You can hike for miles along the Metolius River.
WHERE TO STAY
For camping information, contact the Sisters Ranger District (541/549-7700).
Cold Springs Resort & RV Park. Park your motorhome or rent a small but well-equipped modern cabin on the Metolius with lots of windows for river views. Cross a footbridge to reach Camp Sherman Store and hiking trails. From $154; $28 for RV sites; 25615 Cold Springs Resort Lane; www.coldsprings-resort.com or 541/595-6271.
Metolius River Lodges. Older resort offers a collection of cabins from various eras perched right on the river, from a small duplex with microwave and fridge to a large home with full kitchen. From $95. 12390 S.W. Forest Service Rd. 1419; www.metoliusriverlodges.com or 800/595-6290.
Metolius River Resort. Eleven newish cabins, set back off the river, are elegantly furnished in an upscale rustic style. All have kitchens and stone fireplaces, most have river views, and some allow children. No pets. From $205. 25551 S.W. Forest Service Rd. 1419; www.metoliusriverresort.com or 800/818-7688.