Yukwah Campground is a nice, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 21 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. Many sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas fir and Hemlock trees.
The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await.
This is a smaller campground with a variety of sites to accommodate different uses, with group sites, sites for trailers and sites for tents. Drinking water is from two hand pump wells. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Vault toilets and garbage cans are spread out in convenient locations in the campground. It is recommended that you bring your own firewood. You can purchase firewood, at Riverbend County Park, 45931 Santiam Hwy., Foster, OR 97345.
Site fee covers 1 vehicle; additional vehicles will be charged a $7 fee, per vehicle. If you have questions on what is considered an "extra vehicle", please refer to our kiosk for details.
Checkout time is 12:00 noon
Yukwah Campground is tucked in a heavily wooded landscape with lichen and moss-draped alder, Douglas fir and Maple trees. Campsites are well-shaded and full of ferns and similar sub-tropical greenery. Many sites stretch along the South Santiam River and have river access.
Hike or bike the Santiam Wagon Road (now a trail), a historic trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands. Iron Mountain, Gordon Meadows and Echo Basin are nearby hiking areas well known for their colorful wildflowers.
Wading and fishing are popular in the river and campers can stroll the half-mile long an accessible trail that winds along the banks of the South Santiam River within the campground and accesses a viewing pier over the river.
The Menagerie Wilderness can be accessed from the Trout Creek Trail (1/4 mile from campground) where hikers can reach the top of Rooster Rock and enjoy views of the river valley (5.6 miles round trip). An accessible hike leaves from the same trailhead and takes visitors to the Walton Ranch Platform with views of the Walton Meadow (1/8 mile round trip).
4431 HIGHWAY 20 SWEET HOME OR 97386 MANAGED BY LINN COUNTY PARKS 3010 SW FERRY ST ALBANY, OR 97322
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-967-3917
From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 21 miles and look for signs for Yukwah Campground.