Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

General Advisory
Campfire ban for Detroit Lake Campground and Mongold Day-Use area effective Saturday August 1, 2015. The US Forest Service has initiated a campfire ban across the Willamette National Forest due to extreme fire conditions. This temporary ban prohibits all campfires, even in developed sites and in campfire rings. No charcoal briquettes, candles of any kind or tiki torches are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited, except in vehicles or RVs. Campers may still cook with portable cooking stoves using pressurized liquefied gas. For more information, go to

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

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.

There is also a Visitor Center that has park and area information along with gifts, ice, soft drinks, firewood, souvenirs and educational toys that can be purchased.

Campground info

  • More than 105 full-hookup sites
  • Approximately 69 electrical sites with water
  • Approximately 98 tent sites with water nearby
  • Showers and flush toilets
  • Swimming areas
  • Firewood for sale

Universal Access
Three campsites are accessible to campers with disabilities.

For more information about the local area and events go to