USFS: Fernview Group Campground

4431 Highway 20, Sweet Home Oregon

11 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 – May through the third weekend in September

About the Park

Fernview Group Campground will open Friday, May 21, 2021

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 within a short drive. 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.


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.


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.


Source: US Forest Service

Camping Information

Rates & Reservations:

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

$175 per night to reserve the whole park for your family reunion or group get together.

Site fee $20 campsites, Extra Vehicle $7
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)