This campground is located on Indian Ford Creek. There are bike trails and hiking trails leading out of the campground. These sites are normally used by those who are just passing through and you can almost always find a vacant site except maybe on the most crowded of Memorial Day weekends. Indian Ford is conveniently located close to Black Butte Ranch and the town of Sisters.
The bridge in this campground has been closed for safety reasons and the back loop of this campground has been closed due to an inability to access the sites.
Indian Ford is conveniently located close to Black Butte Ranch and the town of Sisters. It, along with Coldsprings Campground (also near Sisters), is a popular campground for those who are visiting one of the many events that go on during the summer in Sisters. Or it is a great place to stay in your RV when visiting friends in Black Butte Ranch. If you are reaching the area late at night, this is the place to spend the first night since you can almost bet there will be a vacancy and it is easy to find. The area's largest drawback is that it is located right next to the highway, but some of the same people come here year after year, mostly because the sites are large, and it is an easy drive to nearby fun spots.
No. of Sites
25 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
There are excellent bird watching opportunities in the wetlands to the north and west.
This site is hard to beat for its variety of songbirds and woodpeckers in spring and summer. Among those colorful birds are numerous kinds of warbler (orange-crowned, Nashville, yellow, yellow-rumped, hermit, MacGillivray's, Wilson's, and common yellowthroat). Rarities to Oregon that have been found here are golden-winged warbler, Tennessee warbler, and chestnut-sided warbler. You might encounter many species of woodpecker (red-naped sapsucker, downy, hairy, white-headed, and northern flicker). A woodpecker normally found in the eastern U.S. -- yellow-bellied sapsucker -- has been reported.
Other Attractions: The panoramic view from the summit of Black Butte, just a few miles northwest, is worth the hike.