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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
LOWER CROOKED RIVER SCENIC AREA
LATITUDE: N 4409.755
LONGITUDE: W 12049.833
GPS from Hwy 27 near Prineville Entrance)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River
Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River

Map
Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River

LOWER CROOKED RIVER INFORMATION
(Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River)
The Lower Crooked River National Back Country
Byway has spectacular scenery and views.

Campground Fee Not Required

CAMPGROUND FEE NOT REQUIRED
Nov.30 - March 30

The Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River,
which was designated a Federal Wild and Scenic
River in 1988. Located along the Crooked River
National Back Country Byway, the 8 mile Chimney
Rock segment boast diverse scenery and wildlife and
provides access to year round recreational activities.

The Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River has 2,300
acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land
Management and approximately 220 acres managed
by the Bureau of Reclamation. The river meanders
through a rugged canyon that includes towering
basalt cliffs up to 600 feet high.

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Castle Rock Campground

Castle Rock
Castle Rock
Viewed from Castle Rock Campground

Highway 27
Highway 27
Viewed from Castle Rock Campground

Castle Rock Campground
Castle Rock Campground

Firering at Castle Rock Campground
Firering at Castle Rock Campground

Vaulted Toiles at Castle Rock Campground
Vaulted Toilets at Castle Rock Campground

Castle Rock Campground
Castle Rock Campground
Sign viewed from Highway 27

Site Map of Castle Rock Campground
Site Map for Castle Rock Campground

CASTLE ROCK CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 4409.490
LONGITUDE: W 12050.050
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Still Water Campground

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Still Water Campground

Highway 27
Highway 27 from Still Water Campground

Outhouse at Still Water Campground
Vaulted Toilet at Still Water Campground

Information Board at Still Water Campground
Information Board at Still Water Campground

Still Water Campground
Still Water Campground

Site Map for Still Water Campground
Site Map for Still Water Campground

STILLWATER CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 4408.700
LONGITUDE: W 12049.765
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Crooked River from Greenwood Day Use Area
Crooked River from Greenwood Day Use Area

Crooked River from Greenwood Day Use Area
Crooked River from Greenwood Day Use Area

Greenwood Day Use Area
Greenwood Day Use Area

GREENWOOD DAY USE AREA
LATITUDE: N 4408.088
LONGITUDE: W 12050.275
No Fee
Picnic table, outhouse

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Lone Pine Campground

Lone Pine Campground
Lone Pine Campground

Highway 27
Highway 27
Viewed from Lone Pine Campground

Lone Pine Campground
Lone Pine Campground

Lone Pine Campground
Weeds at Lone Pine Campground

Site Map for Lone Pine Campground
Site Map for Lone Pine Campground

LONE PINE RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4407.766
LONGITUDE: W 12050.230
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

PHOTO HERE
No photos at present time...

UPPER LONE PINE DAY USE
LATITUDE: N 4407.720
LONGITUDE: W 12050.160

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Lower Palisades Campground

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Lower Palisades Campground

Lower Palisades Campground
Lower Palisades Campground

Lower Palisades Campground
Lower Palisades Campground

Lower Palisades Campground
Lower Palisades Campground

Lower Palisades Campground
Lower Palisades Campground

Waste Water
Waste Water Disposal

Site Map of Lower Palisades Campground
Site Map of Lower Palisades Campground

LOWER PALISADES RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4407.860
LONGITUDE: W 12049.450
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Chimney Rock Recreation Site
Chimney Rock Recreation Site

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Chimney Rock Campground

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Chimney Rock Campground

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Chimney Rock Campground

Crooked River
Crooked River
Viewed from Chimney Rock Campground

Chimney Rock Campground
Entrance to Chimney Rock Campground

Information Board at Chimney Rock Campground
Information Board at Chimney Rock Campground

Site Map for Chimney Rock Campground
Site Map for Chimney Rock Campground

CHIMNEY ROCK RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4408.120
LONGITUDE: W 12048.860
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Information Board at Cobble Rock Campground
Information Board at Cobble Rock Campground

Site Map for Cobble Rock Campground
Site Map for Cobble Rock Campground

COBBLE ROCK RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4407.675
LONGITUDE: W 12048.630
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Crooked River from Devils Post Pile Campground
Crooked River
Viewed from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Crooked River from Devils Post Pile Campground
Crooked River
Viewed from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Crooked River from Devils Post Pile Campground
Crooked River
Viewed from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Crooked River from Devils Post Pile Campground
Crooked River
Viewed from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock or the Post Pile???

