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 20, 2016



Firearm Safety/Concealed Handgun Certification

This is a lecture and instructor demonstration course that meets the specific requirements one needs to obtain both the Oregon and Utah concealed handgun permits. This is NO gun handling by any of the students. Subject areas include: firearms safety, firearms maintenance, home safety considerations, legal considerations (State and Federal) and use of force limitations.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016



Community Garden

Location: Gary Ward Park
Small Plot (12’x10’): $30.00
Large Plot (12’x20’): $40.00
Season: April 10 to Nov 30

Take part in a great opportunity to garden and learn from neighbors. Fee covers access, water, and a selection of tools. Small plots are 10’x12’, large plots are 20’x12’. Applications available at the District office or online. First come, first serve. Only 23 plots available. Open to all ages, groups, and organizations. All experience levels encouraged.

9067.318 12’x10’
9067.319 12’x20’








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.


Ice Cream Social at the swimming pool

399 NE Garner St, Prineville, June 10th
Wristbands go on sale at 12:30pm - $3
Open Swim 1pm-4pm
Ice Cream served 2pm-4pm
Come join us to kick off the summer and season opening of the pool.


Western Daze

Pioneer Park in Prineville
Friday June 24th-Kid's Day 10am-2:30pm
Puppet show at 11am and 2pm
Vendors open 10am-6:30pm.
Saturday June 25th-Roundup Parade 9am-11:30am
Vendors open 8am-3:30pm
Live Band-Countryside Ride 11:30am-3:30pm.