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Attention: This facility will be closed starting from 9/14/2015, the last night to camp is Sunday, 13 September.
Baker Bay is campground lease to Lane county Parks- it is open and it is on the same lake as Schwarz= Dorena; the phone number to lane county parks is (541) 682-2000 .


part ofDorena Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sun Sep 13 2015   Season Dates


Schwarz Campground is located below Dorena Lake in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley. The campground is approximately five miles from the city of Cottage Grove.

A variety of recreational opportunities are available, including fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. A number of historic covered bridges can also be found in the area.

Natural Features:

Dorena Lake is situated in the low foothills of the Calapooya Mountains. The campground is surrounded by a diverse mix of marshland, coniferous forests and grasslands.

The weather is generally mild during the recreation season with temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the upper 90s. Chances of precipitation are high from May through mid-June.


Dorena Lake is a great location for boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. Nearby Baker Bay County Park offers a boat ramp and marina.

The Row River Trail stretches 14 miles from downtown Cottage Grove, past the Dorena Dam and along the entire north side of the lake. This popular path is open tor hiking, biking and horseback riding.

The Cottage Grove Scenic Byway Tour meanders past seven historic covered bridges in the area. The bridges were built in the 1920s and 30s, and some are still in use today.


Schwarz Park offers several single and double-family campsites and six group sites. Flush toilets, drinking water, showers and a dump station are provided. Younger campers love the park's big playground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Historic Sites
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Alcohol is prohibited at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dorena Lake lands and areas, including Schwarz Park (Campground) and lease areas.
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance.
  • This campground requires you to reserve 2 nights on weekends, and 3 nights on holiday weekends for single sites or double sites.
  • The campground is open the 4th week of April through the 3rd week in September.
  • Camping fee covers only the camping unit (motorhome, trailer, pickup camper, or one vehicle with tents) and any towed vehicle which enters the park attached to the main camping unit. All additional vehicles will pay the $6.00 extra vehicle fee.
  • Maximum 3 additional vehicles per single site or 6 vehicles for double site are permitted in park.
  • There is no electricity, water or sewer site hook-ups at this campground.
  • For medical equipment that will need power, please bring your own battery back-up, as campers will not be allowed to run generators during quiet hours.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    43.78889, -122.96667
    43°47'20"N, 122°58'0"W

    From Cottage Grove, Oregon, take Exit 174 off of Interstate 5. Travel East on Row River Road for approximately 5 miles; you will cross Row River twice. The entrance to the campground is on the left side of the road immediately after you cross Row River for the second time.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    COTTAGE GROVE  OR  97424

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (541)942-1418
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