Fishermen's Bend Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Fishermen's Bend Recreation Area


(503) 897-2406

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Things To Do


Nestled along a forested curve of the North Santiam River, Fishermen's Bend site is popular with both families and large groups. The area offers beautiful picnic areas and river access trails. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along a one-mile nature trail that offers views of the North Santiam River and wetland habitats. In addition, A nature center and an amphitheater provide information and programs for visitors. Picnicking along the Santiam River is also a popular activity, as are fishing and boating. The site also has available, with reservation, three group picnic shelters. The shelters each have baseball fields and volleyball courts, and are the prefect setting for a variety of fun, outdoor group functions.

Visitors wishing to extend their stay in the Fishermen's Bend Recreation Area can either set up a tent in one of the many campsites, or rent a small rustic cabin. In addition, groups camps are available for reservation, call to check availability.

Map of Fishermen's Bend Rec. Area

Latitude, Longitude: 44.755023, -122.515411



  • Boating

    Boating in North Santiam River is possible from the boat ramp located in the site.

  • Camping

    Tent camps, cabins, and group camps are all available at Fishermen's Bend Recreation Area.

  • Fishing

    Fishing in the North Santiam River is a great way to spend the day.

  • Hiking

    An interpretive nature trail gives visitors an inside look at the area's wildlife and plants.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas and reservable group shelters are located in the area.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is possible in the waterways at Fishermen's Bend.



Fisherman's Bend is located on Highway 22, 29 miles east of Salem and 1.5 miles west of Mill City.

Phone Numbers


(503) 897-2406