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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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This is the catch-all campground of campgrounds!  Whether you are relaxing on Detroit Lake’s shoreline, enjoying the views of Mount Jefferson, swimming, boating, fishing, making an extended stay with the comforts of your RV, or simply planning your next camping weekend getaway with the kids, Detroit Lake State Park Campground has something for you.

With 274 sites in total, the campground is by far the reservoir’s largest overnight spot, and the majority of the campsites offer electrical and water hook-ups.  107 of the sites are full hook-up and offer sewer connections as well.

Given that Detroit Lake is Oregon’s inland boating mecca, the Campground features a boat ramp and several docks for day use.  Overnight moorage is available for designated campers only via a special permit.  For those with kids, the park has a designated swimming area, a large playground, and even a basketball court and sand volleyball court (not just for kids of course).  The campground also features a visitor center and a general store that offers modest provisions and firewood for sale.

If you are looking for a quieter stay at Detroit Lake (one that is less populated and farther from the highway), consider Hoover, Cove Creek, and Southshore Campgrounds.

Note: Detroit Lake State Park Campground is open year-round, with first-come, first-served camping limited to the F Loop from November 1 through March 14.  Campsites F24, F25, and G30 are ADA accessible.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Family friendly. Swimming area, playground, basketball and vollyball court. Day use marina and boat ramps.

Cons

Reservoir water levels fluctuate greatly.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Reservation phone number

18004525687

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Boat ramp(s)
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Volleyball
Horseshoes
Marina
Amphitheater
Playground

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

B15, B9, B8, B7, B6, B4, B5, H58, H59, H60, H38, H36, H34

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

05/25/2018
Our second stay at Detroit Lake in a tent site. On both occasions the campground was pretty full despite the smoky air from a wild fire during our first stay in August 2017. On both occasions we were close to neighbors with very loud, very unhappy little ones.
Pros: Bathrooms are easily accessible, flush toilets, showers, lake access, camp store, playground, easy access to potable water and kitchen waste water drains, a reservation system, and an entirely paved drive to the campground. For families, very family friendly.
Cons: Loud. Crowded. No privacy because the sites are very close to each other with few trees between. Lots of big tents and RVs (multiple tents and cars on many sites). VERY family friendly which is great for families, not so great for those looking for some quiet time out in nature. The only reliably quiet times are when everyone is sleeping.
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