Antelope Flat Reservoir Campground and Day Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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The campground is located just above the day-use area and boat ramp for Antelope Flat Reservoir, and is situated among large ponderosa pines which provide a quiet and scenic setting for forest visitors.  Only a few campsites provide views of the reservoir, but the walk from the campground to the water's edge takes most people less than 10 minutes.  Potable drinking water is available near the south end of the campground from a standing hand pump; however there are no hook-ups available on site.
The day-use area is located right on the water’s edge and is outfitted with picnic tables, fire rings, a vault bathroom, and a boat ramp. Please DO NOT park vehicles in the boat ramp loop as it can block other visitors from accessing the water. If you keep a keen eye out and a pair of binoculars on hand, large birds of prey can occasionally be seen from the day-use area nesting on the east side of the reservoir.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground will close for the season on November 3. 
Reservations: This is a first come, first served site.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Per night, per site fee: $8/first vehicle; $3/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: - November 3
Restrictions: 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: Post, Oregon
Water: Yes (hand pump)
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Prineville:

Travel 30 miles southeast on State Highway 380 to Forest Service Road 17 (Antelope Reservoir Junction).

Turn right on Forest Service Road 17, and follow it approximately 12 miles to Forest Service Road 1700-600.

Continue on to Antelope Flat Campground and Day-Use Area.

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Camping trailer Some parking spurs in the campground can facilitate a trailer.
Picnic tables There is one picnic table per campsite, as well as a few picnic tables in the Day Use area.
Tent camping Each campsite has plenty of space for tent camping.
Parking There is parking available at each campsite, as well as in the Day-Use area.
Toilets There are two vault toilets in the campground and one vault toilet in the day-use area.
Fee charged for some activities Fees are charged for overnight stays and for more than one vehicle per campsite.
Boat ramp A small boat ramp is located in the Day Use Area.
Drinking water Drinking water is available from a hand pump in the campground.

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