Park Location – Located five miles east of Lebanon off Highway 20.

Park Usage – Camping, fishing, hiking, and swmming.

About the Park

 The town of Waterloo plays host to this 128-acre park located on the banks of the South Santiam River. This beautiful park provides families with a great opportunity to fish, hike, swim and relax within its shady confines. Enjoy year-round camping, fishing, hiking, and picnicking in the fresh and beautiful landscape of Waterloo County Park.


  • Camping
  • RV Hookups
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dog Park
  • Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Picnicking
  • Group Shelters
  • Playgrounds
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Disc Golf

Camping Fees & Information

Linn County Reserve Now ButtonCheck-in: after 2:00 p.m.       |      Check out: after 12:00 p.m

Reservations must be made at least 4 DAYS PRIOR to arrival. Any cancellations will become first-come/first-serve, that ONLY can be rented at the park. Please do not contact the office for first-come/first-serve sites.


Camping Fees

  • Basic Campsite (water/electric): 100 sites | $30/night | $7/night senior discount
  • Basic Campsite (no water/electric): 20 sites | $26/night | $5/night senior discount
  • Reservations will be charged a $12 non-refundable reservation fee per site
  • Extra vehicle fee $7.00/ night. Extra Vehicle classification chart.
  • 109 Campsites are reservable
  • 11 Campsites are first-come, first-serve (B-loop)
  • Fees are based on up to 8 guests per site
  • 3-night minimum for Memorial Day & Labor Day holidays
  • 2-night minimum for any weekend and for the 4th of July holiday

Change & Cancellation Fees

  • Cancellations of 4 nights or less will be subject to 1 day’s camping fee plus $12 reservation fee
  • Cancellations of 5 nights or more no refund given on all days
  • Group Cancellations made more than 30 days in advance of arrival are subject to a $50 reservation fee. Group cancellations made less then 30 days in advance of arrival are subject to a $50 reservation fee and 1 day’s group camping fee.

Please note if you are trying to reserve with in 4 days of your arrival the map will show all campsites not available.

Day-use Group Shelters

Have your wedding or family reunion on the beautiful grounds of Waterloo County Park with one of our shelters.

Bring own charcoal. *To reserve shelters call the Linn County Parks office at 541.967.3917*.

Gazebo 1

$200 non-refundable reservation fee   |   capacity 150 people

Includes, 6 picnic tables, a stand charcoal barbeque, countertop with sink/running water and electric plug-ins

Picnic area 2

$100 non-refundable reservation fee   |   capacity 100 people

Includes, circle of picnic tables under shade trees and kitchenette with electric plug-ins, a stand charcoal barbeque, and water spigot

Shelters 3 & 4

$150 non-refundable reservation fee   |   capacity 125 people

Includes, 5 picnic tables and a small counter and a water spigot and 1 stand charcoal barbeque


Please note that a special-use permit request form is required with all shelter reservations. You will be required provide insurance for dunk tanks, bounce castles and inflatable slides.

Virtual Park Tour (take a Drive through Waterloo Park)

Click on the links below to view virtual tours of the park!

Entrance Road

Boat Ramp Road

Loop A

Loop B

Fishing & River Access

Starting in the Cascade Mountains, the South Santiam River offers Chinook salmon and summer steelhead. Spring Chinook are in the river from late April through early July, peaking in May.

For avid fisherman, Waterloo County Park offers two boat ramps — one above the falls and one below the falls. Come for both the spring and fall Salmon runs and discover why the South Santiam is such a great fishing spot.

Off-Leash Pet Area

Waterloo County Park has special area where your dogs can play and exercise off-leash. Here, your pet is free to run, roll over, meet new friends, work out, and play. This area is fully fenced in and is large enough for your dog to play a great game of fetch. There are concrete block walls, jumps and trees for your dogs enjoyment.

Dog waste bags and garbage cans are provided to help keep the facility clean and safe for everyone.

Disc Golf Course

Waterloo County Park has an 18 basket disc golf that will challenge even the most expert disc golfer. The course was designed by local disc golf enthusiasts and draws disc golfers from all over the State of Oregon. The course runs along the southern half of the parks an includes both open grassy fairways and difficult forested holes.

Nearby Attractions

Larwood and Shimanek Covered Bridges Oregon has more covered bridges than any other state west of the Mississippi. Many of the covered bridges are concentrated in the Sweet Home area. For more information about all the covered bridges in Linn County go to: Covered Bridges of Oregon.

Linn County’s 66-mile Oregon Scenic Byway. This picturesque route travels from the rich farmland of the Willamette Valley, along and across the Calapooia and South Santiam rivers into the thick forests of the Cascade Mountains. For more information on this historic journey contact U.S. Forest Service in Sweet Home or go to: Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.

Lebanon, Oregon’s Annual Strawberry Festival has the world’s largest strawberry cake, parade and carnival every year. The Lebanon Strawberry Festival began in 1909 as a salute to abundant berry fields in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Usually held in late May and early June, join Lebanon and the surround area in celebrating nearly 100 years of strawberries. For more information about the festival please go to: Lebanon Strawberry Festival