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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Trout Creek Campground Boat Ramp
Price
$8.00 - $12.00
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Trout Creek Campground Boat Ramp is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.809 N
Longitude
-121.0974 W
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1 Review of Trout Creek Campground Boat Ramp
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Deschutes River boat launch and dry camp aka Trout Creek recreational site

Reservations are not taken at this BLM campground, but it's not usually very full. That could be due to the fact that it's a dry camp with (very nice) pit toilets, or it could be due to the 14' clearance tunnel you need to pass through that limits some RVs, or it could be because of the rutted washboard gravel road that pleads for you to drive 20mph. If none of that scares you off, and you like to camp in a hot, dry spot with few neighbors, this place is for you! Many people use it for the boat launch to start their Deschutes River rafting trip, so not many actually stay. Which is exactly why this place is at the top of my list. You can sit by the river in the shade of an ancient juniper and watch the wild horses from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation collect at the watering hole while dipping your feet in the icy rushing water. And do absolutely nothing but watch the sky turn colors against the surrounding rimrock, listen to the baby ospreys calling for their meal, watch the cows and horses graze across the river (and a mountain goat who thinks he's a cow!) and cook your dinner on your propane stove (grills and campfires are prohibited during summer fire season - leave your s'mores makings at home). Leave your motorized off-road vehicles at home, too. You won't need them here, anyway. There's hiking trails and fly fishing and rafting instead!