Mongold (Detroit Lake)

Near Salem, Oregon, United States

Park Overview

Mongold Day-use Area is 1.5 miles west of Detroit Lake State Park. The park has the only public boat launch facility on the lake, and features a swimming area, grass beach, picnic facilities and restrooms.

Mongold has 58 single car parking spaces and three fully-accessible parking spaces near the swimming area, and another 25 single car parking spaces at the top of the parking lot. There are 120 vehicle/trailer parking spaces, and three that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Know Before You Go

Effective Jul 22, 2021
Open flame restrictions are in effect beginning July 22 until further notice. The ban includes charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, pellet-fueled grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are not. The ban applies to all state parks and state-managed forests east of Interstate 5 and will remain in place until conditions improve.
Effective Aug 11, 2021
Due to low water levels on the lake, the main boat ramps at Mongold are closed for the season. The low water ramp is open.  Check the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website to view current lake levels at Detroit Lake and other reservoirs in the Willamette Valley.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-currency-usd Day-use parking permit required
(purchase 1-day permit on site)
Buy annual parking permit
mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 503-854-3406
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Amenities & Features

Questions

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Where can I swim?

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.

For more questions, review our statewide FAQ

History

OPRD manages the day-use area under a lease agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

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