Metolius Basin Dry Camp

Deschutes National Forest

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National Forest Development Road 1120 Camp Sherman, OR 97730 541-549-7700 541-383-5300

GPS: 44.4756, -121.6321

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Overview of Metolius Basin Dry Camp

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 2

Elevation 2,952 ft / 899 m

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Reviews of Metolius Basin Dry Camp 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 7/9/2020
Camco
OR
2 reviews
“Exceptional alpine campsites with reverberating echoes and a direct view of Three-Fingered Jack.”

Reviewed 7/9/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

If you're looking for primitive, private camping on untrampled ground and with no sign of civilization, this is your place. Coming from Sisters, a right-hand turn off of NF-14 and onto an unmarked red dirt road takes you promptly up a hillside towards the northern extreme of Black Butte. Importantly, there are campsites all along the h... more

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Verizon 3G

Camco would stay here again

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MrCool
BC, Canada
34' Grand Design Reflection 290bh
Ford F150
18 reviews
“don't miss this place”

Reviewed 10/16/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
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We thought this place was a total gem, and stayed 3 nights. A flat, wide open area that could easily fit 2-3 units, and even has a nice turn around area. It's easily accessible, just off paved road. No cell signal here but head up the hill a little bit and you'll get some. To clarify directions from the other review: If you are... more

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MrCool would stay here again

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3 reviews
“Excellent dry camp within walking distance of the Metolius River”

Reviewed 6/4/2017

Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

This free dry camping spot is in the Metolius Basin and only 2/10 of a mile (cross-country on foot, however it is 2 miles on paved roads) from Smiling River National Forest Campground. The River campgrounds are often completely full in the summer months. This alternative camp site is not on the river, but is capable of hosting seve... more

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AT&T 4G/LTE
Verizon 4G/LTE

Oregon One would stay here again

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Nearby

Smiling River Campground

Nice NF campground

- Natravellers

Pine Rest Campground

Peaceful and quiet

- Wilderness Traveler

Gorge Campground

Lots of room for RV's - That is good and bad.

- chucktate

Camp Sherman Campground

Great Campground and Location

- mikerofone

Camp Sherman RV Park

Location, Location, Location

- SilverHouseDreams

Cold Springs Resort

Beautiful, peaceful place on the Metolius River. Many birds to see and listen to.

- Lynne L

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