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Detroit Lake State Park

Detroit, OR
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Pleasant Hike

We came to this famed park to hike up to Stahlman Point. While the views at the top were great, you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time, the host we're all pleasant. The showers are a little work pushing the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Campbellsville, Kentucky
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Located in Willamette Valley, Detroit Lake State Park is a scenic fishing and camping area.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this famed park to hike up to Stahlman Point. While the views at the top were great, you could only see a small bit of the lake itself at the site of the former lookout tower. That being said, Mount Jefferson is...More

Thank drrkbrnng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time, the host we're all pleasant. The showers are a little work pushing the button to keep the water coming out. It depended on which one you were in

Thank leanna1963
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were on a long road trip and planned on staying in one of the many forest service campgrounds in the area, but we got lucky and scored a last minute cancellation for a waterfront site at this huge state park. The park is very...More

Thank PuraVidaDawn
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went to visit some friends that were staying their for the Fourth of July weekend. The park was packed, as expected, but the forrrest service staff were helpful, the facilities were clean, and the "neighbors" were nice.

Thank E717NTjaydee
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I came to this park via a mechanical failure with my RV while crossing the mountains. It just happened to be downhill and that allowed me a couple of miles of travel without a radiator fan. That said, it is a nice little park. They...More

Thank Melvin R
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Drought coupled with need to keep water flowing downstream for the salmon has temporarily negatively impacted water level. State park here is very good with all the amenities. Solid choice if camping without need to have significant water activities. Great place to camp but call...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went for a day visit to Detroit Lake State Park. Detroit Lake is a beautiful large lake. There is a marina and it is a popular lake for boating. There is camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, bird watching, picnics, and more to do at this...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first time camping at Detroit State Park. We enjoyed our three days there. We had so much to do from walking around parts of the lake to fishing. But most of all relaxing on the lake on and off our boat.

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I camp host for Oregon State Parks, we had never camped or visited Detroit Lake before we hosted there this past June. I must say it was delightful. The staff is wonderful and they have so many quality programs geared for kids...More

1  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Just spent 5 nights here. Very clean, very nice, camping spots are stocked with a fire-pit and a picnic table and a paved spot. The camp hosts and rangers are very nice and helpful. The lake is beautiful, and nice for boating or swimming. The...More

3  Thank Gayle J
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5 July 2016|
Response from VictoryVisionTim | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like bad data. I'd call the park and ask the ranger.
21 January 2015|
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Response from TheRiverPirate | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the summer. The path to the swimming area has a few rocks and can be muddy sometimes but the lake is nice and fairly warm in the summer.