USFS Sweet Home Ranger District – Fernview Group Campground

4431 Highway 20, Sweet Home Oregon

Fernview Group Campground is located 23 miles east of Sweet Home on Highway 20. It is perched above the scenic South Santiam River on 5 acres at an elevation of 1,400 feet. The campground is compacted rock and native surface including the spurs.

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

Park Usage – May 3, 2024 thru September 29, 2024

About the Park

The site was originally a campground that has been converted into a group area.  The site is composed of 11 single campsites, of which two are tent only, with some sites able to accommodate trailers up to 22 feet in length.  The campground has a capacity of 75 people.  There is one accessible single vault toilet and drinking water is available via on hand pump located near the entrance and picnic area.  

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.

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.

Fernview Campground Map

Reservation Rules

  • 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.

    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.

Nearby Attractions

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. The Santiam Wagon Road 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.

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