USFS Detroit Ranger District – Riverside Campground

Latitude 44° 38' 32.7098" N Longitude 121° 56' 43.1999" W

Riverside Campground is located along State Highway 22, approximately 14 miles southeast of Detroit, Oregon, at an elevation of 2,400 feet. It is a 15-acre site on the North Santiam River. The main travel surfaces within the campground are paved and gravel.

Park Location – From Detroit, OR, take Route 22 toward Sisters. Go 14.2 miles to the campground on right side of the road. From Sisters, head toward Detroit on Route 22. Go 43 miles to the campground on the left.

Park Usage – April 26, 2024 - September 29, 2024

About the Park

Riverside Campground provides 32 single campsites that can accomodate trailers up to 24 feet in length.  This campground has both reservable and FCFS campsites.  The campground is situated with two main loops.  All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.  Water is provided via individual faucet risers located throughout the campground.  There are three double-vault toilets located in accessible locations.  Trash receptacles are located in the campground.

This is a Scan and Pay campground. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded.

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.

Riverside 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 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

Single $21/night

Limit one vehicle per campsite; an $8 fee, per night, will be charged for additional vehicles

Nearby attractions

Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow trout on the river.  Among the many options for hiking and biking trails, the Mt. Jefferson-Pamelia Lake Trail Area is bound to please all types. Hikers looking for a challenging trail will enjoy the Minto Mountain Trail.

The Marion Forks Fish Hatchery, along Marion and Horn Creeks, is an interesting place to visit. Here, visitors can see rainbow trout, summer steelhead and spring chinook being raised.

Detroit Lake provides the major attraction for recreation opportunities at this site.  Detroit Lake provides countless water recreation opportunities abound such as boating, waterskiing, kayaking, fishing, etc.  Additionally, there are numerous trails in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and adjacent National Forest that recreational users come to the area to enjoy