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part ofFishermen's Bend Recreation Area, Bureau of Land Management
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Nestled along a forested curve of the North Santiam River, Fishermen's Bend site is popular with both families and large groups.

The area offers camping and picnicking facilities, rustic cabin rentals and river access trails. Fishing, boating, swimming and hiking opportunities abound.

Natural Features:

The park covers 170 acres along the North Santiam River, where a shady mix of mature Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedars forest the region. Ferns, mosses and wildflowers cover the forest floor. Wetlands and beaver ponds can be found throughout.


The North Santiam River is a great place to relax and cool down on a warm summer day. It offers excellent opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing and swimming.

On land, visitors can take a leisurely stroll along a one-mile nature trail with views of the river and surrounding wetland habitats.

A playground, baseball field, horseshoe pits, and basketball and volleyball courts can be found within the park as well.


This popular campground's sites all have electric and sewer hookups; some also have water hookups. Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

North Santiam State Park is next door, with more great water and hiking opportunities.

Scenic John Neal Memorial County Park is less than 15 minutes away.

Silver Falls State Park is 45 minutes from Fishermen's Bend, with 10 majestic waterfalls, ranging from the grand 177' South Falls, to the delicate 27' Drake Falls.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Amphitheater
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Circles
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Mattress(es)
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Playground
  • Propane Stove
  • RV Parking
  • RV sites
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Security Lights
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bank
  • Canoeing
  • Community Park
  • Grocery Store
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • If using Golden Passports to receive discounted rates, bring pass to the park; passport holder must occupy site
  • Entrance gate is open from 7a.m. to 10 p.m. and is locked at 10 p.m.
  • No firewood gathering allowed
  • Non-reservable first-come, first-served family campsites are available at a discounted rate. Call the park for more information
  • To camp overnight at a day-use facility or stay longer than 5 nights at group sites or cabins, please contact park manager at 503-897-2406 for approval

  • A firewood quarantine is in effect to protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species; please click here for more information
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    44.7575, -122.51028
    44°45'27"N, 122°30'37"W

    Fishermen's Bend is located 29 miles east of Salem on Hwy 22, and 1.5 miles west of Mill City.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PO BOX 785
    MILL CITY  OR  97360

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (503)897-2406
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