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Places to Camp near Detroit, OR

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Detroit is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Detroit is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Find the best campgrounds near Detroit, OR. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

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  1. Camper-submitted photo from Silver Falls State Park Campground

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    Silver Falls State Park Campground

    70 Reviews
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    743 Saves
    Mehama, Oregon

    The main campground has tent sites, RV spots and cabins. Bring your horse and stay in the horse campground.

    Campground Book sites at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. Reservations are required for cabin stays.

    48 electrical sites with water (18+ sites open year-round) 43 tent sites with water nearby (seasonal May–Oct.) 14 cabins (7 pet friendly, open year-round) Flush toilets and showers Universal Access: Campsites B2 and B4, four cabins, and campground restrooms/showers are accessible. Dump station CLOSED Howard Creek Horse Camp (seasonal May–Oct) 5 primitive sites with horse stalls Group site for 24 people and 12 horses

    People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage.

    Camping: The main Silver Falls campground has tent sites, RV spots and cabins. Bring your horse and stay in the horse campground. If you need an area for many people, the park also has group tent and RV camps, and the historic Youth Camp for up to 250 campers.

    Waterfalls: Where else can you walk behind a waterfall? Check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. It’s part of the Trail of Ten Falls, a spectacular, nationally recognized hiking trail that weaves through a dense forested landscape. The trail passes a series of breathtaking waterfalls along a rocky canyon, and descends to a winding creek at the forest floor. This 7.2 mile loop is considered to be a moderate hike, with an overall elevation change of 800 feet. Several connecting trails with separate access points make shorter routes. For everyone’s safety— absolutely no pets allowed on the Canyon Trail. Pets on leash are allowed on all other trails.

    Boots, bikes, paws, hooves: The park offers more than 35 miles of backcountry trails for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding (see guided ride info below). Bears and cougars live in the more remote park areas.

    Daytime activities: The South Falls Day-use area has spacious lawns, barbecue stands, picnic shelters, tables, a playground, horseshoe pits, an off lead area for dogs, and a charming creek. Ever since the opening day in 1933, visitors have been using these grounds for potlucks, family reunions and weddings.

    The Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center offers a variety of amenities. Relax and enjoy comfortable lodging within the wooded setting, or feast at the many catered specialty events. Enjoy a preordered meal at the historic dining hall or order a box lunch to take on a hike or to your campsite. They also specialize in hosting special events! Visit silverfallslodge.com or call 866-575-8875.

    Guided horseback rides: Silver Falls Riding Stables at Howard Creek offers five horseback rides daily through Sept. 29. Advanced reservation recommended. Visit silverfallslodge.com for times and rates.

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    • Reservable
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    $28 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

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    Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

    39 Reviews
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    209 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

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  3. Camper-submitted photo from Humbug Campground

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    Humbug Campground

    20 Reviews
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    179 Saves
    Detroit, Oregon

    Overview

    There are 21 camping units that can accommodate vehicles and trailers up to 55 feet in length.__ Some sites are reservable and some are FCFS sites.__ Each site has a picnic table and grill.__ There are 3 toilets.__ Drinking water is available to visitors from multiple spigots throughout the campground.__ Garbage receptacles are located in the campground. Humbug Campground is surrounded by old-growth forest, and during the months of May through July, the rhododendrons bloom in a spectacular show of pink blossoms. Recreation in the area is abundant -- plan on a quiet stroll through this lush forest or fishing on nearby Breitenbush River. Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Wading and fishing are popular activities in the Breitenbush River, and rainbow trout is the most common catch for anglers. The Willamette National Forest has about 1,700 miles of trail. While many are in wilderness areas, a number of trails are low-elevation, easy-access trails for year-round hiking.

    Facilities

    Humbug Campground sites have picnic tables, grills and easy access to the vault toilets. Drinking water spigots are spread throughout the campground. Most campsites offer sweeping views of the river.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range. The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams and wooded slopes offer varied recreational opportunities for visitors. The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River, and its clean waters flow from short forks of snowmelt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. A variety of plants and foliage separate the spacious campsites and provide privacy from other sites.

