Area Info

Hoodoo Ski Area

Hoodoo is a ski resort near the summit of Santiam Pass on U.S. Route 20, in the central Cascade Range of Oregon, U.S. The ski area operates on federal land through agreement with Willamette National Forest on Hoodoo Butte, a volcanic cinder cone. The ski area is only 17 miles away from Camp Sherman Motel & RV Park; approximately 25 minutes in a car. Hoodoo is your family friendly mountain for winter fun!

Wizard Falls Hatchery (click here for directions)

Wizard Falls Hatchery was constructed in 1947. The hatchery is used for incubation and rearing of Atlantic salmon, brook trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee and rainbow trout to provide for recreational fishing program objectives, and the incubation and rearing of spring Chinook as part of a reintroduction program in the upper Deschutes Basin.
Wizard Falls Hatchery
P.O. Box 130/7500 Forest Service Road 14
Camp Sherman, OR 97730
(541) 595-6611

Camp Sherman Campground

If you haven’t visited the Metolius River area you haven’t seen Oregon. The river springs from its source full blast. When you camp here make sure you visit the source referred to as the Head of the Metolius. Camp Sherman is the first campground that you come to after going through the town of Camp Sherman. Like other nearby campgrounds it is located right on the river. A bicycle is suggested as the best way to visit the area. The Metolious is Fly fishing only.

Smiling River Campground

Smiling River is one of the Metolius Campgrounds. These campgrounds differ from their western Cascade counterparts in many ways, but one important way is that the campsites are more heavily used during the midweek than other areas. However, with ample campsites along the river, it is rare for all the sites to be taken even on the busiest weekend. This is the third campground that you come to as you travel away from Camp Sherman along the river.