Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Post Pile Campground

With views of nearby Chimney Rock, this campground offers year-round camping and Crooked River access along the Lower Crooked Back Country Byway. Campground facilities include seven campsites with excellent access to the Crooked Wild and Scenic River.

Know Before You Go:

Open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted. Potable water is available year-round at the nearby Chimney Rock Campground, 1.3 miles north on State Highway 27. Cell phone service is not available in the campground. Watch for bicyclists: the section of State Highway 27 between Prineville and Bowman Dam is designated as the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway. Point of Interest:

The campground takes its name from nearby rock outcrops composed of basaltic lava. As these formations cooled, a multi-sided joint pattern formed which seemingly resulted in the appearance of a pile of posts stacked vertically. The geologic phenomena is known as columnar basalt.

ADA Access: No accessible facilities.

Fee Info
$8 per night; $2 per extra vehicle (tow vehicles excluded) with a maximum of two vehicles allowed per site.
Bureau of Land Management
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Post Pile Campground is located in Oregon
44.1287 N
-120.802 W
Get Directions
From Prineville, Oregon: Drive 18 miles south on State Highway 27; the campground will be on your right.
1 Review of Post Pile Campground
First to Review
Devils post pile

One of our favorites under the Boeman dam. Some good flyfishing on the crooked river. Dump toilets but no water