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

Park Usage – Open from March to September

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.

The A loop at Waterloo County Park is open for camping.  The B-loop will open for the 2024 camping season as of Friday, April 26, 2024.


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

Camping Fees & Map

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


Camping Information

  • 109 Campsites are reservable
  • 11 Campsites are first-come, first-serve (B-loop)
  • 3-night minimum for Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day holidays
  • 2-night minimum for any weekend.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours PRIOR to arrival.
  • Campsites can be reserved up to nine months from arrival date.

Camping Fees

  • Hookup site (water/electric):      $35/night  |  8 people/ 1 RV/ 2 tents
    • $30/night for Seniors & Disabled Veterans
  • Non-hookup site:                           $28/night  |  8 people/ 1 RV/ 2 tents
    • $23/night for Seniors & Disabled Veterans
  • Extra vehicle:                                  $7/night  |  Extra Vehicle classification chart.
  • Dump Station:                                $10/User  |     1 RV tank per use

Campground Map



Day-use Shelters

[   To reserve a shelter 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


Shelter 3

  • $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


Shelter 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 form is required if you plan on any large structures such as; bouncy castles, water slides, stages, an event tent, portable toilets, etc in our parks. You will be required to provide insurance for these items.



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 a 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

Reservation Changes & Cancellation Policies

Reservation Changes & Cancellation Policies:

  • Cancellations within 4 days of scheduled arrival will not receive a refund.
  • Cancellation within 5-14 days of scheduled arrival will be refunded all but reservation fees ($12) and the 1st night camping fee.
  • Cancellations of overnight stays made 15 or more days in advance of your scheduled arrival date will be refunded all but the reservation fee ($12).
  • Early departures are non-refundable.

Reservations of six or more nights:

  • Changes to your arrival date will be charged the nightly rate plus a $12 change fee. No refunds will be given and all fees for overnight stays will be retained.
  • Early departures: Shortening of the departure date will incur a $12 reservation change fee. The nightly camping fees for the night dropped will be refunded.
  • There are no additional fees to extend your arrival or departure date.

Group site cancellation:

  • Cancellations made 31 days or more in advance will be refunded all but the $50 reservation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 15-30 days of arrival date will be refunded all but the $50 reservation fee and 1st night camping fee.
  • Cancellation made within 14 days of scheduled arrival will not receive a refund.
  • Early departures are non-refundable.