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Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman store
Camp Sherman, Oregon is located in Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon is located in the United States
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Named for Sherman County, home of many families who spent their summer vacations here
 • Total 3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Land 3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
2,963 ft (903 m)
 • Total 233
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-10550
GNIS feature ID 1139266
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey
Camp Sherman Community Hall
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, with that number tripling or more 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

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.


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.

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