USFS: Yukwah Campground

44°24'0"N, 122°20'19"W

US Forest Service campground managed by Linn County Parks & Recreation

U.S. Hwy. 20 Landslide Repair & Detour Affecting Clear Lake & Linn County Park Access
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If you are planning to visit Clear Lake Resort or any other Linn County Park between August & December of 2021, please be aware of the following: The Oregon Department of Transportation will be making repairs to U.S. Hwy 20 West of Tombstone Pass. Please see the photo information below or click here for  Detour Map during Closure. 


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.

Reservations may be made 6 months in advance.

Yukwah will be open as of May 6, 2022 and will close September 25, 2022.


  • Camping, Fishing, Hiking, ADA fishing deck, Vault Toilets, 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 per night, single sites/$40 per night, double sites
  • $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.