- USFS District: Sisters
- Area: Sisters
The Sisters Area includes campgrounds within a short distance of the town of Sisters. Three of the campsites are horse campgrounds. These are campgrounds set up for those camping overnight with their horses. If you do not have a horse you would be better off camping at another spot. The campgrounds are nice, but not any better than the others in the area and those with horses become understandably upset when the campground is full because of campers without horses. The two other campgrounds in this area, Indian Ford and Cold Springs are located on the Cascades side of town. Indian Ford is on Hwy 20 and Cold Springs is on Hwy 242, the old McKenzie highway. There are plenty of sites within these two campgrounds and they are rarely full since for the most part campers here mostly come in for a special event or they are locals trying to get away for a night or weekend. These campgrounds are nice, but they don’t have the advantage of a river or mountain that make the campgrounds in other areas so popular.The horse campgrounds are popular as they allow access to the trails that lead up to the nearby mountains. Graham Corral is located next to Black Butte Ranch and is great for those visiting a friend while bringing their horses. The Black Butte general store is nearby. Whispering Pine is further out of town and more rustic, but has easier access to the mountains. The other two non-horse camps are a great for those attending big weekend events like the Quilt Show. If you are looking for shade to get away from the heat, Cold Springs is my choice. If you would like some sunshine, Indian Ford might be better. Indian Ford, however, does not have drinking water.
Perry South and Monty are north of Sisters on Lake Billy Chinook and Driftwood along with the Three Creeks campgrounds are south of town at the base of Broken Top Mountain.