Detroit Lake State Park

Located in the Cascade Mountains, Detroit Lake State Park is the gateway to beautiful Detroit Lake. The park has a large campground bordering the lake. This is the spot for all types of water sports: fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and personal watercraft. Along with two swimming areas, there are two playgrounds, a wildlife viewing area, a visitor center with historical exhibits, and a store with gifts, ice, soft drinks, firewood, souvenirs and educational toys.

The 400-foot-deep lake was created in 1953 when the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers completed the Detroit Dam project. The lake is over nine miles long with more than 32 miles of shoreline. Detroit Lake has been and continues to be a popular summer spot for Oregonians of all ages.

  • Seasonal access, May to October
  • ADA accessible
  • Fee required for some activities
  • Trained guides available
  • Interpretive signage
  • Visitor center

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National Geographic