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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WICKIUP RESERVOIR
FS ROAD #4260
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
LATITUDE: N 4340.170
LONGITUDE: W 12140.602
(GPS from primitive camp on Road#940)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir

Between Hwy.42 and Road#44
Road#4260 follows along the edge of Wickiup
Reservoir and Wickiup Dam, past Twin Lakes
with great camping along the way. You will see
numbered spur roads that lead to the shores of
Wickiup Reservoir.

View from Wickiup Dam
Wickiup Dam viewed from dispersed campsite.
N 4340.906
W 12141.318

View from Wickiup Dam
View from Wickiup Dam

Wickiup Reservoir from Road 940
Wickiup Reservoir from Road#940
Usually the water level would be to the sand.
The south half of Wickiup Reservoir is dry.
Aug.24, 2007

ROAD#940
Great camp area on Wickiup Reservoir
N 4340.170
W 12140.602

ROAD#942
Great camp area on Wickiup Reservoir
Several other roads towards Wickiup have promise
of being good areas when dispersed camping.

Wickiup Dam 2
Wickiup Dam #2
N 4339.553
W 12140.340
Wickiup Reservoir has three separate dams.

Wickiup Dam 2
Wickiup Dam #2

Wickiup Dam 2
Wickiup Dam #2

View from Wickiup Dam 2
View from Wickiup Dam #2
Usually this would be underwater

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...
(Odds are that this campground will be closed)

Road#4380 Outhouse
Road#4380 Old Outhouse

At the junction of Road#4260 and Road#4380
is an old outhouse out in the woods. It is overgrown
with trees, but still in good shape. It's only about a
hundred yards back in the trees, but is hard to find.
We knew it was here from our childhood days,
when this used to be a campsite. Bring your own
toilet paper.

Junction of Road#900
Junction of Road#900

Wickiup Reservoir
Road#942

Road#950 Second Dam
Road#950 / Second Dam

MORE 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

Road#600 goes to Tenino Boat Launch.
We have seen people camped here, while
no signs, it is more of a day use area.
Road#600 continues to Road#44

Distances from Jct. of Road#44 and Road#4260:

Twin Lakes
US Hwy. 97
Cascade Lakes Hwy.

8 miles
14 miles
10 miles

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

Road#090
Road#090

Road#090
Road#090

ROAD#090
Between North and South Twin Lakes

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

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:
From LaPine, OR
Take Hwy.97 north 2 miles
Turn left at Wickiup Junction/ Burgess Road
About 7 miles turn left on Forest Road#44
About 7.5 miles at Wickiup Dam is Road#4260
From Highway 42 / Fall River Road turn on
Road#4260 towards Twin Lakes Resort.

Cascade Lakes map

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

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Road#4260 is dirt surface with washboards.

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.

Flowers at Wickiup Dam 2
Flowers at Wickiup Dam #2

Flowers at Wickiup Dam 2
Flowers at Wickiup Dam #2

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:
ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND
Also see:
SPARKS LAKE RECREATION AREA
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#090
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
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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

Below photos are from the mouth of the
Deschutes River, where it drains into the
Columbia River at Deschutes Crossing
and Deschutes State Recreation Area.
Also see:
FRENCH GLEN

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

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Camped here May 2, 2008
There was snow on the ground...
Weather conditions like a perfect spring day.

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.

Free campgrounds and camping
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
WICKIUP RESERVOIR