Places to Camp near Blue River, OR

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Best Camping Sites Near Blue River, OR (330)

    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens
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    1.

    Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens

    20 Reviews
    102 Photos
    180 Saves
    Willamette National Forest, Oregon

    Belknap Hot Springs is located on the McKenzie River, one of Central Oregon's hidden jewels and is great for camping near Eugene. Open 365 days of the year with our two mineral hot spring pools and many acres of gardens including the extravagant Secret Garden, Belknap offers a relaxing experience not soon to be forgotten. NO WALK IN TENT CAMPING STARTING November 1, 2019 until April 1st 2020.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $38 - $550 / night

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    2.

    Paradise In Oregon

    14 Reviews
    39 Photos
    259 Saves
    Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

    Overview

    Paradise Campground is indeed a paradise for campers. Tucked within a lush, old-growth forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar, the area portrays a sub-tropical vibe along the banks of the McKenzie River, where catch-and-release trout and steelhead fishing is a popular activity, along with whitewater rafting and kayaking.

    Recreation

    Rafters and kayakers live it up in the whitewater of the McKenzie River. A boat ramp is located on-site. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail begins nearby, and is a favorite among hikers and mountain bikers.

    Facilities

    Rafters and kayakers live it up in the whitewater of the McKenzie River. A boat ramp is located on-site. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail begins nearby, and is a favorite among hikers and mountain bikers.

    Natural Features

    Paradise sits on a bend of the river at an elevation of 1,600 feet. Ferns and other moisture loving plants cover the ground, and mosses drape the trees. The campground is in the heart of Willamette National Forest, which spans 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Range.

    Nearby Attractions

    A golf course is located about 7 miles west of the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $28 - $52 / night

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    3.

    River Bend County Park

    14 Reviews
    44 Photos
    157 Saves
    Cascadia, Oregon

    River Bend County Park, nestled near Foster, Oregon, is a gem for campers looking to escape the hustle and bustle. This campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins. The park is big-rig friendly and has electric and water hookups, making it a convenient spot for RV travelers.

    One of the standout features here is the South Santiam River, which provides a perfect backdrop for swimming, floating in tubes, and even fishing. The river is easily accessible via well-maintained trails, and there are plenty of spots to relax and enjoy the water. If you're into more land-based activities, there's a playground and a large field for games, making it a great place for families with kids.

    The campground itself is known for being clean and well-maintained. The showers and bathrooms are kept in good condition, and the camp hosts are friendly and helpful. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire pit, although fire restrictions can apply during particularly hot and dry periods.

    For those who like a bit of reading during their downtime, there's a book exchange at the check-in kiosk. And if you need to dump your tanks, there's a sanitary dump station on-site, though it can get busy, so plan accordingly.

    Overall, River Bend County Park offers a peaceful and scenic camping experience with plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable. Whether you're looking to play in the river, explore the trails, or just kick back and relax, this campground has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $70 / night

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    4.

    House Rock Campground

    11 Reviews
    62 Photos
    125 Saves
    Cascadia, Oregon

    Overview

    There are 17 campsites set in an upper and lower loop.__ Some of the sites can accommodate trailers up to 22 feet in length.__ The upper loop has one accessible single vault toilet while the lower loop has two accessible single vault toilets.__ Drinking water is available from hand pumps located in both the upper and lower loops.______ The adjacent picnic area is part of the site and has four tables and two grills, and provides access to the Horse Rock Trial, a 0.8-mile loop trail.______ Scan and Pay is offered at this campground; you may also pay by cash or check for FCFS campsites. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Please download the Rec.Gov app prior to arriving at the campground as there may be no cellular service or very limited service at the campground.____ Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Swimming is popular, especially because many sites have riverfront access to shallow swimming areas. Anglers can cast for native cutthroat trout. In addition to the House Rock Trail, hikers have access to a variety of other trails in the Tombstone Pass Area, like the Iron Mountain Trail.

    Facilities

    Swimming is popular, especially because many sites have riverfront access to shallow swimming areas. Anglers can cast for native cutthroat trout. In addition to the House Rock Trail, hikers have access to a variety of other trails in the Tombstone Pass Area, like the Iron Mountain Trail.

