USFS Sweet Home Ranger District – House Rock Campground

44°23'37"N, 122°14'38"W

House Rock Campground is located 26 miles east of Sweet Home on Highway 20. This campground is situated on 7 acres at the confluence of Sheep Creek and the Sought Santiam River in an old growth grove at an elevations of 1,800 feet. The campground road is compacted rock and native surface including the spurs.

Park Location – From Sweet Home, follow Highway 20 east for 26 miles to Forest Road 2044 and turn right. Follow Forest Road 2044 for a half mile and turn right, then drive for another quarter mile. House Rock Campground is across the Sheep Creek bridge.

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

About the Park

There are 17 campsites set in an upper and lower loop.  Some of the sites can accommodate trailers up to 22 feet in length.  The upper loop has one accessible single vault toilet while the lower loop has two accessible single vault toilets.  Drinking water is available from hand pumps located in both the upper and lower loops.  

The adjacent picnic area is part of the site and has four tables and two grills, and provides access to the Horse Rock Trial, a 0.8-mile loop trail.  

Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

House Rock Campground

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.

Facility Rates


Sites are limited to one vehicle; $8 fee, per night, for each additional vehicle.



Nearby Attractions

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.