Cleator Bend Group Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Cleator Bend Group Campground, located on a bend of the Breitenbush River, is a popular destination for river runners and camping lovers alike. The group area provides an ideal base camp for fishing, hiking, biking and more. A vault toilet is located in the middle of the camping loop and two water spigots are provided. Trash collection, campfire circles and picnic tables are provided. Additionally, firewood is sold on-site. The capacity for the group site is 45 guests.

The Breitenbush River is a popular spot for wading, swimming and rainbow trout fishing. The South Breitenbush Gorge Trail is three miles from the campground. Here, hikers can view the river passing through basalt narrows. During the hike, look for a log footbridge that crosses Roaring Creek's cascading waters.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/19/2022: Campground inside the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires closure area and closed to the public. See map of Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires closure area (Detroit Ranger District).
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $149 per group per day
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: July - August
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time: 1:00 pm 
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground 
  • No camping within 200 foot radius from the bridge on Forest Service Road 2231. Forest Order 18-2013-04-04
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon (8.9 miles)
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.77799, -121.99942
44°46'41"N, 121°59'58"W

From Highway 22 at Detroit, turn onto Breitenbush Road (Forest Service Road 46). The campground is 9.8 miles ahead on the right.

General Notes:

Campground Map (georeferenced pdf)

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Limited parking

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


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Toilets: Vault
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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2200 feet