Ochoco Lake

As of March 23, 2020, Ochoco Lake Campground is closed for overnight camping.

Day Use Area and Boat Launch are open 

11700 NE Ochoco Hwy
Prineville, OR 97754

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 camping spaces (no hookups) available to be reserved online (Sites must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance) or 10 tent sites that are 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-through. 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

Camp Site  $20/night

Teepee Site  $40/night

Extra Vehicle  $7/night

Hiker/Biker Tent Site  $10/night

Ice  $5

Firewood  $5/bundle

Shower (if not staying in the campground) $5

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

**Day Use Area is FREE!

Campground Amenities

22 Campsites

7 Walk-in Tent Sites

4 Teepee Sites

4 Hiker/Biker sites

No Hookups

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)


Host Information

The Parks District is 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, volunteer hosts are provided a full-service hookup site for their RV and smaller pets are welcome. This is a non-paying position, 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.

To apply to be a camp host, download the Park Host Application, return to our office at 296 S Main St, Prineville, OR.

Hosting Details:  Please see Park Host Guide for details.  One host position available. Work expectations are varied, approximately 20 hours each week per host is required; specific duties include promoting self-registration, sell and distribute camp firewood, minor maintenance of grounds includes weedeating, mowing and picking up garbage, and visitor services. Location is 7 miles East of Prineville on Ochoco Lake, in high desert region, good climate and at a favorite fishing area.

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