Lake Creek Lodge

  • 13375 SW Forest Service Road #1419, Camp Sherman, OR 97730
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For decades families and friends have come to Lake Creek Lodge to relax, reconnect and escape from the pressures of life. Early in the 1900s Sherman County wheat farmers escaped the dry summer heat by migrating to the riverbanks of the Metolius River to fish and camp in the cool river environment. In 1923, wheat farmer Martin Hansen purchased 80 acres of land that bordered Lake Creek. In 1924 his family built the lodge as well as several small housekeeping cabins and thus began his commercial enterprise called The Martin Hansen Metolius River Resort. In 1935 the resort changed ownership and was renamed Lake Creek Lodge.  Today, the current owners are working to see that the resort continues its long and proud history of providing families with wonderful vacations, unforgettable friendships and treasured memories that they can pass down to their children and grandchildren. 

You will find plenty to keep you busy as you venture into the backyard: the 1.6 million-acre playground called the Deschutes National Forest.  Scenic views and unspoiled wilderness in the Cascade Mountain range make for incredible outdoor adventures, whether it is fly fishing, hiking, biking or bird-watching.

In 2006 Lake Creek Lodge partnered with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Fish and Wildlife and the Deschutes National Forest to restore the man-made swimming hole back to a functioning stream channel. The restoration project and the resort were recognized for environment stewardship and socially responsible practices. It is the hope that the Metolius River will once again be visited by steelhead, chinook and sockeye salmon. In 2008 the resort also partnered with the National Forest Foundation to support projects that improve, enhance and sustain the Deschutes National Forest.  The projects include trail and forest recreation improvements, wildlife habitat, watershed restoration and community-based forestry programs.

  • ADA accessible
  • Interpetive signage
  • Fee required for lodging
  • Located on private land

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