    Nearby Attractions

    Detroit Lake has a marina and provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (801) 226-3564.

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    $21 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Hoover Campground

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    Hoover Campground

    11 Reviews
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    84 Saves
    Idanha, Oregon

    Overview

    The campground area offers 35 campsites, 26 single and 9 double sites, that can accommodate trailers up to 45 feet in length.__ The campsites are laid out in two main loops with sites #1-20 in one and sites #21-37 in the other.__ There is a designated host site (#21) near the entrance.__ there are approximately 20 extra-vehicle parking spaces on the east side of the campground for overflow paring.__ The group camp offers a group site composed of 6 individual campsites and a picnic shelter for groups of up to 70 people.__ The site can accommodate trailers up to 30 feet in length.__ All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.__ The day use area includes a boat launch, 2 courtesy docks, a fishing pier, and 2 lakeside viewing platforms.__ There are approximately 35 parking spaces for use at the boat ramp area, which have also been used as overflow parking (eg extra vehicle w/boat trailer) for the campground. Water is available to visitors from faucet risers throughout the site.__ There are 2 double-flush toilets and 1 single vault toilet located in accessible locations within the site.__ The group site has two single vaults.__ Trash receptacles are located in the campground.__ There is one self-guided nature trail within the sites. Hoover sits among Douglas fir and maple trees and large ferns at an elevation of 1,600 feet. The campground is located in the North Santiam Travel Corridor of Willamette National Forest. The forest covers 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. This campground has reservable and FCFS campsites. This is a__Scan and Pay campground. 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. Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of reservation date for individual camp sites and 12 months in advance of arrival date for the group camp by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Sailing, boating, water skiing and fishing are all excellent options for enjoying Detroit Lake. Catfish, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon are among the most common species found in the lake. A convenient boat ramp is in the campground. Several hiking trails dot the area, including Stahlman Point Trail, which offers beautiful vistas of Detroit Lake and the surrounding area. The Hoover Nature Trail is a short footpath that delights many campers.

    Facilities

    This campground has 35 standard sites, with 21 reservable, and 1 reservable group site. An interpretive trail and an accessible viewing and fishing platform are part of the campground. Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table. Flush toilets are available at the campground and the group campground has a vault toilet. Access roads are made from compacted rock and dirt. Firewood can be purchased on-site. In the day use area, there is about 1,000 ft. of shoreline. There is a dock for launching, loading and unloading only. There is no mooring allowed.

    Natural Features

    Hoover sits among Douglas fir and maple trees and large ferns at an elevation of 1,600 feet. The campground is located in the North Santiam Travel Corridor of Willamette National Forest. The forest covers 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains.

    Nearby Attractions

    Detroit Lake provides the major attraction for recreation opportunities at this site.__ Detroit Lake provides countless water recreation opportunities abound such as boating, waterskiing, kayaking, fishing, etc.__ Additionally, there are numerous trails in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and adjacent National Forest that recreational users come to the area to enjoy. Catfish, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon are among the most common species found in the lake. A convenient boat ramp is in the campground. Several hiking trails dot the area, including Stahlman Point Trail, which offers beautiful vistas of Detroit Lake and the surrounding area. The Hoover Nature Trail is a short footpath that delights many campers.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 967-3917.

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    $52 / night

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  6. Camper-submitted photo from Southshore At Detroit Lake

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    Southshore At Detroit Lake

