USFS-Fernview Group Campground

4431 Highway 20, Sweet Home Oregon

10 campsite group campground located on the South Santiam River.

Park Location – US Hwy. 20 on the Willamette National Forest, east of Sweet Home, Oregon

Park Usage – Open May through October

About the Park

If you are looking to camp with family and friends in lush green forests of Oregon’s western cascades, then Fernview is the place for you. This 10 site campground is located just above the South Santiam River and provides group campers with the opportunity to have your own campground for the weekend or extended stay.

Camping Information

The Fernview Group Site is about 20 miles from Sweet Home on Highway 20 at an elevation of 1,360 feet. Fernview is a small group area perched on a bench above the South Santiam River. The Rooster Rock Trail is across the highway from the group site and numerous other trails and lakes are in within a short drive.

Natural Features:

The group site is nestled in the trees on a bench above the South Santiam River.

Recreation:

Fernview Group Site is close to the Menagerie Wilderness with Trout Creek and the Rooster Rock Trails accessing Rooster Rock within the wilderness. Numerous lakes and trails are within a 45 minute drive of the site, including the Santiam Wagon Road (10 minutes), Gordon Meadows, Iron Mountain and Browder Ridge.

Facilities:

Fernview has 11 sites, some suitable for RV’s. One Hand pump provides water and there is a newer single CXT toilet on site. River access can be difficult from the campground, but is nearby via a short walk or drive. The Fernview Group Area was originally a campground that has been converted to a group site. Below are the details on the individual sites within the group site; every site has a picnic table and fire pit/grill. There is a parking area adjacent to the bathroom that can also be used for RV parking; this area is suitable for 1 large or 2 small RV’s, maximum 2 RV’s.

Rates & Reservations:

First-come, first-serve or reserve the whole park for your group event.

$150 per night to reserve the whole park for your family reunion or group get togther.

Site fee $18 campsites, Extra Vehicle $5
Maximum trailer length 22 feet
11 sites, 2 of which are tent only

For group camping reservations (reserving the whole park)

To make a reservation by phone, call 877-444-6777

Please have the following information available at the time of the call:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone & email
  • Name of campground
  • Campsite or cabin type and # (if available)
  • Dates of stay
  • # of people and pets
  • Method of payment (Visa, Mastercard & Debit)

Amenities & Nearby Attractions

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Group Camping
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
  • No Potable Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood Vendor

The Santiam Wagon Road (trail) is ten minutes from the site and provides over 20 miles of hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities.
Iron Mountain is located ten miles east and known to have over 300 species of wildflowers growing on its flanks. Early July is the best time for viewing wildflowers.
Crescent Mountain, House Rock Falls , Browder Ridge and the Middle Santiam Wilderness are nearby and provide excellent hiking opportunities.