Marion Forks Campground and Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Adjacent to the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery, Marion Forks Campground is a great 15 site (one pull through) campground tucked away from Highway 22 and a quiet place to relax.

Enjoy a 1/4 mile leisurely stroll along Marion Creek on a paved loop path through the picnic area and fish hatchery and learn about spring Chinook salmon and the history of the area.

Nearby, on Forest Service Road 2255, you can find the little used trail (#3431) to Independence Rock for a short hike. If you drive further up to the end of Road 2255, you'll reach the trailhead to Marion Lake (Trail #3436) leading to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

At a Glance

Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Single Campsites - $12 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $22 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $6 per vehicle, per night
  • Download the mobile app prior to your trip so you can pay the overnight fee digitally onsite with Scan and Pay.
Open Season: Year Round, weather dependent
Usage: Medium
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: July-August
  • 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
Closest Towns:
  • Marion Forks, Oregon
  • Idanha, Oregon (11.7 miles)
  • Detroit, Oregon (16.1 miles)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets (3)
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: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342

General Information


16.1 miles southeast of Detroit, Oregon

From Detroit, Oregon, travel southeast on State Highway 22 for 16 miles to Marion Forks. Turn left at the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery sign.  Day Use Area is adjacent to the Fish Hatchery and Marion Creek. Campground is behind the Fish Hatchery.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Garbage collection, fire grills
  • NO water, NO firewood

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


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

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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Maximum trailer length 24 feet

No. of Sites 15
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking



Interpretive Site: Walk-in to the adjacent Marion Forks Fish Hatchery (Operated by ODFW)
Camping trailer: Up to 24 feet in length
Picnic tables: All sites have at least one table
Tent camping: All sites accommodate tents
Toilets: Vault (3)

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2500 feet