    9 Reviews
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    126 Saves
    Detroit, Oregon

    Overview

    Southshore Campground provides 30 campsites, 25 single and 5 double sites, in two main loops.__ There are both reservable and FCFS campsites. The sites can accommodate trailers up to 30 feet in length.__ All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.__ The Boat Launch area includes the launch and two courtesy docks.__ Drinking water is available to both sites via individual faucet risers located throughout the campground.__ There are two double-vault toilets, and two single-vault toilets located in accessible locations throughout the sites.__ Trash receptacles are located in the campground.__ There are approximately 43 parking spaces for use at the boat ramp area, which have also been used as overflow parking (ex. extra vehicle w/boat trailer) or the campground. A mix of wooded and open sites are available, located a little further away from the busier portions of Detroit Lake. You'll find quiet camping on all but the busiest weekends. Detroit Lake covers 3,500 acres and is surrounded by groves of Douglas fir. This is a__Scan and Pay campground. 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. Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Detroit Lake is a popular destination for boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon and catfish are found in the lake. A boat ramp and dock are located next to the campground.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 25 single and five double family campsites. There are vault toilets and drinking water onsite. Coin operated showers are available a mile away at Cove Creek. In the day use area, there is about 1,000 ft. of shoreline. There is a dock for launching, loading and unloading only. There is no mooring allowed.

    Natural Features

    A mix of wooded and open sites are available, located a little further away from the busier portions of Detroit Lake. You'll find quiet camping on all but the busiest weekends. Detroit Lake covers 3,500 acres and is surrounded by groves of Douglas fir.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 967-3917.

    Nearby Attractions

    Additional hiking trails can be found across the lake, including those that lead to Dome Rock and Needle Rock. The town of Detroit is across the lake with hometown activities. The Cascading Rivers Bikeway is available for cyclists of all ages.

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    $25 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Aquila Vista Education Area

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    Aquila Vista Education Area

    16 Reviews
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    3 Saves
    Scotts Mills, Oregon

    Overview

    Aquila Vista is closed until further notice to remove wildfire burned danger trees. Aquila Vista is available for overnight group camping for groups up to 30 people and 20 vehicles. The season, when it reopens, will be mid-May through mid-October. The site is located in the heart of the forest next to a large beaver pond. There is plenty of hiking and natural beauty to see at Aquila Vista including a small waterfall. Amenities include vault toilet, two group picnic shelters with multiple picnic tables and a metal fire ring. There is no running water at Aquila Vista; ensure that you bring plenty of drinking, cooking and sanitation water. There is no firewood at the site or firewood collection allowed, please bring your own firewood if you wish to have a fire. The campsite can have mosquitoes in the summer; bring bug repellent.

    Recreation

    The Molalla River Trail System is an extensive network of more than 20 miles of trails for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. The trail system can be accessed from Aquila Vista. The system combines both single track trails and old forest roads. The trails wind through the forested foothills and slopes of the Molalla River Valley, occasionally offering scenic glimpses of the forests and mountains of the Cascade Range. The system offers a variety of difficulty levels for a wide range of mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding enthusiasts. Trails are generally marked with directional signs and levels of difficulty. Additional equestrian access to the trail system is from Hardy Creek or Annie___s Cabin Trailheads where there is ample parking for horse trailers. Mountain bikers and hikers can also access the trail system via Amanda___s, Americorp, and Sandquist ___s Trailheads.

    Facilities

    Amenities include vault restrooms, two group picnic shelters with multiple picnic tables, and metal fire rings. There is no running water at Aquila Vista, ensure that you bring plenty of drinking, cooking, and sanitation water. There is no firewood at the site or firewood collection allowed, please bring your own firewood if you wish to have a fire.

    Natural Features

    The site is located in the heart of the forest next to a large beaver pond. There is plenty of hiking and natural beauty to be seen at Aquila Vista including a small waterfall.

    Nearby Attractions

    Enjoy a scenic drive along the Molalla Wild and Scenic River which offers easy river access and opportunities for picnicking, swimming, camping, whitewater boating and fishing. The Molalla is one of the few undammed tributaries of the Willamette River and cuts a picturesque gorge on its way to the valley floor.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Standard fees apply and are non-refundable. Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.

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  8. Camper-submitted photo from Bagby Hotsprings Campground

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    Bagby Hotsprings Campground

    11 Reviews
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    206 Saves
    Detroit, Oregon

    Bagby Hot Springs Campground is situated along the Hot Springs fork of the Collawash River. The campground is set among towering Cedar and old growth Douglas Fir. The site is a wonderful base to experience Bagby Hot Springs and access primitive trails in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness. The Bagby Campground provides camping with picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. Site capacity: 6 people and 2 vehicles.

