USFS: Yukwah Campground

44°24'0"N, 122°20'19"W

US Forest Service campground managed by Linn County Parks & Recreation

Park Location – From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 21 miles and look for signs for Yukwah Campground.

Park Usage – May through September

About the Park

Yukwah Campground is a nice, family campground situated along the South Santiam River. It 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.

Yukwah is closing on September 18th, 2021 for the season.

Yukwah will reopen on May 6, 2022 and will close September 25, 2022.


  • Camping, Fishing, Hiking, ADA fishing deck, Vault Restrooms, Drinking Water

Camping Information

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At 1250-foot elevation with 20 campsites, Yukwah is built along the beautiful South Santiam River. It is a smaller campground with a variety of sites to accommodate different uses, with group sites, sites for trailers and sites for tents. Drinking water is from two hand pump wells. Parking spurs are gravel and roads are paved. Vault toilets and garbage cans are spread out in convenient locations in the campground.Has, ADA accessible nature trail that winds through the campground. Park includes a picnic area and viewing platform along the river.

Camping Fees

  • $20/night
  • $7/night extra vehicle
  • 20 Campsites, 1 of which is a double site
  • 32-foot maximum RV length
  • 14 day limit

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

Nearby Attractions

Plenty of river activities and hiking opportunities await. Enjoy fishing and swimming in the beautiful South Santiam River or hiking the accessible Yukwah Nature Trail that winds through the campground, and lingering at the picnic area. Hike or bike the Santiam Wagon Road (now a trail), a historic trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon’s grasslands. Iron MountainGordon Meadows, and Echo Basin are nearby hiking areas well known for their colorful wildflowers.