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Welcome to Detroit Lake

Find yourself among the towering firs, sparkling waters and friends – new and old. Winter, spring, summer and fall…at Detroit Lake you’ll find FUN in all seasons. Our small, warm community welcomes guests to enjoy their little piece of heaven. Be it family vacations, corporate retreats or weekend escapes, Detroit Lake is a destination for making memories.

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The 2020 Wildfire #DetroitStrong

The Summer of 2020 for families who frequent and/or reside in Detroit was one for the memory books. Beautiful weather, special times spent with family and friends and a full pool that lasted late into the summer. On Labor Day weekend, the combination of high winds and the Beachie Creek wildfire sent residents and vacationers packing late in the evening through treacherous road conditions dodging falling trees and hot embers. Packing up whatever they could in the short amount of time they had to evacuate, families left their beloved homes and did not know what they would return to.

The devastation is vast, but we will rise.

Detroit, Oregon has always been and will continue to be Oregon’s favorite playground. Thanks to the strength and determination of our community and all who love it here, we will rebuild and Detroit will be better than ever.

What Detroit will be:

We’ve got a fresh slate and visions of building a better Detroit. The overall goal is to have a cohesive look to all of the buildings on Main Street featuring local timber, Detroit’s unique history and water, forest and environmental educational plaques sprinkled through town. Energy efficient street lights, sidewalks and planters will add to the overall appeal. The center of the town will feature a memorial to pay tribute to what the town was and to celebrate the transformation.

The goals will be to bring more viable businesses to the town, to create job opportunities, increase the full time residency and to generate an upswing in tourism in our region.

Watch our progress!


Donate to the Detroit Lake Foundation and be a part of the rebuild!

Detroit Strong Merchandise for Sale


Through a collaboration with Project LTD Designs, Parson’s Designs and Jeff Hayes Designs we’ve created t-shirts, hoodies and hats to raise funds for the region we love.  100% of the proceeds for these shirts will be donated to the rebuild of the Detroit Community.

The only costs taken out of this fund are for the purchase of the blank t shirts and hoodies and hats, ink and thread.

All imprinting, facilitation and embroidery were donated.  

Click Here to Purchase!




Detroit Neighborhood Association

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City of Detroit

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