Longbow Organization Camp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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: Sweet Home Ranger District: Camp closed through May 4, 2019
Reservations: Reservations must be made 5 days ahead of arrival but can be made up to 9 months in advance. Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees
  • Group Campsite - $150 per night for up to 50 people
  • Day Use - No fee
Open Season: 5/5/2019 - 9/23/2019
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • No tents or trailers allowed at this site
  • 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
See special regulations for the area, including dispersed camping restrictions.
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: Linn County Parks & Recreation
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger District
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home, OR 97386
541-367-5168  

General Information

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.39167, -122.36667
44°23'30"N, 122°22'0"W

From Sweet Home, OR, travel east on Hwy 20 for 17 miles to Forest Service Road 2032. Follow Road 2032 to Longbow Organization Camp.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.39167

  Longitude : 
-122.36667

  Elevation : 
1200 feet

 



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