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North Santiam State Recreation Area

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker

North Santiam State Park plays host to some of the most beautiful riverfront in the area. It is one of the finest steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River. North Santiam State Park is a primitive campground and day-use area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. Picnic tables dot the grass, making North Santiam State Park a great place to stop to stretch and eat a picnic lunch. Hiking trails show the beauty of the large old-growth trees and the river.

Campground info

  • Nine walk-in, boat-in tent sites (available first come, first served May 1 -- Sept. 30)
  • Easy river access for boating, fishing and swimming
  • 2.4 miles of trails
  • Reservable group picnic area with shelter
  • 10 picnic sites
  • Horseshoe pits

         Universal Access
         One campsite is accessible to campers with disabilities.