Detroit Flats Day Use Area
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|
|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
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.
- BBQ grills
- Portable toilets and garbage service in summer
- Hoover Campground
- Hoover Group Campsite
- Santiam Flats Campground
- Gold Butte Lookout
- Detroit Reservoir Trail Area
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.
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.
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
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Fall Pile Burning and Prescribed Fire Planned
- Portion of McKenzie River Trail closed; trail detour in place
- Christmas Tree Permits Available Now; 6th Annual Ornament Hunt Nov. 17-Dec. 31
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada