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Major Features & Activities
- Camping (ADA)
- Deluxe Cabin (ADA)
- Hiking Trails (ADA)
- Picnicking (ADA)
- Viewpoint (ADA)
- Fishing (ADA)
- Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
- Boat Ramp
- Open Year Round
- 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. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing report. Visit the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels and boat ramp elevations.
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!
- 22 full-hookup sites
- 22 electrical sites with water
- 23 tent sites with water nearby
- Five deluxe log cabins (one pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
- Flush toilets and hot showers
- 32 boat moorages (summer only)
Two campsites and two cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.