Fernview Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Fernview Group Site is about 20 miles from Sweet Home on Highway 20 at an elevation of 1,360 feet. Fernview is a small group area perched on a bench above the South Santiam River. The Rooster Rock Trail is across the highway from the group site and numerous other trails and lakes are in within a short drive. Fernview has 11 sites, some suitable for RV's. One Hand pump provides water and there is a newer single CXT toilet on site. River access can be difficult from the campground, but is nearby via a short walk or drive. The Fernview Group Area was originally a campground that has been converted to a group site.

Fernview Group Site is close to the Menagerie Wilderness with Trout Creek and the Rooster Rock Trails accessing Rooster Rock within the wilderness. Numerous lakes and trails are within a 45 minute drive of the site. The Santiam Wagon Road is ten minutes from the site and provides over 20 miles of hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities. Iron Mountain is located ten miles east and known to have over 300 species of wildflowers growing on its flanks. Early July is the best time for viewing wildflowers. Crescent Mountain, House Rock Falls , Browder Ridge and the Middle Santiam Wilderness are nearby and provide excellent hiking opportunities.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservable as group site only. Individual sites are not reservable. Groups may reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Group Campsite - $175 per night
  • Single Campsites - $20 per night (only available when campground is not reserved as a group site) 
  • Extra Vehicle - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - No fee
Open Season: 5/7/21 - 9/27/21
Usage: Medium
  • 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
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
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

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.4025, -122.29861
44°24'9"N, 122°17'55"W

From Sweet Home, Oregon, follow Highway 20 east for 22 miles and look for signs for the Fernview Group Site.

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1400 feet