Longbow Organization Group

Willamette National Forest

Longbow Organization Camp was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The historic campground provides a covered cooking area with a fireplace and six sleep shelters that face the beautiful South Santiam River.

Longbow includes six alpine shelters that sleep a total of 48 people. All shelters are along the river. There is a covered cooking area and an amphitheater that seats 75 people. Firewood is sold through Linn County Park staff.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground spans 10 acres on a bend of the South Santiam River. The river is fed by runoff from the Cascade Mountains and flows for 66 miles. The Menagerie Wilderness is located nearby. Elk can sometimes be seen in early May in an elk pasture one mile from Longbow.

Nearby Attractions

For additional hiking options, head to the South Santiam and Gordon Lakes Trail Area.

Recreation

Fishing and wading opportunities abound in the South Santiam River. Visitors interested in hiking can explore the Old Santiam Wagon Road. The historic trail was used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.

Contact Information

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4431 HIGHWAY 20 SWEET HOME OR 97386 MANAGED BY LINN COUNTY PARKS 3010 SW FERRY ST ALBANY, OR 97322

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-967-3917

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Driving Directions

From Sweet Home, OR, travel east on Hwy 20 for 17 miles to Road 2032. Follow Road 2032 to Longbow Organization Camp.

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