Pringle Falls Campground
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.
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.
Find a map of this campground here.
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 can be made online 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. Motorized boating is not permitted in the river.|
|Closest Towns:||La Pine / Sunriver / Bend|
|Operated By:||Vista Recreation|
|Information Center:||Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
From Bend, OR: Travel about 27 miles south on Highway 97, then 7 miles west on County Road 43, then you will see a sign for the campground on the north side of the road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
As you are traveling on Forest Service 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. Follow the signs to the campground and you willl end up in a small campground, perfect for small groups or families.
|No. of Sites||7 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
River and Stream Fishing
|Fishing Mode||Boat or drift fishing.|
|Fish Species||Brown, Rainbow, and Brook trout, and whitefish.|