Marion Forks Campground and Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is 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

Current Conditions: Detroit Ranger District: Campground open year round, weather dependent.
Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees
  • Single Campsites - $10 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $20 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $5 per vehicle, per night
Open Season: Year Round, weather dependent
Usage: Medium
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions:
  • 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
503-854-3366

General Information

Directions:

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

Close to:

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


Parking:

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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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Maximum trailer length 24 feet

No. of Sites15
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Amenities

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

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.61153629936094

  Longitude : 
-121.9474983704413

  Elevation : 
2500 feet

 



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