Sheep Bridge

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Situated in Deschutes National Forest, Sheep Bridge Campground offers visitors stunning scenery in Oregons eastern Cascade region and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.

Located on the banks of the Deschutes River and in close proximity to several wilderness areas, this campground offers a quiet and serene outdoor experience.

Natural Features:

Many of the campsites offer sweeping views of Deschutes River, a major tributary of the Columbia River.

Providing drainage for most of the eastern side of the Cascade range in Oregon, The Deschutes River flows from its headwaters at Little Lava Lake through rugged country comprised of towering coniferous forests and volcanic landscapes.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, deer, native fish and migratory birds.


Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities for visitors to Sheep Bridge.

For anglers, the Deschutes river offers a stunning setting for fly-fishing. Its clear, cold water also supports rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout and kokanee salmon.

For day hikers and backpackers, the area offers a wide variety of scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes in diverse coniferous forests.


Sheep Bridge Campground has 23 large, isolated sites that accommodate both tent and RV camping, however hookups are not available.

Picnic areas, firewood, drinking water and flush toilets give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while still having many of the conveniences of home.

A boat ramp for river access is also available at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument are also popular attractions.

Visitors will also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregons Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Mountain range, weaving through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.