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.
Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities in Camp Sherman, OR. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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A wonderful and peaceful place to camp. It can get pretty busy but all around a great place, especially if you fish. Sits right on the Metolius River. Fly Fishing only though! Plenty of places near by for day hiking/exploring. Town of sisters only about 30 mins away if you need to stop into town. Lots of deer in the area!!
There are 15 campsites, and they’re all easily within 100 feet of the Metolius River- which is a world renowned spot for fly-fishing. Metolius River Trails runs on either side of the river for at least 6 miles, which makes for some beautiful views. The Camp Sherman General Store is about a quarter-mile down the road. Fire rules in the area are pretty strict, so throughout most of the summer campfires are out of the question. Some of the campsites are pretty loud because they’re right next to the highway. Near the beginning of the summer, the mosquitoes are unbearable, especially right after the sun goes down. Remember to bring lots of bug spray. The campsites are big enough for RV’s, but it’s dry camping(there are no electrical or water hookups).
Pretty, and very well taken care of campground. Had a little restaurant, and you can also rent boats to fish!
We found this spot coming the back way from Lake Billy Chinook. It is a nice camping spot. We just had our tent and it was perfect! We could hear the wildlife hustle and bustle as we were tucked away in our tent. We will definitely make this a regular spot for us! And next time we will bring our fishing poles!!
Fairly open grassy sites. Very stinky vault toilets. Great river walk. Many nearby attractions. Camp Sherman store .8 Miles from campground. Good all around campstore and deli. River is fly fishing only.
Beautiful weather! Great trails for hiking along the river banks. Nice and quiet. Campsites are spread out and quite large. We had a site on the river's edge with easy access to the trails and a short walk to the Camp Sherman store where we shopped for souvenirs. It was great to go back and visit where I had spent so much time camping as a child!