Upper Arm Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Upper Arm is situated on a quiet cove of the Breitenbush Arm of Detroit Lake away from motor boating activities. Fishing opportunities abound along the shoreline trails and from the wooden fishing pier. Enjoy calm water at the sandy swimming beach. Observe various species of waterfowl and birds from the wildlife viewpoint.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July - August
Restrictions: The area is CLOSED to dispersed camping. See special regulations for the area.
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon (1 mile)
Operated By: Willamette National Forest ~ Detroit Ranger District
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342

General Information


1 mile north of Detroit, Oregon.

From Detroit, Oregon,  turn onto Breitenbush Road (FSR 46) for 1 mile to Upper Arm Day Use on left.

General Notes:
  • Garbage service
  • Fishing pier, swimming area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Accessible trails, wildlife viewpoint
  • NO water

Close to:

  • 60-foot length parking spaces for 3 RV’s


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  • Day use only recreation area
No. of Sites 13 picnic sites (1 table), 7 multiple picnic sites (2 tables), 1 group picnic area (4 tables)
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Accessible Sites Fishing pier, swimming area with wheelchair ramp, picnic sites, group picnic area, accessible trails (firm-packed crushed rock)



Picnic tables:
Toilets: Vault

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1592 feet