Pioneer Ford Campground

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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

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). 
Fees Per night, per site fee: $18/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: May 3 - September 22
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.

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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 Sites20 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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