Smiling River Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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.

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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: $20/night
  • Premium Campsite Rate: $22/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.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation
Information Center: Located within the Sisters-Metolius area of the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Deschutes Recreation.

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.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.47517

  Longitude : 
-121.63618

  Elevation : 
2900

 

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