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Prineville Reservoir State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/06/20
OPEN for limited daytime use: Powder House, County, Jasper Point, and Prineville boat ramps; Jasper Point and Prineville Reservoir day-use areas; North Road. CLOSED: Roberts Bay and Ochoco Viewpoint.  
Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
3 additional notices for this park, click here to view.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Deluxe Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Open Year Round
  • Swimming
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE: OPEN for limited daytime use: Powder House, County, Jasper Point, and Prineville boat ramps; Jasper Point and Prineville Reservoir day-use areas; North Road.

CLOSED: Roberts Bay and Ochoco Viewpoint.  

Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.

 

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!

Campground info

  • 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)
  • Amphitheater

         Universal Access
         Two campsites and two cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.