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. Many campground and cabin reservations can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. For a full list of campgrounds north to south by ranger district, click here.

Campground Camping Areas

  • Detroit Ranger District (on 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 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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