News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Here is a look at 2020 wildfire damage at Salmon Falls County Park. Marion County officials say that the park likely will not be ready for day use until at least the summer of 2025. James Day

County parks get set to reopen

A pair of Marion County parks that have been closed since the 2020 wildfires are getting set to reopen at the end of this month. North Fork, Bear Creek, Salmon Falls in the Elkhorn/North Fork […]

Nearly 100,000 overnight campers came to Detroit Lake State Recreation Area in 2023, testimony to the strength of the recreation economy in the Santiam Canyon. OREGON STATE PARKS

Campers set record at Detroit Lake

Oregon State Parks came close to a record number of visitors in 2023, with Detroit Lake State Park and Silver Falls State Park among the busiest. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department officials reported March 5 […]

Here is a look at a campsite in Detroit Lake State Recreation Area. Overnight camping visits at the park have returned almost to pre-pandemic/wildfire levels. Oregon State Parks

Camping visits up in Detroit

Public use of state parks continues to rebound from the pandemic, a new state report shows, with camping visits at Detroit Lake State Recreation Area approaching pre-COVID levels. Overall, Oregon State Parks experienced its second […]