Sheep Bridge Campground is located at the point where the Deschutes River flows into Wickiup Reservoir.
Sheep Bridge Campground can accommodate both tent and RV camping, however, hookups are not available. The campground offers picnic tables, campfire rings, drinking water and vault toilets.
A boat ramp for river access is also available at the campground.
This campground is closed for the 2021 season due to significant hazard tree mitigation needs. The Forest Service has identified trees showing signs of future failure. In order to provide for public safety, this facility will remain closed until the hazards have been mitigated.
Potable water will not be available at this facility as hand pumps were determined to be high contact points that could expose visitors to COVID-19. Visitors should plan accordingly and bring their own water supply.
Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the 24-hour Fire Precaution information 800-523-4737 or the Deschutes National Forest 541-383-5300.
Please Note: Check out time now 12:00 PM, check in time 2:00 PM
The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground.
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.
Camping or otherwise occupying a single location (including leaving camping equipment and/or related supplies) for a period longer than 14 consecutive calendar days is prohibited. ‘Location’ means the occupied area, the occupied campsite, and the National Forest System lands in the immediate vicinity thereof. Camping or occupying any location on all National Forest lands for more than 28 calendar days total during a calendar year is prohibited.
The Deschutes River provides habitat for a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout and kokanee salmon.
Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and approximately hundred of miles of trail. Newberry National Volcanic Monument, approxiately 45 minutes by vehicle, is a great starting point for visitors to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits. Visitors can explore Lava River Cave, the longest continuous lava tube in Oregon. Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Bywaywhich climbs 66 miles through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.
Sheep Bridge Campground offers great access for fishing. A short drive away, visitors can find numerous trailheads leading into the Three Sisters Wilderness.
63095 DESCHUTES MARKET ROAD BEND OREGON 97701
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-323-1746
From Bend, Oregon: Travel 26.8 miles south on Hwy 97 to Wickiup Junction, then 11.0 miles west on County Road 43, then continue 4.6 miles west on Forest Road 42 , and finally 0.8 miles south on Forest Road 4260.