House Rock Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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. The campground host sells firewood.

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: Campground closed for the 2019 season.
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.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees
  • Single Campsites - $18 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $5 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - No fee
Usage: Medium
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: Sweet Home, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilet
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
541-367-5168  

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.39361, -122.24389
44°23'37"N, 122°14'38"W

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.


General Notes:

Campground Map

Close to:

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


Parking:

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited turn-around space in House Rock. Not recommended for RVs


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • tent, auto, no RV sites (turn around access is too limited)
  • Maximum trailer length 22 feet
No. of Sites17, 5 of which are tent only
No. of Accessible sitesRestroom, compacted rock access routes, day use area

Fishing

Show detail SHOW

Hiking

Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW

Picnicking

Show detail SHOW

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW

Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Vault

Quick Links

Areas & Activities

Featured Events

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.39287736118245

  Longitude : 
-122.2452068122736

  Elevation : 
1800 feet

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=4308&actid=29