Prineville Reservoir State Park

Show07/06/2015
General Advisory
The rental moorage docks at Prineville Reservoir State Park will be taken out of service due to low water starting July 8th, 2015. Campers with reservations will be notified by and given refunds of their boat moorage fees. The boat ramps at Jasper Pt. campground and Powder House Cove on Prineville Reservoir are closed to boat launching due to low water. They will remain closed for the remainder of the season as lake levels continue to drop. The main boat ramp at the park remains open. Starting July 1st, 2015 and until further notice, all fires will be banned on remote recreation sites around Prineville Reservoir. This includes Roberts Bay, the State Wildlife Area on the north shore, boat in camping areas, and any other properties on the reservoir. Only gas cook stoves will be allowed. Camp fires will still be allowed in the developed camp sites at Prineville and Jasper Pt. campgrounds.

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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.