Camp Sherman is a small, unincorporated community northwest of Sisters on the banks of the glorious Metolius River. The population consists of a few hundred year-round residents, swelling to several thousand during the summer and many more if you consider daily visitors. The area is extremely popular with hikers, campers and mountain bikers coming off Green Ridge, but is perhaps best known as an internationally renowned fly fishing destination. The community’s name came from the original late-19th century settlement comprised of summer vacationers from the wheat farms of Sherman County, Oregon. Today, the community includes an elementary school (Black Butte School), a general store, a post office and a volunteer fire department. The Camp Sherman Community Hall, a center of social activity, is listed as a National Register of Historic Places, but many people would argue that the true heart of the community is the Camp Sherman Store and Fly Shop. Located right on the banks of the spring-fed Metolius River (seriously, the entire river come straight out of a hillside at the Headwaters of the Metolius, an easy walk on a paved trail up the road), the Camp Sherman store has been offering essential supplies for camping, living and fishing for over 90 years. Enjoy their deli breakfasts and lunches and ask their in-house experts for the daily fishing report, updated on their website during the high season. The area offers many campgrounds and Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, built in 1947.
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