Camp Sherman, Oregon

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Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman is located in Oregon
Camp Sherman
Camp Sherman
Camp Sherman is located in the United States
Camp Sherman
Camp Sherman
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
CountryUnited States
Named forSherman County, home of many families who spent their summer vacations here[1]
 • Total3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Land3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
2,963 ft (903 m)
 • Total233
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)541
FIPS code41-10550
GNIS feature ID1139266
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[2]
Camp Sherman Community Hall

Camp Sherman is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the Metolius River. The year-round population as of the 2010 census was 233,[3] with that number tripling or more during the summer.[citation needed] 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. 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 and Western Stick architecture.[4]


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.[5]


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Camp Sherman CDP, Oregon". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. United States Department of the Interior. February 28, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Camp Sherman Oregon". CantyMedia. Retrieved October 13, 2014.

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