Where to stay near Gates


First of all, just cross Oak Park Motel and RV Park in Gates off your list. We checked there; there are 7 rooms mostly filled with permanent boarders, and anyway they absolutely will not allow pets. The RV park has 6 spots, and they are also filled; one guy has lived there 10 years!


Campgrounds Near Gates/Mill City/Lyons


Because it IS a holiday weekend, you should “look and book” now.


John Neal County Park

This is a wonderful local park that is pretty close to the trial site:

19 minutes or 11 miles west of trial site

3 night minimum over Labor Day (share with a friend!)

23 reservable campsites


Fisherman's Bend Recreation Site

This is an amazing place, but VERY popular.
If you are feeling daring, they have 21 "first come, first served" sites,
but be warned they say people are lined up at the gate at 7 a.m.!



Search for camping near Gates, Oregon


Your next closest camping, and best bet is:

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area (this is an Oregon state park)

18 minutes (15 miles) east of trial site

Full hook-ups – tent sites


To make reservations at any Oregon State Park:

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Hotels, Motels, B&Bs


The closest town to the west with a motel is Stayton (Sublimity)


Rodeway Inn and Suites

300 SW Sublimity blvd,
Sublimity, OR, 97385


Pets - $10/night/dog

1 bed - $69.99 per night

2 beds $79.99//night

21 miles, 24 minutes from trial site


B&B in Stayton

Gardner House

633 N. 3rd Ave, Stayton OR


One room in a private cottage – has a queen bed and could add 2 roll aways.

$102.60 per night for two people  (includes breakfast )

Pet fee $25 per dog per night – no dog over 60lbs.

20 miles, 25 minutes from trial site.


The closest town to the east with a motel is Detroit.


Detroit, Oregon (Detroit Lake)

This is about 20-25 minutes EAST of the trial site.


This is a great little website with all the places to stay
from RV parks to the Lodge to Breitenbush Hot Springs
where you can enjoy a “clothing optional” soak in the tubs :)



There are a bunch of places in Salem, WEST of the trial site.

They are all about 35-45 minutes from the trial site. Here are 2 with no pet fees.

La Quinta

890 Hawthorne Ave Southeast,
Salem, OR 97301


32 miles, 37 minutes from trial site


Motel 6 (They’ll leave the light on…)

1401 Hawthorne Ave Ne
Salem, OR 97301


35 miles, 39 minutes from trial site


You can find more at http://hotels.petswelcome.com