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 is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old-growth forest grove.

There is no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this facility.

2 night minimum on weekends; 3 night minimum on holidays.

Reservations may be made 6 months, in advance of arrival date, by visiting Rec.Gov.

House Rock will open on May 12, 2023, and close on September 17, 2023.


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


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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

Rates & Reservations:

  • 17 Campsites, 5 of which are tent only
  • $23/camping + $7 each additional vehicle
  • 22-foot maximum RV length, dependent on site selected.
  • Please note: There is limited turn-around space in House Rock. Please no RVs or trailers over a total of 22 feet.

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


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.