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Sheep Bridge Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • The view from the entrance to Sheep Bridge Campground offers beautiful views of the verdant Deschutes River Arm of Wickiup Reservoir and the surrounding wetlands.- Sheep Bridge Campground
  • One of three groups sites.- Sheep Bridge Campground
  • A second of the three group sites.- Sheep Bridge Campground
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  • The Deschutes Arm of the Wickiup Reservoir.- Sheep Bridge Campground
  • Day use picnicking areas.- Sheep Bridge Campground
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Pros: 
More spacious campsites than nearby campgrounds offer. Great views of the Deschutes River. Boat launch to the Deschutes Arm of the Wickiup Reservoir.
Cons: 
Somewhat far from any lakes, including greater Wickiup Reservoir. No potable water.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Despite the name, there is no bridge at Sheep Bridge Campground, and you probably will not encounter any sheep. However, what you will encounter are some of the most spacious campsites in this busy area of the Cascade Lakes Highway, as well as fantastic views of wetlands surrounding the far northern end of the Deschutes Arm of nearby Wickiup Reservoir. You'll likely dodge the massive crowds that can flood the other nearby campgrounds, such as South Twin Lake Campground, as well. While Sheep Bridge is not located on either of the Twin Lakes, it is still very close, being a short drive away from South Twin Lake as well as Gull Point Campground’s boat launch to greater Wickiup Reservoir, and only about a mile from North Twin Lake as the crow flies.

Amenities are somewhat limited at Sheep Bridge. While Sheep Bridge and the many nearby campgrounds do not offer any full hookups or dump stations (except Gull Point for the latter), there is no potable water at Sheep Bridge either. As a result, campers will have to bring plenty of their own water or go to a different nearby campground to get water suitable for drinking. There is a boat launch to the Deschutes Arm of the Wickiup Reservoir near the entrance to the campground, though it is small and unpaved. And for those who want to drive their boats faster than 10 miles per hour, it is well over a mile via the Deschutes Arm to the end of it where Wickiup Reservoir is much more widespread and such speeds are permitted.

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