Santiam Flats Campground rests on the shores of the sparkling Detroit Lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating on the lake, and hiking on the nearby Stahlman Point Trail.
Sailing, boating, water skiing and fishing are all excellent options for enjoying Detroit Lake. Catfish, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon are among the most common species found in the lake.
Several hiking trails dot the area, including Stahlman Point Trail, which offers beautiful vistas of Detroit Lake and the surrounding area. The Hoover Nature Trail is an accessible, short footpath that delights many campers.
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.
Sites have picnic tables, grills and easy access to the vault toilets. Drinking water spigots are spread throughout the campground. Most campsites offer views of the lake. Santiam Flats does not have a boat launch ramp. Some of the sites are adjacent to the shoreline and mooring is allowed.
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.
Detroit Lake provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.
ADA Access: N
Pros: Big sites, room for extra cars, close the recreation especially Detroit Lake, nice camp host, close to town if you need something.
Cons: On. The. Highway! The sound of semi trucks through the night is not peaceful. Bathrooms were ok, not great.
Good campground. The other campgrounds in this area are more forested and that's why this one gets 3 stars. I like trees. However, we were there for the eclipse and I got what I wanted. Nicer vault toilets, blackberry picking, wildlife viewing. Nice open beach area.
We really loved this campsite for a lazy weekend. Big campsites and Hi. I have a small dog that will sit on my lap if you dont mind. thanks friendly! Walk to lake/inlet is short and water is perfect.
excellent area to camp at and explore. opal pools are too far and there are many trails to hike the in surrounding area. restrooms and fire pits here but no showers. dog friendly 🐶
This campground is right next to the freeway and LOUD with passing trucks at night. The plus is that you can sit right on the river and my husband could fish and sit by the fire.