Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

Near Salem, Oregon, United States

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Park is open with reduced services:

  • Boat slips available by reservation through July 31. Beginning Aug. 1 they will be first-come, first-served.
  • Restrooms open with reduced cleaning schedule.
  • Showers are CLOSED for the season.
  • Garbage services available.
  • Registration booth is open for very limited hours.
  • Visitor Center is closed.
  • Facilities may close without notice.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.


All loops are open. Now accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance, beginning July 1:

LIMITS ON VEHICLES: Only 2 vehicles are allowed per site. First vehicle included with reservation. Second vehicle must pay extra vehicle fee of $7 per night. THIRD VEHICLES ARE NOT ALLOWED to stay in park..

Detroit Lake's campground offers nearly 300 sites on the shore of a forest-ringed canyon reservoir in the Cascade Mountains. The nine-mile-long lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other water sports. Sightseers enjoy views of snow-capped Mt. Jefferson in the distance.

The campground has horseshoe pits, a basketball court, a volleyball area, and a playground. There are two courtesy boat ramps, two reservable boat moorages, and a fishing dock.

A Visitor Center has information on the park and local attractions, along with gifts, ice, soft drinks, firewood, souvenirs and educational toys for sale.

Campground info

  • 107 full-hookup sites
  • 68 electrical sites with water
  • 96 tent sites with water nearby
  • Flush toilets SHOWERS CLOSED
  • Swimming areas
  • Firewood for sale
  • Universal Access: Eight campsites are accessible to campers with disabilities.

For more information about the local area and events go to

Park Overview mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round mdi-tent Open for camping Year Round
Can make reservations
mdi-currency-usd This park has a day use parking fee Buy parking permit mdi-cellphone Call for reservations: 800.452.5687
Call for info: 800.551.6949
Call park: 503-854-3766
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.