Day Use entrance.
A new parking area has been constructed and accommodates about 90 vehicles.