USFS: Fernview Group Campground

4431 Highway 20, Sweet Home Oregon

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 – May through the third weekend in September

About the Park

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.

Fernview is closing on September 18th, 2021 for the season.

Fernview will reopen on May 6th, 2022 and close September 25th, 2022.

Camping Information

  • Fernview group camp has 11 sites, some suitable for RV’s.
  • $175 per night to reserve the whole park for your family reunion or group get together.
  • Water available by hand pump. Newer single CXT toilet on site.
  • River access can be difficult from the campground but is nearby via a short walk or drive.

Reservations can only be made through recreation.gov or by calling their number: 877-444-6777

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.