Detroit Flats Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Visit the Detroit Flats Day Use Area for picnicking and other day use activities such as picnicking, kayaking, swimming, boating, and water skiing in Detroit Lake (dependent on water levels).

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Picnic tables
Fees: No Fee
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: See special regulations for the area, including dispersed camping restrictions.
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342

General Information


Located in the city of Detroit, Oregon.

From State Highway 22, in Detroit, turn west at Santiam Avenue.  Continue west on Santiam Avenue until intersection with Detroit Road. Turn south on Detroit Road and continue 0.3 miles to Detroit Flats Day Use Area.

General Notes:
  • BBQ grills
  • Portable toilets and garbage service in summer

Close to:

Boating Regulations & Boating Safety: Oregon State Marine Board manages boating regulations. Visit their website for boating regulations and safety information. They also have links to information about water levels in the reservoirs.

Boating Safety

Boating Laws

Fishing Regulations & Information: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages fishing regulations. Visit their website for information on fishing seasons and fishing licenses.

Reservoir and River Level Information: From the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing


  • Day use only
  • Open year round
No. of Sites 6

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized




Picnic tables:
Boat ramp:

Related Information

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1600 feet