Devils Post Pile Campground
Devil's Post Pile Campground

Highway 27
Highway 27 from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Views from Devils Post Pile Campground
Views from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Highway 27
Highway 27
Viewed from Devil's Post Pile Campground

Fire Regulations
Fire Regulations

Weeds at Devil's Post Pile Campground
Weeds at Devil's Post Pile Campground

Site Map at Devil's Post Pile Campground
Site Map at Devil's Post Pile Campground

DEVILS POST PILE RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4407.730
LONGITUDE: W 12048.040
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Poison Butte Campground
Crooked River
Viewed from Poison Butte Campground

Poison Butte Campground
Crooked River
Viewed from Poison Butte Campground


Vaulted Toilet at Poison Butte Campground

Poison Butte Campground
Poison Butte Campground

Poison Butte Campground
Poison Butte Campground

POISON BUTTE RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4407.175
LONGITUDE: W 12047.850
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Big Bend Campground
Big Bend Campground

Big Bend Campground
Big Bend Campground

Big Bend Campground
Big Bend Campground

Big Bend Campground
Site Map for Big Bend Campground

BIG BEND RECREATION SITE
LATITUDE: N 4406.787
LONGITUDE: W 12047.618
Big Bend Recreation Site is relatively new
and not shown on some maps.
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse, garbage cans
No Fee Nov. 30 - March 30
14 Day Maximum Stay
Limit Strictly Enforced

Recreation Site Regulations
Recreation Site Regulations

Fire Regulations
Fire Regulations

Locks
Heavy-Duty Locks
(Securing the Picnic Tables)

ENTERING CROOKED RIVER
Wild and Scenic River Recreation Area
LATITUDE: N 4409.755
LONGITUDE: W 12049.833
GPS from Highway 27 towards Prineville, OR

Prineville Reservoir
Prineville Reservoir
Viewed from Bowman Dam

Rock Formations
Rock Formations viewed from Bowman Dam

Highway 27
Highway 27 across Bowman Dam

Crooked River
Crooked River and Highway 27
Viewed from Bowman Dam

Highway 27
Highway 27 east from Bowman Dam

Bowman Dam
Bowman Dam

ARTHUR R.BOWMAN DAM
and PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR
CROOKED RIVER PROJECT

Bowman Dam
Bowman Dam

Arthur R. Bowman Dam
Highway 27 / MP 19-20
Prineville Reservoir completed 1962
LATITUDE: N 4406.730
LONGITUDE: W 12047.250

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Axe, shovel, and 5 gallons of water required.
Leather Gloves and Fire Extinguisher Recommended

Use fire responsible - For cooking, a stove is much
safer and more efficient than a campfire. Fires may
be built or charcoal burned in the designated fire pits.
Additional fire rings (built with rocks or any other
materials) are not allowed. Bring your own wood
and kindling. Do not cut branches from live or dead
vegetation. Wildlife depends on this wood for shelter
and food.

Prineville Oregon
Prineville, OR

DIRECTIONS:
From Prineville, OR
Turn on Main Street / Hwy.27
(Past the Fair Grounds and Cook County RV Park)
About 12 miles the Lower Crooked River
National Back Country Byway begins...

From Bend, OR
Highway 20 for 36 miles
Left on Highway 27
(Hwy 27 is about 20 miles dirt surface)
Prineville Reservoir 25 miles
Lower Crooked River a couple more miles

SW Reservoir Road
SW Reservoir Road

From Bend, OR
(From this direction are all paved roads)
Hwy. 20 east about 2 miles
Take Powell Butte Hwy. about 1/2 miles
Turn right on Alfalfa Market Road
Continue past Alfalfa on SW Reservoir Road
Turn left on Highway 27
Bowman Dam about 4 miles
Campgrounds about 5 miles

MILEAGE CHART
From Hwy.20 and Powell Butte Highway

Airport
Alfalfa
Powell Butte
Prineville
Burns

2 Miles
10 miles
18 Miles
30 Miles
127 Miles

Highway 27
Highway 27
From junction of Highway 20

MILEAGE CHART
From the Junction of Hwy.20 and Road 27

Salt Creek Road
Prineville Reservoir
Prineville

Brothers
Burns

Millican
Bend

14 Miles
25 Miles
45 Miles

7 Miles
95 Miles

10 Miles
36 Miles

Campground Map
Campground Map

Campground Map
Campground Map

Satellite Image of Bowman Dam
Satellite Image of Bowman Dam

Highway 20
Highway 20

Powder House Cove
Powder House Cove

Powder House Cove
Powder House Cove Boat Ramp and Parking

POWDER HOUSE COVE
(Prineville Reservoir)
LATITUDE: N 4406.342
LONGITUDE: W 12046.650

PHOTOS HERE
Ochoco Lake County Park

Showers at Ochoco Lake County Park
Highway 26 / Milepost 26
Non-Camper Shower $3.50

PHOTOS HERE
Prineville Reservoir State Park
LATITUDE: N 4407.685
LONGITUDE: W 12043.370

Showers at Prineville Reservoir State Park
$2.00 per person

Prineville Reservoir
Prineville Reservoir
Viewed from Roberts Bay East #1 Campground

ROBERTS BAY RECREATION AREA
LATITUDE: N 4406.810
LONGITUDE: W 12042.020
Salt Creek Road for 8 miles

View from Cattle Guard Campground
North Shore Road
View from Cattle Guard Campground

NORTH SHORE ROAD
Free campgrounds along the
North Shore of Prineville Reservoir

Pine Mountain Observatory
Pine Mountain Observatory

PINE MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY
Listed under Free Campgrounds

Broadway Lava Field
Broadway Lava Field

BROADWAY LAVA FIELD
Ochoco National Forest...

