At this 22 site campground, one can take a scenic stroll through an old-growth forest along the Breitenbush River. 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. May through July, the rhododendrons put on a spectacular show blooming in various shades of pink.
Wading and fishing are popular activities in the Breitenbush River, and rainbow trout is the most common catch for anglers.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||10/13/2022: Although open, this campground is in an area impacted by the Beachie Creek and & Lionshead Fires. Before visiting areas affected by wildfire, make sure to review the 4 Steps for Safety for recreating in burned areas.|
|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 (4.6 miles)|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilets (3)|
|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
4.6 miles northeast of Detroit, Oregon
From State Highway 22 at Detroit, Oregon, turn onto Breitenbush Road (FSR 46) and continue for 4.6 miles to Humbug Campground on the right.
Campground Map (georeferenced pdf)
- Garbage service
- Fire grills, firewood available
- The Humbug Flats Trail #3336 starts behind campsite #7
- Gold Butte Lookout
- Elk Lake Campground
- Upper Arm Day Use Area
- Detroit Flats Day Use Area
- Santiam Flats Campground
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Parking is limited in most campsites. 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 30 feet)
- There are no electric hookups available
- Off-road vehicles are not permitted
|No. of Sites||21|
|Camping trailer:||Up to 30 feet in length|
|Picnic tables:||All sites have at least one table|
|Tent camping:||All sites accommodate tents|
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead, Holiday Farm, Potter, etc
- Forest Road 46 open for 11 miles; portion closed to vehicle traffic
- Pile Burning November-March 2023
- Helicopter Operations Near McKenzie Bridge Oct. 19-Feb. 1
- Carmen Diversion Reservoir closed through 2023