TROUT CREEK CAMPGROUND

Overview

Trout Creek Campground is a fun, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 20 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. Many sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees.

The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and includes a welcoming day use shelter with a fireplace and five pull-through RV parking loops and a mix of standard parking spurs. Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await.

Recreation

Wading and fishing are popular in the river and hikers enjoy easy access to the 2.8-mile Trout Creek Trail and the short Walton Ranch Interpretive Trail.

The Menagerie Wilderness can be accessed from the Trout Creek Trail, so hikers and backpackers can explore the area’s extensive system of trails.

Facilities

Drinking water is from a hand pump well. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Firewood is available through Linn County Park staff.

Natural Features

Trout Creek is tucked in a heavily wooded landscape with lichen and moss-draped alder, Douglas fir and maple. Campsites are well-shaded and full of ferns and similar sub-tropical greenery. Many sites stretch along the South Santiam River, a 66-mile tributary of the Santiam River.

Nearby Attractions

Visit the old Santiam Wagon Road, a historic trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon’s grasslands.

In August, the nearby Oregon Bluegrass Jamboree is a hit.From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 19 miles and look for signs for the Trout Creek Campground.541-967-3917r6_willamette_wwweb_frontdesk@fs.fed.usN