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Walton Lake

7 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland

Overview

Walton Lake Campground may be the best-known location in the Ochoco National Forest, offering a serene setting among old-growth Ponderosa pine and mountain meadows. Most sites offer sweeping lake views.

Recreation

Visitors can choose to spend their vacation relaxing by fishing on…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 70 ft.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Walton Lake

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
Amanda B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2020

One of my faves!!!

Walton lake is just gorgeous. The only thing I don’t like is that some of their sites, you can’t actually park at the site, cause they’re on a hill. BUT it’s the perfect place to recharge. It was really calm and smokey when we stayed. It’s $15 a night or $60-$100 for a group site depending on the…

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AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2020

Quiet

Especially on the north side of the lake. Walk ins. We had #20. A bit buggy due to marsh adjacent and no view. But larger site. easy for 2 families. We would Probably stay at #21 or 22 next time. Real nice loops around the lake. Very kid friendly. Small lake. Heard owls and had something large…

Halie M.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2019

Gorgeous views

This was the first stop on our one year anniversary camping trip. We showed up on the 4th of July and got the last walk up site! Pros: the drinking water is amazing and is run on a solar pump! The sites are big on the far side of the lake and the walk around is a nice easy stroll. There are…

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Location

Walton Lake is located in Oregon

Directions

From Prineville, Oregon, take Highway 26 east for 16 miles. Turn right at the junction to Walton Lake and Big Summit Prairie (County Road 23) and travel 9 miles to Forest Service Road 22. Turn left and proceed approximately 7 miles to Walton Lake. The campground will be on the left.

Coordinates

44.43305523 N
120.33666675 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Walton Lake Campground may be the best-known location in the Ochoco National Forest, offering a serene setting among old-growth Ponderosa pine and mountain meadows. Most sites offer sweeping lake views.

Recreation

Visitors can choose to spend their vacation relaxing by fishing on the shore of Walton Lake, or swimming and paddling in the water. There is a swimming beach, fishing pier and boat ramp, and the lake is stocked with rainbow trout and catfish.

There are also many trails nearby for those who would like to explore on foot or mountain bike. This includes the 7.5-mile multi-use Round Mountain Trail as well as the 1-mile Walton Lake Trail, which offers many scenic views around the lake.

Facilities

There are paved parking spurs, picnic tables and fire rings with grills at each single site. Vault toilets are available in both sections of the camp, and a hand pump for drinking water is located in the south shore section.

There are three tables and a fire ring at each group site. These sites can accommodate three to four RVs, and there are several tent pitching spots available.

There are accessible vault toilets in the south shore section of the camp.

Natural Features

Walton Lake is a blue sparkling jewel hidden within the dense forest. A small dam impounds spring-fed water that seeps from surrounding sloped meadows.

Aspen and tall willows add habitat diversity to make this place especially attractive to wildlife. This is a place to find white-headed woodpecker, belted kingfisher, spotted sandpiper, cinnamon teal, American coot, Steller's jay, yellow-headed blackbird and Brewer's blackbird.

Nearby Attractions

For visitors seeking a bit of civilization, the city of Prineville is nearby. There are opportunities to shop, dine out, golf, attend events and visit the local museum.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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