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Top Equestrian Camping near Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland

Looking for a place to camp near Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland with your horse? Equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. These scenic and easy-to-reach Oregon campsites are perfect for your horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, OR (9)

    Camper-submitted photo from Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park

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    Prineville Reservoir Campground — Prineville Reservoir State Park

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    120 Saves
    Prineville, Oregon

    Located partway along the Crooked River’s 125-mile journey from the Ochoco Mountains to its confluence with the Deschutes River, the Prineville Reservoir is a vast blue pool filling a colorful canyon of volcanic rock, sagebrush and juniper. The reservoir was created in the 1960s with the construction of the Bowman Dam. The state park was established shortly after to provide campers, anglers and water lovers an opportunity to enjoy the natural area—and a chance to beat Central Oregon’s summer heat. The park lies adjacent to the Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area, which preserves the habitat of a wide variety of mammals, waterfowl, songbirds and raptors.

    Prineville Reservoir State Park is located just 15 miles south of the town of Prineville, and 50 miles east of Bend. The park’s Main Campground features 67 sites, including full- and partial-hookup RV sites and primitive tent sites. The Jasper Point Campground features 28 partial-hookup sites. Both locations provide drinking water, flush and vault toilets, hot showers, and recycling stations; a dump station is located at the Jasper Point site. There are also a few camping cabins for rent. The park hosts interpretive programs at an outdoor amphitheater, and onsite amenities include sports courts, hiking trails, a dog park, and a fishing pier. The park host sells ice and firewood. Dogs are welcome, but must remain leashed. Seasonal campsites are $21–$33/night; cabins are $89–$99/night; reservations recommended.

    For enjoying some on-the-water fun time, boaters can launch watercraft from the ramp at the day-use area, which has plenty of parking for vehicles and trailers. Nearby, sunbathers and swimmers can enjoy some beach time at the designated swim area. Picnic tables are available for packing lunches and refreshments to enjoy by the water. For paddling around the shoreline, kayaks and SUPs can be put in from either the boat launch or the beach. Anglers can cast for trout, catfish, bass and black crappie, then take their catches back and prep them for dinner at the park’s fish cleaning station. Another boat ramp, beach and parking area is located west of the state park at Powder House Cove, near the Bowman Dam.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $37 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Pond Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Pond Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Pond Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Pond Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Pond Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Pond Recreation Site

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    Reynolds Pond Recreation Site

    9 Reviews
    35 Photos
    87 Saves
    Powell Butte, Oregon

    An oasis sits just east of Bend...a small 12-acre pond surrounded by old juniper and dusty trails. Tall willow and cattails offer a lush green vista in a sea of desert brown. Visitors can pass through to access the north side of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness or spend the day at the pond, enjoying the sunshine and fishing for sunfish, largemouth bass and brown bullheads. The .75 mile walking trail around the pond provides access to spots for picnicking and floating. Bring a tent and tuck yourself back amid the basalt rock for a primitive night of camping. Know Before You Go: Open YEAR ROUND. The pond is not ADA accessible. Open for primitive overnight camping. Amenities include limited trailer parking, but no potable water or restrooms. Campfires are allowed; fire restrictions may be in effect in the summer. Pets should remain under owner control at all times. Motorized boats are not permitted. Canoes, kayaks and float tubes are allowed but must be carried from the parking lot over a narrow bridge to the pond. Point of Interest: This pond was built to hold excess water from the Central Oregon Irrigation District canal system. It has been stocked for fishing and the state record reader sunfish was caught here at almost two pounds! Reynolds Pond Brochure ADA Access: No accessible facilities are available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort

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    Bend / Sisters Garden RV Resort

    14 Reviews
    53 Photos
    67 Saves
    Sisters, Oregon

    Escape to your home away from home at Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort near Sisters, Oregon. Experience our luxury resort that features camping cabins and fully furnished cottages in addition to RV sites. Equipped with numerous amenities and outdoor recreation activities, our resort is the perfect destination for families and lovers of the great outdoors. In addition to the activities noted in our attractions section you may also enjoy the many other Events & Activities taking place around our resort.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $43 - $78 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park

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    Jefferson County Fairgrounds RV Park

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    5 Saves
    Madras, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Chipmunk Mountain Basecamp on Forest Road 4606

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    Chipmunk Mountain Basecamp on Forest Road 4606

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    32 Saves
    Sisters, Oregon

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. If you are dispersed camping in the winter, recognize that the Forest Service does not plow or maintain Forest Roads in the winter, so plan your trip accordingly.

    Typically, dispersed camping is NOT allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas or trailheads. There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It's your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.

    Picking a Campsite If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that's been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites, so using existing ones will minimize your impact on the forest. If there is no existing campsite, then follow these Leave No Trace guidelines:

    Camp on bare soil if possible, to avoid damaging or killing plants and grass. Do NOT camp within 200 feet of any water source, plants near water are especially fragile. Don't camp in the middle of a clearing or meadow. Make your campsite less visible so that other visitors will see a "wild" setting. Don't try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. Select a campsite with good natural drainage. Visit the Leave No Trace website for more information.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Aurora Outfitters NW
    Camper-submitted photo from Aurora Outfitters NW
    Camper-submitted photo from Aurora Outfitters NW
    Camper-submitted photo from Aurora Outfitters NW
    Camper-submitted photo from Aurora Outfitters NW
    Camper-submitted photo from Aurora Outfitters NW

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    Aurora Outfitters NW

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    3 Saves
    Powell Butte, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 100- Sisters Oregon
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      Brothers Oasis Rest Area

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      Central Oregon, Oregon

      41 miles east of Bend (milepost 42.8) Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Drinking Water, Accessible Facilities, Horse Area

      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Equestrian
      • Trash
      • Picnic Table
      • Drinking Water
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