Detroit Ranger District (on US Highway 22)

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Detroit Ranger District (US Highway 22)

A view of Mt Jefferson covered in snowDetroit Ranger District is located in the northern part of the Willamette National Forest, bordering Mt. Hood National Forest and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

This area is accessible from the west on Highway 22 from Salem, from the east on Highway 22 via Highway 20/126 from the Santiam Pass area, or from the north on Forest Road 46 from the Mt. Hood National Forest.


Here you will find popular campgrounds in the Detroit Lake Area, as well as Breitenbush Campground and Shady Cove Campground that serve as the base for adventures such as hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding, swimming, and more.

HikingA view from Three Pools Day Use Area with the North Fork of the Santiam River rushing over the rocks

Incredible vistas await while backpacking in the Mt. Jefferson - Jefferson Park Trail Area and the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area.

Many day hiking opportunities can be found throughout the district such as the Detroit Reservoir Trail Area and Coffin Mountain Trail Area.

Other Recreation

Many areas offer great boating and swimming such as the Detroit Lake Area, Elk Lake Campground, and Three Pools Day Use Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather: Detroit Ranger Station Santiam Pass Current Conditions
Operational Hours: During severe weather, our offices and ranger stations may operate on a delayed schedule or close. If you plan on visiting, please call 503-854-3366 or check our Facebook and Twitter sites for information.
Closest Towns: Detroit, OR
Restroom: At Detroit Ranger Station
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342
Email: Detroit Ranger District
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Closed on federal holidays

Recreation Map

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