USFS: Trout Creek Campground

Trout Creek Campground, Santiam Hwy, Cascadia, OR 97329

US Forest Service campground managed by Linn County.

Park Location – From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 19 miles and look for signs for the Trout Creek Campground.

Park Usage – May through the third weekend in September

About the Park

Trout Creek Campground will close Sunday September 22nd, 2019

Trout Creek Campground is a fun, family campground situated along the South Santiam River, 20 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. Many sites are right on the river, tucked under the cool shade of Douglas-fir and Hemlock trees. The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and includes a welcoming day use shelter with a fireplace and five pull-through RV parking loops and a mix of standard parking spurs. Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await.

Camping Fees and Information

Linn County Reserve Now Button

Camping: May 21, 2021 to September

Description: 1200-foot elevation. 23 campsites on the South Santiam River.

Visitors can enjoy a brisk swimming in the South Santiam River or if you are looking for a hike the Rooster Rock Trailhead is just across the road.  This 3.3 (one way) mile trail provides access to Rooster Rock, a stone pinnacle in the Menagerie Wilderness popular among rock climbers (rated 5.4). additional nearby pinnacles are rated up to 5.9.

Camping & Vehicle Fees:

$20 camping + $7 each additional vehicle
Types of camping available: Tent, auto, or RV site (no hookups available)
Maximum trailer length: 24 feet for 16 sites; 8 sites can accommodate RV’s up to 32 feet
24 Campsites, 4 of which are smaller, better for tents


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

Camping, Group Shelters, Drinking Water, Restrooms, Swimming, Fishing, Hiking