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Smiling River Campground Deschutes National Forest Oregon

Smiling River Overview

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Smiling River Campground offers 36 single-family campsites set among Ponderosa Pines and is next to the upper Metolius River in the Deschutes National Forest. The campground is open year-round with reservations accepted mid May to mid September.

Campsites are large and can accommodate tents, trailers or RVs (up to 50′). Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate.

The campground has vault toilets and potable water. The camp host also sells firewood. The Camp Sherman Store is just one mile to the south if you need any supplies. Cell service is not available at the campground.

Smiling River Campground – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation includes fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Allen Springs, Allingham, Camp Sherman, Lower Canyon Creek, Riverside, Jack Creek, Pine Rest and Gorge.

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Amenities
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Forest Road 1419
Camp Sherman, Oregon 97730
541-323-1746
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Campsite Types
  • ADA
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# of Campsites:

36

Campsite Vehicle Size:

Up to 50 feet.

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

2,900

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