River Bend County Park
45931 Santiam Highway, Foster, Oregon
Located off Highway 20 near Foster and Sweet Home
River Bend Campground Map
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Please be aware you can not make a reservation in the 4 day window for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have campsites available on a first come, first serve basis. Some of the campsite have the water turned off due to winterization, but the power is still available.
River Bend campground will winterized every year in early November, and only the campsites mentioned below will have water hook-ups for winter use:
2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 5B, 6B, 6D, 6C, 7C, 8C, 8D, and 9C. The Western half
(E, F & G) are closed. The other campsites in the Eastern half will not have the water on, but are still available for camping.
Campground: Open year round
Reservations: All reservations can be made up to a year in advance, but no later than four days prior to your desired arrival date. Whether you call or go online, you may make a reservations 4 days to one year in advance of your first night's stay. Online reservation can be made up to a year in advance to your desired arrival date.
Day use: Two reservable covered shelters (To reserve the shelter please call our office)
Park Map: Entire campground map and cabin locations
Campsite Check in and check out time:
Check in is: 2:30 and check out time is: 2:00 for the campsites.
Monday through Saturday check in is 2:00: check in on Sunday & State Holidays is 2:00.
Cabin Check in and check out time:
Check in is: 3:00 and check out is: 11:00
ODFW Fish stocking schedule for 2013
Description: Located on the banks of the upper South Santiam River, River Bend is the newest addition to the Linn County Parks System. This 90-acre park offers a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities including trails, river access, camping, day-use and group facilities. With a total of 65 campsites, River Bend is perfect for quiet getaways.
Please note if you are trying to reserve with in 4 days of your arrival the map will show all campsites not available.
Changes to your reservation may incur a $5.00 change fee per site.
Campsites are reservable and 13 first come, first serve campsites. One reservable group camp that consists of 6 water/electric campsites with a group meeting area.
Cabins sleep six and come with small fridge, microwave, power, picnic table, fire ring, covered patio, outdoor barbeque and water spigot. Nightly rate of $65.00. Call for more information.
Sites that have not been reserved will be first-come, first-serve.
8 guest maximum per site.
minimum for Memorial Day & Labor Day holidays.
minimum for any weekend and for the 4th of July holiday.
Reservations will be charged a $12 non-refundable reservation fee per site.
Please be aware that you will forfiet your first nights camping fee, if you move from your reserved campsite to a first come, first serve campsite.
Group camp reservation fee will be charged a $50 non-refundable reservation fee.
will be charged a $12 non-refundable reservation fee.
must be made at least 4 days prior to your arrival or forfiet first nights camping fee.
Extra vehicle fee of $7.00 per night. Extra Vehicle classification chart.
PETS ALLOWED IN THE CABINS
River Bend campground will winterized every year in Mid November, and only the campsites mentioned below will have water hook-ups for winter use:
2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 5B, 6B, 6D, 6C, 7C, 8C, 8D, and 9C.
All other campsites will not have the water on but are still available for camping.
Type of site
Basic Campsite (water/electric)
Basic Campsite (no hookups)
Basic Cabin (no running water in cabin)
No pets allowed in the cabin or tied up outside the surrounding cabin area
Renters will need to bring the following for all cabins:
*Complete bedding with pillow, sheets, blankets and/or sleeping bags
*Complete cooking & eating untensils, dish soap, dish cloths & towels
*Food & beverage supplies
*Lawn chairs (if desired), No pets allowed in or around cabin area.
*Firewood (or purchase from park)
*Electric heater with fan in every cabin
View cabin details
No pets allowed in or around cabin area.
Cabin 2--- Construction of 2015
Photos and details coming soon.
Cabin 3--- Construction of 2015
Photos and details coming soon.
Cabin #5-- Driveway and parking area infront of cabin
All campsites come with one fire ring and one picnic table on a concrete pad that is 14' x 16'. Campsite has an asphalt slip that is 12' wide by 60' long. On the ADA (Handicap) campsites they have a 16' wide by 20' concrete pad.
