Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

  Construction Advisory 03/05/19
Tumble Creek Bridge Repair Project to begin in March on OR 22 near Detroit One lane to close for three months; both lanes open on weekends DETROIT—A project that will repair the Tumble Creek Bridge on OR 22 four miles west of Detroit will begin on Monday, March 18. During the three month project at least one lane will remain open with flaggers controlling two-way traffic 24-7. Weather permitting; beginning March 18 to April 5, one lane will be closed through two continuous weekends. Beginning April 7, one lane of traffic will be closed from Sunday at 9 p.m. until Friday at noon. Travelers should expect delays. The project includes grinding and removing existing asphalt on the bridge to a depth of 8 inches, installing a waterproof membrane, repaving the bridge, reconstructing the bridge approaches and upgrading the guardrail. During construction OR 22 will remain open for small vehicles. However, large trucks will need to detour at Santiam Junction using U.S. 20 to OR 126 with access to Interstate 5. The Tumble Ridge Trailhead next to the bridge will remain open but parking at the trailhead will temporarily move from the south parking area to a parking area west of the bridge. Variable message signs will be posted at various locations to warn travelers of the construction and potential delays. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones. For updates on traffic, go to or call 511.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Exhibit Information
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife (ADA)

Detroit Lake's campground offers nearly 300 sites on the shore of a forest-ringed canyon reservoir in the Cascade Mountains. The nine-mile-long lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other water sports. Sightseers enjoy views of snow-capped Mt. Jefferson in the distance.

The campground has horseshoe pits, a basketball court, a volleyball area, and a playground. There are two courtesy boat ramps, two reservable boat moorages, and a fishing dock.

There is also a Visitor Center that has park and area information along with gifts, ice, soft drinks, firewood, souvenirs and educational toys that can be purchased.

Campground info

  • 107 full-hookup sites
  • 68 electrical sites with water
  • 96 tent sites with water nearby
  • Showers and flush toilets
  • Swimming areas
  • Firewood for sale

Universal Access
Eight campsites are accessible to campers with disabilities.

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