North Santiam State Recreation Area

  Construction Advisory 09/15/18
A tree thinning operation will take place at North Santiam beginning Saturday, September 15 and will last approximately until mid December. The entire park will be closed to the public during this time. This thinning is necessary for forest health and visitor safety. Please contact Detroit Lake MU manager Bob Rea with any questions – 503-854-3406 x 222.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker

North Santiam State Park plays host to some of the most beautiful riverfront in the area. It is one of the finest steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River. North Santiam State Park is a primitive campground and day-use area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. Picnic tables dot the grass, making North Santiam State Park a great place to stop to stretch and eat a picnic lunch. Hiking trails show the beauty of the large old-growth trees and the river.

Campground info

  • Nine walk-in, boat-in tent sites (available first come, first served May 1 -- Sept. 30)
  • Easy river access for boating, fishing and swimming
  • 2.4 miles of trails
  • Reservable group picnic area with shelter
  • 10 picnic sites
  • Horseshoe pits

         Universal Access
         One campsite is accessible to campers with disabilities.