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Address: Detroit, OR
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Located in Willamette Valley, Detroit Lake State Park is a scenic fishing...

Located in Willamette Valley, Detroit Lake State Park is a scenic fishing and camping area.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
E717NTjaydee
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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Olympia, Washington
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182 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 big.... about 300 sites. They are pretty close together, lacking privacy. It is fully booked... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank E717NTjaydee
Timbuktu, Mali
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123 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 may have more camp hosts in here than I've seen before. Ah well, that is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 ahead if desiring boating activities.

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Fremont, California
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5,117 reviews
3,325 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,488 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 nice state park in Oregon

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1 Thank mini
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Stacy S
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and adults. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit, please do, you won't be... More 

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1 Thank Diane C
Vancouver, Washington
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 few things I wasn't impressed with: 1. There is NO dump station. and very few... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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570 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Camped here for five nights in Mid-April. Only the F and G loops were open and I was able to camp for free except for an $8 reservation fee since I am a disabled veteran. There were only a few other campers in the park so it was very quiet. The Fish and game folks just stocked the lake with... More 

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Laval, France
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

This place was a bit creepy, as I'd saw it when the lake was full, but this past May of 2015 it was nearly empty. And a graveyard of old growth trees protruded from the soil, giving testimony to the destruction of man to make way for technology. It was heartbreaking as some of these trees seemed to rival the... More 

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