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
Per night, per site fee: $18/first vehicle; $9/each additional vehicle. For reservations visit recreation.gov
Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
Hoodoo Recreation Services
Within the Sisters-Metolius area of the Deschutes National Forest
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.
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