Ochoco Lake Campground

11700 NE Ochoco Hwy
Prineville, OR 97754

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General Information

Operated by Crook County Parks and Recreation District, Ochoco Lake Campground is open seasonally from April 1 through approximately October 31 each year, depending on weather.

Located just seven miles east of Prineville on Highway 26 (11700 NE Ochoco Hwy), Ochoco Lake Campground is situated right on the shores of Ochoco Lake.

There are 22 self-contained camping spaces available on a first-come first-served basis (limit six people per site, including children), payable by cash, check or Visa/Mastercard. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. and check in time is 2:00 p.m. daily. Sites are up to 50 feet long, there are no pull-throughs. Campground hosts do not take reservations, but are always available to campers for assistance, including purchasing firewood or registration. 

Four hiker/biker campsites are also available. Potable water, at no cost, is available at four locations throughout the campground. 

There is also a concrete boat ramp, completed in 2001, with a large lot providing free parking to accommodate day-use visitors, including boaters.

Rates and Fees

Vehicle Site

Extra Vehicle

Hiker/Biker Tent Site



**Purchase firewood & ice from Host
**Prices subject to change

**Day Use Area is FREE!

Campground Amenities

22 Primitive Campsites

No Hookups

4 Hiker/Biker sites

Shaded grounds

Picnic tables

Grated fire pits


Showers (w/ hot water)

Day Use Amenities

Fish Cleaning Station

Picnic tables

Walking trails

Concrete boat launch

Boarding float

Swimming (no lifeguard on duty)

Day Use Area is FREE!

Host Information

The Parks District is always looking for volunteer campground hosts, and welcomes all inquiries throughout the year, no experience required. Host commitments can range from a month to extended stays from April through October, and volunteer hosts are provided a full-service hookup site for their RV, and smaller pets are welcome. This is a non-paying position, and hosts will get two days off during the week. For more information about hosting, please call Crook County Parks and Recreation District at (541) 447-1209 or email us.

Hosting Details:
Telephone, 22 vehicle campsites, up to 50-feet, no pull-through. Seasonal campground, mid-April through October. One host position, 1-2 month duration with year-round recruitment, emphasis in fall. Work expectations are varied, about 20 hours each week per host; specific duties include promoting self-registration, sell and distribute camp firewood, some minor maintenance and visitor services. General location is seven miles east of Prineville on Ochoco Lake, in high desert region, good climate, and at a favorite fishing area.


What's New

May 14, 2015




Ages: 14 and Up
Fee: $20 ID/ $26 OD
Day: Saturday, June 6th
Time: 9 to 11am

Come explore a local trail right in the Prineville area. This two hour hike will go to The Lower 66 trail system. Come learn about the trails in your own back yard.




Time: 5:30 to 7pm June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22- Mondays
Fee: $110
Ages: 19 and up


Do you wish you would have had a chance to ride when you were a kid? Or maybe you would like to learn more to help your kids! Either way this class is for you! This class is for the beginning rider. Each lesson will start with participants learning the skills and knowledge on how to properly care for a horse, as well as learning how to catch, lead, tie, brush, saddle, mount, ride and control your horse at a walk and if ready a trot!. There are many important things to learn about working with horses to keep you safe and ensure a great time. Horses and tack are available for riders. Riding will start in an indoor arena then move to an outdoor, weather permitting.




Ages: 15 and Up
Fee: $50 ID / $57 OD
Days: Mondays: June 1 - June 22
Time: 6 to 7pm

Handler will learn how to teach their dog to sit, down, stay, come when called, and walk quietly on lead. This class is perfect for those who want a well mannered family pet or a starting place for those who wish to show their dogs. Class requires dog treats, a sixfoot lead and a collar (no choke chain). Dogs must be current on their shots. Please bring proof to fi rst class.


Upcoming Events



Ice Cream Social/Open Swim


Thursday, June 11

$3 ID Wristbands On Sale at 12:30pm in front of pool!

Open Swim 1-4pm; Ice cream 2-4pm


Join us for our annual ice cream social and swim to kick off the summer pool season. The fee gets you a wrist band allowing entry to the pool and one ice cream. Wristbands are limited and are first come, first serve.










CCPRD Board Meetings




CCPRD Board of Director's meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:15pm. Meetings are held at: 296 S Main Street Prineville, Or. 97754

Have an agenda item? Contact the District Office at 447.1209 or email: info@ccprd.org by the Friday before the meeting.