Big River Campground/Big River Group
Big River Campground is located close to Sunriver, OR. It is a great place for a summer outing and spending time on the Deschutes River. A group site, located across the road from the main campground, is reservable.
Boat fishing or drift fishing is the best way to catch fish; motorized boating is not permitted. The water is Class II flatwater up to about 6 miles below Sunriver, where there are a number of dangerous falls.
Find a map of this campground here.
There is a boat launch within this campground.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Visit Recreation.gov for current operating dates. This campground will be closing at Noon on October 22, 2023, and the last night to reserve a campsite is October 21, 2023.|
|Reservations:||Reservations and additional site information can be found through Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777).|
|Open Season:||May 5, 2023 - October 22, 2023|
|Restrictions:||Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.|
|Closest Towns:||Bend / Sunriver / La Pine|
|Operated By:||Vista Recreation|
|Information Center:||Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
From Bend, OR: Travel about 17 miles south on US 97, then 8 miles west on County Road 42.
This campground has easy access just off the road. The sites are large, but there is nothing that would draw someone from far off to this site since it isn't nearly as spectacular as some of the other campgrounds nearby, but for Bend area residents, it is the perfect place to get away from it all without having to travel very far. Quite often you will have much of the campground to yourself. It is a perfect place to launch a canoe, kayak or tube to travel down the Deschutes River. For those who would like a spot for a family reunion or scout overnighter, the group site across the road from the main campground easily holds a group of up to 40 campers.
|No. of Sites||10 single site(s), 3 group site(s)|
|Reservation Info||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
River and Stream Fishing
|Fishing Mode||Boat or drift fishing.|
|Fish Species||Brown, Rainbow, and Brook trout, and whitefish.|