USFS: House Rock Campground

44°23'37"N, 122°14'38"W

US Forest Service campground managed by Linn County.

Park Location – 26 miles east of Sweet Home

Park Usage – May through the third weekend in September

About the Park

House Rock Campground will open Friday, May 21, 2021

House Rock Campground is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old-growth forest grove. The campground road and parking spurs are composed of packed dirt and rock. The double-loop area comes with accessible vault toilets and drinking water from hand pumps. Picnic tables, campfire rings, and grills are at each site. The campground host sells firewood.


Campers enjoy hiking the House Rock Trail, which starts at the day-use area. Part of the trail shares paths with the historic Santiam Wagon Road, a trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon’s grasslands. In addition to the House Rock Trail, hikers have access to a variety of other trails in the Tombstone Pass Area, like the Iron Mountain Trail. Swimming is popular, especially because many sites have riverfront access to shallow swimming areas. Anglers can cast for native cutthroat trout.


Source: US Forest Service



Camping, Drinking Water, Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming, Fishing, Restrooms


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Camping Season: Open May thru September

Description: 1600-foot elevation. 17 campsites, including 5 tent-only sites located at the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River.

Reservation Information

Season: Early May through September

Rates & Reservations:
$20/camping + $7 each additional vehicle
22-foot maximum RV length
17 Campsites, 5 of which are tent only
14-day limit
There is limited turn-around space in House Rock. Please no RVs or trailers over a total of 22 feet.

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)