Smiling River Campground

Deschutes National Forest

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NF-900 Camp Sherman, OR 97730 541-549-7700 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 44.4751, -121.6361

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Overview of Smiling River Campground

Number of Sites 36

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 2,887 ft / 879 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Smiling River Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Overall Rating
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5 reviews

Reviewed 9/19/2022

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

This campground and the Metolius river is so beautiful!

We did not have reservations and were lucky to find a first come/first served spot.

The sites are semi-private and really nice.

One of the highlights was going to Hola for dinner!

Site Quality

camper-740062 would stay here again

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2 reviews
“Nice NF campground”

Reviewed 7/21/2019

Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 31
RV Length: 25' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

Although we didn’t have reservations, we did find a few open campsites that were available and the one we chose was very nice. We were there mid July so it was almost full.

Natravellers would stay here again

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Mike and Holly
Mike and Holly
Sisters, OR
41 reviews
“Right on the Metolius River”

Reviewed 8/20/2015

Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14
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. ... more

Site Quality

Mike and Holly would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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