Sheridan is one of OregonRocketry’s most fortunate launch sites. Landowners graciously allow us to hold a launch event there in September after crops have been harvested. Because of the closeness to Portland metro area, these launch events have grown to be the biggest event of the year, routinely seeing 200+ registered attendees.  With an FAA waiver to 5,400 feet AGL, this is a great place for model, mid power and high power rocketry.


Sheridan launch site is located approximately 7 miles Southeast of the city of Sheridan, OR.


Water: no available water

Electricity: no

Sewer/RV Dump: no

Porta-potties: Yes, brought in for launches.

Cellular Service: Yes

Food: Food vendors are usually available on-site at our annual Fillible’s Folly launch.  The nearby cities of Sheridan and Dallas offer grocery and restaurant choices.

Gas: The nearest gas station is approximately 10 miles from the site in Sheridan.


Fires: No open fires allowed.

Fireworks: No fireworks allowed.

Flight Waivers

5,400 feet AGL’ waivers are typical.



Flying season temperatures average from a low of 40 to a high of 80, with extremes from 20 to 95 degrees. Winds average 0-5 mph, lower in the AM or mid-day, with peaks to 15 mph. There is a negligible chance of rain during summer months. Winter months are very likely to have overcast and light drizzle.

The field is north of a paved country road and offers plenty of room for recovery. Certain times of the year may have crops in the field that make recovery more challenging.