Great hiking trails and pathways meander through River Bend County Park. Enjoy a quiet walk as you wind gently around the park and get in touch with nature. Follow the trails to Linn County.
Large Open-Air group meeting area that comes with reserving the G-Loop group camp, comes with six campsites, all with water and electric hook-ups.
Perfect for small family gatherings around the fire. Comes with a fire ring, water spigot, gray water sink drain, single charcoal barbecue, two picnic tables and buffet table for those large family meals.
River Bend County Park offers great areas for shore fishing. Rocky bends in the river are perfect retreats for elusive fish. Walk the riverbank and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you try to hook the big one.
Bring your own float and get ready for a great day on the water. Grab a raft or inner tube and float away your day. With easy shore access and shallow waters, everyone will enjoy joining the fun.
River Bend County Park is great for all ages. Bring the entire family for day-use events like birthday parties and family get-togethers. The playground makes a perfect activity for kids during a family, camping adventure.
Large Open-Air Gazebo
Perfect for family reunions, community groups and large get-togethers. These shelter areas are designated for large groups and include built-in benches, sink, double charcoal barbecue and picnic tables. This gazebo also includes adjacent space surrounding the shelter (as seen). Shelters can be reserved (To reserve the shelter please call our office)**. Please note that special-use permits request form are required for dunk tanks, bounce castles and slides.
Enclosed Shelter with Fireplace
The enclosed shelter is designed for smaller groups (50 or less) and the shelter includes a large stone fireplace with hearth, built-in counters, picnic tables and electrical outlets.
Shelters can be reserved This gazebo also includes adjacent space surrounding the shelter (as seen in photo). The shelter has limited parking for the shelter but we do have overflow parking available elsewhere. Please note that special-use permits request form are required for dunk tanks, bounce castles and inflatable slides. Linn County Parks does not ALLOW ANY LIVE BANDS, AMPLIFIED MUSIC OR KAROKE MACHINES at any of our facilities.
Plan your wedding or group rally at River Bend in one of our two shelters. Photos below are in the large outdoor shelter #1.
The City of Sweet Home is located on the southeastern edge of the beautiful Willamette Valley and lies nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range. It is recognized as the "Gateway to the Santiam Playground" recreational area. For more information go to: Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.
The Linn County Historical Museum is located in historic Brownsville, Oregon. Housed in Brownsville's original railroad depot, the museum holds collections and information representing all of Linn County. The museum also cares for the Moyer House, an elegant home completed in 1881 by pioneering figures of Brownsville. The Linn County Historical Museum and Moyer House are owned by the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information about the Historical Museum go to: Linn County Historical Museum.
The Oregon Jamboree located in Sweet Home is the Northwest's Premier Country Music and Camping Festival. The Jamboree offers an intimate concert experience. In addition to featured headline entertainment this family style event hosts RV and tent camping, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and special displays. Founded in 1992, The Jamboree is produced by the nonprofit Sweet Home Economic Development Group. Over 400 festival volunteers contribute their efforts to insure a safe and fun experience for all. For more information go to: Oregon Jamboree
Green Peter Reservoir spans over 3720 acres of water
and camping recreation. It is operated by the Corps of Engineers
and is only nine miles up Quartzville Road from the Sunnyside
County Park. For further information
about Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs you can call our office at (541) 967-3917.
Larwood and Shimanek Covered Bridges Oregon has more covered bridges than any other state west of the Mississippi. Many of the covered bridges are concentrated in the Sweet Home area. For more information
about all the covered bridges in Linn County go to: Covered
Bridges of Oregon.
The Sportsman's Holiday and Sweet Home Rodeo, held in July, this popular event features a professional rodeo, grand parade, buckaroo breakfast, music and dancing, an amusement carnival, and fireworks over Foster Lake. If you enjoy rodeo events like bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling, the Sweet Home Rodeo has them all. For more information about the Sportman's Holiday and Rodeo go to: Sweet Home Chamber.
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