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About Fishermens Bend

Nestled along a forested curve of the North Santiam River, Fishermen's Bend site is popular with both families and large groups.

The area offers camping and picnicking facilities, rustic cabin rentals and river access trails. Fishing, boating, swimming and hiking opportunities abound.


The North Santiam River is a great place to relax and cool down on a warm summer day. It offers excellent opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing and swimming.

On land, visitors can take a leisurely stroll along a one-mile nature trail with views of the river and surrounding wetland habitats.

A playground, baseball field, horseshoe pits, and basketball and volleyball courts can be found within the park as well.


This popular campground's sites all have electric and sewer hookups; some also have water hookups. Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Natural Features

The park covers 170 acres along the North Santiam River, where a shady mix of mature Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedars forest the region. Ferns, mosses and wildflowers cover the forest floor. Wetlands and beaver ponds can be found throughout.

Nearby Attractions

North Santiam State Park is next door, with more great water and hiking opportunities.

Scenic John Neal Memorial County Park is less than 15 minutes away.

Silver Falls State Park is 45 minutes from Fishermen's Bend, with 10 majestic waterfalls, ranging from the grand 177' South Falls, to the delicate 27' Drake Falls.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Overnight Group Standard: $85.00 week nights (Sunday night to Thursday night) $105.00 weekend nights (Friday night and Saturday night) Picnic Group Shelter: $110.00 per day
$16.00 - $110.00
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Fishermens Bend is located in Oregon
44.7575 N
-122.5103 W
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Fishermen's Bend is located 29 miles east of Salem on Hwy 22, and 1.5 miles west of Mill City.
9 Reviews of Fishermens Bend
Great campground.

Clean and all of the campers were friendly. Bathrooms spotless. Nice walks along the river.

Gem of a Campground

This campground was an unexpected surprise not too far out of Salem, Oregon and just over an hour from Portland. Nice camp sites, clean bathrooms with flush toilets and free showers, good prices, well maintained, and most of all--plenty of fun activities to keep the kiddos busy. There's bike and hiking trains, a large playground, basketball area, a lovely river and plenty of areas to explore.

There's spots for Rvs as well as tents. While most spots are nice, with plenty of trees and some distance between sites,  some are definitely better than others. There's also group areas for eating and group campsites. My favorite spots are a series of tent-only spots by the river. There's also some with lean-to covers over the picnic tables, which are fun. We'd definitely head back soon.

Love this campground!

Have stayed4-5 times in the past 2 years… All sites are wooded and private feeling and have room for a tent guest as well .. lots of hiking trails… swimming holes rafting grass areas … definitely one of our favorites!

Nice riverside campground

Nice clean campground. Make sure to say hi to the hosts Floyd and Opal in their big RV. Very friendly. This was Summer 2017.

Sites are pretty close together but very clean, with nice access to the river.

Be sure to head up to Opal Creek for a great hike.

Salmon Group Site

Our group site was wonderful! There was enough room to set up 6 tents and two trailers with plenty of extra space. The bathrooms were immaculate, and the campground hosts were incredibly friendly.

Fish on the River!

Close together campsites but my husband likes the fishing.

Group camping

Group camping is the best-we have stayed in G05 and love it and have stayed at other group sites, in the campground.

So close to Salem!

We took our kids up here when they were little and they rode their bikes on the oodles and oodles of biking trails, its quiet with beautiful lush foliage, the showers are wonderful! Full hook ups are great. Camp hosts seem to Love their job. Nice big covered gathering places with big grill to feed an army! And so close to Salem you can work and camp at the same time!!! They also have cabins to rent!

First to Review
Awesome family camping

We love this campground,lots of greenery between the large campsites. There are trails to go along the river and places for kids to ride bikes. Also a playground area for kids. You can fish or float the river.