Metolius Recreation Area is located in central Oregon
about 10 miles west of the town of Sisters. The recreation
area is located within the 1.6 million acre Deschutes
National Forest. The Metolius River was designated a
National Wild and Scenic River in 1988 is shown
in the picture to the left. The head of which is located a
short distance from an area designated as Camp Sherman.
If you don't know where The Metolius Recreation Area
and Camp Sherman are located, the map to the
right should help you. Please note that the map
shows the location of towns in relationship
to Camp Sherman.
Distance to Camp Sherman
From: Salem 102 Miles
From: Eugene 99 Miles
From: Bend 39 Miles
I am standing alongside the Metolius River. Bill and I had
cycled down to the head of the river from the RV Park.
Bill is standing adjacent to where the Metolius river bubbles out of
the hillside. From here the river starts its journey northward
ending up in Lake Billy Chinook, to the north and east from here.
chipmunk looking for a scrap of food by the observation area of the
head of the Metolius River. There are many such chipmunks,
many seen running along the rail fence seen in the photo to the right.
rail fence borders the trail from the parking area down to the Metolius
River observation area.