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, five pull-through RV parking loops and a mix of standard parking spurs.

There is no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this facility.

2 night minimum on weekends; 3 night minimum on holidays.

Reservations may be made 6 months, in advance of arrival date, by visiting Rec.Gov.

Yukwah will be open as of May 12, 2023, and will close September 17, 2023.


  • 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.  There is an ADA accessible nature trail that winds through the campground. Park includes a picnic area and viewing platform along the river.

Camping Fees

  • $23 per night, single sites/$46 per night, double sites
  • $7/night extra vehicle
  • 20 Campsites, 1 of which is a double site
  • 32-foot maximum RV length, dependent on site selected
  • 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.