“scenic beauty, camping, & water recreation at its finest”
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert. Mountain waters flowing out of the Ochoco Mountain Range, join together to form the Crooked River. This river, confined by its canyon and the Bowman Dam, forms the fifteen mile long, three thousand acre Prineville Reservoir. With two developed campgrounds and numerous primitive camps along it's forty three mile shoreline, the recreational opportunities are plentiful. The fishing can be good anytime at Prineville Reservoir. The lake supports rainbow trout, small & 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 shore fishing. The bass, catfish and crappie fishing is best during the warmer months between May and October. Other recreational activities include; water skiing, wakeboarding, wind surfing, 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!
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Prineville Reservoir State Park
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