Camp Sherman Community Association

Local Organizations

Camp Sherman Community Association

PO Box 142, Camp Sherman, OR 97730


Camp Sherman Community Association was formed in 1948 to meet the social and civic needs of the Camp Sherman Community. It has the responsibility of operating and maintaining the recreation hall to aid, assist and promote the social and civic betterment of the community. The hall was built in 1949 and has gone through several remodels to keep it structurally sound. Fees collected from its members are used to preserve, maintain and operate the Hall. They sponsor a pancake breakfast over 4th of July weekend, Cabin Fever Potlucks in January and February as well as yoga and other activities. The Hall is available to it’s members for weddings, family functions or memorials. The Hall also serves as a community emergency shelter during extended power outages.

The following groups are not affilliated with CSCA. They are listed here as a community service.

Alert Camp Sherman


This information source was created to notify residents and cabin owners of emergency conditions in the area, road closures, and power outages due to snow, ice, wind or smoke. To access this information you can “like” the Alert Camp Sherman Facebook page or by email.

Camp Sherman Historical Society

PO Box 146, Camp Sherman, OR 97730


The purpose of CSHS is to preserve significant items, properties and data relating to the history of Camp Sherman and the Metolius River Basin. Their focus is to collect oral histories, photographs and articles relating to the area and to support the preservation of historic properties and sites in the area. Recently they have been working on restoring CCC shelters in the Forest Service Campgrounds. They co-sponsor a pancake breakfast every Labor Day weekend as well as a yearly ice cream social.

Deschutes Land Trust

210 NW Irving Ave, Suite 102, Bend, OR 97701

Contact: deschuteslandtrust.org541-330-0017

Deschutes Land Trust was created to protect special lands in the Deschutes Basin for present and future generations. They work cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife habitat, scenic views, and local communities. In 2003 they acquired a 1240 acre preserve near Camp Sherman that has 10+ miles of hiking and biking trails with 3 miles of Lake Creek flowing through it. They offer summer hikes in the Metolius preserve as well as other properties they have acquired in Deschutes County. These hikes focus on wildlife, wildflowers and geology of the area.

Friends of the Metolius

PO Box 101, Camp Sherman, OR 97730


Friends of the Metolius is a non-profit conservation organization that is dedicated to protecting the natural resources of the Metolius Basin and its unique qualities of water, forest and wildlife for future generations. To achieve this mission Friends of the Metolius undertakes educational and advisory activities with Jefferson County and the Forest Service. They co-sponsor a pancake breakfast every Labor Day Weekend as well as lead hikes in the Metolius Basin from June – August.

Metolius River Association

PO Box 64, Camp Sherman, OR 97730

Metolius River Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to unify and coordinate the efforts of local businesses in promoting the recreational and scenic values of the Metolius Recreation Area. We encourage you to stay and play, but help us preserve and protect this Conservation Area.

Metolius River Forest Homeowners Association


Metolius River Forest Homeowners Association is comprised of river cabin owners along the scenic Metolius River. Our object is to preserve the magnificent and unique environment of the Metolius River and the historic community identity of Camp Sherman, in partnership with the US Forest Service. There are 108 cabin owners on Forest Service leased land along the river.

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