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Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • Detroit Lake and a fishing pier from Hoover Campground.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Detroit Lake and a fishing pier from Hoover Campground.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • The eastern end of Detroit Lake from Hoover Campground.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Boat ramp and a small day use marina.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Hoover Campground boat ramp.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Vault toilet facilities near the boat ramp.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • The picnic area near the boat ramp at Hoover Campground.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • One of several group campsites.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • The trail on the north side of the campground leading to the fishing docks.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • The fishing dock at Hoover Campground.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
  • The restroom facility at Hoover Campground.- Detroit Lake, Hoover Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Fishing pier. Numerous group sites. Boat ramp access to Detroit Lake.
Cons: 
Heavily shaded and often damp campsites in early summer. Detroit Lake's (reservoir) water levels fluctuate drastically.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Managed by: 
American Land and Leisure
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Tucked away in the upper arm of Detroit Lake on the reservoir's eastern end, Hoover Campground is located and designed with fishing in mind.  The campground's boat ramp and day use dock are ideal for boaters hoping to access the reservoir's open waters, but it is also good for anglers who are looking for an easy launching point to access the North Santiam River.  Further, the campground features a 340-foot fishing pier adjacent to the boat ramp and day use area as well as several fishing docks that are accessible via a short trail on the campground's northwestern end (the trailhead is next to campsite 6).

As for the campground itself, all 32 campsites are shaded by a thick forest of second growth Douglas fir.  Each of the sites are relatively spacious, particularly the campground's four double/group sites (each featuring two picnic tables) and its official group site, located just east of the campground's main entrance off of Blowout Road.

Note: Hoover Campground is open April 18 through September 29.  Be sure to camp here early in the season (before August) to take advantage of the campground's fishing pier and docks.  Low water levels leave the platforms standing over dry ground by late summer.

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