Whether you're looking to take in some beautiful natural scenery or just indulge in one of many water recreation opportunities, Prineville Reservoir State Park has got you covered. This Oregon state park, situated in the High Desert, offers paw-some, pet-friendly camping experiences that you and your furry friend can enjoy together.
The waters that flow out of the Ochoco Mountain Range form the Crooked River, which is confined by a canyon and the Bowman Dam to form the Prineville Reservoir. This 3,000-acre body of water offers some 43 miles of shoreline and a whole stack of recreational opportunities for visitors.
For many visitors to the park, the best way to spend the day is out on the water, fishing for rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. But if casting a line isn't your cup of tea, you can try your hand at waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding.
There's plenty more to see and do on dry land, with opportunities for hiking, rock collecting, and wildlife watching. And when the sun drops below the horizon, the night sky comes alive with a spectacular display to delight any stargazer.
Prineville Reservoir State Park boasts two developed campgrounds as well as several primitive camps spread around the reservoir's shoreline. There are 22 full-hookup sites, 22 electrical sites with water, and 23 tent sites with water nearby. Five deluxe log cabins are also available, but only one of them is pet-friendly.
If you're bringing your pet to Prineville Reservoir State Park, make sure you abide by the park's pet rules at all times. These include keeping your pet on a leash no longer than six feet, making sure they don't make any noise during quiet hours, and cleaning up their waste.If you can remember these few, simple responsibilities, you and your pooch will have a paw-some time in this paw-some park.