A Closer Look at . . . Edgewater RV Park and Marina

Not only is Edgewater RV Park and Marina right on Foster Reservoir, it offers camping and RV spots all year-round. Weather in the Sweet Home area is generally mild all year-round, and long-term RV spots at Edgewater make it an appealing spot for the RV-er looking to be close to hunting and fishing or come out from somewhere else for a long-term stay.

At Edgewater, 48 campsites are available all year, and up to 10 spots are available for long-term stays of up to 6 months, or 180 days, between October 1 and April 1. The sites offer full hookups including electricity, sewer, cable TV and wifi. Sites are available with 50-amp and 30-amp hookups and the long-term rate is $650 month or $575 for the 30-amp hookup. If you rent a campsite during the month of October, we’re also giving you one of 18 lake side boat slips for free (depending on availability and water conditions)! It’s a great opportunity to stay in the Willamette Valley for the winter and be very close to hiking, hunting and fishing.

Hiking, hunting and fishing in the winter? Yes! The sites at Edgewater are not right on the lake, but they are as close as you can get and still be close to Sweet Home. Edgewater is right on the eastern edge of Sweet Home and the western edge of Foster Lake, with great lake access. Access to hunting in the east Linn County area is easy.

Fall weather is often beautiful, and many of the people who would use the area in the summertime are not there in the fall, once back-to-school starts. The Sweet Home Ranger District is one of the lowest elevation districts in the entire Willamette National Forest, and as such that area gets almost no snow at all. Just east of the Edgewater site, about 10 to 15 miles, is easy access to all of the hiking trails within the Willamette National Forest. Because there’s so little snow in that area, you can do a lot of late-season hiking including winter hiking. When other areas are socked in with fog, quite often this area is still sunny.

Fishing for trout and kokanee on Green Peter Reservoir is quite good during the winter months. And even though the reservoir draws down its water level at that time, the fishing remains good all year. If you’re not from the area and want to get the scoop on sweet spots, give Dan-Dee Sales in Sweet Home a call. They’re a local fishing, hunting and camping store that is always willing to share information.

Anglers can catch fall salmon and steelhead right on the South Santiam River just below Foster Reservoir, and the fish can move up to the reservoir, so it is possible to catch those fish there too. Waterloo County Park, with over a mile of river frontage right on the South Santiam River, is a great access point. John Neal Memorial Park is a nearby area that is available or day use that also has good fall salmon and steelhead access.

One of the great things about fall in the Linn County area is the fall colors that you can see along roads and rivers as the leaves start to change. Drive the 66-mile Over The River & Through The Woods Scenic Byway, which goes from the Willamette Valley to the West Cascade Mountains. The route follows US-20 east past Foster Reservoir, generally following the route of the Historic Santiam Wagon Road. The byway ascends to 4,236 feet at Tombstone Pass. It’s a windy road that forces you to drive slowly . . . all the better to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.

We’ve had such a great response to our buy-one-get-one-free night at Clear Lake that we’re doing it again this year. Mention the “Clear Lake Winter Discount” when you make a reservation between November 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018 and when you book one night in a cabin you get the second night free.


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