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HOUSE ROCK CAMPGROUND, OR

part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: HOUSE ROCK CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

House Rock Campground is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old growth forest grove.

Campers enjoy hiking the House Rock Trail, which starts at the day-use area. Part of the trail shares paths with the historic Santiam Wagon Road, a trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.

Natural Features:

House Rock Campground is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old growth grove.

The river is a 66-mile tributary of the Santiam River that is fed by snowmelt from the Cascade Mountains.

Recreation:

Swimming is popular, especially because many sites have riverfront access to shallow swimming areas. Anglers can cast for native cutthroat trout.

In addition to the House Rock Trail, hikers have access to a variety of other trails in the Tombstone Pass Area, like the Iron Mountain Trail.

Facilities:

The campground road and parking spurs are composed of packed dirt and rock. The double-loop area comes with accessible vault toilets and drinking water from hand pumps. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are at each site. The campground host sells firewood.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit Foster Lake or Green Peter Lake for lake fishing and boating.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site; a $5 fee is charged for additional vehicles
  • No electric hookups are available
  • No firearms, fireworks or chainsaws
  • For more information on Willamette National Forest, click here

  • 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):
44.39361, -122.24389
44°23'37"N, 122°14'38"W

From Sweet Home, follow Highway 20 east for 26 miles to Forest Road 2044 and turn right. Follow Forest Road 2044 for a half mile and turn right, then drive for another quarter mile. House Rock Campground is across the Sheep Creek bridge.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOUSE ROCK CAMPGROUND
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home  OR  97386

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)967-3917
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