Fisherman's Bend Recreation

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Fisherman's Bend Recreation

Fisherman's Bend Recreation
4.5
State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails • Forests
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4.5
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Kavoom
Clancy, MT41 contributions
BLM campgrounds are great
Sep 2019
As any campers know who like off the beaten path campgrounds, BLM and Army Corps of Engineer campground beat national forest campground into the ground...but then again, they serve a different purpose.

This campground has full hookups although the even numbered sites didn't have water but it is very close if you wanted to fill your tank and they have a place at the main host site up front to fill your water tanks before you go to your site. If you have enough hose, you just might even be able to fill your fresh water tank from a convenient road outlet. It is very reasonably priced like under thirty bucks and there is a variety of campsites ranging from back in to drive throughs. Each has its own wooden "corral" area where your firepit is along with tent areas and each is huge. All sites are private and the ones in the trees provide complete privacy. Some of the trees are old growth it looks like.

This is a good location that can act as a base camp for the coast, Salem, Portland and out to Sisters, Bend and the Willamette Valley wine country.

I highly recommend it. Good phone no internet and be careful some of the sites are extremely tight. We have a 21 foot travel trailer and it just barely fit in our first site and we had to block the road for a bit to get it in. So call the ranger station before reserving a site and ask would be my recommendation.
Written September 21, 2019
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Shelley V
Salem, OR45 contributions
This was a big surprise for us! Really nice!
Jul 2019 • Family
This was a surprise for us.
Good water access and landing for non-motorized water craft (kayaks, rafts, tubes). Seems to be good fishing because they were landing them fly fishing. Good places to walk into the water even with the rocks.
Decent parking and everyone was pleasant and answered questions about the area and how much they enjoyed it.
couple of picnic benches.
Written July 29, 2019
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Shirley G
Springfield, OR1,781 contributions
Hard Review to write
May 2019 • Couples
This is a difficult review to post. It's like posting about your favorite fishing hole. Fisherman's Bend Campground has moved to the top of my favorite campgrounds.

This BLM campground exceeds all my campground "must include" features. Great camp hosts, next to the river, clean showers and bathrooms, trails to hike, playground for children, privacy between sites, lots of drive through sites, garbage cans located in appropriate places, wood for sale at reasonable price, one and half mile walk or drive to local community for forgotten supplies, nice signage in the park, and honors the Golden Age Pass.

If you have been searching for a group campground spot then Fisherman's Bend is the place! Group campsite fees are very reasonably priced. The day site group area actually has a propane stove for cooking, fireplace, and sinks. Lots of picnic tables.

The overnight group site has electrical/water and the campground has a dumpsite.

Reservations must be made in advance. I have nothing to suggest as far as improvements. I love this campground.
Written May 22, 2019
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Pcinoregon
23 contributions
Fisherman's bend
Oct 2018 • Family
The fish are stealthy, the trees are y'all and the water meanders down the river. Great camp grounds.
Written October 15, 2018
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Colin I
1 contribution
Excellent!
Jul 2018 • Friends
My friends and I have been Camping here for about 15 yrs annually. Why come back if it’s isnt fantastic? Idk.

Great for
Picnicking
Fishing
camping
Biking
Kids
Seniors
Families
Written July 15, 2018
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Luke H
Sublimity, OR11 contributions
Beautiful and quiet!
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stayed the weekend. What attracted me was a review from a parttier who got locked out of the park. I love the idea of keeping the park quiet at night. Some people want to party all the time and they should do so else where!
Written October 4, 2017
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Echotekk
Las Vegas, NV32 contributions
Don't be late!
Aug 2017 • Couples
Beautiful place....however camp hosts are psychotic about 10 pm curfew...took us nearly an hour to get through front gate and to our camp at 10:05! Thought this was America still? Will never go back and will warn all my friends and family to avoid this prison camp!
Written August 22, 2017
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gail p
Dallas, TX20 contributions
Beautiful Park
Aug 2016 • Family
This park is a beautiful and scenic! You don't have to travel to far to enjoy it. We have had several family reunions here, and everyone enjoys it.
Written February 15, 2017
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mtlady
Monmouth, OR12 contributions
Fish On
Feb 2017 • Couples
Close to Salem. Nice camping facilities. Firewood. Fire pits. Right on the Santiago River. Best during the week for uncrowded camping. Forested setting with pines, hardwood, ferns & mossy oaks.
Written February 14, 2017
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audiome
Prineville, OR206 contributions
Close to Home Camping
Sep 2016 • Couples
Living in Salem there are not many places that are close to home for camping. But one is Fisherman's Bend on Hwy 22. Very nice campground with the river close by, plenty for kids to do, and very clean. My only issue is that I have a 33 ft 5th and it was very hard to get it parked.
Written September 12, 2016
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