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About Marion Forks

Adjacent to the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery, Marion Forks Campground is a great 15 site (one pull through) campground tucked away from Highway 22 and a quiet place to relax. Enjoy a 1/4 mile leisurely stroll along Marion Creek on a paved loop path through the picnic area and fish hatchery and learn about spring Chinook salmon and the history of the area. Nearby, on Forest Service Road 2255, you can find the little used trail (#3431) to Independence Rock for a short hike. If you drive further up to the end of Road 2255, you'll reach the trailhead to Marion Lake (Trail #3436) leading to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
No Picnic Table
Trash Available
Location
Marion Forks is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.609 N
Longitude
-121.945 W
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Directions
16.1 miles southeast of Detroit, Oregon From Detroit, Oregon, travel southeast on State Highway 22 for 16 miles to Marion Forks. Turn left at the Marion Forks Fish Hatchery sign.  Day Use Area is adjacent to the Fish Hatchery and Marion Creek. Campground is behind the Fish Hatchery.
9 Reviews of Marion Forks
Shaded and on a creek

Deep in the Willamette National Forest but right off Highway 22, this secluded campground has nice campsites that are fenced with a wooden corral.

Loads of shade as it’s right in the forest. You can heat the river and there are short hikes next to the creek side. The camp site is just behind a fish hatchery which is pretty cool to check out with the kids.

Water on site. Vault toilets. Very affordable for tent and RV.

Very Quiet.

I love this place, its usually quiet even in Summer and has no cell service whatsoever.

A great place to wander around, do some trails near by then settle down by the campfire with a good book,

It is only a few 100 yards from 22 but you cant really hear much traffic.

My favorite thing to do here on a summer night is to take my chir down beside the hatchery and just watch the stars. Magical

One bad thing i have found is its not well patrolled and now and again some homelsss people take a site..but they seem cool.

Quiet place, nice and peaceful

The campground is right next to a fish hatchery, which is really interesting and worth a visit. However, most of the sites have pretty strict boundaries. There are logs fences around each campsite, which you are required to stay inside of. You can hear a river a ways back from the side of the campground, but is inaccessible because of the aforementioned fences. The driveways are pretty long, but there are usually rocks placed to block access for vehicles to the back half of it. There are fireplaces in each campsite, but there is almost always a fire ban so you most likely won’t get much of a chance to use them. You do need a National Park Recreation Pass to use the campground, but they aren’t very hard to get and and don’t cost too much money($12 for a single site, and$22 for a double site). In June or July, the mosquitoes will eat you alive if they get the chance, so don’t give it to them. Bring lots of bug repellent.

Fun, Small Campground Next to a Fish Hatchery

This was a really fun campground. There's a handful of large campsites on a small loop. Each spot has--and I'm not sure why this is--a split rail fence around it. You can still easily get around the fence to walk down to the creek or whatever, but for some reason this was really fun for our boys to have a "self-contained" site. There's a pit toilet at both the campground and the day use area. Half the sites are on a small creek.

The other fun part of this campground is there's a nice sized fish hatchery right at the entrance (short walking distance) that you can go check out the pools of baby fish. Next to the hatchery is a short, guided paved pathway that's right on the river. It has picnic tables and panels telling about the fish and area.

All-in-all, a nice little campground with just enough to do for a night, but probably not much longer unless you use it as a jumping-off point for other activities in the area.

Quiet and clean

This campground is well kept and clean. It is somewhat popular, but not constantly crowded. There are a few short hiking trails that leave directly from the campground, though the better hikes require a short drive. The adjoining fish hatchery is interesting.

Campground behind the fish hatchery

This campground is tucked behind the Marion Forks fish hatchery. There are educational signs, short hikes, and access to water near the campground. The bathrooms are clean on site. Keep pets on leash and away from the road (hwy 22) and fish hatchery. This can be a fun site for kids and sometimes the staff will give you a tour. No cell service here!!!

Butterfly central

Great campsite, spots are at least somewhat secluded. A few are by a very small creek. but it’s an easy nice spot right of 22 and about 15 miles from Detroit lake.

There are single and mutli tent sites, picnic tables and firepits. Facilities are very accessible and there is a nearby trail by the creek.

During this time of year there are swarms of butterflies.

A family favorite!

Our boys grew up camping here! Our family had camped here several times a year as long as I can remember. My boys and now my granddaughter love going to the the fish hatchery and seeing the baby fish and the HUGE fish. It is usually very quiet.and so relaxing. It is close to home so a quick wonderful getaway on short notice.

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One of my favorite little sites

I love this campground because it's tucked away off of the highway and doesn't have a lot of people. It's one of the few campgrounds that is actually run by the forest service, so there's no camp host running around in a golf cart all day. The trail by the creek is really nice and the fish hatchery is cool to check out; biggest trout I've ever seen in my life.