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Riverside Campground

Willamette National Forest

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • Vault toilet at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • Typical campsite at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • Typical campsite at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • Double campsite at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • Typical campsite at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • Dense temperate forest cover Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • North Fork of the Santiam River at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
  • North Fork of the Santiam River at Riverside Campground.- Riverside Campground
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Pros: 
Adjacent to the river. Large and private campsites.
Cons: 
Adjacent to the highway.
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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):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Not to be confused with Riverside Campground on the Clackamas River, this Riverside Campground sits along the banks of the North Fork of the Santiam River 14 miles upstream of Detroit, and it is the furthest established campground en route to Oregon's Santiam Pass from Salem. Well positioned on the banks of the river, the campground makes up for its modest amenities with pleasant scenery and relative peace and quiet, as it generally does not receive the crowds that head to nearby Detroit Lake.

The campground also lies just 2 miles upstream from the turnoff for popular Pamelia Lake + Grizzly Peak, 2.2 miles downstream from the Marion Forks Hatchery + Campground, and 5 miles downstream from the massive old-growth stands towering above Tall Tree Campsites, located just off of  Straight Creek Road (NF-11).

Note: Riverside Campground is open from early May through late September. Contact American Land and Leisure at 1.800.342.2267 for specific dates.

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