Elkhorn Valley Recreation Site
Salem District | OR
Season Dates: May 16 - September 7
Fees: $14 campsite per night, $5 per extra vehicle, $5 day use fee per vehicle
All of Salem District, east of Interstate 5 is closed to all open flames, fires and briquettes until further notice. Only propane cooking stoves are allowed. You may receive a citation for failure to comply with this fire closure. Check back regularly for updates posted to this website.
Elkhorn Valley Recreation Site, located within the Little North Santiam Recreation Area, offers overnight camping and day use recreation opportunities along a beautiful stretch of river east of Salem. Elkhorn Valley is an excellent basecamp for trips along the Little North Fork Santiam including Opal Creek.
The site offers high quality opportunities for camping, swimming, hiking, picnicking and fishing. Elkhorn offers 23 family campsites, five picnic sites, river access trails, water spigots for potable water and on-site volunteer campground hosts. Large trailers not recommended. Call 503-897-2406 for recreation site information. Email: BLM_OR_SA_Fishermens_Bend@blm.gov
Please check in with the campground host upon arrival.
From Salem, drive east on State Hwy 22, turn left on North Fork County Road (approximately 24 miles east of Salem). Elkhorn Valley is 8.5 miles up North Fork County Road. Traffic is high during the summer season. Please drive carefully. Be aware of slippery roads during wet and icy weather.