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
$16

Extra Vehicle
$7

Hiker/Biker Tent Site
$5

Firewood
$5

Ice
$1.50

**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

Restrooms

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.


Updates

What's New


April 24, 2015

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FLORAL DESIGN

 

Come learn how to make a floral piece that you can give as a gift or take home for your own decoration.  Ages 18 and up.  Mondays and Wednesdays starting May 4- May 13 5-7pm at the Juniper Art Guild.  Cost is $28. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St, or online

 

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COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS

 

Crook County Parks and Rec has 12'x10' and 12’x20’ garden plots available for the gardening enthusiast or those interested in learning. Fees are $30 for the 12’x10’ and $40 for the 12’x20’.  This includes access, water, clinics, seeds (when possible), community tools, and all the crop you can handle. Space is limited. Growing/plot rental season is from May 2 to November 1. Applications now being accepted in the office at 296 S Main St

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FIREARM SAFETY/CONCEALED HANDGUN CERTIFICATION

 

Firearms Safety; Concealed Handguns 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. There is NO gun handling by any of the students.  Training in handguns, handgun safety and legal considerations.  Ages 21 and up.  Sunday May 3 from 2pm-6pm.  Cost is $55. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St or online

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CPR/AED/FIRST AID

 

Participants will gain the confidence to preform CPR on any individual big or small. The class is approximately 4 hours long. Students will receive an American Heart Association certification that is valid for two years. Class will be held at the Juniper Art Guild on Saturday, May 9 from 8am to 12pm and the cost is $55 for ages 14 and up. Register at Crook County Parks and Recreation 296 S Main St, or online

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PICKLEBALL

 

Beginner to intermediate players will learn the rules, scoring, and basic court positioning. After one of these sessions, you’ll be ready to participate in organized play. Wear non-marking court shoes. Paddles provided or bring your own.
 



Tuesdays, May 5 to May 26 - 5:30pm to 7pm - Fee: $20

Thursday, May 7 to May 28 - 5:30pm to 7pm -Fee: $20

Each session will have two courts.  One will be assigned to beginner/intermediate and the other for advanced players

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Upcoming Events

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Jeannie Searcy Retirement Open House

After 26 1/2 years Jeannie Searcy will be retiring from Crook County Parks and Recreation. We will be having an open house for all here in our office April 30th from 2-5pm. Feel free to stop by at any time.

 

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17th Annual Trout Fishing Derby

 

Join CCPRD Staff for the 17th Annual Trout Fishing Derby May 2nd from 7-11 am. It's a great morning of local fishing competition regardless of weather conditions. Fishing is open to anglers of all ages, with fishing from either shoreline or boat. Anglers are responsible for knowing current fishing regulations from the 2015 synopsis applicable to Ochoco Lake, and knowing time of day so as not to miss the measure and weigh-in deadline. Bring your personal fishing gear, and wear cold weather attire. Complimentary snacks, hot coffee, and hot chocolate provided to all anglers. Register early as the registration fee goes up to $8.00 if you register the morning of the derby

 

 

 

 


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CCPRD Board Meetings

 

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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.

 

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