Camp Sherman Community Association



On behalf of the Camp Sherman Community Association we welcome you to our community. We hope you enjoy living and playing here as much as we do. There are approximately 250-300 full time residents and up to 1000 when the forest service cabins and part-timers are here. Camp Sherman is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County comprised of a School, Store, Post Office, Church and a couple of seasonal restaurants and various lodges and campgrounds.

Here is a little history of our area….

In 1881 the first five homesteaders broke ground in Camp Sherman and a year later built the very first school house along First Creek. Early in the 1900’s Sherman County wheat farmers escaped the summer heat by migrating to the riverbanks of the Metolius River to fish and camp in the cool river environment. As a way to guide fellow farmers to the spot, a shoebox top with the name “Camp Sherman” was nailed to a tree at a fork in the road. The name remains the same all these years later. In 1916 the Forest Service leased land along the Metolius River for summer recreational residences. In 1988 the Metolius River was designated a National Wild and Scenic River because of its outstanding scenic and recreational qualities. Fed by a myriad of springs, the temperature and flow rate are constant. Today there are approximately 108 summer recreational cabins along the River.

© CSCA 2018