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Fisherman’s Bend Recreation Site

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Along a bend of the North Santiam River, this site offers comfortable camping at the edge of the Cascades, with many level paths and river access under a soaring forest canopy. The campground is open from mid-May to mid-October. In other seasons the gate is closed, but the site is accessible by foot. The river can also be scanned from a pullout on the S side of Hwy 22, 0.5 mi W of the entrance. Harlequin Duck, Wood Duck, Common and Hooded Mergansers, American Dipper, and five woodpecker species have been noted here. In spring, watch for Oregon Junco, Chipping Sparrow and Orange-crowned Warbler. In summer, look and listen for Hermit Warbler or Swainson’s Thrush.

From Stayton, go 15 mi E on Hwy 22. The well-signed park entrance is on the R.


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  • Phone:
    (503) 375-5646
  • Address:
    Mill City, OR 97358
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