House Rock Campground
House Rock Campground is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old growth forest grove. The campground road and parking spurs are composed of packed dirt and rock. The double-loop area comes with accessible vault toilets and drinking water from hand pumps. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are at each site.
Campers enjoy hiking the House Rock Trail, which starts at the day-use area. Part of the trail shares paths with the historic Santiam Wagon Road, a trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.
In addition to the House Rock Trail, hikers have access to a variety of other trails in the Tombstone Pass Area, like the Iron Mountain Trail.
Swimming is popular, especially because many sites have riverfront access to shallow swimming areas. Anglers can cast for native cutthroat trout.
Visit nearby Foster Lake or Green Peter Lake for lake fishing and boating.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the 2023 season.|
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Sweet Home, OR|
|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:||Sweet Home Ranger District
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home, OR 97386
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sweet Home, follow Highway 20 east for 26 miles to Forest Road 2044 and turn right. Follow Forest Road 2044 for a half mile and turn right, then drive for another quarter mile. House Rock Campground is across the Sheep Creek bridge.
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
PLEASE NOTE: There is limited turn-around space in House Rock. Not recommended for RVs
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
- tent, auto, no RV sites (turn around access is too limited)
- Maximum trailer length 22 feet
|No. of Sites||17, 5 of which are tent only|
|No. of Accessible sites||Restroom, compacted rock access routes, day use area|
River and Stream FishingRecreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Viewing SceneryRecreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
SwimmingRecreation areas with activity Swimming:
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Wiley, Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- ACTIVE FIRES: Petes Lake, Lookout, Bedrock, etc.
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada for summer
- Road NF-1993 across Cougar Dam closed for construction June 5-Sept. 28, 2023