Trout Creek Campground - Willamette (OR)

Willamette National Forest

There are 24 sites on a single loop with four RV pull-throughs ranging from 24 to 40 feet.  There are both reservable and FCFS campsites.  There are two double vault accessible toilets and one accessible single vault toilet.  Drinking water is available from one hand pump well.

The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the campground in the 1930's, which includes a day use picnic shelter with fireplace that is centrally located along with tables and BBQ grill; there is nearby river access in this day use area.  There are about 3-5 spots for parking depending on the size of the vehicles.  

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

Drinking water is from a hand pump well. There are three vault restrooms available in the park. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Campfire wood is not readily available at the park. Please plan to bring firewood or purchase from a nearby vendor. Linn County Parks staff, may occasionally, come through the park with firewood available for purchase.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Trout Creek is tucked in a heavily wooded landscape with lichen and moss-draped Alder, Douglas fir, Hemlock, and Maple trees. 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.

Nearby Attractions

The Menagerie Wilderness and Trout Creek Trail is located directly across from Trout Creek Campground.  To the west, is the historic Long Ranch and now an Elk Refuge.  A short wheelchair-accessible trail is located directly across Highway 20 from the campground and accesses a wildlife viewing platform that overlooks the ranch.  Nearby is the Old Santiam Wagon Road that stretches along the Highway 20 corridor.

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.

Contact Information

Mailing

SWEET HOME RANGER DISTRICT, 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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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

Available Campsites

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