Located on the Metolius River, Camp Sherman STore was established in 1918 by farmers from Sherman County. The store has continued to serve as a community hub where friends meet to share the day’s news, get the fishing report, stock up on what they forgot and what they didn’t know they needed. The store offers visitors a general store, deli and fly shop.
Bike Friendly Business Amenities:
- Complimentary Water,
- Visitor Info,
- Public Restroom,
- Bike Parking,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
FEED THE FISH! < ,*}))))))><
I have a hard time promoting the Metolius River and Camp Sherman because I am greedy, I would really like it to be one of those unknown places that only I know of. I have been coming to the Metolius River since 1966, back when it was a narrow dirt road, had few cabins or improvements and you could wade in the Headwaters where it boils out of the ground while freezing your various body parts off! I recommend visiting the Hatchery (especially with kids) to feed the Brood Trout, Wizard Falls for the amazing views, Camp Sherman for some 'Tourist Items' and munchies, then hang out at the Camp Sherman Bridge to feed the fish some bread pieces or Hatchery Food and take a shot at fishing for some of the fish in the Metolius River. I go to the Metolius River every year for a weekend of camping and Flyfishing where I 'catch and release' a few Trophy fish and a dozen or so small ones... knock on wood, I have never been skunked when fishing the water. My preference is to use Wet Flies and Beadhead Nymphs, which along with all of the gear you could need is available at the Camp Sherman Store. Our last visit was in September.
Lots of stuff
Camp Sherman Store is full of things one might need while enjoying nature in their RV. The assortment of flys was impressive.
Shopping and food emporuim in the forest
Camp Sherman Store is hard to categorize: it’s a place for necessities in the middle of the forest, it’s a place for cute souveneirs, it’s a place for vacation postcards (vintage post office next door), a place for world-class deli sandwiches, coffee, Oregon wines and beer in the cold case, a fly fishing department, missing nothing that you’d need, a place for great souveneir tees and sweatshirts.....tootsie rolls by the cash register. And a really friendly vibe. If you go to camp sherman to see the metolius river, stop in. If you don’t need a river, go there and stop in.
A little gem in the woods
This store has everything you could imagine you'll need while camping. They carry a huge selection of beer, wine and ciders as well as a small deli with fresh sandwiches, breakfast burritos and snacks. We had the ham and cheese breakfast burritos and ate outside. It was great, a nice little break from the camping life.
Maybe go during non-peak times
I was really looking forward to visiting this landmark store and, sadly, was disappointed. Granted, we visited mid-day and parking was limited. I went inside while my husband waited in our car with our two dogs. We parked NEXT TO (not in) a handicapped space and a man in an RV (taking up at least three spots) screamed at me “you can’t park there!” I responded “It’s not a handicap spot. Why don’t you look?!” When I walked in, adults and children were jammed everywhere—either waiting to place a deli order or along the merchandise aisles. When I asked several people where the end of the “order” line was, it was behind two families with unruly kids. The store had enough staff — all very nice and doing the best they could. I ordered a sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. The food was nothing special for the price. I paid for it at the counter, then waited about 15 minutes. I’m a big fan of charming, local food establishments and stores, but I didn’t enjoy my visit here. Of course, management cannot choose their customers. However, the congestion experienced on their busiest days could be allayed somewhat by signage or staff helping direct vehicles and people.