Hike the slopes of volcanoes, fly-fish the streams of the Cascades, and bike the forest in Sisters
Step back in time in Sisters, a tiny Old West-style town in central Oregon. Settled on the edge of the Deschutes National Forest, it’s the perfect launch pad for Cascades camping. Fly fish in alpine streams, bike gnarly singletrack, and hike the Three Sisters volcanoes. With forest tent camping, rustic cabins, and RV parks to choose from, finding a home base is a breeze. From April through October, stay close to downtown breweries at Sisters Creekside Campground. This quiet spot offers tent, full-hookup RV, and hiker/biker sites, each with a picnic table and fire pit. Bring your bike—the killer Peterson Ridge trail system is a quick ride from camp. Nearby, you’ll find year-round RV parks and glamping sites with Wi-Fi and laundry. To the west, choose from more than 80 Forest Service campgrounds. Get on the hiking trails in minutes from both Cold Springs and Indian Ford. Or, corral your horse before a trail ride at Sisters Cow Camp. The Metolius River runs through Smiling River Campground near Camp Sherman, making it a favorite of local anglers. If you’re bringing a boat, head north to The Cove Palisades State Park. Here, a boat launch and marina make it easy to explore Lake Billy Chinook. With two campgrounds and a camp store, it’s a comfortable getaway for families.