Riverside At Detroit (Willamette National Forest, OR)

Willamette National Forest

Riverside Campground provides 32 single campsites that can accomodate trailers up to 24 feet in length.  This campground has both reservable and FCFS campsites.  The campground is situated with two main loops.  All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.  Water is provided via individual faucet risers located throughout the campground.  There are three double-vault toilets located in accessible locations.  Trash receptacles are located in the campground.

This is a Scan and Pay campground. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded.

Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

This campground has 37 sites, 26 are reservable. The campground is comprised of two sections. The southeast (upriver) section has more secluded sites on a bluff overlooking the river. Northwest (downriver) sites have partial shade and a more open setting.

Drinking water spigots can be found throughout the campground. Waste gray water disposal sites are provided. Firewood is available for sale on-site.

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Natural Features

Riverside is located along the North Fork Santiam River at an elevation of 2,400 feet. Surrounding vegetation includes hemlock, rhododendron and fern, among the towering conifers.

The campground is in the North Santiam Travel Corridor of the Willamette National Forest. The forest covers 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Range.

Nearby Attractions

The Marion Forks Fish Hatchery, along Marion and Horn Creeks, is an interesting place to visit. Here, visitors can see rainbow trout, summer steelhead and spring chinook being harvested.


Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow trout on the river. Among the many options for hiking and biking trails, the Mt. Jefferson-Pamelia Lake Trail Area is bound to please all types. Hikers looking for a challenging trail will enjoy the Minto Mountain Trail.

Contact Information


Detroit Ranger District, 44125 N. Santiam Hwy., Detroit, OR 97360 Managed by Linn County Parks and Recreation, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany, OR 97322 OR

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564

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Driving Directions

From Detroit, OR, take Route 22 toward Sisters. Go 14.2 miles to the campground on right side of the road.

From Sisters, head toward Detroit on Route 22. Go 43 miles to the campground on the left.

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