Silver Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide


Weave your way along a densely forested path at this state park that's near Sublimity, Oregon. See the 10 waterfalls, including one that you can walk behind. Explore more than 35 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding paths. Sit by the creek and enjoy gentle breezes blowing on you as you take in the park’s immense beauty. This Oregon park is conveniently located about four miles from Slayton, six miles from Silverton, and 10 miles from Salem. 

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Spring 41-61 F
Summer 51-78 F
Fall 46-69 F
Winter 34–48 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Silver Falls State Park

The hiking at this state park draws people from around the world, and with so many different paths to explore, you'll want to bring your RV to enjoy every moment that you can on the paths. If you do not have your own RV, you can still camp by renting one on RVshare.com

Silver Falls State Park Campground

People of all ages tend to love camping at this state park. If you have horses, they'll have plenty of open space for roaming, and dogs can enjoy playing in the off-leash area. With rates starting at $19 per night, you'll want to stay at this campground long enough to partake in the many activities. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Horse corrals, off-leash pet area 

Phoenix RV Park and Storage

Take advantage of the spacious sites at this campground, but keep in mind that all trailers must be 12 years old or newer. Rates start at $55 per night with weekly and monthly rates available. You can also store your RV at this campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable TV, fitness room, laundry room 

Premier RV Resorts

After a day on the trails, use the dog wash station to bathe your dog. The owners of this campground preside over one of the top 25 campgrounds in the United States. They are applying lessons that they have learned from staying at over 200 sites to run this top-notch Salem campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Dog wash station, laundry, pool with spa 

Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort

You will love all the amenities at this campground. In fact, there's so much to do here that you may never want to go home. It's also conveniently located near many area attractions. Rates start at $55 a night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fitness room, playroom, playground, swimming pool 

RV Rentals Near Silver Falls State Park

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What to Do at
Silver Falls State Park

Inside Silver Falls State Park

People come to this state park from all over just to see the waterfalls, including one that towers at 177 feet tall. However, there are many other things that you can do at Silver Falls State Park. There are miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails. If you're a horse lover, you're sure to appreciate the horse camping facilities. The spacious lawn in the day-use area is the perfect place to play games and have a barbecue. Numerous conferences are held at the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center, where you can get box lunches or arrange for a catered meal for a group. 

Outside Silver Falls State Park

Since this park is located very close to Salem, you'll have easy access to a good range of offsite activities. You can also find delicious places to eat, and you may come away saying that seafood is your new favorite food. Art galleries, gift stores, and other unique businesses are nearby to welcome you as well. 


Panezanellie Breadstick Shoppe

This small restaurant is attempting to bake the world a better place. You will want to stop in for their pizza, breadsticks, and calzones.

Type: Italian

Location: 111 NE Starr St, Sublimity, OR 97385

Mashita Teriyaki

This shop believes that everything tastes better with teriyaki. You will not want to argue when you try their chicken, beef, pork, and tofu teriyaki that is often served with potstickers.

Type: Chinese

Location: 110 E Washington St, Stayton, OR 97383

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

Focusing on every detail has helped this family-owned restaurant thrive since 1995. You'll love the authentic Mexican cuisine.

Type: Mexican

Location: 111 W Locust St Ste A, Stayton, OR 97383

The Gingerbread House

Get breakfast all day at this restaurant or opt for their burgers. Make sure to leave room for their gingerbread ice cream.

Type: Diner

Location: 11211 Hwy 226, Mehama, OR 97384

Evelyn Joe’s

Start your day with a pecan cinnamon roll, Danish, or other pastry from the delicious choices that change regularly, or come back later in the day for quick bites. Don't miss out on the unusual drink specials, such as their cotton candy milkshakes and their fishbowl drinks made with blue raspberry lemonade, edible aquarium rocks, and Swedish fish.

Type: Diner

Location: 11247 Grove St, Mehama, OR 97384


E.Z. Orchards Farm Market

Since 1929, this shop has been bringing you fresh produce straight from their orchards. They often host special events along with selling plants.

