Chill out on Central Oregon's Metolius River

Check into a rustic resort cabin for fishing, hiking, and plenty of peace and quiet

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Metolius River Resort

At Metolius River Resort, evenings are all about drinks on the porch, family dinners inside, and quiet time for just listening to the sounds of the river.

Charles Gulling

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The clear, swift, free-flowing water of Central Oregon's Metolius River has made it a magnet to fly-fishermen who catch and release year-round.

But in summer, the river is also a wonderful place for non-anglers to enjoy the simple pleasures of easy days and mellow nights.

Based in the charming town of Camp Sherman, you can walk among the incense cedars and Douglas firs lining the river banks, sit on the porch at an old-fashioned riverfront resort cabin with a cool drink and a good book, and, at night, listen to the music of the river through open windows as they drift off.

TRAVELING TO THE METOLIUS RIVER

Camp Sherman is about 15 miles north of Sisters, off U.S. 20. The Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce (541/549-0251) can help with trip planning. Pick up Imus Geographics' Metolius River area map ($8) at the Camp Sherman Store.

WHAT TO DO

Black Butte and Metolius River Trails. Both are closed to bikes, but other trails in the area are open to them. Sisters Ranger District (541/549-7700).

Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery. Free. 7500 Forest Service Rd. 14; 541/595-6611.

WHERE TO EAT

Camp Sherman Store. Enjoy your burger or deli sandwich on a bench in front of the store. $. 541/595-6711.

Kokanee Café. Elegant entrées like grilled wild salmon with Oregon wasabi and elk osso bucco with morel mushrooms. $$$. At entrance to Metolius River Resort (541/595-6420).

 

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