Hoover Campground and the the adjacent Hoover Group Site sit among Douglas fir and maple trees and large ferns at an elevation of 1,600 feet on the shores of the sparkling Detroit Lake. An interpretive trail and a viewing and fishing platform are part of the campground. Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table. Flush toilets are available at the campground and the group campground has a vault toilet. Access roads are made from compacted rock and dirt. Firewood can be purchased on-site.
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.
Sailing, boating, water skiing and fishing are all excellent options for enjoying Detroit Lake. Catfish, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon are among the most common species found in the lake. A convenient boat ramp lies adjacent to the campground.
Several hiking trails dot the area, including Stahlman Point Trail, which offers beautiful vistas of Detroit Lake and the surrounding area. The Hoover Nature Trail is an accessible, short footpath that delights many campers.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open for 2023 season.|
|Operational Hours:||2023 Season: May 5 - September 10|
|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. Reservations for 2023 season begin 5/5/23.|
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Open Season:||May 5, 2023 - September 10. 2023|
|Closest Towns:||Idanha, Oregon (2.7 miles)
Detroit, Oregon (3.7 miles)
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1); Flush Toilets (2)|
|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
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).
Hoover Campground is ahead 1 mile on the right, just past FS Road #1003.
Campground Map (georeferenced pdf)
- Garbage service
- Firewood sold on site, fire rings
- Interpretive nature trail, viewing/fishing platforms
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Limited parking in campsites, but there is an overflow parking area near the entrance. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.
Offers 13 barrier-free campsites, a barrier-free nature trail with fishing platforms and a 200-foot long, barrier-free fishing pier. Campsites are available by reservation for people who either have visual impairments or who use a wheelchair or walking devices.
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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
- Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
- No trailer hookups
|No. of Sites||37|
|No. of Accessible sites||13 campsites, boat launch, viewing/fishing platform, 2 restrooms, picnic table, compacted rock/dirt access routes, nature trail|
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
Group CampingRecreation areas with activity Group Camping:
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Boating - MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:
Boating - Non-MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
SwimmingRecreation areas with activity Swimming:
WaterskiingRecreation areas with activity Waterskiing:
|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:||Flush and vault toilets|
|Boat ramp:||Fee charged for using the parking area|
Alerts & Warnings
- Middle Fork RD: Prescribed Burn Planned for 5/24/23
- Middle Fork RD: Road contruction on Rd 21 will cause delays
- 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