Location: 504 Hazelgreen Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305

Walter Scott Wines

Since 2008, husband and wife team Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow have been producing wines. Try their pinots made from grapes grown in the Eola-Amity Hills American Viticultural Area.

Location: 6130 Bethel Heights Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304

One Fair World

This non-profit sells products from around the world that have been fairly sourced, including home décor, candles, personal care items, jewelry, musical instruments, cards, stationery, baskets, and carvings. They have been delighting customers with their service since 2000.

Location: 474 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97304

Ricky’s Bubbles and Sweets Shoppe

Step back in time to when a trip to the candy store was an event to look forward to with a stop at this Salem store that was named after the family dog. Discover a variety of nostalgic candy that you may not have seen in years. You can also purchase candy from the United Kingdom and Japan.

Location: 102 Liberty St NE #130, Salem, OR 97301

The Freckled Bee

Find maternity clothes, baby and toddler clothes, and more at this boutique. You may also find a few things for men.

Location: 105 Liberty St. NE, Salem, OR 97301


North Santiam State Recreation Area

This park offers one of the best steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River. You can picnic along the riverbank.

Location: North Santiam State Recreation Area, Lyons, OR 97358

Champoeg State Heritage Area

In 1843, Oregon’s first government was formed on this site. Visit the historic Butteville General Store, which may be the oldest continuously operating store in the state. From there, you can even embark on a hike.

Location: Champoeg State Heritage Area, St Paul, OR 97137

The Oregon Garden

Since 1990, visitors have enjoyed walking through the 20 gardens located here. The gardens are open year-round.

Location: 879 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381

Willamette Heritage Center

On the site that was once a critical milling location, you can see several historical buildings. They include the Thomas Kay woolen mill, Jason Lee House, Methodist Parsonage, John D. Boon House, and Pleasant Grove Church.

Location: 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Gilbert House Children’s Museum

Named after A.C. Gilbert, who invented the Erector Set, this museum offers visitors a variety of activities to enjoy. You can pretend to pick fruit and milk cows on the farm, learn about the human body in the health lab, get creative in the art lab, and solve problems in the engineering lab. The one thing you don't want to miss, however, is playing with the huge Erector Set in the outdoor exhibit area.

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How to Get to
Silver Falls State Park

Getting to Silver Falls from Salem, Oregon, is a pretty quick jaunt. Leave Salem on OR-22 E. Continue for about 19 miles until you come to Exit 9. Get on 1st Street, which turns into Brownell Drive before becoming OR-214 N. The park is about 13 miles straight ahead of you. 

Entering Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park is open for camping and day-use year-round. Park hours vary according to the season, so it's best to call ahead for current information. 

Silver Falls State Park Per person : $5.0

With 10 waterfalls and many hiking trails, Silver Falls State Park is a great place to take photographs. If you have some, share them on your social media account along with a short story about your time spent in the park. Be sure to tag RVshare.com in your posts so that we can see what others are saying. You can also send your photos and stories to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Silver Falls State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Silver Falls State Park?

With 150 days of rain per year in the Salem, Oregon area, most people will likely prefer to visit Silver Falls State Park in the summer months. Salem, though, usually only sees a dusting of snow during the chillier months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Silver Falls State Park?

Bears and mountain lions can be found in the more secluded areas of the park and outside environs. You will also see deer and owls, including some owls on endangered species lists.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Silver Falls State Park?

There are 48 sites in Silver Falls State Park with electricity and water that are suitable for RVs. At least 18 of those sites are open all year. The rest are open from May through October.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Silver Falls State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, the Oregon State Parks has set up an online reservations presence on Reserve America. The fee is $21 per night unless you are a non-resident. The latter pay 25% more for a site with hookups.

Are pets allowed at Silver Falls State Park?

Pets are allowed at Silver Falls State Park, except on the Canyon Trail. This is a safety issue for your pets and other hikers. Otherwise, they must be on a leash, except for in the special off-leash dog area.