Oregon is beautiful.
We’ve got everything here. Deserts, mountains, rugged beaches and dense rain forests. Any part of the state you choose to visit is unique and remarkable. But, in my opinion, none are quite as special as Camp Sherman, located just outside of Sisters, Oregon. The crystal clear Metolius is a spring-fed wild and Scenic River. It is located in the high desert, but has it’s own micro climate due to the proximity of the headwaters of the Metolius that bubbles up at a year-round temperature of just 48 degrees. The walking trails are vibrant with wildflowers and blooming islands. It is really something you have to experience in person. Pictures just can’t do it justice.
“Because the Metolius is dominated by springs, its average temperature of 48 degrees F. and base flow of 1,460 cubic feet per second remain nearly constant year-round, providing a benefit to both fish and anglers. In the summer of 2015, for example, when most Oregon stream flows were low and water temperatures were high because of drought, the Metolius was exempt from additional protective fishing restrictions because of its constant water flow and cool temperatures.”
We try to visit each year. We had planned on stopping for a few days before moving on to Suttle Lake, which is also one of our favorites. Most campgrounds here are available by reservation, but the best river front views are walk ups only. We had planned to split the week between Alingham and Suttle Lake, but on the day of our departure, one of our favorite walk up sites became available. We decided to stay! Also, I must add that our new solar set up worked PERFECTLY here. We were able to remain at 100% charge every day! So exciting!
We spent our fourth of July here. It was perfect. I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.