Recreation

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*** The Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River National Grassland have begun a phased reopening of developed recreation sites. 

A timeline is not available. Timing may be staggered, as forest staff and supervisors assess local conditions and community needs.

Check our Recreation web pages to see which sites have been reopened (Green) and which sites remain closed (Red).

As sites reopen, services - such as restrooms or trash pickup - may continue to be unavailable.​

 

 

The Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland provide many recreation opportunities spread across 1,000,000 acres in Central Oregon including three Wilderness areas. 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
Allen Creek Horse Camp Closed to Visitor
Antelope Flat Reservoir Campground and Day Use Closed to Visitor
Bandit Springs Sno-Park and Trailhead Open to Visitor
Baneberry Trailhead Open to Visitor
Barnhouse Campground Closed to Visitor
Barnhouse Trailhead Open to Visitor
Big Spring Campground Closed to Visitor
Biggs Springs Campground Closed to Visitor
Bingham Springs Campground Closed to Visitor
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 Closed to Visitor While nearly all recreation sites on the Ochoco National Forest were opened to the public this year, two recreation cabin rentals on the Ochoco (Ochoco Ranger cabin and Cold Springs) will be held from public rental as a Central Oregon Forests employee quarantine contingency through October 31. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Cottonwood Campground Closed to Visitor
Cottonwood Pit Campground Closed to Visitor
Cottonwood Trailhead Open to Visitor
Cougar East Trailhead Open to Visitor
Cougar West Trailhead Open to Visitor
Cyrus Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Water is turned off at this facility for the 2020 season.
Cyrus Trailhead Open to Visitor
Deep Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Dry Creek Horse Camp Closed to Visitor
Elkhorn Campground Closed to Visitor
Frazier Campground Closed to Visitor
Fry Trailhead Open to Visitor
Giddy-Up Go Trailhead Open to Visitor
Gray Butte Trailhead Open to Visitor
Green Mountain North Trailhead Open to Visitor
Green Mountain South Trailhead Open to Visitor
Hammer Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Haystack Reservoir Campground and Day Use Area Closed to Visitor
Haystack South Shore Group Campground Closed to Visitor This is a Bureau of Reclamation site managed by Crook County
Haystack West Shore Campground and Day Use Area Closed to Visitor This is a Bureau of Reclamation site managed by Crook County
Henderson Flat OHV Trail System Open to Visitor
Henderson Flat Staging Area Open to Visitor
Keeton Trailhead Open to Visitor
Kelsey Trailhead Open to Visitor
Line Butte East (Formerly Fawn Creek) Trailhead Open to Visitor
Line Butte West Trailhead Open to Visitor
Lookout Mountain Lower Trailhead Open to Visitor
Lookout Mountain Upper Trailhead Open to Visitor
Mark's Creek Sno-Park Open to Visitor
Mascall Corral (Formerly Apple West) Trailhead Open to Visitor
Mother Lode Mine Trailhead Open to Visitor
Mud Springs Horse Camp Open to Visitor
Ochoco Divide Campground Closed to Visitor
Ochoco Divide Group Site Open to Visitor
Ochoco Divide Sno-Park Open to Visitor
Ochoco Forest Camp Group Pavilion Closed to Visitor
Ochoco Forest Campground Closed to Visitor
Ochoco NF-Maury Mountains Area    We are not able to be everywhere at once, so public feedback is very important! If you have been in the Ochoco National Forest recently and would like to update us on the current conditions and/or areas that need improvement please contact the Recreation department at our Prineville office (541) 416-6500. Thank you, your help is GREATLY appreciated!
Ochoco Ranger Rental House Closed to Visitor While nearly all recreation sites on the Ochoco National Forest were opened to the public this year, two recreation cabin rentals on the Ochoco (Ochoco Ranger cabin and Cold Springs) will be held from public rental as a Central Oregon Forests employee quarantine contingency through October 31. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Payten Trailhead Open to Visitor
Potlid North Trailhead Open to Visitor
Potlid South Trailhead Open to Visitor
Rim (Formerly Apple Middle) Trailhead Open to Visitor
Rimrock Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor
Rock Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Round Mountain North Trailhead Open to Visitor
Round Mountain South Trailhead Open to Visitor
Salters Cabin Horse Camp Closed to Visitor
Scales Corral Trailhead Open to Visitor
Scotts Campground Closed to Visitor
Scotty Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor
Skull Hollow Campground Closed to Visitor
Skull Hollow Trailhead Open to Visitor
South Prong Trailhead Open to Visitor
Steins Pillar Trailhead Open to Visitor
Sugar Creek Campground and Day Use Area Closed to Visitor
Tam-A-Lau Trailhead Open to Visitor
Twin Pillars North Trailhead Open to Visitor
Twin Pillars South Trailhead Open to Visitor
Walton Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Walton Lake Group Campsites Closed to Visitor
Walton Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor
Walton Sno-Park Open to Visitor
Whistler Campground Open to Visitor
White Rock Campground Open to Visitor To meet the 'stay home, save lives' direction from the Governor this site has been temporarily closed
Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area Closed to Visitor
Wildcat North Trailhead Open to Visitor
Wildcat South Trailhead Open to Visitor
Wildwood Campground Closed to Visitor
Wiley Flat Campground Closed to Visitor
Wolf Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Wolf Creek Industrial Campground Closed to Visitor

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Areas & Activities

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/ochoco/recreation