Camp Sherman

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Seasons

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Summer
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Location

To find Camp Sherman, from Sisters, drive west on Hwy 20/126 for 9.3 miles, turn right on to Road 14. Drive north on Road 14 for 2.7 miles and the road will fork. Take the left fork (the right fork will get you to Camp Sherman too but it’s less interesting) and travel 2.1 miles to Forest Road 1419 (1/2 mile past the fork, you will find Lake Creek Lodge). Turn right and travel 1/2 mile to Camp Sherman. It is approximately 35 miles from Bend to Camp Sherman. To find Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, travel north from Camp Sherman on Forest Road 14 for 4.6 miles and look for road 1400/640 to the left. Take this road and cross the river to the fish hatchery. To find Candle Creek Campground, continue past the turnoff to Wizard falls on road 14 until you come to Bridge 99 (Lower Bridge). This is about 2.8 miles past the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery Road. Cross the Metolius River and the road becomes Road 12. Travel 1/2 mile and you will see a 4-way intersection. Veer to the right (this keeps you on Rd 12). About 1/4 of a mile past the 4- way you will cross Abbott Creek. After crossing, look for the signs to Candle Creek Campground. Amenities: Birding! Car camping, hiking, photography and picnicking. Campsites with restrooms. There is access to numerous trailheads with opportunities for backpacking.

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Habitat and Birds

Forest birds, neo-tropic migrants and hummingbirds. Make sure you stop at the Bridge in Camp Sherman and follow the trails on both sides of the river down- stream. American Dippers are always present at the bridge and there is plenty of bird activity along the river. Lake Creek Lodge has a trail and hummingbird feeders. Stop in at the lodge and ask to use the trails and hike the area. Listen for the Olive-sided Flycatchers and Western Wood- Pewees at Lake Creek Lodge. MacGillivray’s Warblers like the trail along the river here. Other com- mon species include Black-headed Grosbeak, White-headed Woodpecker, Red- breasted Sapsucker, Hammonds and Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Western Bluebird and Swainson’s Thrush.

Exceptional Species: Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Redstart, Summer Tanager, Pine Grosbeak and Common Redpoll.

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