Cleator Bend Group Campground, located on a bend of the Breitenbush River, is a popular destination for camping. The group area provides an ideal base camp for fishing, hiking, biking and more.
Cleator Bend is a group campground on the northern banks of the river. A vault toilet is located in the middle of the camping loop and two water spigots are provided. Trash collection, campfire rings and picnic tables are provided. The capacity for the group site is 45 guests.
Due to damage from the fire last season and safety concerns related to conditions in the area, this campground is closed for the 2021 season.
The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River. The clean waters flow from snow melt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range.
The South Breitenbush Gorge Trail is three miles from the campground. Here, hikers can view the river passing through basalt narrows. During the hike, look for a log footbridge that crosses Roaring Creek's cascading waters.
The river is a popular spot for wading, swimming and rainbow trout fishing.
44125 N. Santiam Hwy SE Detroit OR
For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564
From Highway 22 at Detroit, turn onto Breitenbush Road/Forest Service Road 46. The campground is 9.8 miles ahead on the right.