Lower Canyon Creek Campground
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Lower Canyon Creek Campground
Lower Canyon Creek Campground is located at the confluence of Lower Canyon Creek and the Metolius River. This is in the heart of the gorge section of the Metolius. Steep canyons surround the campground. The site is more remote and primitive than the campgrounds on the East side of the Metolius. The Metolius river is a real gem. Crystal clear and ice cold, the Metolius flows full bore from beneath Black Butte. Within just feet from the springs the river is full and begins its journey North to Lake Billy Chinook. Ponderosa Pine and scrub grasses dominate the landscape. The upper river is in a park like setting with the small gentle river quitely whispering to you as you fall asleep. The lower river is a powerful river with strong rapids dispersed between classic runs. This is Central Oregon at its finest. Cold snowy winters and hot dry summers are the rule. This is hot dusty camping in the summer, with cool nights. Some find the environment pristine and ideal, while others prefer the greener Oregon to the West. You can decide for yourself. The upper river flows through Camp Sherman. Numerous cabins and resorts surround Camp Sherman. The Camp Sherman store is a historic site and offers a fine selection for campers and includes a well stocked selection of fly fishing goods. The Metolius River is a mecca for fly fisherman. The river is very challenging, but the views are next to none. Getting skunked on the river is typical but people don't seem to mind. Above Bridge 99 the river is catch and release, fly fishing only, and open all year up to Alingham Bridge. The catch is rainbow trout and whitefish in the upper river and the same in the lower river with the addition of Bull trout. From Sisters, travel 9.6 miles northwest on Hwy 20, then 2.7 miles north on Forest Road 14, then 2 miles north on Forest Road 1419, and then 3.4 miles north on Forest Road 1420.
Camping Types: RV Camping, Tent Camping

Geography: Waterfront (Creek), Waterfront (River)

Fire Pits Garbage Service No Camp Host
Pets Allowed Picnic Tables Vault Toilets

Boating (Non-motorized) Fishing (Fly) Kayaking

Access: Drive in

Number of sites: 7

Max People: 8

Max RV Length: 20 feet

Elevation: 2900 feet

Availability: May 18 - September 15

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Website: Lower Canyon Creek Campground

Address: Forest Road 1420

City: Camp Sherman

State: Oregon

Zip code: 97730

Country: United States

Phone: 541-549-7700

GPS Lat: 44.52811121

GPS Lon: -121.6284009

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My Average Rating: 3.51
I am from Oregon
Reviewed by: Blitzfan
Review date: Jul-31-2013
This is one of the less desirable campgrounds on the Metolius, in my opinion. First I am not a big fan of the stretch of the rive it is on. And the site seems to lack the finer qualities a number of the other campgrounds offer. The site is more primitive compared to other sites in the area. 

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