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Campground Camping

The Forest has more than 70 developed campgrounds, which contain some 1,500 campsites. Campsites generally include a table, a fire grate, and a tent or trailer space. RV hookups are not available, although most campgrounds have water and a vault or flush toilets. 

Most overnight sites require a user fee. While the Forest Service administers all campground facilities, private businesses provide daily maintenance on most sites.

Current campground conditions are listed under the recreation conditions report...

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Campground Camping Areas

  • Detroit Ranger District (US Highway 22) area description
  • Breitenbush Campground
  • Detroit Lake area description
  • Cove Creek Campground area description
  • Hoover Campground area description
  • Piety Island Campground
  • Santiam Flats Campground
  • Southshore Campground
  • Elk Lake Campground
  • Humbug Campground
  • Marion Forks Campground and Day Use Area
  • Riverside at Detroit Campground
  • Shady Cove Campground
  • Whispering Falls Campground
  • McKenzie River Ranger District (Hwy 126) area description
  • Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19) area description
  • Cougar Reservoir Area area description
  • Cougar Crossing Campground area description
  • Slide Creek Campground area description
  • Sunnyside Campground
  • French Pete Campground
  • Frissell Crossing Campground
  • Big Lake Area area description
  • Big Lake Campground area description
  • Big Lake West Campground
  • Blue River Reservoir Area area description
  • Lookout Campground
  • Mona Campground
  • Box Canyon Horse Camp
  • Clear Lake Area area description
  • Cold Water Cove Campground
  • Delta Campground area description
  • Ice Cap Creek Campground area description
  • Limberlost Campground
  • Lost Lake Campground
  • McKenzie Bridge Campground area description
  • Alder Springs Campground
  • Scott Lake Campground
  • McKenzie River Area
  • McKenzie River Scenic Byway
  • Olallie Campground area description
  • Paradise Campground area description
  • Smith Reservoir Area area description
  • Lakes End Campground
  • Trail Bridge Reservoir Area area description
  • Trail Bridge Campground
  • Middle Fork Ranger District (Hwy 58) area description
  • Bedrock Campground area description
  • Big Pool Campground
  • Black Canyon Campground area description
  • Blair Lake Campground
  • Blue Pool Campground (Middle Fork Ranger District) area description
  • Broken Bowl Campground
  • Campers Flat Campground
  • Dolly Varden Campground
  • Gold Lake Area area description
  • Gold Lake Campground area description
  • Hills Creek Reservoir Area area description
  • Packard Creek Campground area description
  • Indigo Springs Campground
  • Kiahanie Campground
  • Puma Campground
  • Sacandaga Campground
  • Salmon Creek Falls Campground area description
  • Sand Prairie Campground
  • Secret Campground
  • Skookum Creek Campground
  • Timpanogas Campground
  • Waldo Lake Area area description
  • Islet Campground (Waldo Lake) area description
  • North Waldo Campground area description
  • Shadow Bay Campground (Waldo Lake) area description
  • Sweet Home Ranger District (US Highway 20) area description
  • House Rock Campground area description
  • Trout Creek Campground area description
  • Yukwah Campground area description

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