Smiling River Campground


Area Status: Closed
Smiling River Campsite

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.

Find a map of this campground here.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit Recreation.gov for current operating dates.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
Fees:
  • Single Campsite Rate: $22/night
  • Premium Campsite Rate: $24/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $8.00
NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.
Open Season: Tentative Opening: May 6, 2022 - October 16, 2022
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
Closest Towns: Camp Sherman / Sisters
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
201 N. Pine Street
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700

General Information

Directions:

From Sisters, OR: Travel 9.6 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 6.1 miles north on Forest Road 14, then 1 mile north on Forest Road 1419.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 36 single site(s)
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 Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.47517

  Longitude : 
-121.63618

  Elevation : 
2900