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  9. Camper-submitted photo from Trillium Lake

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    Trillium Lake

    47 Reviews
    102 Photos
    692 Saves
    Government Camp, Oregon

    Overview

    Trillium Lake Campground is a beautiful and popular campground not far from the quaint town of Government Camp. It provides spectacular views of majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point. The campground is well-known for its scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, as well as being a great, family-friendly place to camp.

    Recreation

    Boating, swimming and fishing are popular on 63-acre Trillium Lake. A small boat ramp is available within the campground and a larger ramp is available in the nearby day-use area. An accessible fishing pier is also available. Anglers cast for a variety of trout. The 2-mile Trillium Shoreline Trail circles the lake, and parts of it are accessible. Visitors also enjoy hiking and biking on other trails in the vicinity. Tours of the area's historical sites are also popular.

    Facilities

    The campground offers dozens of single and double sites for tent and RV camping. Some first-come, first-served sites are available, as well as some fully accessible sites. Parking surfaces are mostly paved, but some are gravel. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An accessible picnic shelter is adjacent and can accommodate up to 30 people. Parking is available. An accessible amphitheater within the campground can be reserved for day use and can accommodate up to 30 people. Educational programs are held on weekends throughout the summer.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located about 40 miles southeast of Portland, in the Mt. Hood National Forest. It sits alongside Trillium Lake at an elevation of 3,600 feet, and is nestled in a shady, mixed conifer forest that provides privacy between campsites.

    Nearby Attractions

    Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark on Mt. Hood, is located within 10 miles of the campground.

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    $52 - $56 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Cove Creek

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    Cove Creek

    8 Reviews
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    100 Saves
    Detroit, Oregon

    Overview

    The campground area offers 60 campsites, 55 single and 5 double sites, that can accommodate railers up to 30 feet in length.__ There are both reservable and FCFS Campsites. The campsites are laid out in two main loops with sites #1-36 in one and sites #37-63 in the other.__ There is a designated host site (#1) near the entrance.__ The group camp offers individual campsites and a picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 70 people.__ 20 vehicles, and trailers up to 30 feet in length.__ All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.__ The day use area includes a boat launch and 2 courtesy docks for loading and unloading only; no mooring is allowed.__ There are approximately 35 parking spaces for use at the day use area, which have also been used as overflow parking (eg extra vehicle w/boat trailer) for the campground. Campsites are surrounded by towering trees, which create a secluded atmosphere. Visitors enjoy exploring the area and discovering osprey hovering above or nesting in many trees. Water is available to visitors from faucet risers throughout the site.__ There are 4 double-flush toilets, 2 of which contain coin-operated showers, located throughout the site.__ Trash receptacles are located in the campground. This is a__Scan and Pay campground. 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. Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date for individual camp sites and 12 months in advance of arrival date for the group camp by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Detroit Lake is a popular destination for boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon and catfish are found in the lake. A boat ramp and dock are located next to the campground. The Stahlman Point Trail is a quarter-mile from the campground entrance road. The trail meanders through younger Douglas fir forests and offers some memorable views of Detroit Lake.

    Facilities

    The campground offers single and double-family campsites, as well as an accessible group site for up to 70 people. Accessible flush toilets, drinking water and coin-operated showers are available at Cove Creek. The group campground comes with a sheltered eating area. In the day use area, there is about 1,000 ft. of shoreline. There is a dock for launching, loading and unloading only. There is no mooring allowed.

    Natural Features

    A mix of wooded and open sites are provided at the campground. Its location is near enough to the Detroit Reservoir to hear passing boats, but a little too far for unobstructed views of the lake. The reservoir covers 3,500 acres and is surrounded by groves of Douglas fir.

    Nearby Attractions

    Additional hiking trails can be found across the lake, including those that lead to Dome Rock and Needle Rock.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 967-3917.

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    $242 / night


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