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About Cleator Bend

Cleator Bend Group Campground, located on a bend of the Breitenbush River, is a popular destination for camping. The group area provides an ideal base camp for fishing, hiking, biking and more.


The river is a popular spot for wading, swimming and rainbow trout fishing.


Cleator Bend is a group campground on the northern banks of the river. A vault toilet is located in the middle of the camping loop and two water spigots are provided. Trash collection, campfire rings and picnic tables are provided. The capacity for the group site is 45 guests.

Natural Features

The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River. The clean waters flow from snow melt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range.

Nearby Attractions

The South Breitenbush Gorge Trail is three miles from the campground. Here, hikers can view the river passing through basalt narrows. During the hike, look for a log footbridge that crosses Roaring Creek's cascading waters.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
Firewood Available
No Pets
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 16 ft.
Cleator Bend is located in Oregon
44.778 N
-121.9994 W
Get Directions
From Highway 22 at Detroit, turn onto Breitenbush Road/Forest Service Road 46. The campground is 9.8 miles ahead on the right.
1 Review of Cleator Bend
First to Review
So many hikes!

Located within the Willamette National Forest, and is near a river- Breitenbush River. The campground is located on the northern side of the river bed. You can walk to the river, which was one of my personal favorites. We spent a fare amount of time swimming and hanging out in the water, and definitely saw people fishing- although not sure what they were fishing for. The campground was great, and had all the basic necessities that most campgrounds have. Fire ring, table, have an area where you can dump your trash. DEFINITELY DO THIS!! this campground was pretty clean, which was nice. There is water you can fill your water bottle up in, as well as bathrooms to use (vaulted toilets). Hiking was my number one reason I wanted to come here. There is the South Breitenbush Gorge Trail which is about 3 miles round-trip, beautiful hike! Definitely recommend coming here, especially since it wasnt too busy when we went which was nice. Also found a nice trail to do some trail running with my pup which was awesome!!