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Lower Bridge Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parking area on East side of bridge across from the campground and the campground sign (Jerry Adams)


Hikes starting here


There is a bridge (bridge 99) across the Metolius. This is the last bridge across the Metolius before it ends at Lake Billy Chinook.

There is a campground, Lower Bridge, which is semi-developed - water, garbage pickup, outhouse, RVs and tents.

In the winter the campground is officially closed but you can still use it but there's no water, garbage pickup, toilet paper, or fees.

In the summer it can get busy. There are no reservations at this campground.

Driving Directions

From Portland, drive south on I-5 for 38 miles. Drive east on Highway 22 for 80 miles. Drive west on Highway 20 for 16 miles (10 miles short of Sisters). There's a sign saying "Camp Sherman" to the left. Take this road (Forest Service Road 14) 13 miles. Don't turn at the "Camp Sherman" signs. It's two lane paved all the way.

There are parking areas on both sides of the bridge. This might be the best place to park, because more people will drive by so any car breaker inner may be scared off.

There is another parking area on the gravel road, which is just to the East (away from the river) from the road into the Lower Bridge Campground.

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