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TROUT CREEK CAMPGROUND, OR

part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TROUT CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Trout Creek Campground is a fun, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 20 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. Many sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees.

The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and includes a welcoming day use shelter with a fireplace and five pull-through RV parking loops and a mix of standard parking spurs. Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await.

Natural Features:

Trout Creek is tucked in a heavily wooded landscape with lichen and moss-draped alder, Douglas fir and maple. Campsites are well-shaded and full of ferns and similar sub-tropical greenery. Many sites stretch along the South Santiam River, a 66-mile tributary of the Santiam River.

Recreation:

Wading and fishing are popular in the river and hikers enjoy easy access to the 2.8-mile Trout Creek Trail and the short Walton Ranch Interpretive Trail.

The Menagerie Wilderness can be accessed from the Trout Creek Trail, so hikers and backpackers can explore the area's extensive system of trails.

Facilities:

Drinking water is from a hand pump well. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Firewood is available for a fee.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit the old Santiam Wagon Road, a historic trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.

In August, the nearby Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree is a hit.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Paved Roads
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Parking Area
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Site fee covers 1 vehicle; additional vehicles will be charged a $5 fee
  • 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):
44.39694, -122.07556
44°23'49"N, 122°4'32"W

From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 19 miles and look for signs for the Trout Creek Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TROUT CREEK CAMPGROUND
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home  OR  97386

Phone Number:

Project Office: (541)367-5168
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