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

August 25, 2016

Weekend Open Swim

Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5pm, FREE for Everyone!! Come down to our pool and enjoy a nice relaxing swim. Kiddie pool is open this season!

Last day of swimming will be September 5th.



Parks Irrigation Tech

40 hours/week, 7am-3:30pm with occasional weekends and overtime

$14.92/hour with generous benefits package

5 years experience required

To apply go to the Employment section of our website


CPR/AED/First Aid

Participants will gain the confidence to preform CPR on any individual. Students will receive an American Heart Association certification, valid for two years.

Saturday, September 10, 8am-12pm


Ages 8 and up

Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St or on our website at www.ccprd.org


Work Zone: Traffic Control

Get your ODOT Flagger Certification Cards

Students will learn about flagging in work zones.

Saturday, September 10, 1-5 pm


Ages 18 and up

Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St or on our website at www.ccprd.org


Firearm safety and concealed handguns certification. This is a lecture and instructor demonstatin course that meets the specific requirements to obtain the Oregon and Utah concealed handgun permits. There is no gun handling by any of the students.

September 16, 6pm-9pm

Register at the Crook County Parks & Recration Office, 296 S Main St or on our website at www.ccprd.org



September 13 to October 6

3-5 years old - 4:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesdays and Thurdays, $24

6-13 years old - Beginner - 5:15pm-6:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, $29

6-13 years old - Advanced - 4:30pm-5:15pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 29

Register at the Crook County Parks & Recreation Office, 296 S Main St or on our website at www.ccprd.org



September 12 to October 3, Mondays, 6pm-7pm

$50 ID/$63 OD

Ages 15 and up

Learn to train your dog to sit, down, stay, come when called and walk quietly on lead. This class is perfect for those who like a well mannered family pet or a starting place for those who wish to show their dogs.


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.