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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WICKIUP RESERVOIR
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
FS ROAD #4370
LATITUDE: N xx°xx.xxx
LONGITUDE: xxx°xx.xxx
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Deschutes River
Deschutes River

Road #4370 is a dirt road with washboards.
About 7 miles long that connects between
Hwy.43/ Burgess Road and Wickiup Dam
Road#4370 follows the Deschutes River with
spectacular views. The river winds and twists,
weaving a path towards it's ultimate destination
of the Pacific Ocean.

Road#4370 Deschutes River
Road#4370 Deschutes River

STARTING AT HWY.43 / BURGESS ROAD
Starting from Hwy.43 / Burgess Road going
towards Wickiup Dam and Wickiup Reservoir.
(Opposite side of the River from Road#44)

At 0.7 mile is a campsite with picnic table.

At 1.8 miles is a great camp area along the
banks of the Deschutes River. You will see
an unmarked road to the left.

At 4 miles is another great camp area. Great
river view.

At 4.5 miles is a residential area.

At 4.7 miles is a big pull out area we have
seen people camped, but close to the road.

At 5 miles is a spur road that winds it's way
back through the trees, opening up in a nice
camp area. About a 100' drop down to the
river makes for great views...

At 5.4 miles is Road#890 that leads to
private lands.

At 6 miles is Road#900 which has been
blocked and permanently closed.

There are some established campgrounds
along Road#4370 that charge a fee.
WYETH CAMPGROUND
Road#020 / 1/8 mile from Hwy.44
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouse,
garbage cans, and boat ramp.
Fee $6.00
BULL BEND CAMPGROUND
Road#092 / 1.3 miles from Hwy.44
Fee $6.00

Elk Turds
Evidence of elk. This is one of their summer
bedding areas... we can't tell you the exact
location. Please do not disturb.

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#4260
Road#4260 follows along the edge of Wickiup
Reservoir and Wickiup Dam.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
It is you responsibility to know
what fire restrictions are in place.
Axe, shovel, and 5 gallons of water
required for dispersed camping.

View from Wickiup Dam
Wickiup Dam

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 take Hwy.97 north 2 miles
Turn left at Wickiup Junction/ Burgess Road
At milepost 8, turn left on Forest Road#4370
(There is a sign for Wyeth and Bull Bend C.G.)
From Wickiup Reservoir Dam and Road#4260
turn on Road#4370. From this direction the
road is rough the first couple miles.

Cascade Lakes map

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

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:
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#4260
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4280
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...

Clouds
Funny Clouds June 17, 2006

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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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.

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