COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open for day use and camping (first-come, first-served). Group facilities are closed.
Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Do not travel far to visit.
Linn County Parks and Recreation is now managing Cascadia State Park. To reserve group facilities, call Linn County at 541-967-3917. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Cascadia is the tranquility. While the park is quite large, there are barely two dozen first-come first-served campsites, making this a great spot for an intimate getaway. The campground, group tent sites, and east picnic area are open May 1-September 30. The west picnic area is open year-round.
A pair of hiking trails give you a chance to explore the area. A three-quarter mile trail leads to the spectacular Soda Creek Falls. A newer trail ushers you through historic Douglas-fir trees along the South Santiam River (a good place to fish and swim). Ruts from the historic Santiam Wagon Road are visible in the park (the trail was used as a military route in the 1800's).
The nearest public telephone is located in Sweet Home, 13 miles west of Cascadia State Park on Highway 20. There are no public telephones available in the park for visitors.
The nearest store is located 13 miles west of the park on Highway 20 in Sweet Home.
No. Cascadia has two hiking trails located within the park that are free to the public. All other hiking trails east of the park are Forest Service trails. Passes for those trails may be purchased at the Sweet Home Ranger Station on Highway 20 in Sweet Home.
Yes, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife no longer stocks fish in this stretch of river. There are only native fish to catch in the river near the park- catch and release. A fishing license is required and it is a good idea to refer to the current fishing synopsis for the most up to date information.
Trails lead to the South Santiam River from the East Day Use area. There is also river access at High Rocks, an unmarked pulloff a mile east of the main park on Highway 20.
The lakes and rivers found within Oregon State Parks are open to unsupervised swimming. You are responsible for your own safety. Before you enter the water, you should judge your swimming skills against possible strong currents, cold water, underwater objects and steep drop-offs. Remember, that many of our natural bodies of water and man-made reservoirs are filled by snow runoff and remain cold year round. Please bring and wear a personal flotation device and swim with a buddy.
Cascadia's 24 campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there are 2 group tent areas on the east side of the park that are reservable. Click the "Rates" button on the left more information on cost and how to reserve.
There is no dump station or propane located within the park. The nearest dump station is at Riverbend County Park a few miles west of Cascadia. Addional facilites and propane are located 13 miles west of the park on Highway 20 in Sweet Home.
No, Cascadia does not have any hookups, however there is drinking water available near each site. Riverbend Campground, located a few miles west of Cascadia on Hwy 20 has hookups and is open year round. Please visit www.linnparks.com/parks/river-bend/ for more information.
No, generators are not allowed.
Land was acquired from various owners between 1941 and 1980. The original purchase included the old Geisendorfer property with a soda spring and hotel site. Later, some property was exchanged with Timber Service Company (Hill Estate) for land at Cape Lookout. In the early 1900's it was a well-known resort and watering spot.