Recreation

Crooked River headwater

The Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland provide many recreation opportunities spread across 1,000,000 acres in Central Oregon. From hiking to horsebackriding, hunting and fishing, rockhounding, camping or OHV riding, you can find it all.

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor Gate is closed on the road three miles above the trailhead in winter, but trail is still open.
Allen Creek Horse Camp Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Antelope Flat Reservoir Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor As of May 1, 2018. OPEN for the season.
Bandit Springs Sno-Park and Trailhead Open to Visitor
Baneberry Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Barnhouse Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Barnhouse Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Big Spring Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Biggs Springs Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Bingham Springs Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Black Canyon East (Formerly South Fork) Trailhead Open to Visitor
Black Canyon West (Formerly Dusty Camp) Trailhead Open to Visitor
Boeing Field Trailhead Open to Visitor
Coffeepot Trailhead Open to Visitor
Cold Springs Guard Station Open to Visitor
Cottonwood Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Cottonwood Pit Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Cottonwood Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Cougar East Trailhead Closed to Visitor Temporarily CLOSED during trail rehabilitation. It will reopen to the public as soon as trail work is complete
Cougar West Trailhead Closed to Visitor Temporarily CLOSED during trail rehabilitation. It will reopen to the public as soon as trail work is complete
Cyrus Horse Camp Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Cyrus Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Deep Creek Campground Open to Visitor As of May 1, 2018. OPEN for the season.
Double Cabin Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Dry Creek Horse Camp Open to Visitor
Elkhorn Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Frazier Campground Open to Visitor
Fry Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Giddy-Up Go Trailhead Open to Visitor
Gray Butte Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round
Green Mountain North Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Green Mountain South Trailhead Open to Visitor
Hammer Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Haystack Reservoir Campground and Day Use Area Open to Visitor As of April 15, OPEN.
Haystack South Shore Group Campground Open to Visitor As of April 15, OPEN.
Haystack West Shore Campground and Day Use Area Open to Visitor As of May 21, OPEN.
Henderson Flat OHV Trail System Open to Visitor As of March 31, OPEN.
Henderson Flat Staging Area Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.  
Keeton Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Kelsey Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Line Butte East (Formerly Fawn Creek) Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Line Butte West Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Lookout Mountain Lower Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility.
Lookout Mountain Upper Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Mark's Creek Sno-Park Open to Visitor
Mascall Corral (Formerly Apple West) Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Mother Lode Mine Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Mud Springs Horse Camp Open to Visitor
Ochoco Divide Campground Open to Visitor As of May 15, 2018, OPEN.
Ochoco Divide Group Site Open to Visitor As of May 15, 2018, OPEN.
Ochoco Divide Sno-Park Open to Visitor
Ochoco Forest Camp Group Pavilion Open to Visitor As of May 15, 2018, OPEN.
Ochoco Forest Campground Open to Visitor As of May 15, 2018, OPEN.
Ochoco Ranger Rental House Open to Visitor Open year-round. Check Recreation.gov for reservation availability.
Payten Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Potlid North Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Potlid South Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Rim (Formerly Apple Middle) Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Rimrock Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Rock Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Round Mountain North Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Round Mountain South Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Salters Cabin Horse Camp Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Scales Corral Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Scotts Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Scotty Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Temporarily CLOSED during trail rehabilitation. It will reopen to the public as soon as trail work is complete
Skull Hollow Campground Open to Visitor As of 3/15/18 OPEN for the season.
Skull Hollow Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round.
South Prong Trailhead Open to Visitor
Steins Pillar Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Sugar Creek Campground and Day Use Area Open to Visitor As of May 1, 2018. OPEN for the season.
Tam-A-Lau Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year round unless otherwise determined by Lake Billy Chinook State Park.
Trail Crossing Corrals Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Twin Pillars North Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Twin Pillars South Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Walton Lake Group Campsites Open to Visitor As of May 15, 2018, OPEN.
Walton Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor
Walton Sno-Park Open to Visitor
Whistler Campground Open to Visitor
White Rock Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area Open to Visitor As of May 15, 2018, OPEN.
Wildcat North Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Wildcat South Trailhead Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Wildwood Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Wiley Flat Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Wolf Creek Campground Open to Visitor As of May 1, 2018. OPEN for the season.
Wolf Creek Industrial Campground Open to Visitor As of May 1, 2018. OPEN for the season.
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