Upper Arm Day Use Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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

Current Conditions: Updated 08/31/2021: Fires affected entire site and burned portions of all structures. Hazard tree removal will began in late fall 2020 and will be complete summer of 2021. Site reconstruction will begin in summer 2021. Site CLOSED in 2021. See map of Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fire closure area.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $5 per vehicle, per day or valid recreation pass
Open Season: Closed 2021
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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1592 feet