Four Corners Staging Area 
Millican Valley OHV
Four Corners Staging Area

MILLICAN VALLEY OHV AREA
LATITUDE: N 4403.777
LONGITUDE: W 12054.545

Mayfield Pond
Mayfield Pond

MAYFIELD POND RECREATION AREA
LATITUDE: N 4404.980
LONGITUDE: W 12107.830


Reynolds Pond
LATITUDE: N 4403.540
LONGITUDE: W 12100.895

Badlands Rock
Badlands Rock
LATITUDE: N 4359.489
LONGITUDE: W 12101.648

Removed from Friends of the Oregon Badlands
We were kicked out of the Friends of the Oregon Badlands
group by the organizer David Eddleston. We have never
met David Eddleston and there was no explanation offered.

Mountain views from Willard Road
Mountain views from Willard Road

Tree covered with shoes on SW Reservoir Road
Tree covered with shoes on SW Reservoir Road

Tree covered with shoes on SW Reservoir Road
Tree covered with shoes on SW Reservoir Road

SHOE TREE
LATITUDE: N 4404.484
LONGITUDE: W 12056.963
SW Reservoir Road / MP 10
3 1/2 miles past Alfalfa Store
Near Willard Road and Alfalfa Curves

Steins Pillar near Prineville
Steins Pillar near Prineville, OR

Also see: BROADWAY LAVA FIELD
Also see:
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR
Also see:
NEWBERRY CRATER and MONUMENT
Also see:
NORTH SHORE ROAD
Also see:
OCHOCO NF / COTTONWOOD
Also see:
OCHOCO NF / ROAD#16
Also see:
OCHOCO NF / ROAD#27
Also see:
PINE MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY
Also see:
PRINEVILLE / NORTH SHORE
Also see:
PRINEVILLE / SALT CREEK
Also see:
STEENS MOUNTAIN
Also see:
THOMPSON RESERVOIR
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#090
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4260
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4280
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4370
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#44

Google Custom Map Free Oregon Campgrounds
Google Custom Map by Ian

OREGON FREE CAMPGROUND MAP
Google custom map by Ian with most of the
free campgrounds in Oregon
.

EAST FORT ROCK OHV TRAIL SYSTEM:
Camping is permitted at all the trailheads
and staging areas, as well as any existing
dispersed camps.
CAMP II TRAILHEAD
ROAD 25 STAGING AREA
CHINA HAT CAMPGROUND
ROAD 2510 STAGING AREA
SOUTH LAVA TRAILHEAD
SAND SPRINGS CAMPGROUND

Highway 20 Viewpoint
Geology Information Sign
Hwy.20 at Milepost#20

Highway 20 Viewpoint
Viewpoint of Prehistoric River
Hwy.20 at Milepost#20

Millican
Millican
We have bought gas here in the past,
now is Millican is becoming a Ghost Town.

Christmas Valley Sand Dunes
Christmas Valley Sand Dunes

CHRISTMAS VALLEY SAND DUNES
LATITUDE: N 4321.184
LONGITUDE: W 12023.160
Elevation: 4300'

Smith Rock
Smith Rock

Smith Rock
Smith Rock

SMITH ROCK STATE PARK
Famous for rock climbing...

Juniper Junction
Juniper Junction

The Juniper Junction Store that was famous for
it's Huckleberry Ice Cream is no longer in business.
Located on Crooked River Drive just before
Smith Rock State Park.

PHOTO HERE
Peter Skene Ogden Wayside / Rest Area
Between Redmond and Madras, OR

Haystack Reservoir
Haystack Reservoir

Haystack Reservoir is mostly known for
the boat races in the summer.

HAYSTACK RESERVOIR
LATITUDE: 4429.620
LONGITUDE: 12109.603
(GPS From West Shore C.G.)
Haystack Reservoir free campgrounds
have been closed...

Julius and Sarah McCoin Orchard
Julius and Sarah McCoin Orchard
Raod#5710

JULIUS and SARAH McCOIN ORCHARD
There was an old homestead, need to search
around, check old photos, ect.

Lake Billy Chinook
Lake Billy Chinook
There are some more primitive camp areas
and spectacular photos near and around
Lake Billy Chinook.

THE COVE PALISADES STATE PARK
The Cove Palisades State Park has several
established campgrounds...views and scenery
will distort reality.

Lower Bridge Road
Lower Bridge Road

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Dragon Fly at Smith Rock
Dragon Fly at Smith Rock

Bird
Prehistoric looking bird sounded like
something from the dinosaur era.
(Haystack Reservoir South Shore Campground)

Funny Clouds
Funny Clouds...
March 2010

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Bend Oregon
Bend, OR

Camped here March 15, 2010
Camped here March 17, 2010

Free campgrounds and camping
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
LOWER CROOKED RIVER SCENIC AREA