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part ofDeschutes National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Oct 04 2015   Season Dates


Situated in Deschutes National Forest, Sheep Bridge Campground offers visitors stunning scenery in Oregon's eastern Cascade region and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.

Located on the banks of the Deschutes River and in close proximity to several wilderness areas, this campground offers a quiet and serene outdoor experience.

Natural Features:

Many of the campsites offer sweeping views of Deschutes River, a major tributary of the Columbia River.

Providing drainage for most of the eastern side of the Cascade range in Oregon, The Deschutes River flows from its headwaters at Little Lava Lake through rugged country comprised of towering coniferous forests and volcanic landscapes.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, deer, native fish and migratory birds.


Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities for visitors to Sheep Bridge.

For anglers, the Deschutes river offers a stunning setting for fly-fishing. Its clear, cold water also supports rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout and kokanee salmon.

For day hikers and backpackers, the area offers a wide variety of scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes in diverse coniferous forests.


Sheep Bridge Campground has 23 large, isolated sites that accommodate both tent and RV camping, however hookups are not available.

Picnic areas, firewood, drinking water and flush toilets give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while still having many of the conveniences of home.

A boat ramp for river access is also available at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument are also popular attractions.

Visitors will also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregon's Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Mountain range, weaving through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • No hookups are available
  • Cell phone service is available
  • 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):
43.73444, -121.78889
43°44'4"N, 121°47'20"W

From Bend, Oregon, go south 26.8 miles on Highway 97. Turn west onto Forest Service Road 43 and continue for 11 miles. Continue onto FS Road 42 for nearly 5 miles, then turn south onto FS Road 4260 and proceed into the campground.

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Information:  (541)338-7869
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