Camping Options

Camping options

About 20 miles northwest of Bend, and in the central part of Oregon state, you find the small town of Sisters. Surrounded by astonishing mountain peaks, crystal-clear lakes and thick forests, it makes a perfect destination for camping lovers.

Here are some options to choose from:

1.         Campgrounds:

Sisters has a number of campgrounds located within a few miles of the town. They offer a  range of camping options, including tent camping, RV camping, and cabins.

One of the most visited in the area is the Cold Springs Campground. Located about 8 miles north of Sisters, it possesses 32 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and access to potable water. There are also vault toilets available. For families or groups of friends that want to be close to town but still enjoy a quiet and scenic camping experience, Cold Springs is the place to be.

Another great opportunity  is the Pine Rest Campground, just 12 miles north of Sisters. It has 21 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, access to potable water and also vault toilets available. Pine Rest is a good choice for those who want a more secluded camping experience in the mountains.

2.         Backcountry Camping

When searching for a more remote camping experience, the surrounding forests and mountains offer plenty of opportunities for backcountry camping. There are several designated wilderness areas in the region, including the Three Sisters and the Mount Jefferson one.

Permits are required for staying in these areas, and campers should be prepared for a true wilderness experience, including potential encounters with wildlife and challenging terrain. However, the rewards of backcountry camping in Sisters are vast, including breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, pristine alpine lakes, and the chance to truly disconnect from civilization.

3.         RV Parks

For those who prefer the comfort of an RV, Sisters has several  parks to choose from. They  offer full hookups, laundry facilities, and other amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

One of the most popular RV parks in the area is the Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort, about 4 miles south of Sisters. It offers 105 sites with full hookups, as well as laundry facilities, a heated pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center. The park is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is conveniently close to shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

Another alternative is the Sisters Creekside Campground, located 1 mile south of town. It counts 48 sites with full hookups,laundry facilities, a playground, and a camp store. The park is located right on the banks of Whychus Creek, offering beautiful views and the soothing sounds of rushing water.

4.         Glamping

If you want to go a little extra and have a camping experience with a touch of luxury, glamping is for you. Sisters has several accommodations that offer all the comforts of a hotel room, including comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and kitchenettes, while still allowing you to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the outdoors.

One of the most crowded glamping options in the area is the Suttle Lake Lodge, located about 20 miles west. It provides various cozy cabins with lake views, as well as a restaurant and bar, a marina, and a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

One more option is the Tumalo State Park Yurts, just 10 miles north from town. The park offers several yurts with comfortable beds, heating, and electricity, as well as access to showers and flush toilets.

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