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part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 20 2015   Season Dates


Breitenbush Campground is nestled along the banks of its namesake river in the forests of western Oregon. The peaceful flow of the river can be heard throughout the campground, providing a peaceful getaway for campers.

Natural Features:

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 snow melt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

A variety of plants and foliage separate the spacious campsites and provide privacy from other sites.


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.


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.

Nearby Attractions:

Detroit Lake provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electric hookups available
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Limit 1 vehicle per site; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Please check in with campground host upon arrival
  • You must stay in the campsite that you reserved. Site swapping is not allowed

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.7814, -121.99149
44°46'53"N, 121°59'29"W

From Detroit, Oregon, at the intersection of State Route 22 and Forest Route 46, take Route 46 north and continue 9.3 miles to the campground on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Ranger District is: 44125 N Santiam Hwy SE
Detroit  OR  97342

Phone Number:

Project Office: (801)226-3564
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