Hoover Campground

Area Status: Open
Hoover Campsite (Image1)

Hoover Campground and the the adjacent Hoover Group Site sit among Douglas fir and maple trees and large ferns at an elevation of 1,600 feet on the shores of the sparkling Detroit Lake. An interpretive trail and a viewing and fishing platform are part of the campground. Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table. Flush toilets are available at the campground and the group campground has a vault toilet. Access roads are made from compacted rock and dirt. Firewood can be purchased on-site.

In the day use area, there is about 1,000 ft. of shoreline. There is a dock for launching, loading and unloading only. There is no mooring allowed.

Sailing, boating, water skiing and fishing are all excellent options for enjoying Detroit Lake. Catfish, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon are among the most common species found in the lake. A convenient boat ramp lies adjacent to the campground. 

Several hiking trails dot the area, including Stahlman Point Trail, which offers beautiful vistas of Detroit Lake and the surrounding area. The Hoover Nature Trail is an accessible, short footpath that delights many campers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for 2024 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: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Single Campsites - $28 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $52 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $9 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $9 per vehicle, per day
Campsite must be occupied every night paid
Open Season: 04/28/2024 - 10/01/2024
Usage: Medium
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: June-August
  • Check-in time is 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time is 1:00 pm.
  • 14 day stay limit
  • Use of chainsaws in campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on a leash at all times within the campground
See special regulations for the area, including dispersed camping restrictions.
Closest Towns: Idanha, Oregon (2.7 miles)
Detroit, Oregon (3.7 miles)
Water: Yes, Faucet
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1); Flush Toilets (2)
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: Linn County Parks & Recreation
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, travel east on State Highway 22 for 2.7 miles to Blowout Road (FSR10).

From Idanha, Oregon, travel west on State Highway 22 for 0.7 miles to Blowout Road (FSR10).

Hoover Campground is ahead 1 mile on the right, just past FS Road #1003.

General Notes:

Campground Map (georeferenced pdf)

  • Garbage service
  • Firewood sold on site, fire rings
  • Interpretive nature trail, viewing/fishing platforms

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


Limited parking in campsites, but there is an overflow parking area near the entrance. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


Offers 13 barrier-free campsites, a barrier-free nature trail with fishing platforms and a 200-foot long, barrier-free fishing pier. Campsites are available by reservation for people who either have visual impairments or who use a wheelchair or walking devices.

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
  • No trailer hookups
No. of Sites 37
No. of Accessible sites 13 campsites, boat launch, viewing/fishing platform, 2 restrooms, picnic table, compacted rock/dirt access routes, nature trail

RV Camping

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Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

Lake and Pond Fishing

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Day Hiking

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Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Boating - Motorized

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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Recreation areas with activity Swimming:


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Camping trailer: Up to 30 feet in length
Picnic tables: All sites have at least one table
Tent camping: All sites accommodate tents
Parking: Extra vehicle parking located near the entrance
Toilets: Flush and vault toilets
Boat ramp: Fee charged for using the parking area
Drinking water: Faucets

Recreation Areas

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1600 feet