Southshore Campground


Area Status: Open

At an elevation of 1,604 ft., Southshore Campground is located on the south shore of Detroit Lake, a little west and south of Pretty Knob Island. A mix of wooded and open sites are available, located a little further away from the busier portions of Detroit Lake. You'll find quiet camping on all but the busiest weekends. The campground offers 25 single and five double family campsites. There are vault toilets and drinking water onsite. Coin operated showers are available a mile away at Cove Creek.

Detroit Lake is a popular destination for boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon and catfish are found in the lake. A boat ramp and dock are located next to the campground.

Additional hiking trails can be found across the lake, including those that lead to Dome Rock and Needle Rock. The town of Detroit is across the lake with hometown activities. The Cascading Rivers Bikeway is a draw for cyclists.

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.

At a Glance

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
Fees:
  • Single Campsites - $22 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $42 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $8 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $8 per vehicle, per day
Campsite must be occupied every night paid. Download the Recreation.gov mobile app prior to your trip so you can pay the overnight fee digitally onsite with Scan and Pay.
Open Season: 5/27/22 - 9/18/22
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: June-August
Restrictions:
  • 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 
Special regulations are in place to help protect this area and preserve the experience for you and for future visitors, including dispersed camping restrictions.
Closest Towns: Idanha, Oregon (6.3 miles)
Detroit, Oregon (7.4 miles) 
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets (6)
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual, single occupancy campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342
503-854-3366

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.7054, -122.17619
44°42'19"N, 122°10'34"W

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). Proceed on Blowout Road 4.7 miles to Southshore Campground on the right.


General Notes:

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


Parking:

Parking is limited within the campground. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
  • no electric hookups available
No. of Sites 32
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Accessible sites 1 restroom, compacted rock/dirt access routes, day use area, day use picnic tables, grills/camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Swimming

Waterskiing

Amenities

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: Vault (6)
Boat ramp: Fee charged for using the parking area
Drinking water: Faucets

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.7054

  Longitude : 
-122.17619

  Elevation : 
1600 feet