Fishermen's Bend Recreation Site


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27398 North Santiam Hwy
Mill City, OR 97360
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GPS: 44.756, -122.512

Last Price Paid: $28
Number of Sites: 54
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 814 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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40 Tiffin Phaeton
2017 Chevy Spark
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: C5
“Halloween Night!”

Reviewed Nov 04, 2017

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This was the first night in our new (to us) Tiffin Phaeton, October 31st. We flew to Oregon, bought the coach in Bend at Beaver Coach Sales, (btw, a great dealer) then drove over Santiam Pass. A very beautiful drive! At the top we saw Hoodoo ski area in the distance, but no snow yet. This highway was in very good shape!

If you are going north or south on I-5, Fisherman's Bend is only about a half hour or so east of the freeway and before the big elevation climb. So it could be a pretty good place to duck into if you're on an I-5 trip. Usually BLM lands are for boon-dockers, but this campground has nice sites with full hookups, picnic tables and fire pits.

When we arrived we drove down to the river loop and there was nothing large enough for our 40 ft. coach We met with the ranger and he said the C sites would fit us. He suggested site C5, so we paid and registered in. We also bought a $10 wheel-barrel of fire wood. That was a lot! At the most we only burned about quarter of it.

The ranger was wrong about the size of the site, we really had trouble getting in. There was a turn in the pull-though that tested our marriage! By the time we realized that we should back out and pick another site we were already too far in. I guess after all the jockeying we got in okay and our marriage did pass the test! DW did an amazing guiding job!

The next morning we bent a few small trees out of the way, and pulled through straight out without a problem, no jockeying. I think if you have a 30-35 ft. coach this site would be okay. We walked around and saw some straighter pull-throughs that we will go for if we come back.

After getting in we loved the campground, very private sites, lots of trees and well maintained. We have US cellular phones and had about one bar of 3G. This Halloween was the campground's last night before they closed for the winter. We were armed with some Kit Kat bars for Trick or Treaters, but, alas no non arrived.

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16 Lance 1575
2017 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5 Ecobeast
1 review
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: R08
“Such a delightful campground”

Reviewed Sep 28, 2017

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The sites are a really nice size, and the site I had was exceptionally private. My site had electric and sewer, no water. But one of the hosts said they had plans to run water to all the sites (I think this winter?) Regardless, you don't have to arrive with a full fresh tank because they have potable water at check-in and you can fill your tank there.

All the hosts were gracious, and you can tell they really take pride in the campground. Evenings were quiet, and I like that they have a stout gate at the entrance they lock at 10:00 PM. I'll definitely stay here again.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • basketball court
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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