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Places to Camp near Mississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake

Mississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Mississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Mississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Mississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake, OR (262)

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    Silver Falls State Park Campground

    70 Reviews
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    757 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 / night

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    Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

    41 Reviews
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    214 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    River Bend County Park

    14 Reviews
    44 Photos
    155 Saves
    Cascadia, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $70 / night

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    Waterloo County Park

    18 Reviews
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    63 Saves
    Lebanon, Oregon
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Sunnyside Park

    9 Reviews
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    71 Saves
    Foster, Oregon

    This recreation area is part of Foster Lake ACTIVITIES Boating Camping Fishing Picnicking Water Sports Playground Park Specialized Sport Site

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

    $26 - $32 / night

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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

    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.

    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.

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

    Nearby Attractions

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

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $21 / night

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    House Rock Campground

    10 Reviews
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    123 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.____ 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.

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

    $23 / night

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    Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens

    20 Reviews
    102 Photos
    178 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $38 - $550 / night

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