Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

  General Advisory 05/23/18
A health advisory was issued today for Detroit Lake. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce in Detroit Lake. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals. People should avoid swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy red rash at the affected area. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab and select “algae bloom advisories,” or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Ampitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Exhibit Information
  • Swimming
  • Viewpoint

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
Three campsites are accessible to campers with disabilities.

For more information about the local area and events go to www.detroitlakeoregon.org