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Pioneer Ford Campground

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

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  • The Metolius River from Pioneer Ford Campground.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • The Metolius River from Pioneer Ford Campground.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • Vault toilet facilities.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps picnic shelter.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps picnic shelter.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps picnic shelter.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • Typical site.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • Typical site.- Pioneer Ford Campground
  • Pioneer Ford Campground.- Pioneer Ford Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
One of few campsites on the Metolius with potable water. Civilian Conservation Corps shelter/picnic area.
Cons: 
Most sites are elevated above the river with fewer views.
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Region:
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation Services
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Of the 11 campgrounds that flank the nationally designated Wild and Scenic Metolius River, it can simply be said that the further you venture down river and away from Camp Sherman, the more quiet and relaxing the campgrounds become.

Like all the campgrounds along the river, this campground is well maintained by Hoodoo Recreation Services.  Unlike some of the others up river, however, these campsites can't be reserved, so be sure to plan accordingly.

While visiting, don't miss an opportunity to hike along the Metolius River Trail, either from Camp Sherman to Allingham Bridge, Allingham Bridge to Pine Rest Campground, or along the western banks near the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery.  And, of course, while you are on the trail be sure to have a flyrod ready for an opportunity to catch some of the river's famed rainbow trout and kokanee.*

* Kokanee are sockeye salmon that have become landlocked by downstream dams.

Note:  The campground is open from May 8 to September 16 (weather permitting).

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