Trout Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Trout Creek Campground is a fun, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 20 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. Many of the 24 sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees. The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and includes a welcoming day use shelter with a fireplace and five pull-through RV parking loops and a mix of standard parking spurs. Drinking water is from a hand pump well. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Firewood is available for a fee.

Wading and fishing are popular in the river and hikers enjoy easy access to the 2.8-mile Trout Creek Trail and the short Walton Ranch Interpretive Trail

The Menagerie Wilderness can be accessed from the Trout Creek Trail, so hikers and backpackers can explore the area's extensive system of trails. Rooster Rock Trail is just across the road. This 3.3 (one-way) mile trail provides access to Rooster Rock, a stone pinnacle in the Menagerie Wilderness popular among rock climbers (rated 5.4). Additional nearby pinnacles are rated up to 5.9.

Visit the old Santiam Wagon Road, a historic trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.

 

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
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, Oregon
Water: Yes, hand pumps
Restroom: Vault toilets
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):
44.39694, -122.07556
44°23'49"N, 122°4'32"W

From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 19 miles and look for signs for the Trout Creek Campground.


General Notes:

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


Parking:

Paved parking


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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, or RV site
  • Maximum trailer length: 24 feet for 16 sites; 8 sites can accommodate RV's up to 32 feet
No. of Sites23, 4 of which are smaller better for tents
No. of Accessible sitesRestroom, paved access routes, interpretive trail

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Vault

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.39851333174419

  Longitude : 
-122.3489090088748

  Elevation : 
1200 feet

 



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