Longbow Organization Camp
Longbow Organization Camp was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The historic campground provides a covered cooking area with a fireplace and six sleep shelters that face the beautiful South Santiam River. Longbow includes six alpine shelters that sleep a total of 48 people. All shelters are along the river. There is a covered cooking area and an amphitheater that seats 75 people. Firewood can be purchased onsite.
Fishing and wading opportunities abound in the South Santiam River. Visitors interested in hiking can explore the Old Santiam Wagon Road. The historic trail was used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.
For additional hiking options, head to the South Santiam and Gordon Lakes Trail Area.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the 2023 season.|
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Sweet Home, OR|
|Passes:||No passes honored.|
|Operated By:||Linn County Parks & Recreation|
|Information Center:||Sweet Home Ranger District
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home, OR 97386
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sweet Home, OR, travel east on Hwy 20 for 17 miles to Forest Service Road 2032. Follow Road 2032 to Longbow Organization Camp.
- Menagerie Wilderness
- South Santiam and Gordon Lakes Trail Area
- Santiam Wagon Road Trail Area
- Fernview Campground
- Fernview Day Use Area
- Yukwah Campground
- Trout Creek Campground
- Trout Creek Day Use Area
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- 3-sided shelters to sleep up to 50 people
- No tents or trailers allowed at this site
- Entry to campground is by combination lock; be sure to have this before arriving
- No electric hookups are available
|No. of Sites||6|
|Reservation Info||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.
Reservations must be made no less than 5 days in advance
|No. of Accessible sites||Restroom, picnic shelter, campsite, compacted rock access routes, sleeping shelters, covered kitchen|
River and Stream Fishing