This recreation area is part of Foster Lake
Playground Park Specialized Sport Site
Not super geared toward tent camping, if you have an RV or trailer it may be better. Super open with sites right on top of one another.
A great place to load your boat on the Foster Lake Reservoir. Lots of water sports to play on this large lake. The Sunnyside campground has a place to moorage your boat for a fee overnight. The campground has lots of room for large campers and smaller tenter. Go fishing in the ponds or in the lake. Has a dog run for your fur babies, and playground for the kids. Has three loop areas. Loop “A” is open year round and is reservable, Loop “B” is a group area, Loop “C” is open in the summer and is non-reservable. Has about 10 sites in loop A, and loop C that are without hook ups. Has different size sites and can accommodate large RV. Also sites can hold tents too. Did I say water skiing? Yes, Foster Lake is big to have fun water skiing, canoe, kayak, or float on a big floaty duck.
You don’t have to have a boat to enjoy this campground. Plenty to do!
Sunnyside park is located on Foster reservoir, approx. 5 miles east of Sweethome, Or off of HWY 20.
After hiking the nearby Mcdowell falls trail I thought it might be nice to find a campground somewhere close and stay the night. There are a few nearby, and after driving through some, I decided on Sunnyside.
Nestled in the valley between some nice wooded snow covered hills, Sunnyside is a Linn county run park with about 150 sites, some are walk-up only while some can be reserved ahead of time. The campround is a wide open style grounds with most of the sites right on top each other, they seem to cater more to the RV'er than the tent camper and don't offer much privacy. That didn't stop me, I was able to find a spot with the two small ponds right outside my tent. These ponds are stocked with trout, so bring your poles.
The restroom facilities were decent, with flush toilets and private shower rooms. They were clean, but I didn't get to checkout the showers as they were being maintained during the off-season.
There is a boat ramp, with moorage for power boats and a decent size day use area. I can imagine that this place gets very busy when the reservoir is full, when in season, but suprisingly it and the campground proper were fairly empty. They also have a play structure for the kids.
They had Full hookup sites, water bibs and garbage service. There was also wood sales, which was delivered right to my pit, via golf cart by the nice couple who was hosting.
Even though it was the off season and very cold and wet, as I arrived a day after the last snow, it was a nice spot to just relax and enjoy the scenery.