Prineville Reservoir State Park

  General Advisory 08/23/16
Campfires, charcoal briquettes, and open flames are banned at the primitive camping areas around Prineville Reservoir. This ban includes the North Road, Roberts Bay and Bear Creek on the South Shore and boat-in campsites. Campfires are still permitted in the fire rings in developed campgrounds. The boat ramps at Jasper Point and Powder House Cove are closed due to low water. The boat ramp at Prineville Reservoir Day Use is open.
Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Cabin (ADA)
  • Deluxe Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Ampitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Open Year Round
  • Swimming
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)

Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert.  Mountain waters flowing out of the Ochoco Mountain Range join to form the Crooked River. The river, confined by its canyon and the Bowman Dam, forms the 15-mile long, 3,000-acre Prineville Reservoir.  With two developed campgrounds and numerous primitive camps along its 43-mile shoreline, recreational opportunities are plentiful.

The fishing can be good anytime at Prineville Reservoir. The lake supports rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. The trout fishing experience is year-round, with the biggest fish being caught during the winter months either by boat or from the shore.  The bass, catfish and crappie fishing is best between May and October.

Other recreational activities include waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, star gazing and wildlife viewing.

There are numerous year round camping opportunities within the state park on the reservoir.  In the developed areas there are deluxe cabins with full amenities, full hook up RV sites and tent sites.  Flush toilets and hot showers are also available.  For those who like to rough it, there are many primitive drive in and boat in campsites around the reservoir as well. 

This oasis in the High Desert is waiting for you so come out and enjoy the fun!

Campground info

  • Approximately 22 full hookup sites
  • More than 20 electrical sites with water
  • More than 20 tent sites with water nearby
  • 5 deluxe log cabins (one pet friendly)
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • 32 boat moorages (summer only)
  • Amphitheater
  • Universal Access: two campsites and two cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.