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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Shellburg Falls Campground offers seven lovely campsites among the towering trees of the Santiam State Forest. Three of these sites are hike-in sites (tent only), while the other four are drive-in sites. There is a large picnic shelter, restrooms, and a hand-pump well—although the water tastes a bit off. There is also a small stream nearby where one could collect (and filter) water.

The campground is open to vehicle access from May through October. The gravel roads leading to the campground can be a bit rough in places, and because of this four-wheel drive is recommended. Although the campground is officially closed in the winter, you can still hike in to enjoy the area and the surrounding trails from the Shellburg Falls Trailhead off Fern Ridge Road. Many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are located in the Santiam State Forest near the campground. And of course, the namesake Shellburg Falls is a short distance away and well worth the enjoyable hike.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Rarely full

Parking Pass

Campsite fee

Open from

May 01 to October 31

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)

Pros

Secluded sites. Beautiful forest. Nearby hiking and biking trails.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Santiam State Forest

Features

Vault toilet
Shelters
Wildlife
Family friendly
Wildflowers
Big Game Watching
Picnic tables
Bird watching
Potable water
Old-growth forest

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

7

Location

Field Guide

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