Cow Meadow Campground

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Unknown
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $12.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

When you really want to get away from everything, just grab your pooch, hop in the car, and head straight to Cow Meadow Campground. Despite what the name might lead you to believe, you won't find much in the way of cows here. Instead, the facility in Oregon's Deschutes National Forest is home to rivers, a reservoir, and a dense pine forest. 

Of the 18 sites available here, 3 are pull-through, although all sites are suitable for RVs. Expect to ruff it a little bit at Cow Meadow, as no hookups of any kind are offered and no drinking water is provided. That means you need to lug along all of the water that your crew (pupper included) needs for your stay. Rest assured, though -- each campsite does have its own fire ring and picnic table, but the privacy between lots is minimal. Thankfully, all of the sites offer shade, with many being completely covered over by foliage. The cost to stay at any of the sites is $12 per night.

The main draw to this area is the easy access to Crane Prairie Reservoir along with Deschutes River and Snow Creek. These three bodies of water offer incredible fishing opportunities where you can try your luck at catching different kinds of trout, bass, and whitefish. When you're not casting lines, you and Fido can check out the surrounding parks, including Osprey Point -- a wildlife haven filled with miles of hiking trails. 

While you're at the campground, be sure to keep your furry friend on-leash and out of the way of other campers. Management also asks that you clean up after your woofer -- which all good pet parents should be doing anyway! Keep in mind that there are black bears in the general vicinity, meaning you need to have your barky buddy near you at all times (and all food must be stashed away in your vehicle whenever you aren't around).

For anyone who wishes to get a true taste of the Oregon backcountry, Cow Meadow Campground is a great place to call home base. 

Safety
Forest, Lake
Bears
Address
Cow Meadow Campground, Forest Road 4000-790
La Pine, OR 97739
Open Months
May - September
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Address
Cow Meadow Campground, Forest Road 4000-790
La Pine, OR 97739
Open Months
May - September