Cascadia State Park

Park History

Land was acquired from various owners between 1941 and 1980. The original purchase included the old Geisendorfer property with a soda spring and hotel site. Later, some property was exchanged with Timber Service Company (Hill Estate) for land at Cape Lookout. In the early 1900's it was a well-known resort and watering spot.

Acreage: 253.55

Annual overnight attendance: 6,596

Annual day-use attendance: 120,640

Cascadia State Park FAQ


Is there a public telephone somewhere?

The nearest public telephone is located in Sweet Home, 13 miles west of Cascadia State Park on Highway 20. There are no public telephones available in the park for visitors.

Where is the nearest store?

The nearest store is located 13 miles west of the park on Highway 20 in Sweet Home.

Do you sell passes for the hiking trails?

No. Cascadia has two hiking trails located within the park that are free to the public. All other hiking trails east of the park are Forest Service trails. Passes for those trails may be purchased at the Sweet Home Ranger Station on Highway 20 in Sweet Home.

Is there fishing in the river?

Yes, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife no longer stocks fish in this stretch of river. There are only native fish to catch in the river near the park- catch and release. A fishing license is required and it is a good idea to refer to the current fishing synopsis for the most up to date information.

Where can I swim?

Trails lead to the South Santiam River from the East Day Use area.  There is also river access at High Rocks, an unmarked pulloff a mile east of the main park on Highway 20. 

The lakes and rivers found within Oregon State Parks are open to unsupervised swimming. You are responsible for your own safety. Before you enter the water, you should judge your swimming skills against possible strong currents, cold water, underwater objects and steep drop-offs. Remember, that many of our natural bodies of water and man-made reservoirs are filled by snow runoff and remain cold year round. Please bring and wear a personal flotation device and swim with a buddy.

About Camping

Can I reserve a campsite?

Cascadia's 24 campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there are 2 group tent areas on the east side of the park that are reservable.  Click the "Rates" button on the left more information on cost and how to reserve.

Does Cascadia have a RV dump station and propane?

There is no dump station or propane located within the park. The nearest dump station is at Riverbend County Park a few miles west of Cascadia.  Addional facilites and propane are located 13 miles west of the park on Highway 20 in Sweet Home.

Does Cascadia have RV hook-ups?

No, Cascadia does not have any hookups, however there is drinking water available near each site.  Riverbend Campground, located a few miles west of Cascadia on Hwy 20 has hookups and is open year round. Please visit for more information.

What's Allowed

Are generators allowed at Cascadia State Park?

No, generators are not allowed.

Statewide FAQ

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