USFS Detroit Ranger District – Breitenbush Campground

Latitude 44° 46' 53.0400" N Longitude 121° 59' 29.3600" W

Located nearly 10 miles east of Detroit, Oregon, at an elevation of 2,100 feet. There are 29 camp sites available for which 18 are reservable.

Park Location – From Detroit, Oregon, at the intersection of State Route 22 and Forest Service Road (FSR) 46, take FSR 46 north and continue 9.3 miles to the campground on the right.

Park Usage – May 17, 2024 - October 13, 2024

About the Park

Breitenbush Campground is nestled along the banks of its namesake river in the forests of western Oregon. The peaceful flow of the river can be heard throughout the campground, providing a peaceful getaway for campers.

The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range. The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams and wooded slopes offer varied recreational opportunities for visitors. The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River, and its clean waters flow from snow melt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. A variety of plants and foliage separate the spacious campsites and provide privacy from other sites.

Located nearly 10 miles east of Detroit, Oregon, at an elevation of 2,100 feet.  Visitors can reach the site from Detroit by traveling north on state highway OR-22 before turning right (northeast) onto Breitenbush Road.  After approximately 9.5 miles the turnoff for the campground will be on the right (south) side of the road. 

There are 29 campsites, for which 23 are reservable, that can accommodate vehicles and trailers up to 24  feet in length.  Each site has a picnic table and firepit.  There are four vault toilets.  Drinking water is not available at this time, so please plan ahead and bring your own.  Trash receptacles are located in the campground.

Wading and fishing are popular activities in the Breitenbush River, and rainbow trout is the most common catch for anglers.

Reservations for this site can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

Breitenbush Campground Map

Reservation Rules

Reservations, Cancellations and Changes must be made through

If I book this reservation today, what are my options to change or cancel?

Please remember that reservations at these facilities prevent other visitors from using these sites. Planned changes to your stay should be made as far in advance as possible. You can make changes to your reservation ahead of your arrival date in My Reservations via the Recreation.Gov website.


If your new stay dates are completely different from your original stay dates, there is a $10 change fee (per reserved site). There are no additional fees for:

  • Adding or removing nights to your stay.
  • Changing to a different campsite.

Balances will adjust based on your new stay’s nightly rate.


You can cancel the reservation any time before the date of your scheduled arrival. You will receive a refund for your stay, minus the following fees:

  • $10 cancellation fee
  • Any reservation fees (only if paid when booking)
  • Any previous change fees

Late cancellation penalties may also apply:

What is “Late”?

For individual campsites, a late cancellation applies starting from midnight 1 calendar day before your scheduled check-in. For cabins and group sites, a late cancellation applies starting from midnight 14 calendar days or fewer before your scheduled check-in.

Late Fee

In addition to the fees listed above, a late cancellation will also subtract your first night’s recreation use fee from any refund owed. As of the expected check-in day, cancellations or changes to your stay are not possible through My Reservations. It is at the facility’s discretion to support additional Late Cancellations, No Show, or Early Departure updates – on-site personnel may not be able to assist. These changes carry penalties and may forfeit recreation use fees. For additional details, please visit  here.


Facility Rates

Per night:  $21 for a single non-electric campsite; $40 for a double non-electric campsite

Limit 1 vehicle per site; an $8 fee, per night, will be charged for additional vehicles.



Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include:  The Willamette National Forest has approximately 1,700 miles of trails. While many are in wilderness areas, a number of trails are low-elevation, easy-access trails for year-round hiking.  Detroit Lake provides ample opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking.