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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WICKIUP RESERVOIR
FOREST SERVICE ROAD #090
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
LATITUDE: N 4343.557
LONGITUDE: W 12147.075
ELEVATION: 4382'
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir from Road#090
September 26, 2007

Road#090
Wickiup Reservoir from Road#090

Road#090
Road#090

ROAD#090
Between North and South Twin Lakes turn west
on Road#090 for 0.5 mile. Great primitive camp
areas along the water's edge of Wickiup Reservoir...
*No camping below the high water mark.
Camping Limit 30 Days per Calendar Year

Campsites on Road 090
Campsites on Road#090

Dispersed campsite towards the end of road...
LATITUDE: N 4343.413
LONGITUDE: W 12147.054

Dispersed camp from Road 090
Dispersed camp from Road#090

Dispersed camp from Road 090
Dispersed camp from Road#090

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir
Sept.26, 2007

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir
Sept.26, 2007

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir
Sept.26, 2007

Water levels fluctuate due to irrigation purposes.

PHOTO HERE
Eagle from Road#090

There is an eagle's nest that can be viewed
on other side of the reservoir from Road#090.
The eagles are usually perched in nearby trees.
They have lived here for years and have
individual names. (Once somebody told us
the names and how long each nest had been
established)

Birds at Wickiup Reservoir
Birds at Wickiup Reservoir

Birds at Wickiup Reservoir
Birds at Wickiup Reservoir

Birds at Wickiup Reservoir
Birds at Wickiup Reservoir

Birds at Wickiup Reservoir
Birds at Wickiup Reservoir

Birds at Wickiup Reservoir
Birds at Wickiup Reservoir

Deer Tracks
Deer walked in the campsite

Deer walked in to the campsite... big, fat,
and healthy. There are also elk in the area,
but during hunting season they disappear.

Wickiup Butte Campground
Wickiup Butte Campground

WICKIUP BUTTE CAMPGROUND
Road#840, Established Campground.
Wickiup Butte Campground is a fee area,
but the fee box has been torn down and
the outhouse is smashed to a million pieces.
Trash spread around...

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS:
NORTH TWIN LAKE CAMPGROUND $6.00
SHEEP BRIDGE CAMPGROUND $6.00
(Road#070 between North and South Twin Lakes)
SOUTH TWIN LAKE CAMPGROUND $14.00
WEST SOUTH TWIN CAMPGROUND
(Across from South Twin Lake Campground)

Gull Point
Near Gull Point Campground

GULL POINT CAMPGROUND $12 / $14 Premium
(Fees updated 2006)

Wickiup Reservoir
Close-up view of Wickiup Reservoir

ROAD#4260
Road#4260 follows along the edge of Wickiup
Reservoir and Wickiup Dam, past Twin Lakes
with great camping along the way.

ROAD#44
Road #44 is a dirt road with washboards.
Connects between Hwy.43/ Burgess Road
and Wickiup Dam as it follows the Deschutes
River, then continues along the south edge
of Wickiup Reservoir.

ROAD#4370
Road#4370 connects between Hwy.43 / Burgess
Road and Wickiup Dam following along the
opposite side of the Deschutes River from Road#44

Bald Eagle at Wickiup Reservoir
Bald Eagle at Wickiup Reservoir

We have seen several bald eagles in this area.
The biggest bald eagle we ever saw was at the
junction of Road#44 and Road#4260. He was
on the beach and when he spread his wings was
the most incredible sight... must of been an 8-10'
wing span as he stood tall and brave for what
seemed like an eternity.

Eagle Tracks
Road#940 Eagle Claw Prints

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
It is your responsibility to know what fire
restrictions are in place. Axe, shovel, and
5 gallons of water required for dispersed
camping. A fire extinguisher and pair of
leather gloves recommended.

Wickiup Reservoir(11,200-acres) was named
for the "wickiup'' poles of the shelters made
by the Indians who would camp here when
fishing and hunting. The poles would be
covered with tree limbs and brush. In 1949
when Wickiup Reservoir was filled with water
the poles were still standing.

DIRECTIONS:
(Near Sheep Bridge Campground)
From Highway 42 / Fall River Road
Turn on Road#4260 towards Twin Lakes Resort.
Go 1 mile and turn right on Road#090
The camp area starts in 1/2 mile...

From LaPine, OR
Take Hwy.97 north 2 miles
Turn left at Wickiup Junction/ Burgess Road
Turn left on Highway 42
Turn left on Road#4260 towards Twin Lakes Resort.
Go 1 mile and turn right on Road#090
The camp area is 1/2 mile...

