|Photo by Kate Thomas Keown
Early 20th century wheat farmers from Sherman County to the north came to Camp Sherman in the heat of summertime for rest and relaxation, lending the name by which this unique place has been known ever since.
There are miles and miles of hiking trails in and around
Camp Sherman – the most popular being right along the Metolius River. It's a great place to ride a bike, too, from a gentle pedal along the local byways to a mountain bike run on nearby trails.
There's a plenitude of campgrounds to serve as a base for your adventures – or a place to relax by a rushing river and simply reconnect with nature. For a mix of
comfort and rustic charm,
there's a range of lodging establishments ready to help you create memories that will last through the years.
While it's a great place to get away from it all, Camp Sherman is also a lovely place to reconnect with an old-fashioned sense of community. The hub is the Camp Sherman Store, where you can pick up your groceries or a delicious deli sandwich, outfit yourself for a
day on the river and get the word on the latest hatch.
The Camp Sherman Store hosts barbecues and live music on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends – a slice of true Americana that is not to be missed.
Camp Sherman is home to one of the premier fly fishing streams in the world – the mighty, mysterious, mystical Metolius River.
It's not the easiest stream to fish, but the rewards of a day spent on its waters are tremendous. Fed by springs that boil out from under Black Butte, the stream alternately rolls peacefully and rages in a turquoise and white torrent.
Stop in at the Camp Sherman Store to find out what the hatch is and glean some secrets to fishing this magnificent stream – and whether or not you catch
fish, you will have a day well spent.
Vacationing in Camp Sherman has been a tradition for hundreds of families across many decades. Visit here and you'll understand why. Visit www.metoliusriver.com.