USFS: Longbow Organization Camp (Open May – September)

44°23'30"N, 122°22'0"W

US Forest Service campground managed by Linn County.

Park Location – From Sweet Home, OR, travel east on Hwy 20 for 17 miles to Road 2032. Follow Road 2032 to Longbow Organization Camp.

Park Usage – May through September

About the Park

This is a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) historic group camp that was built in the 1930s. The campground is situated on 10 acres and has 6 alpine shelters that sleep a total of approximately 48 people.

There are hiking opportunities nearby, including the old Santiam Wagon Road. A short hike leads to the Historic Walton Ranch site. The historic campground provides a covered cooking area with a fireplace and six log sleeping shelters that face the beautiful South Santiam River. This site is only available for group use.

Group Camping Fees & Reservation Information

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Camping: May  to September

Description:  The campground is situated on 10 acres and has 6 alpine shelters that sleep a total of approximately 48 people. All of the shelters are on the river, and no tents or trailers are allowed. There is a covered cook area with fireplace, and an amphitheater that seats 75 people.

Access information to the gate will be provided in the reservation confirmation letter. Due to the nature of the site and the heavy use experienced there, we need your help to keep this area clean. Please clean up before you leave. There is garbage service, and plastic bags are provided if needed. Cooking greases should be placed in a sealed container. Please do not pour grease in any sinks, drains or sumps. It clogs the pipes and ruins the plumbing system.

Camping Season: May through September

Camping Fees: 

  • $175/night for up to 50 people
  • 6 three sided shelters (sleeps a total of about 48 people)
  • Reservations must be made 5 days ahead of arrival
  • Reservations can be made up to 9 months in advance
  • 14 day limit
  • NO RVs permitted

Reservation Information:

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)

Amenities & Activities

  • Group Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Drinking Water
  • Group Camping
  • Restrooms
  • Amphitheater