Smiling River Campground

  

Smiling River Campsite

*This campground will be closing for the winter on 10/08/2012*

The campsites in this site are more heavily used during the midweek than other areas along Metolius River.  However, with ample campsites along the river, it is rare for all the sites to be taken even on the busiest weekend. This campground offers opportunities to fly fish, provides access to trails, and is just one mile north of the Camp Sherman Store.

At a Glance

Reservations: Yes
Fees Per night, per site fee: $16/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle. For reservations visit recreation.gov
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Services
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

From Sisters, travel 9.6 miles northwest on Hwy 20, then 6.1 miles north on Forest Road 14, then 1 mile north on Forest Road 1419.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Smiling River is one of the Metolius Campgrounds. These campgrounds differ from their western Cascade counterparts in many ways, but one important way is that the campsites are more heavily used during the midweek than other areas. However, with ample campsites along the river, it is rare for all the sites to be taken even on the busiest weekend. This is the third campground that you come to as you travel away from Camp Sherman along the river. There is a gravity fed water system. 

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov
No. of Sites 36 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov
Hookup - WaterNo
No. of Sites 36
Size Restrictions 50'
No. of Accessible sites 0
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo