Breitenbush Campground is nestled along the banks of its namesake river in the forests of western Oregon. The peaceful flow of the river can be heard throughout the campground, providing a peaceful getaway for campers. A variety of plants and foliage separate the 26 spacious campsites and provide privacy from other sites. Sites have picnic tables, grills and easy access to the vault toilets. Drinking water spigots are spread throughout the campground. Most campsites offer sweeping views of the river.
Wading and fishing are popular activities in the Breitenbush River, and rainbow trout is the most common catch for anglers. Nearby Detroit Lake provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for 2023 season.|
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. Over half the campsites are available for advance reservation via recreation.gov. The remainder are first come first serve.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water|
|Closest Towns:||Detroit, Oregon (9.3 miles)|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilets (4)|
|Passes:||Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.|
|Operated By:||American Land & Leisure|
|Information Center:||Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Detroit, Oregon, at the intersection of State Route 22 and Forest Service Road 46, take Road 46 north and continue 9.3 miles to the campground on the right.
Campground Map (georeferenced pdf)
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
One accessible restroom, five accessible campsites
Parking is very limited in some sites, while not in others. Please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 24 feet)
- no electric hookups available
|No. of Sites||30|
|No. of Accessible sites||5 campsites, 1 restroom, compacted rock/dirt access roads, camping and fishing access|
River and Stream Fishing
|Camping trailer:||Up to 24 feet in length|
|Picnic tables:||All sites have at least one table|
|Tent camping:||All sites accommodate tents|
Alerts & Warnings
- Delays on Forest Road 46, temporary closure starting mid-December
- Landslide on Forest Road 19; one lane traffic
- FIRE CLOSURES: Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Portion of McKenzie River Trail closed; trail detour in place
- Christmas Tree Permits Available Now; 6th Annual Ornament Hunt Nov. 17-Dec. 31