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Lower Canyon Creek Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

Located at the confluence of Canyon Creek and the upper Metolius River, Lower Canyon Creek Campground is one of a string of campgrounds that dot the Metolius River offering visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational…


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Electric Hookups

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 40 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite


4 Reviews of Lower Canyon Creek Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Thomas B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2021

Amazingly clear water

This is one of several campgrounds along the gorgeous Metolius River, which emerges from underground and runs so clear it seems blue. The campground is pretty open so not a lot of privacy, but it’s surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pines and very peaceful. Accessible by a very decent gravel road.…

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2020

Gateway to the Majestic Matolius

Spent several days camping at Lower Canyon Creek and it was peaceful and full of wonder.  No running water but that’s ok because there was also no CELL COVERAGE 🤙👍 either.  One (very clean) vault toilet available.  Put the devices and social media away and soak in the beauty.    Seriously, put…

  • My wife hooked a 3lb Bull trout!
  • A 40 degree swimming hole 🥶
  • Random springs bursting from the side of the mountain.
SiteSite #2
Reviewed May. 15, 2019

My Go-To Spot on the Metolius

The Lower Canyon Creek Campground lacks in many common amenities, but it more than makes up for this with its seclusion and selection of quality sites.

Whether you're in the mood for fishing, hiking, exploring the back roads, or a relaxing get away, this is the place.

A few pro tips:



Lower Canyon Creek Campground is located in Oregon


From Sisters, OR: Travel 9.6 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 2.7 miles north on Forest Road 14, then 2 miles north on Forest Road 1419, and then 3.4 miles north on Forest Road 1420. Then follow the signs to the campground.


44.50134134 N
121.6414474 W

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