    Natural Features

    House Rock Campground is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old growth grove. The river is a 66-mile tributary of the Santiam River that is fed by snowmelt from the Cascade Mountains.

    Nearby Attractions

    Campers enjoy hiking the House Rock Trail, which starts at the day-use area. Part of the trail shares paths with the historic__Santiam Wagon Road, a trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands. In addition to the House Rock Trail, hikers have access to a variety of other trails in the Tombstone Pass Area, like the Iron Mountain Trail. Swimming is popular, especially because many sites have riverfront access to shallow swimming areas. Anglers can cast for native cutthroat trout.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $23 / night

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    5.

    Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

    41 Reviews
    200 Photos
    219 Saves
    Detroit, Oregon

    In the summer months, Detroit Lake Campground, a 3,500-acre, 9-mile long lake in the Cascades below Mt. Jefferson, is a popular recreation area for fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, camping, and picnicking. The U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation and operate numerous boat ramps, Detroit Lake Oregon Camping and day-use areas around the lake. Two privately owned marinas are located near the town of Detroit. Both Detroit and Big Cliff lakes are located 43 miles southeast of Salem on the North Fork of the Santiam River. They are operated by the Corps of Engineers as part of a system of thirteen multi-purpose dams and reservoirs that make up the Willamette Valley Project. These dams and reservoirs work together for the purposes of flood damage reduction, hydropower generation, irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement, and downstream water quality improvement within the Willamette River drainage system.. To learn more about the lake and construction of the dam visit the Army Corps of Engineers website at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/ In late summer, early fall through spring, the water levels on Detroit and Big Cliff lakes are frequently drawn down to the point where boat launches are no longer available. Reservoir and river level information is available from the US Army Corps of Engineers here. Watch for obstructions near the shoreline such as submerged stumps, logs and rocks. Small craft should stay out of open waters when it is windy since dangerous waves can build up suddenly. Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier, boat launch, and fish cleaning station View more Popular Lakes & Rivers

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Cascadia State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    55 Photos
    141 Saves
    Cascadia, Oregon

    Cascadia State Park Campground, nestled near the city of Cascadia, OR, is a gem for those looking to escape into nature. This place has a natural, forest-like atmosphere with beautiful trees and a peaceful vibe, especially during the weekdays. The campground operates from May 1 to September 30, offering a serene retreat with a rating of 4.5 stars.

    The campground features a mix of tent and RV accommodations, with amenities like drinking water, showers, toilets, and picnic tables. Fires are allowed, and firewood is available for purchase. Pets are welcome, making it a great spot for the whole family, including your furry friends.

    One of the standout features is the proximity to the South Santiam River, perfect for swimming, tubing, and fishing. There's also a hiking trail leading to a waterfall, although it's more of a trickle during the dry season. The trail offers stunning views and a bit of a challenge with its rocky, narrow path.

    Group campsites are available and highly recommended if you're traveling with a larger party. These sites offer plenty of space, tree cover, and nearby bathrooms. The group sites also provide easy access to the river and a massive meadow, ideal for stargazing and outdoor activities.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground can get busy on weekends, so arriving early in the week might give you a better chance of snagging a prime spot. The campground is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly.

    Cell service is spotty, with weak Verizon and better AT&T coverage. T-Mobile users might find themselves out of luck. Despite this, the natural beauty and amenities make Cascadia State Park Campground a fantastic choice for a relaxing getaway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    8.

