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FERNVIEW GROUP SITE, OR

part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FERNVIEW GROUP SITE
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Fernview Group Site is about 20 miles from Sweet Home on Highway 20 at an elevation of 1,360 feet. Fernview is a small group area perched on a bench above the South Santiam River. The Rooster Rock Trail is across the highway from the group site and numerous other trails and lakes are in within a short drive.

Natural Features:

The group site is nestled in the trees on a bench above the South Santiam River.

Recreation:

Fernview Group Site is close to the Menagerie Wilderness with Trout Creek and the Rooster Rock Trails accessing Rooster Rock within the wilderness. Numerous lakes and trails are within a 45 minute drive of the site, including the Santiam Wagon Road (10 minutes), Gordon Meadows, Iron Mountain and Browder Ridge.

Facilities:

Fernview has 11 sites, some suitable for RV's. One Hand pump provides water and there is a newer single CXT toilet on site. River access can be difficult from the campground, but is nearby via a short walk or drive. The Fernview Group Area was originally a campground that has been converted to a group site. Below are the details on the individual sites within the group site; every site has a picnic table and fire pit/grill. There is a parking area adjacent to the bathroom that can also be used for RV parking; this area is suitable for 1 large or 2 small RV’s, maximum 2 RV's.

Site 1: Back-in, gravel surface, 15 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 2: Back-in, gravel surface, 30 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 3: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 4: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 5: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, is adjacent to bathroom
Site 6: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 7: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 8: Back-in, gravel surface, 35 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 9: Back-in, gravel surface, 30 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper, sits above river
Site 10: Back-in, gravel surface, 20 feet long, hard access due to grade, suitable for tent, sits above river
Site 11: Back-in, gravel surface, 20 feet long, medium grade, suitable for tent, sits above river

Nearby Attractions:

The Santiam Wagon Road (trail) is ten minutes from the site and provides over 20 miles of hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities.
Iron Mountain is located ten miles east and known to have over 300 species of wildflowers growing on its flanks. Early July is the best time for viewing wildflowers.
Crescent Mountain, House Rock Falls , Browder Ridge and the Middle Santiam Wilderness are nearby and provide excellent hiking opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Group Camping
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood Vendor
  • River Access
Know Before You Go
Access to the South Santiam River is difficult for young children and senior citizens from Fernview. There are other swimming areas close by off the 2044 road and other areas.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.4025, -122.29861
44°24'9"N, 122°17'55"W

From Sweet Home, Oregon, follow Highway 20 east for 22 miles and look for signs for the Fernview Group Site.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FERNVIEW GROUP SITE
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home OR 97386

Phone Number:

Information: (541)967-3917
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