Camp Sherman, Oregon

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Camp Sherman, Oregon
Unincorporated community & census-designated place
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman, Oregon is located in Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon is located in the US
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°27′37″N 121°38′28″W / 44.46028°N 121.64111°W / 44.46028; -121.64111Coordinates: 44°27′37″N 121°38′28″W / 44.46028°N 121.64111°W / 44.46028; -121.64111
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Named for Sherman County, home of many families who spent their summer vacations here[1]
Elevation 2,963 ft (903 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97730
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[2]
Camp Sherman Community Hall

Camp Sherman is census-designated place and unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the Metolius River. The population consists of a few hundred year-round residents, swelling to several thousand during the summer. The community includes an elementary school, Black Butte School, a general store and a post office (zip code 97730). The community also has a volunteer fire department. Camp Sherman was founded by vacationers from Sherman County in the latter part of the 19th century.

Notable features[edit]

In 1949, Luther Metke was a key builder of the Camp Sherman Community Hall, the center of social activity in the community of Camp Sherman, Oregon. In February 2003 it was listed as a National Register of Historic Places due to its rustic architecture highlighting late 19th & Early 20th Century American Movements: Bungalow/Craftsman, Western Stick Architecture[3]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Camp Sherman has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 151. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ "Camp Sherman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. United States Department of the Interior. February 28, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Camp Sherman Oregon". CantyMedia. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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