    Coldwater Cove Campground

    11 Reviews
    30 Photos
    358 Saves
    Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

    Overview

    This campground provides 34 campsites, 31 singles and 3 double, that accommodate vehicles 18 to 50 feet in length depending on site.__ No sites are directly on the shoreline of the lake, but several offer views of the lake.__ Drinking water is available at two handpumps, one in the campground and one in the boat launch area.__ There are four double vault toilets shared by both sites.__ The boat launch area includes a boat launch for canoes or small non-motorized crafts (no motors are allowed on the lake), a small fish cleaning station, and a picnic site.__ There is also an extra vehicle, or overflow, parking area.______ Cold Water Cove Campground offers stunning views of turquoise-colored Clear Lake and 3,000-year-old lava fields, making it an ideal location. On clear days, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Three Sisters and Mount Washington. Fishing, hiking, canoeing and boating are popular activities.______ The campground sits at the south end of the lake at an elevation of 3,100 feet. A mix of maple, alder and Douglas fir trees cover the area. Some sites have limited views of the lake, and all sites have privacy from neighboring campers. Cold Water Cove sits in the midsection of the Cascades mountain range.__ This campground offers both reservable and FCFS campsites.______ Scan and Pay is offered at this campground; you may also pay by cash or check for FCFS campsites. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Please download the Rec.Gov app prior to arriving at the campground as there may be no cellular service or very limited service at the campground.____ Reservation may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION. GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Clear Lake is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and row boats. Anglers cast for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Power boating is not permitted, which makes for calm waters. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located in the campground. Boat rentals are available at nearby Clear Lake Resort. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail passes through the campground and runs along Clear Lake. The trail stretches 26 miles and is open to hikers and mountain bikers.

    Facilities

    Clear Lake is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and row boats. Anglers cast for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Power boating is not permitted, which makes for calm waters. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located in the campground. Boat rentals are available at nearby Clear Lake Resort. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail passes through the campground and runs along Clear Lake. The trail stretches 26 miles and is open to hikers and mountain bikers.

    Natural Features

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 822-3381.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby attractions include:__ Clear Lake for fishing, non-motorized rowboat use and hiking.__ Rowboats and Kayaks are available to rent at nearby Clear Lake Resort.__ Clear Lake is the head waters for the McKenzie River, and is renowned for its cold, clear water and preserved grove of underwater trees.__ __The McKenzie River National Scenic Trail is on one side of Clear Lake, and a connecting trail offers a loop hiking trail opportunity around the lake.__ Trails also connect the campground to short hikes to Sahalie and Koosah Falls, spectacular waterfalls located within a mile of the campground.__ Also, close in proximity, is the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway and Mt. Washington Wilderness.____

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $25 - $46 / night

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    9.

    Olallie Campground

    8 Reviews
    17 Photos
    89 Saves
    Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

    Overview

    Nestled on the banks of the McKenzie River and Olallie Creek, Olallie Campground provides a superb setting for a getaway into nature. The lower loop offers mesmerizing views of both the river and the creek while the upper loop is set further in the trees with many sites facing the creek. The McKenzie River is a tributary of the Willamette River that runs for 90 miles, flowing into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley.__ There are 16 campsites, for which 15 are reservable.__ Sites can accommodate vehicles and trailers up to 35 feet in length.__ There are 4 sites that have short parking spurs, on uneven slopes, and are recommended as tent sites only/not suitable for RV parking.__ Drinking water is available via one hand pump well which is located on the lower loop.__ There are two accessible double vault toilet buildings; one on the upper road and one on the lower.__ Trash receptacles are located in the campground.__ Scan and Pay is offered at this campground; you may also pay by cash or check for FCFS campsites. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Please download the Rec.Gov app prior to arriving at the campground as there may be no cellular service or very limited service at the campground.____ Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Fishing, rafting and swimming are three top activities in the river. A day use picnic area is also available at the campground. Nearby is the 26 mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, which provides access to world class mountain biking and hiking.

    Facilities

    Fishing, rafting and swimming are three top activities in the river. A day use picnic area is also available at the campground. Nearby is the 26 mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, which provides access to world class mountain biking and hiking.

    Natural Features

    Olallie Campground is located in the midsection of the Cascades mountain range in western Oregon. The Willamette National Forest stretches for 110 miles with varied landscapes of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 822-3381.

    Nearby Attractions

    McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway, McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (hiking and mountain biking destination), and McKenzie Wild and Scenic River for boating and fishing. Fishing, rafting and swimming are three top activities in the river. A day use picnic area is also available at the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $23 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Blue River, OR?

According to TheDyrt.com, Blue River, OR offers a wide range of camping options, with 330 campgrounds and RV parks near Blue River, OR and 30 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Blue River, OR?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Blue River, OR is Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens with a 4.1-star rating from 20 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Blue River, OR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 30 free dispersed camping spots near Blue River, OR.

What parks are near Blue River, OR?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 21 parks near Blue River, OR that allow camping, notably Willamette National Forest and Deschutes National Forest.