Marion Forks Campground and Day Use Area
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|
|Open Season:||Year Round, weather dependent|
|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
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.
- Garbage collection, fire grills
- NO water, NO firewood
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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
|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|
Alerts & Warnings
- ACTIVE FIRES: Petes Lake, Lookout, Bedrock, etc.
- FIRE CLOSURES: Wiley, Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Public Use Restrictions (Fire Restrictions) in Effect
- Prescribed burn planned in McKenzie Sept. 22
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada for summer
- Road NF-1993 across Cougar Dam closed for construction June 5-Sept. 28, 2023