From Detroit, Oregon follow Highway 22 southeast for 8.3 miles to Whispering Falls Campground on the right.
FISHING, WATER ACTIVITIES
Whispering Falls Campground is an excellent outdoor retreat designed for campers more interested in a remote experience. Guests are greeted with grand, mature cedars and Douglas fir trees as they drive into the campground.
The Coffin Mountain Trail Area is located nearby, with splendid trails to explore like the Coffin Lookout and Bugaboo Ridge Trails.
Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow trout on the river. Among the many options for hiking and biking trails, the Mt. Jefferson-Pamelia Lake Trail Area is bound to please all types. Hikers looking for a challenging trail will enjoy the Minto Mountain Trail.
This campground has 16 sites, 10 of which are reservable. Sites have picnic tables, grills and easy access to the vault toilets. Drinking water spigots are spread throughout the campground. Most campsites offer views of the river.
Whispering Falls is located along the North Santiam River at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Surrounding vegetation includes hemlock, rhododendron and fern, among the towering conifers.
The campground is in the North Santiam Travel Corridor of the Willamette National Forest. The forest covers 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Range.
Detroit Lake provides plenty of opportunity for water recreation like boating, water skiing and kayaking. The Marion Forks Fish Hatchery down the highway, along Marion and Horn Creeks, is an interesting place to visit. Here, visitors can see rainbow trout, summer steelhead and spring chinook being harvested.