Cascade Lakes map

MAP
These are our personal hand drawn maps
Not guaranteed for accuracy

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Road#090 is narrow dirt surface road...
RVs not recommended.

View from Wickiup Dam
Wickiup Dam

Boat Ramp at Crane Prairie Resort
Boat Ramp at Crane Prairie Resort

Showers at Crane Prairie Reservoir Lodge
$1.25 in quarters for 3 minutes.
Showers and Laundry at Twin Lakes Lodge.

Drinking water at Rock Creek Campground
on Cascade Lakes Highway / FS Road#46
Hand pump next to the fish cleaning station
is a deep source well and the water is cool,
clean and refreshing.

Information and Interesting Facts
Information and Interesting Facts
Cascade Lakes Hwy / Road#46
Milepost xx

Cascade Lakes Highway
Cascade Lakes Hwy / Road#46

Also see: CHRISTMAS VALLEY / GREEN MOUNTAIN
Also see:
CHRISTMAS VALLEY / SAND DUNES
Also see:
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR
Also see:
LAVA FLOW CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LEMOLO LAKE
Also see:
NEWBERRY CRATER and MONUMENT
Also see:
OAKRIDGE / HILL CREEK
Also see:
OAKRIDGE / SALMON CREEK ROAD
Also see:
ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND
Also see:
SPARKS LAKE RECREATION AREA
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4260
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4280
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4370
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#44

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Elk Lake
Elk Lake
LATITUDE: N 43.58.815
LONGITUDE: W 121.48.325
Elevation; 4893'
Elk Lake was named by J.Roy Harvey, first
supervisor of the Deschutes National Forest.
It covers approximately 390 acres. It's maximum
depth is 75 feet and the lake has no surface outlet.

Deschutes River
Parking Area along the Deschutes River
Century Drive / MP 42
LATITUDE: N 43.51.399
LONGITUDE: W 121.47.000

Lava Lake
Lava Lake with Mount Bachelor in the background
LATITUDE: N 43.54.920
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.090

Little Lava Lake
Little Lava Lake
LATITUDE: N 43.54.635
LONGITUDE: W 121.45.710

Day Use Area
Day Use Area
LATITUDE: N 43.53.005
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.112
Century Drive Day Use Area along the Deschutes River
Picnic Tables, Metal Firerings

Cow Meadow and Deschutes River
Cow Meadow and Deschutes River
Fee Area / $10
LATITUDE: N 43.48.800
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.580
Elevation: 4530'
Road 970 for 1 1/2 miles

Snow
Century Drive between Sparks Lake and Mount Bachelor
Snow on ground June 7, 2010

Devils Garden from Cascade Lakes Highway
Devils Garden from Cascade Lakes Highway
(Between milepost 27-28)

Deschutes River
Deschutes River viewed form Highway 42
LATITUDE: N 43.44.665
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.935
This section of the Deschutes River flows between
Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir

PHOTO HERE
Old Cabin on Browns Creek
N 43.43.400
W 121.49.060
Elevation 4424'
From the dispersed camp area there is an old road
and the cabin is about a five minute walk. There are
several springs and an old water wheel...

Wildflowers at Davis Lake
Wildflowers near Davis Lake

Mushroom Camp
Mushroom camp on Road#5814 near Crescent Lake

Over 5000 people live here during the
mushroom season. You can see hundreds
of these pole buildings...

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Full Moon
Full Moon in the middle of the day.
September 26, 2007

Birds at Wickiup Reservoir
Birds at Wickiup Reservoir

Funny Clouds
Chemtrails
Funny Clouds over Wickiup Reservoir

Deschutes River Crossing
Deschutes Crossing
Deschutes River drains into the Columbia River

Camped here July 3, 2007
Camped here September 26, 2007
Camped here October 31, 2007
Camped here September 1, 2008
Camped here September 23, 2008

Crowded conditions at Wickiup Reservoir
Crowded conditions at Wickiup Reservoir
Every campsite and possible space was occupied.
In the last couple years are more and more people.

FROM THE BLOG:
September xx, 2008
The Kokanee Salmon were spawning and
the eagles swoop down and catch the fish
near the surface. The problem is that eagles
can't swim, so when one eagle ended up in
the water, he struggled to shore and almost
didn't make it. Expending so much energy
it took over 20 minutes to recuperate, just
standing there before flying away.

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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
WICKIUP RESERVOIR