USFS Sweet Home Ranger District – Trout Creek Campground

Latitude 44° 23' 48.9998" N Longitude 122° 4' 32.0002" W

Trout Creek Campground is located 19 miles east of Sweet Home on Highway 20. The campground sits at an elevation of 1,200 feet and covers 7 acres along the South Santiam River. The campground road is paved and spurs are gravel.

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

There are 24 sites on a single loop with four RV pull-throughs ranging from 24 to 40 feet.  There are both reservable and FCFS campsites.  There are two double vault accessible toilets and one accessible single vault toilet.  Drinking water is available from one hand pump well.

The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the campground in the 1930’s, which includes a day use picnic shelter with fireplace that is centrally located along with tables and BBQ grill; there is nearby river access in this day use area.  There are about 3-5 spots for parking depending on the size of the vehicles.  

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.

Trout Creek Campground

Reservation Rules

Reservations, Cancellations and Changes must be made through

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

$23/night, single site

$46/night, double sites.

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


Nearby Attractions

The Menagerie Wilderness and Trout Creek Trail is located directly across from Trout Creek Campground.  To the west, is the historic Long Ranch and now an Elk Refuge.  A short wheelchair-accessible trail is located directly across Highway 20 from the campground and accesses a wildlife viewing platform that overlooks the ranch.  Nearby is the Old Santiam Wagon Road that stretches along the Highway 20 corridor.