Jack Creek Campground and Area Dispersed Camping, Oregon

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Jack Creek Campground - Forest Service Campground, near Camp Sherman, OR: Site #13 (19 sites total) - This campground has no water or hookups available. Campground Notes: vault toilets • no dump station available • creek access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 3,128’ elevation. June 13th - 16th.
• spacious sites available.
• a few first come, first serve sites.
• Forest Service allowed reservations on FF sites over Father's Day weekend — not cool.

Overall Experience: Smile

Jack Creek Dispersed Camping

Because we had to leave our "first come, first served" site in the campground, we moved down the road & found a great dispersed site. Life is good. June 16th through the 18th.

Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping

We decided for our last night on this short trip to check out another dispersed camping site in the area. A person at Jack Creek Campground told us about this spot, which wasn't too hard to find. And we were lucky enough to land at this dispersed campsite on a busy Father's Day weekend. June 18th & 19th.

In the heart of the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon, Jack Creek Campground offers visitors a peaceful and scenic camping experience. The campground sits along the banks of Jack Creek, a tributary of the nearby Metolius River, and is surrounded by the towering ponderosa pines and lush forests that the Deschutes region is known for.

Campsites and Amenities**

The campground features 22 individual campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs up to 32 feet in length. Each site comes equipped with a picnic table and fire ring, providing the essentials for comfortable camping. Potable water and vault toilets are also available on-site for campers' convenience.

Dispersed Camping in Deschutes National Forest

In addition to the developed campground, the Deschutes National Forest also offers ample opportunities for dispersed camping in the surrounding area. Dispersed camping, also known as boondocking, allows visitors to camp in undeveloped sites throughout the forest, often in more remote and secluded locations. These dispersed sites can be found along many of the forest roads in the region, including near the Metolius River basin.

Exploring Camp Sherman*

The nearby town of Camp Sherman, located just a few miles from Jack Creek Campground, provides a charming and quaint base for exploring the area. This small community offers a general store, a few local restaurants, and easy access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Whether you choose to stay at the developed Jack Creek Campground or opt for the more rugged experience of dispersed camping, the Deschutes National Forest offers a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. From the serene banks of Jack Creek to the stunning vistas of the Metolius River basin, this region of central Oregon is a true haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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