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About Fernview Group Site

The Fernview Group Site is about 20 miles from Sweet Home on Highway 20 at an elevation of 1,360 feet. Fernview is a small group area perched on a bench above the South Santiam River. The Rooster Rock Trail is across the highway from the group site and numerous other trails and lakes are in within a short drive.

Recreation

Fernview Group Site is close to the Menagerie Wilderness with Trout Creek and the Rooster Rock Trails accessing Rooster Rock within the wilderness. Numerous lakes and trails are within a 45 minute drive of the site, including the Santiam Wagon Road (10 minutes), Gordon Meadows, Iron Mountain and Browder Ridge.

Facilities

Fernview has 11 sites, some suitable for RV's. One Hand pump provides water and there is a newer single CXT toilet on site. River access can be difficult from the campground, but is nearby via a short walk or drive. The Fernview Group Area was originally a campground that has been converted to a group site. Below are the details on the individual sites within the group site; every site has a picnic table and fire pit/grill. There is a parking area adjacent to the bathroom that can also be used for RV parking; this area is suitable for 1 large or 2 small RV's, maximum 2 RV's.

Site 1: Back-in, gravel surface, 15 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 2: Back-in, gravel surface, 30 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 3: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 4: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 5: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, is adjacent to bathroom
Site 6: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 7: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 8: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 9: Back-in, gravel surface, 30 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 10: Back-in, gravel surface, 20 feet long, hard access due to grade, suitable for tent, sits above river
Site 11: Back-in, gravel surface, 20 feet long, medium grade, suitable for tent, sits above river

Natural Features

The group site is nestled in the trees on a bench above the South Santiam River.

Nearby Attractions

The Santiam Wagon Road (trail) is ten minutes from the site and provides over 20 miles of hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities.
Iron Mountain is located ten miles east and known to have over 300 species of wildflowers growing on its flanks. Early July is the best time for viewing wildflowers.
Crescent Mountain, House Rock Falls, Browder Ridge and the Middle Santiam Wilderness are nearby and provide excellent hiking opportunities.

ADA Access: N

Site
1
Price
$150.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Fernview Group Site is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.4025 N
Longitude
-122.2986 W
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Directions
From Sweet Home, Oregon, follow Highway 20 east for 22 miles and look for signs for the Fernview Group Site.
1 Review of Fernview Group Site
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Good for a night

This campground sits just off HWY 20 and has access to the South Santiam River. When you pull off the highway, you’ll go over a bridge and be presented with two options. The road on the right is narrow, dusty and required me to kick in my 4-wheel-drive. With only one turn-around spot, the road ends at a locked gate. In short, don’t go this way.

The campground is on the left immediately past the bridge, although not well-marked. The road is narrow, allowing only one vehicle at a time. Be prepared to negotiate backing out if needed. The sites are on the small side and sit atop a cliff overlooking the river. Toilets and drinking water are available and you can get down to the river with a short hike. It would be a good base camp to explore the surrounding area, but wasn’t one that appealed to me have a few days stay. Be prepared to bring your own everything except water. These site are on the primitive side.