*This campground will be closing for the winter on 09/26/2012*
Offering campsites on the Wild and Scenic Deschutes River, the campground is just north of a reserved section of woodland that has been set aside as an experimental forest, and a natural research area. The campground doesn't offer enough to draw in campers from far away, but it is a perfect locals spot.
Boat fishing or drift fishing is the best way to catch fish. The water is Class II flatwater up to about 6 miles below Sunriver, where there are a number of dangerous falls.
At a Glance
Per night, per site fee: $10/first vehicle; $5/each additional vehicle.
May - October
Maximum site spur length is 26 feet. Motorized boating is not permitted in the river.
From Bend, travel about 27 miles south on Hwy 97, then 7 miles west on County Road 43, then 1 mile north on Forest Road 4330-500.
Camping & Cabins
As you are traveling on FS Road 43 and you go over a bridge over the Deschutes River, you might notice a sign that says Pringle Falls. That sign is for the falls themselves, but the turn into the campground is about a quarter mile east of there. The campground is on a hidden part of the Deschutes River mixed in with a subdivision south of Bend. It might look like you are driving up someone's dirt driveway as you follow the signs, but you will end up in a small little used campground that is perfect for a couple families to camp together or for a small to medium group from the area. The campground doesn't offer enough to draw in campers from far away, but it is a perfect locals spot especially since you can almost always count on getting a site even at the last minute. The price is right, but there is no drinking water. However, stores are close by to the east.
No. of Sites
7 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
The road is rutted and the campground is not recommended for large RVs or trailers.