Pioneer Ford Campground

Area Status: Closed
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Pioneer Ford Campsite

Pioneer Ford is one of the most popular of the campgrounds mostly because of the more isolated sites, but also because the sites are well suited to RVs. It is located next to the Metolius River and this site provides access to fishing and hiking trails.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
  • Single Campsite Rate: $21/night
  • Premium Campsite Rate: $23/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: 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


From Sisters, OR: Travel 9.6 miles northwest on Highway 20, then 12.6 miles north on Forest Road 14.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Pioneer Ford is farther down the river from Allen Springs. Each campground is more isolated as they go farther from Camp Sherman. The sites here are shady in a mixture of pine and cedar trees. The campground is well-suited to RV's. Area 8 has a picnic shelter. Pioneer Ford is a popular campgrounds because there are several isolated sites and it is well suited to RVs. It is located six miles north of the Camp Sherman Store. 


No. of Sites 20 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None


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