USFS Detroit Ranger District – Cleator Bend Group Campground

Latitude 44° 46' 40.7500" N Longitude 121° 59' 57.9098" W

Located approximately 9 mils east of Detroit, Oregon, at an elevation of 2,200 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 miles the turnoff for the campground will be on the right (south) side of the road.

Park Location – From Highway 22 at Detroit, turn onto Breitenbush Road/Forest Service Road 46. The campground is 9.8 miles ahead on the right.

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

About the Park

Cleator Bend Group Campground, located on a bend of the Breitenbush River, is a popular destination for camping. The group area provides an ideal base camp for fishing, hiking, biking and more.

There is 1 group site which can accommodate up to 45 people.  Amenities include campfire rings, picnic tables, and a vault toilet.  Drinking water is available to visitors from 2 spigots within the campground.  Trash receptacles are located in the campground.

Reservations for this site can be made up to 12 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

Cleator Bend Group Campground

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 Rec.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

$170 per night

Nearby Attractions

The South Breitenbush Gorge Trail is three miles from the campground. Here, hikers can view the river passing through basalt narrows. During the hike, look for a log footbridge that crosses Roaring Creek’s cascading waters.  There are several miles of hiking trails in the Mt. Jefferson – Jefferson Park Trail Area.  

The Breitenbush River is a tributary of the North Santiam River. The clean waters flow from snow melt in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The campground lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range.  The river is a popular spot for wading, swimming and rainbow trout fishing.