Lower Bridge Campground, Oregon

Top Pic: Forest Service Bridge 99 over the Metolius River. Fishing upstream of this bridge is fly fishing only — downstream from the bridge is fly fishing & lures.

We found a cool campsite on the Metolius River banks in Lower Bridge Campground next to Forest Service Bridge 99. Bridge 99 Brewery in Bend is named after this bridge.

Lower Bridge Postcard.

Lower Bridge - Forest Service Campground, near Camp Sherman: Site #4 (21 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • showers • no dump station available • river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 2700’ elevation. Sept 13th - 18th. Miles traveled: 47 miles (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).

• Great river access with good fly fishing opportunities.
• No dump station.

Overall Experience: Smile

Inside looking out. Guess it's time to clean the windshield.

Bridge 99 Brewery This is one of our favorite breweries in Bend.

The Lower Bridge Campground is a popular camping destination located in the Deschutes National Forest near the town of Camp Sherman, Oregon. It got its name because it's right by the Metolius River where it goes under a bridge.

Here's what can be expectedt the Lower Bridge Campground:

  • Potable water and vault toilets are available on-site for campers' use.
  • The campground is operated by Vista Recreation and is open from late spring through early fall, typically from May through October.
  • The Sisters Ranger District, located about 20 miles away in the town of Sisters, serves as the information center for the campground.

Campers at Lower Bridge can enjoy:

  • Fly Fishing: The Metolius River is famous for its excellent fly fishing opportunities.
  • Hiking: The campground is a great starting point for exploring the surrounding Deschutes National Forest with its many hiking trails. Several trailheads, including the Lower Bridge Trailhead, are located nearby.

Dispersed camping is also permitted in the Deschutes National Forest, but make sure you're familiar with the relevant guidelines.

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