Fodor's Expert Review Camp Sherman

Sisters Resort–Sight

Surrounded by groves of whispering yellow-bellied ponderosa pines, larch, fir, and cedars and miles of streamside forest trails, this small, peaceful resort community of about 250 full-time residents (plus a few stray cats and dogs) is part of a designated conservation area. The area's beauty and natural resources are the big draw: the spring-fed Metolius River prominently glides through the community. In the early 1900s Sherman County wheat farmers escaped the dry summer heat by migrating here to fish and rest in the cool river environment, making Camp Sherman one of the first destination resorts in central Oregon. As legend has it, to help guide fellow farmers to the spot, devotees nailed a shoebox top with the name "camp sherman" to a tree at a fork in the road. Several original buildings still stand from the early days, including some cabins, a schoolhouse, and a tiny railroad chapel. Find the source of local information at the Camp Sherman Store & Fly Shop, built in 1918, adjacent... READ MORE

Surrounded by groves of whispering yellow-bellied ponderosa pines, larch, fir, and cedars and miles of streamside forest trails, this small, peaceful resort community of about 250 full-time residents (plus a few stray cats and dogs) is part of a designated conservation area. The area's beauty and natural resources are the big draw: the spring-fed Metolius River prominently glides through the community. In the early 1900s Sherman County wheat farmers escaped the dry summer heat by migrating here to fish and rest in the cool river environment, making Camp Sherman one of the first destination resorts in central Oregon. As legend has it, to help guide fellow farmers to the spot, devotees nailed a shoebox top with the name "camp sherman" to a tree at a fork in the road. Several original buildings still stand from the early days, including some cabins, a schoolhouse, and a tiny railroad chapel. Find the source of local information at the Camp Sherman Store & Fly Shop, built in 1918, adjacent to the post office.

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Quick Facts

25451 S.W. Forest Service Rd. 1419
Sisters, Oregon  97730, USA

541-595–6711

www.campshermanstore.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: June–Aug., Mon.–Thurs. 8–7, Fri. - Sat. 8–8, Sun. 8–6; Sept. hours vary; Oct.–May, Fri.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–4

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