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Reynolds Pond Recreation Site

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Oregon Badlands Wilderness

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.

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William B.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2022

Disbursed camping

Multiple pull-offs in the area. Fire rings present, but current fire ban in effect so campfires not allowed.

Month of VisitOctober
Lorene H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2022

Just good bare bones camping

This campground and small pond is spread out over what must be 20+ acres of scattered sage brush and Juniper trees and it's pretty much boondocking. We were here in mid June 2022 with our 19' camp trailer. And I think there might have been three other campers. No amenities - You carry it in, You carry it out. There is fishing in the pond but no motorized boats.

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Month of VisitJuly
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Jessica M.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2021

Beautiful spot to watch the sky

Great FREE BLM space. We watced storms cells develop, then fizzle away here in late June. There are many spots to park and/or pitch a some tents on the sandy base surrounded by junipers. We found lava rock fire circles, but no fires are allowed at this time. Camp stove only (no charcoal). One other camper was staying in a tent on the bank of the pond.

Sitelarge area near fire rings
Month of VisitJuly


Reynolds Pond Recreation Site is located in Oregon

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From Bend, Oregon: Drive 14 miles east on Alfalfa Market Road. Turn right on Johnson Road just before the Alfalfa Market Store. At one mile, when the road turns sharply to the right, bear left toward the transfer station. Continue off of the pavement and follow the gravel road about 0.6 miles to the pond.


44.05924694 N
121.01614797 W

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