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

July 19, 2016






Weekend Open Swim



Saturday & Sunday from 1-5pm is FREE for Everyone!! Come down to our pool and enjoy a nice relaxing swim. Kiddie pool is open as well!







Little Fish and Big Fish Session 3



Little Fish: Instructors lead songs and games to prepare parents and their babies for a lifelong love of swimming. Skills developed: Breath control, floating, kicking, and arm motions. (Parent/Caregiver in water) Ages: 6 - 24 months Tuesdays and Thursdays July 19th-July 28th. Cost is $10.00. Classes are at 11:30, 4:30 and 5

Big Fish: continues developing same skills as Beginners with more independence. (Parent/Caregiver in water) Ages: 2yrs-4yrs. Monday, Wednesday, Friday July 18-29th. Cost is $15.00.  Classes are at 11:30, 4:30 and 5





Photography: Basic



 Basic photography for point and shoot on DSLR cameras. Learn what the automatic setting does and how to fool the system. Learn the basic lighting, composition, and shooting techniques.  Taught by a professional photographer.  Class will be held at the Juniper Art Guild on Tuesday, July 19 from 7-8 pm and the cost is $28 ID/$36 OD for ages 16 and up. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St, or online






Vehicle Pre-Purchase Inspection



 Learn how to evaluate a vehicle, in a parking lot with no tools, before buying it.  Ages 14 and up.  Wednesday July 20th from 6pm-8pmCost is $10. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St or online







Rock Climbing at Smith Rock


Registration Deadline: JULY 21! Whether you're a novice or seasoned climber Smith Rocks provides a variety of climbs that can challenge you. Come learn the skills and techniques used to scale these world famous walls.  Class will meet at CCPRD Pool parking lot on Saturday, July 23 from 8 to 4pm and the cost is $55 for ages 8 and up. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St






Photography: Advanced



Advanced photography for both Digital and Film Cameras. Learn what shutter speed, f-stop, and lenses do. Come learn flash operation and what the differences in film are. Black & White, Color, and Chrome.  Taught by a professional photographer.  Class will be held at the Juniper Art Guild on Tuesday, July 26 from 7-8 pm and the cost is $33 ID/$42 OD for ages 16 and up. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St, or online





Intro to Wine 102 - Practice Your Wine Knowledge!



Taking place in the beautiful, peaceful setting of Wine Down Ranch, this class will deal with the practical matters of wine. You will come to understand and enjoy wine as an "experience". We will teach tips for buying wine, how to open different bottles, when to decant, serving sizes and how different glasses affect the taste of the wine. You will also learn how to pair wine with your favorite foods. Of course there will be tasting too! Wine Basics 101 is not a pre-requisite to this class. Must be 21 or over with valid ID.  Wine is available to order and will be delivered to your door.  Wednesday, July 27 from 4 to 5:30 pm and the cost is $33 ID/$42 OD cost includes tasting. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St, or online





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.