Cleator Bend

Willamette National Forest

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.

There is 1 group site which can accommodate up to 45 people.  Amenities include campfire rings, picnic tables, and a vault toilet.  Drinking water is available to visitors from 2 spigots within the campground.  Trash receptacles are located in the campground.

Reservations for this site can be made up to 12 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

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.

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Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.

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 Highway 22 at Detroit, turn onto Breitenbush Road/Forest Service Road 46. The campground is 9.8 miles ahead on the right.

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