USFS Detroit Ranger District – Humbug Campground
Latitude 44° 46' 14.3501" N Longitude 122° 4' 38.3401" W
Located approximately 5 miles northeast of Detroit, Oregon, at an elevation of 1,800 feelt. Visitors can reach the site from Detroit by traveling north on state highway OR-22 before turning right (northeast) onto Breitenbush Road. After approximately 5 miles turnoff for the campground will be on the right (south) side of the road.
Park Location – 4.6 miles northeast of Detroit, Oregon. From Highway 22 at Detroit, turn east onto Breitenbush Road/Forest Service Road 46 and continue for 4.6 miles to Humbug Campground on the right.
Park Usage – April 26, 2024 - September 29, 2024
About the Park
There are 21 camping units that can accommodate vehicles and trailers up to 55 feet in length. Some sites are reservable and some are FCFS sites. Each site has a picnic table and grill. There are 3 toilets. Drinking water is available to visitors from multiple spigots throughout the campground. Garbage receptacles are located in the campground.
Humbug Campground is surrounded by old-growth forest, and during the months of May through July, the rhododendrons bloom in a spectacular show of pink blossoms. Recreation in the area is abundant — plan on a quiet stroll through this lush forest or fishing on nearby Breitenbush River.
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.
Humbug Campground Map
Reservations, Cancellations and Changes must be made through RECREATION.gov
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.
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.
Limit one vehicle per campsite; an $8 fee, per night, will be charged for additional vehicles.
Wading and fishing are popular activities in the Breitenbush River, and rainbow trout is the most common catch for anglers.
The Willamette National Forest has about 1,700 miles of trail. While many are in wilderness areas, a number of trails are low-elevation, easy-access trails for year-round hiking.
The nearby Gold Butte Lookout sits on the summit of Gold Butte at an elevation of 4,618 feet in the Willamette National Forest. It was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. During World War II, the lookout served as part of Aircraft Warning System station in defense of the nation against air attack. It was staffed around the clock, usually by a husband and wife team, who reported all passing aircraft within sight or sound to a central filter center. The lookout stands on 3-foot stilts and is surrounded by glass windows and an exterior catwalk, offering a panoramic view of the Cascades. It is furnished with refurbished or replica furniture. The lookout is typically open from early July through mid-October. It is accessible by car, but guests should be prepared to walk the last half mile on difficult and steep terrain to reach the lookout. A high clearance vehicle is recommended for the drive. Guests will need to pack in most of their own supplies and gear.