John Neal Memorial County Park

820 Neal Park Rd, Lyons, OR 97358

Trails, rafting, floating, fishing, and more!

Park Location – Located outside Lyons on the North Santiam River.

Park Usage – Open April to September

About the Park

Fishing, floating and rafting on the wild waters of the North Santiam River are the main attractions for visitors to this 30-acre park. While camping or enjoying a picnic at John Neal, visitors can search for the park’s abundant wildlife on trails that wind through wetlands and beaver ponds. Explore, fish, and raft the Santiam River and take advantage of early spring or fall camping while enjoying the quiet atmosphere and wildlife.

John Neal Memorial Campground will close for the fall/winter seasons as of September 24, 2023.  We will open for the 2024 camping season on Friday, April 19, 2024.


Camping, Group Camping, River Access, Hiking, Picnicking, Group Shelters, Playground, Restroom w/showers, and Drinking Water

Camping Fees & Map

Linn County Reserve Now ButtonCheck-in: after 2:00 p.m.     |     Check-out: before 12:00 p.m.


  • 10 sites with water hookups, 13 non-hookup sites, and a group camp with 12 non-hookup sites in their own loop.
  • Sites that have not been reserved will become first-come, first-serve.
  • 2-night minimum for all weekends.
  • Extra vehicle fee of $7.00 per night. Extra Vehicle classification chart.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours PRIOR to arrival.
  • Campsites can can be reserved up to nine months from arrival date.

Camping Fees

  • Non-hookup site:   $28/night  |  8 people /1 RV/ 2 tents
  • Extra vehicle:          $7/night

Campground Map

Group Camping

John Neal Memorial Group Camp

  • Includes 12 non-hookup sites in their own loop, sites: 25-36.
  • Maximum of 100 people in group area.
  • $300/night + $50 non-refundable reservation fee.
  • In the center of the loop sits a group fire ring.
  • Reservations can be made by calling the Parks Office at 541-967-3917 or online at

Day-use Shelter

[   To reserve a shelter call the Linn County Parks office at 541.967.3917   ]

Shelter 1

  • $150 non-refundable reservation fee   |   50 person capacity
  • Includes: 5 picnic tables, countertops, a stand charcoal barbeque, sink with running water and electric plug-ins


**Please note that a special-use permit form is required if you plan on any large structures such as; bouncy castles, water slides, stages, an event tent, portable toilets, etc in our parks. You will be required to provide insurance for these items.

Nearby Attractions

Detroit Lake | Website
Willamette National Forest | Website

Reservation Changes & Cancellation Policies

  • Reservation Changes & Cancellation Policies:
    • Cancellations within 4 days of scheduled arrival will not receive a refund.
    • Cancellation within 5-14 days of scheduled arrival will be refunded all but reservation fees ($12) and the 1st night camping fee.
    • Cancellations of overnight stays made 15 or more days in advance of your scheduled arrival date will be refunded all but the reservation fee ($12).
    • Early departures are non-refundable.

    Reservations of six or more nights:

    • Changes to your arrival date will be charged the nightly rate plus a $12 change fee. No refunds will be given and all fees for overnight stays will be retained.
    • Early departures: Shortening of the departure date will incur a $12 reservation change fee. The nightly camping fees for the night dropped will be refunded.
    • There are no additional fees to extend your arrival or departure date.

    Group site cancellation:

    • Cancellations made 31 days or more in advance will be refunded all but the $50 reservation fee.
    • Cancellations made within 15-30 days of arrival date will be refunded all but the $50 reservation fee and 1st night camping fee.
    • Cancellations made within 14 days of scheduled arrival will not receive a refund.
    • Early departures are non-refundable.