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Prineville Reservoir State Park

  General Advisory 06/26/20
  • Jasper Point and Powder House Cove boat ramps will close Monday June 29, due to low water. Visit the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels and boat ramp elevations.
  • Fire restrictions begin June 29 along North Shore/Undeveloped Road and for boat-in camping areas: No campfires, briquettes, or anything with an open flame (tiki torches, propane fire pits, etc). Fires in campground fire pits are allowed.
  • The Prineville Resort is closed. No fuel is available for purchase — please come prepared.

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)


Day Use

The park is open with reduced services:

  • Jasper Point and Powder House Cove boat ramps are closed due to low water. (See the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation website  for water levels.)
  • Crook County boat ramp and the ramp at Prineville Reservoir State Park are open.
  • Prineville day-use and Jasper Point day-use are open.
  • North Shore Road is open (fire restrictions in effect).
  • No boat-in camping.
  • Roberts Bay and Ochoco Viewpoint are closed.
  • No boat slips available. Boaters can anchor off the beach.
  • Prineville Resort is no longer in business. No fuel available for purchase at the park.  

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.


Now accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance at

  • 22 full-hookup sites
  • 22 electrical sites with water
  • 23 tent sites with water nearby
  • Five deluxe log cabins (one pet-friendly) CLOSED
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Firewood and ice for sale
  • 32 boat moorages (summer only) NOT AVAILABLE. Boaters can anchor off the beach.
  • Universal Access: Two campsites and two cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.

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. 

Campfire restrictions are often in place during the summer months. Check the Park Advisory tab for details.

This oasis in the high desert is waiting for you so come out and enjoy the fun!