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.
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.
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.
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.
Detroit Lake has a marina and provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.
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Loved having access to the Humbug Flats trail. Our site, number 13, had great access to a picturesque swimming hole on the Brightenbush. Lots of really unique and private sites.
Stayed on opening night of this season and it was absolutely lovely. Ranger was friendly and helpful, and provided us directions for walking down to the water for a gorgeous morning view. The campground was quiet and tranquil during our stay, and our site was situated in mossy trees with lovely views of sun rays poking through the trees in the morning. I can’t wait to go back to Humbug!
What a beautiful campground! There are around 20 sites, all of which are quite private and cozy. Many of the tent spaces are nestled away behind trees so you really feel like each site is your own special place. There are at least two group sites, sites with pull-throughs for trailers, tent sites, vault toilets, and many water faucets close by. Camp hosts are so great! Firewood was $6/bundle. There is a trailhead near one of the group sites that we traveled about a mile down before turning back to camp for lunch. It’s a deep, green, and very lush forest. Will definitely return to hike further.
Nice campground with private sites by the river. Water is available and access to pit toilets.
No WIFI, clean showers, clean campground. Hiking trails.
This campsite is about five miles off of 22 and five miles from a few local stores and Detroit lake.
The site is tucked away and quiet. A few of the walk-in spots are right next to a crystal clear blue river.
There is onsite managers and facilities are pretty well kept.
The scenery is beautiful, clear water and the Willamette forest is wonderful if you like adventuring.
Lovely green area, lots to do in nature here (we met some people scuba diving). It’s a pretty small campground but it’s not usually full, there are two separate areas. The smaller one has some tent sites right along the water which were amazingly beautiful. There are hot showers, which were welcome after playing in the surf. The Humbug Mountain is a steep hike! This is pretty far from towns (but a wee bit close to the road) and is nicely in the national forests. Nice simple well taken care of place to stay.
very nice well kept campground.. hosts keep the bathrooms clean and the spots are large and relatively private. It's a short walk down to the river that has awesome blue pools and loads of trout.
The hosts are very responsive and will usually cart deliver firewood for about 5-6 bucks a bundle.
Over all an awesome campground
Humbug campground is one of my favorite in the area. Breitenbush creek flows next to it so you can hear the churning water all night. That area receives a ton of winter rain and the vegetation is so lush it feels like a rain forest. If you want to camp in this area and avoid all the commotion of camping right on Detroit lake, this is the best place to do it. It fills up really fast on the weekends though, so reserve early or go on a weekday.