Green Canyon Campground & Day Use

Area Status: Closed
Green Canyon Campground map along the Salmon River. Has 15 campsites.

Green Canyon Campground sits in a canyon that was carved out by the scenic Salmon River. The campground sits next to this popular river and is nestled among old-growth trees. There are several hiking trails nearby including those that take you to the surrounding Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

At a Glance

Reservations: This campground is first-come, first-served, and does not take reservations. 

Note: This campground has a seasonal gate, which closes during the winter season.
  • Camping:
    • $25/night for single site
    • $8/night for extra vehicle
    • $2/night additional charge on all holidays and holiday weekends
  • Day use:
    • $10/day/vehicle
    • Northwest Forest Pass accepted in lieu of day-use fee. Interagency Passes, such as the Senior Pass, Military Pass, or Access Pass, are not accepted. Learn more here.
Open Season: 05/13/2023 - 09/16/2023
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 22 ft. max. See Oregon Fish & Wildlife's fishing regulations for specific regulations governing fishing in the Salmon River.
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District: (503) 622-3191

General Information


Directions from Sandy, OR - Travel southeast on Highway 26 to Forest Road 2618 (about one mile past the town of Wemme). Follow 2618 south for approximately four miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 15 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

No. of Sites Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 15 single site(s)

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the Wild and Scenic Salmon river. Fishing is limited to trout during the summer (check local fishing regulations for exact dates and restrictions), but the persistent angler is rewarded with magnificent scenery.
Fish Species Rainbow trout
Fishing Method Fly, Spin

Day Hiking

Hiking and walking available. Trailhead access from the end of the road to the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.


Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness access.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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