There are 21 camping units that can accommodate vehicles and trailers up to 55 feet in length. Some sites are reservable and some are FCFS sites. Each site has a picnic table and grill. There are 3 toilets. Drinking water is available to visitors from multiple spigots throughout the campground. Garbage receptacles are located in the campground.
Humbug Campground is surrounded by old-growth forest, and during the months of May through July, the rhododendrons bloom in a spectacular show of pink blossoms. Recreation in the area is abundant -- plan on a quiet stroll through this lush forest or fishing on nearby Breitenbush River.
Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.
Humbug Campground sites have picnic tables, grills and easy access to the vault toilets. Drinking water spigots are spread throughout the campground. Most campsites offer sweeping views of the river.
This facility is now managed by Linn County Parks and Recreation.
The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range. The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams and wooded slopes offer varied recreational opportunities for visitors.
The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River, and its clean waters flow from short forks of snowmelt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.
A variety of plants and foliage separate the spacious campsites and provide privacy from other sites.
Detroit Lake has a marina and provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.
Wading and fishing are popular activities in the Breitenbush River, and rainbow trout is the most common catch for anglers.
The Willamette National Forest has about 1,700 miles of trail. While many are in wilderness areas, a number of trails are low-elevation, easy-access trails for year-round hiking.
Detroit Ranger District, 44125 N. Santiam Hwy., Detroit, OR 97360 Managed by Linn County Parks and Recreation, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany, OR 97322
For campground inquiries, please call: 503-854-3366
4.6 miles northeast of Detroit, Oregon. From Highway 22 at Detroit, turn east onto Breitenbush Road/Forest Service Road 46 and continue for 4.6 miles to Humbug Campground on the right.