Schwarz Campground is located below Dorena Lake in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley. The campground is approximately five miles from the city of Cottage Grove.
A variety of recreational opportunities are available, including fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. A number of historic covered bridges can also be found in the area.
Schwarz Park offers several single and double-family campsites and six group sites. Flush toilets, drinking water, showers and a dump station are provided. Younger campers love the park's big playground.
See "Need to Know" section under Facility Information for COVID-19 Recreation guidelines
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• Face masks are required inside all federal buildings and shared facilities like restrooms and outside in campgrounds and recreation areas when social distancing cannot be maintained.
• Maintain social distance (6 feet of separation) per CDC guidance.
• Campsite capacity is limited to eight (8) individuals (for single sites).
• No additional visitors allowed at the campsite.
• All shower facilities will remain closed until further notice.
• Restrooms will be open and cleaned, however visitors need to take necessary precautions to ensure personal hygiene. Restrooms are only as sanitary as the last user.
• Bring your own soap, hand sanitizer and other hygienic products.
• Your health depends on the actions you take. Public facilities are only as clean as the last visitor.
• Please help keep our communities safe!
Alcohol is prohibited at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dorena Lake lands and areas, including Schwarz Park (Campground) and lease areas.
Two (2) vehicles per site allowed for single sites, included with reservation fee. No additional vehicles permitted.
This campground requires you to reserve 2 nights on weekends, and 3 nights on holiday weekends for single sites or double sites.
There is no electricity, water or sewer site hook-ups at this campground.
For medical equipment that will need power, please bring your own battery back-up, as campers will not be allowed to run generators during quiet hours.
Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
This campground limits camping to 14 days in any 30 day window.
Dorena Lake is situated in the low foothills of the Calapooya Mountains. The campground is surrounded by a diverse mix of marshland, coniferous forests and grasslands.
The weather is generally mild during the recreation season with temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the upper 90s. Chances of precipitation are high from May through mid-June.
Dorena Lake is a great location for boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. Nearby Baker Bay County Park offers a boat ramp and marina.
The Row River Trail stretches 14 miles from downtown Cottage Grove, past the Dorena Dam and along the entire north side of the lake. This popular path is open tor hiking, biking and horseback riding.
The Cottage Grove Scenic Byway Tour meanders past seven historic covered bridges in the area. The bridges were built in the 1920s and 30s, and some are still in use today.
Reservation changes or cancellations can be made through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Cancelling/Changing a Reservation
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below).
Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
Group Facility: Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee.
A no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until 2pm on the day following the scheduled arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night’s recreation fee for a campsite.
If a customer departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Please notify staff at the facility if you depart early to allow others to use the site. Customers may notify the call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a customer requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time has passed, the customer will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.
Customers may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Customers may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended.
Debit or Credit Card Purchases: Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original card used to pay.
Check or Cash Purchases: Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. You may update the address at the time you request the refund. It may take up to 6-8 weeks for the Treasury check to arrive. Please make sure your address is up to date in your customer profile.
34909 SHOREVIEW DRIVE COTTAGE GROVE OR 97424
34909 SHOREVIEW DRIVE COTTAGE GROVE OR 97424
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-942-1418
From Cottage Grove, Oregon, take Exit 174 off of Interstate 5. Travel East on Row River Road for approximately 5 miles; you will cross Row River twice. The entrance to the campground is on the left side of the road immediately after you cross Row River for the second time.