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Prineville Reservoir State Park
Campground Description: Prineville Reservoir State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon. Prineville Reservoir State Park is another of the world class state parks offered by the State of Oregon. Within Prineville Reservoir State Park there are 2 campgrounds; the Main Campground and Jasper Point Campground. Jasper Point is a relatively new addition to the park. Both have some waterfront view campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, water, boat launches, tent camping and RV camping. The nearest shopping is in the Prineville are and the Bend area. Both offer complete services, shopping and fast food to fine dining.
Number of Sites:
Main Campground: 22 full hookup sites (sewer, electricity, water); 22 electrical sites with water; 23 tent sites with water nearby; 5 log cabins (deluxe)
Jasper Campground: 30 electrical sites with water
Electricity: At 74 sites
Water: At 51 sites
Sewer: At 22 sites in the main campground. None at the Tucker Campground.
Waste Water Dump Station: At the Tucker Campground.
Directions: From Oregon State Highway 26 (3rd Street) in Prineville, turn south onto Combs Flat Road (Hwy 380). Follow Combs Flat Road. Combs Flat Road becomes SE Paullina Highway (still Hwy 380). Continue for 0.6 miles to SE Juniper Canyon Highway. Continue for another 13.4 miles to the entrance of the park.
Fishing: Prineville Reservoir is a fisherman's paradise. Fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout, small and large mouth bass, catfish, crappie and even crayfish. In the dead of winter the reservoir is open for ice fishing, provided that the ice is thick enough. Stop into any sporting goods store in Prineville for current conditions and useful advice. Great fishing advice can be found at Oregon State Fishing Guide
Astronomy Opportunities: Astronomy at Prineville Reservoir is very good. The only light pollution is from the campgrounds. The day use area is an excellent place to set-up your telescope to enjoy astronomy camping. The exact location for those with computerized telescopes is 44.12758 N, 120.72245 W. Contact the park in advance of your visit because the park offers telescope viewing through the park's 16" telescope!
Nearby Golfing: 16 miles north in Prineville:Meadow Lakes Golf Course (Municipal) 300 SW Meadow Lakes Drive Prineville, Oregon 97754 541-447-7113 Meadow Lakes Golf Course
Contact Information: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: State Parks
Direct line to the park 541-447-4363
Prineville Reservoir State Park
Prineville Reservoir State Park Brochure
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The sign at the entrance to Prineville State Park
A campground map of the main campground, Jasper Point campground and the day use area at Prineville State Park
The restroom facilities at Prineville State Park offer flush toilets and individual shower rooms
Almost every view at Prineville State Park is breathtaking
Many of the RV camping and tent camping sites at Prineville State Park offer views of the reservoir
A typical back-in view site at Prineville State Park
Prineville State Park offers several cabins for campers
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