House Rock Campground is perched on the confluence of Sheep Creek and the South Santiam River in an old growth forest grove. Campers enjoy hiking the House Rock Trail, which starts at the day-use area. Part of the trail shares paths with the historic Santiam Wagon Road, a trail used to transport livestock east across the Cascade Mountains to central Oregon's grasslands.
Campfire Rings, Drinking Water (Hand Pump), Firewood Vendor, Hiking, Host, Parking Area, Picnic Area, River Access, Self Pay Station, Swimming, Tent Pads, Trash collection, Vault Toilets, Fishing
Q: do you recommend a site for a family of 5 with 2 tents? -Guest
A: All the sites are about the same, but you can call them at (541)967-3917 to see if anyone stands out that I'm not thinking of.
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Reviewed by shoepuppy on August 25, 2012
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We loved the campground. Both Sheep's Creek and the South Santiam are shallow enough to play in or walk conveniently for some distance with only occasional three to four foot deep sections that must be crossed. This turned out to very good for us, because the supposed trail to the falls is no longer accessible, nor has it been for some time as the bridge is no longer there. The bank is too steep to climb up on the far side, but not to worry; you can go down to the trailhead and walk about five miles, or you can wade up the South Santiam and not very far up the way, there are the falls. The last little ways is pretty deep though. In fact, it a lovely swimming area. Just beyond the campground, if you watch the bank on the far side of the river, you will see a trail going up. It's a pretty nice trail, and it links shortly to the trail to the falls thus enabling you to avoid having to swim. The last portion of this trail slopes down steeply and requires care, but it brings you out on a tumble of rocks right below the falls.
Enjoy, Jerry and Julie
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