Smiling River

Deschutes National Forest

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National Forest Development Road 900 Camp Sherman, OR 97730 541-549-7700 541-383-5300

GPS: 44.474, -121.637

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 47
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 2972 ft

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Mike and Holly
Bend, OR 24' Creekside 20FQ Ford F150 3.5L Ecoboost
30 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14

Mike and Holly would stay here again

“Right on the Metolius River”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2015

Overall Rating

Smiling River campground is one of five campgrounds just north of Camp Sherman along the Metolius River. The road through the campground is narrow. I was a little nervous driving close to the roadside trees, but we didn't hit anything. Later, I saw a couple large motorhomes driving through, so the road is wide enough for most rigs.

We stayed at site 14 which is large and directly on the river. Our site was mostly shaded by tall pine trees. We were visited by a couple turkey vultures who sat in a tree above our campsite for over an hour.

A trail runs along the river for several miles. The trail leads to the Camp Sherman store which is one mile from the campground.

There is no AT&T or Verizon cell service along the river.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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