Piety Island Campground

Area Status: Open
Piety Island Campsite (Image1)

Piety Island Campground is located on Detroit Lake with easy boat-in access from the northeast side of the island. In the winter, depending on water levels and weather conditions sites are available on a walk-in basis. All of the campsites offer great views of Detroit Lake. Come watch the 4th of July fireworks display each year, or take a short but challenging hike to the top of Piety Knob.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03/25/2024: Campground inside the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires closure area and closed to the public. See map of Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires closure area (Detroit Ranger District).
Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets
  • Single Campsites - $12 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $22 per night
  • For each additional vehicle - $6 per night
Campsite must be occupied every night paid. 
Permit Info:
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: June - August
  • 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
  • Please do not tie boats up to live vegetation
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets (2)
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: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Detroit Ranger District
44125 North Santiam Highway SE
Detroit, OR 97342

General Information

General Notes:
  • Fire grills, uncut firewood and driftwood available on island
  • NO drinking water

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

Boating Regulations & Boating Safety: Oregon State Marine Board manages boating regulations. Visit their website for boating regulations and safety information. They also have links to information about water levels in the reservoirs.

Boating Safety

Boating Laws

Fishing Regulations & Information: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages fishing regulations. Visit their website for information on fishing seasons and fishing licenses.

Reservoir and River Level Information: From the US Army Corps of Engineers.


Be aware that day use or parking fees are specific to the particular place you leave you vehicle. Different sites have different fees.

Parking and/or day use fees do not apply towards your camping fee at Piety Island.


Located in the middle of the North portion of Detroit Lake

Travel by boat from Mongold State Park, Detroit Lake State Park, Detroit Marina, Kanes Marina, Detroit Flats, Hoover CampgroundCove Creek Campground, or Southshore Campground

Access to the campground is from the north side of the island.

The closest boat ramp is at Cove Creek Campground, but parking may be limited.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • Tent only
No. of Sites 22
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized




Picnic tables: All sites have at least one table
Tent camping: All sites accommodate tents
Toilets: Vault (2)

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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1600 feet