Ochoco Forest Camp Group Pavilion

Area Status: Open
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The Group Pavilion at Ochoco Forest Camp is located at the far end of the campground and is within walking distance from the Ochoco Ranger Rental House.

This venue is great for weddings, family reunions, company picnics and more.

The peaceful setting next to Ochoco Creek and among a forest of large ponderosa trees is exceptionally welcoming to visitors.

There is a large shade pavilion above several picnic tables and a couple of grills on site.

With such close proximity to Forest Service Road 42, this location offers plenty of opportunities for adventure nearby including hiking or biking on Lookout Mountain Trail (#804), and fishing, swimming or paddling at Walton Lake.

Also, keep an eye out for wild horses because the Big Summit herd is known to frequent this area.

View a map of the Ochoco Forest Campground and Group Pavilion.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made up to 6 months in advance and not less than 1 day in advance.  To make reservations call 1-877-444-6777, or visit http://www.recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • Sunday through Thursday: $60 per group site, per night
  • Friday and Saturday nights: $100 per group site per night
Open Season: May 15 - October 15
Restrictions: Pets must be on leash no more than 6 feet in length. Quiet time is from 10PM to 6AM. Campfires must be fully contained in fire rings or grills provided. There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities. 
Closest Towns: Prineville, OR
Water: Potable Drinking Water is Available
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Aud & Di Campground Operations, (208) 270-0094
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Prineville, Oregon:

Travel approximately 15 miles east on Highway 26.

Turn right at the junction to Walton Lake and Big Summit Prairie (County Road 123) and continue for approximately 7 miles.  

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2610 and cross Ochoco Creek.  

Turn right to enter Ochoco Forest Campground.  

Continue straight where the campground loop turns right and you will head directly into the Ochoco Forest Camp Group Pavillion.

General Notes:


  • Garbage service
  • Wastewater sump
  • Horseshoe pitching
  • Nature trails
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic tables
  • Sheltered dining area
  • Vault toilet
  • Water drinking
  • Combination fire rings and grills
  • Electrical power for incidental use at pavilion only
  • No RV hookups

Recreation Map

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Group Camping

This site may be reserved by large groups intending to camp overnight.

Fees: $60 per night
Reservation required?: Y

Group Picnicking

This site may be reserved for large groups looking to picnic or hold another kind of event.

Fees: $60 per night
Reservation required?: Y


Camping trailer: There is room for trailer parking though there are no hook-ups
Picnic tables: There are several picnic tables at the group campsite
Tent camping: Tent camping is available on the premises.
Parking: Parking is available in the parking lot, and can accommodate a variety of vehicle sizes.
Toilets: Vault Toilets
Drinking water: Potable drinking water is available

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