Sheep Bridge Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Sheep Bridge Campsite

Sheep Bridge might be best known for its huge sites that are great for a large family outing or someone with a large RV that wants to make sure there is plenty of room for their vehicle.  On the Deschutes River above Wickiup Reservoir, this campground offers excellent fishing opportunities and is also a great area for bird watching and waterfowl hunting.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: CLOSED This campground is closed for the 2021 season due to significant hazard tree mitigation needs. The Forest Service has identified trees showing signs of future failure. In order to provide for public safety, this facility will remain closed until the hazards have been mitigated.
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: $12/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: Light
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation
Information Center: Located within the Cascade Lakes area of the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Deschutes Recreation.

General Information

Directions: From Bend, travel 26.8 miles south on Hwy 97 to Wickiup Junction, then 11.0 miles west on County Road 43, then continue 4.6 miles west on Forest Road 42 , and finally 0.8 miles south on Forest Road 4260.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Sites 1-3 are huge and have been made into group sites, but could be used as a medium group site each with parking for up to about five large RVs or more and up to 30 people. Each has isolation from others in the area. The other sites are smaller but still have plenty of room. The campground has a boat ramp on the Deschutes River that is free for camper's use. There are a total of 23 sites that are popular, but the campground is rarely full and is a good one to go to if you are getting into the mountains late in the weekend at a busy time of the summer.

No. of Sites 20 single site(s), 3 group 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
No. of Accessible sites None


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