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Attention: This facility is no longer available for reservations, however you are still welcome to camp on a first-come first-served basis through Sunday October 5th, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.

CAMP SHERMAN CAMPGROUND, OR

part ofDeschutes National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CAMP SHERMAN CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Sun Oct 05 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Camp Sherman Campground is nestled on the banks of the scenic Metolius River in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.

Natural Features:

Many sites at this campground have views of to Metolius River, a tributary of the Deschutes River, through Lake Billy Chinook, near the city of Sisters.

Metolius Springs forms the headwaters of the river at the base of Black Butte, a 3,076' cinder cone. The clear, cold river flows north from the springs through diverse coniferous forest and a landscape of volcanic activity.

The area provides habitat for mammals such as mule deer, coyote and cougar. Migratory birds and native fish also call the area home.

Recreation:

Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities at Camp Sherman Campground. Biking is a great way to see the area as well. Anglers enjoy fly-fishing for rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout and kokanee salmon.

Day hikers and backpackers will find a wide variety of hiking trails through scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes through subalpine forests.

Facilities:

Camp Sherman Campground offers a handful of standard sites for both tent and RV camping, and one tent-only site. Each sites is equipped with a picnic table and campfire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but electrical hookups are not available.

Showers are available in the town of Camp Sherman, less than 2 miles from the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The Metolius-Windigo Trail begins near the Metolius River headwaters west of the town of Sisters. The trail is over 100 miles long and is open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. It was created in the 1980s by linking sections of existing trails, primarily to give long-distance horseback riders an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Dump Station
  • Ice Machine
Within 10 Miles
  • Electric Hookups
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • Camp fees are reduced during the winter and early spring
  • Extra vehicles will be charged an additional fee at the campground
  • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.48194, -121.63917
44°28'55"N, 121°38'21"W

From Salem, take I-5 South 20.7 miles to exit 233 toward Sweet Home. Continue along Highway. 20 for 83 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 14 and go 6.1 miles. The campground is 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 1419.

From Sisters, travel 9.6 miles northwest on Highway 20. Turn right on Forest Road 14 and go 6.1 miles. The campground is 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 1419.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CAMP SHERMAN CAMPGROUND

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Phone Number:

Information:  (541)338-7869
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