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AuDi Campground Services, Inc. manages 6 campgrounds,in the Ochoco National Forest / (Lookout Mountain Ranger District & Crooked River National Grasslands Area).

 

The area is near the geographic center of Oregon, with the campgrounds located northwest and east of Prineville, OR.

 

The Ochoco and surrounding areas provide a wide range of Hiking, Biking, Rock climbing, and Horseback riding opportunities.  Hunting and Fishing, Rock collecting, Scenic drives, and a host of Geologic sites offer a never ending variety of activities.

 

Some individual campsites, as well as the Ochoco Forest Camp group area, may be reserved either online or a toll-free call.

See the campgrounds locator map for detailed information on campsites and online reservations.

 

 Additional Information:

N.F.S. Links for the Ochoco Area

Ochoco Divide Campground

 Camping Fees:

Single Site                            $  15.00

Group Site                             $  35.00

Extra Vehicle (ea.)                $    6.00

Day Use                                 $    5.00

  • Reservations are also taken via the toll-free telephone number: 1-877-444-6777

The Ochoco Divide Campground is located at the top of the Ochoco Divide, just off US Hwy26, in a ponderosa pine forest and at an elevation of 4,700 ft., the campground is easy to access yet gives the high altitude forest feel.  

 

Nearby recreational activities include birding, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, nature viewing and road biking.

In addition to the individual campsites, there is a small group site that may be reserved and can comfortably fit up to 12 people; no more than 35 are allowed. Parking is limited. Campers must park at the base of a small hill and walk up to the site.

From Prineville, head east on Highway 26 for approximately 30 miles.

Ochoco Divide Campground will be on your right, just past Ochoco Divide Sno-Park and just before the summit.  

 
 
 

Walton Lake Campground

 Camping Fees:

Single Site                            $  15.00

Group Area (weekdays)       $  60.00

Group Area (weekends)       $100.00

Extra Vehicle (ea.)                $    6.00

Day Use                                 $    5.00

  • Reservations are also taken via the toll-free telephone number: 1-877-444-6777

Walton Lake Campground may be the best-known location in the Ochoco National Forest, offering a serene setting among old-growth Ponderosa pine and mountain meadows. Most sites offer sweeping lake views.

There is a swimming beach, fishing pier and boat ramp, and the lake is stocked with rainbow trout and catfish.  There are also many trails nearby for those who would like to explore on foot or mountain bike.

From Prineville, Oregon, take Highway 26 east for 16 miles. Turn right at the junction to Walton Lake and Big Summit Prairie (County Road 23) and travel 9 miles to Forest Service Road 22. Turn left and proceed approximately 7 miles to Walton Lake. The campground will be on the left.

Attention: Walton Lake Campground will be closed temporarily this spring and early summer pending completion of thinning treatments to improve forest health and public safety of the recreation site. Public use can resume as soon as tree removal has finished. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Ochoco Forest Camp

 Camping Fees:

Single Site                            $  15.00

Group Area (weekdays)       $  60.00

Group Area (weekends)       $100.00

Extra Vehicle(ea.)                 $    6.00

Day Use                                 $    5.00

  • Reservations are also taken via the toll-free telephone number: 1-877-444-6777

The Ochoco Forest Camp is nestled in the Ochoco Mountain range near the 6,926-foot Lookout Mountain, which is known for its unusual rock formations.

 

The campground offers 6 individual campsites.

Available for Day use is a large picnic shelter sits in a quiet and secluded location at the far end of the campground. Groups of up to 75 people can enjoy picnicking and other recreational activities. Picnic tables and grills are provided at the shelter, as well as drinking water and vault toilets. This group area may be reserved.

From Prineville, travel approximately 15 miles east on Highway 26. Turn right at the junction to Walton Lake and Big Summit Prairie (County Road 123), then continue for approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2610 and cross Ochoco Creek. Ochoco Forest Campground will be on your right.

 

Wildcat Campground

 Camping Fees:

Single Site                             $  15.00

Group Site                             $  50.00

Extra Vehicle (ea.)                 $    6.00

Day Use                                 $    5.00

The Wildcat campground is a popular, quiet and cool forested area in the  Ochoco National Forest. It is located relatively close to town, yet provides an escape from the intense desert heat in the summer months.

 

It is located near Mill Creek Wilderness and gives campers opportunities to see old growth dependent species, such as the pileated woodpecker, and hike the Twin Pillars non-motorized trail.

From Prineville, take Hwy 26 east for approximately 7 miles past Ochoco Reservoir. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 33 (Mill Creek Road).  Continue for approximately 10 miles to where Forest Service Road 33 makes a sharp left turn.  Instead of taking the turn, continue straight and you will drive directly into Wildcat Campground.

 

Skull Hollow

Campground

 Camping Fees:

Single Site                            $  10.00

Double Site                           $  20.00

Extra Vehicle (ea.)                $    5.00

The Skull Hollow Campground is located southeast of Haystack Reservoir, and offers views of Gray Butte and easy access to Skull Hollow Trailhead, the Gray Butte Trailhead, the Cole Loop Trail (#854),  and Smith Rock State Park.

There is a Closure Order prohibiting dispersed camping outside of the Skull Hollow campground. View a map of the closure area here.  Please observe the closure order and use the campground for camping in the vicinity of Skull Hollow trailhead.

From Prineville go north on Hwy 26. Take Lone Pine Road and head south/west. Turn right onto Skull Hollow Road (Forest Service Road 5710). 

 

From Madras, go south on Hwy 97. Take Lone Pine Road and proceed east. Turn left onto Skull Hollow Road (Forest Service Road 5710).

 

Haystack Reservoir Campground

 Camping Fees:

Single Site                            $  15.00

Extra Vehicle (ea.)                $    7.00

Day Use                                 $    5.00

  • Reservations are also taken via the toll-free telephone number: 1-877-444-6777

This is the premier campground in the scenic high desert of the Crooked River National Grassland, and offers the most amenities to visitors. Located on the eastern shore of Haystack Reservoir and surrounded by native vegetation including sage brush and juniper trees, you can catch glimpses of the Three Sisters in the distance.  On hot summer days you can cool off in the water, or cast a line and you may get a bite.  There are nearby trails to accommodate hikers and mountain bikers as well.

From Madras, go south on Hwy 97. Exit Jericho Lane and head east for about 1.25 miles. Turn right onto Springer Road (F.S. Rd. 7130/ F.S. Rd. 96) then proceed approximately 2.5 miles (you will pass West Shore and South Shore Campgrounds). Turn left onto F.S.Road 9605 and into the campground.

 

From Prineville, go north on Hwy 26. Exit Laurel Lane (F.S.Road 96) and go west about 4 miles. Turn right onto Springer Rd. (F.S. Rd. 7130/ F.S. Rd. 96) and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right onto F.S. Rd. 9605 and into the campground.