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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Recreation Marker Walton Lake Group Campsites

Walton Lake Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities, amenities, and a serene setting.  There are 2 large group campsites at this facility that can accommodate 15-35 campers and 4 to 6 vehicles each.  Both campsites come equipped with 3 picnic tables and 1 combination fire…
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Recreation Marker Line Butte East Trailhead

This trailhead, which is located near the forest boundary in the southwestern region of the Ochoco National Forest, allows access to Line Butte Trail (#807).  It is a bit challenging to access the trailhead from any direction and requires travel on gravel or dirt roads. There is a small amount of parking…
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Recreation Marker Mark's Creek Sno-Park

Mark's Creek Sno-Park is located off of Highway 26 and is a great location for enjoying the Central Oregon winter.   The steep grade and elevation of the hill allow visitors to choose how much thrill they desire.   For those that are not interested in sledding, there is a large communal fire ring near the trees at the base of the hill.   Please try to use this location for your fire when you visit…
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Recreation Marker Allen Creek Reservoir

Allen Creek Reservoir is an artificial impoundment built for irrigation in the 1940's or 1950's downstream from the junctions ofAllen, Beetle, and Yellowjacket Creeks. The reservoir has no facilities but the BLM area which occupies about 200 yards of shoreline is available for camping. The reservoir is located about 45…
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Recreation Marker Antelope Flat Reservoir Campground and Day Use

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…
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Recreation Marker South Prong Trailhead

This trailhead, which is located just north of Mud Springs Horse Camp, provides access into Black Canyon Wilderness via…
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Recreation Marker Tam-A-Lau Trailhead

This trailhead is located next to the camping area at Cove Palisades State Park and gives access to the Tam-A-Lau Trail (#856).  The trail is fairly easy and offers great views of the park, which includes Lake Billy…
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Recreation Marker Ochoco Forest Campground

Ochoco Forest Camp is a quaint campground located on Ochoco Creek and just off of Forest Service Road 42. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure stemming from this one location.   Nearby recreational activities include hiking or biking on Lookout Mountain Trail (#804), and fishing, swimming or…
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Recreation Marker Deep Creek Campground

Located among large ponderosa pine trees and across the Crooked River from some beautiful Western larch trees, the setting of this campground is serene. Although it's a long drive, access is easy and paved the entire way from the west and most of the way from the east. There are no official hiking trails in the immediate vicinity of the campground, but people can choose to hike the nearby spur roads to…
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Recreation Marker Prineville Reservoir

The Arthur R. Bowman Dam is an earthen fill structure on the Crooked River that has created the Prineville Reservoir. The main input streams are the Crooked River and Bear Creek with lesser streams (Sanford Creek, Deer Creek, Alkali Creek, Antelope Creek, and Owl Creek) and the output stream is the Crooked River. The reservoir is…
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Recreation Marker Skull Hollow Campground

Situated southeast of Haystack Reservoir, this campground offers views of Gray Butte and easy access to Skull Hollow Trailhead, the…
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Recreation Marker Antelope Flat Reservoir

Antelope Flat Reservoir is located on the south side of the Maury Mountains, is encompassed by the Ochoco National Forest and is a great getaway from the more crowded campgrounds in the state. It is an irrigation impoundment that is situated near the headwaters of Bear Creek, a tributary of the Crooked River, and is formed by a 33-foot high earth fill dam at the west end of Antelope Flat. The landscape includes a…
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Recreation Marker Keeton Trailhead

This trailhead is located just to the east of the old Broadway Lava Flow, and it provides access to the western terminus of Keeton Trail (#815).  Although the two trails in this area (Keeton Trail #815 and…
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Recreation Marker Rimrock Springs Trailhead

This trailhead is located just off of Highway 26 and provides access to Rimrock Springs Trail (#850), which gives visitors an opportunity for wildlife and nature viewing. The trail is ADA accessible and short, so it's perfect for stretching out your legs and getting some fresh air.  There are also picnic tables at…
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Recreation Marker Rosland OHV Play Area

The Rosland Play Area consists of 3.5 miles of loop trails on a wooded flat, a learners' loop, a beginner play area and an advanced play area. The play areas have large mounds of sandy soil providing great jumping opportunities. The play area is an excellent spot for young riders to become familiar with their OHVs in the open beginner play area…
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Recreation Marker Millican Valley OHV Area

Access to Millican Valley OHV trails
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Recreation Marker Crooked River

The Crooked River experience is one of rugged, dramatic canyons, enthusiastic fish, Wild and Scenic tracts, bald eagles and kingfishers, and cool, spring-fed headwaters. The river maintains a wild feeling, even in the most popular sections. Well-known locally for dependable fishing and routine rattlesnake sightings, this…
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Recreation Marker Walton Sno-Park

Walton Lake Sno-Park is located off of Forest Service Road 22 and provides access to a variety of winter activities.   There are two parking areas; the lower provides immediate access to the network of cross-country ski trails, and the larger upper area that provides immediate access to the warming hut and restroom.     The greatest concentration of snowmobile trails on the Ochoco National Forest can…
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Recreation Marker Ochoco Divide Group Site

The Ochoco Divide Group Site is located within Ochoco Divide Campground. Resting at the top of the Ochoco Divide at an elevation of 4,700 feet, the group site is set on a hill away from the road as an extension of the general campground. The site can accommodate from 12 to 35 people and must be reserved in…
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Recreation Marker Barnhouse Campground

This campground is surprisingly quiet and serene as it sits nestled among some large ponderosa pine trees just a few miles from the main highway.  It also hosts the trailhead for Barnhouse Trail (#813) located in the northwest corner of the campground. Coyotes and owls can be heard most summer evenings and…
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Recreation Marker Ochoco Divide Sno-Park

Ochoco Divide Sno-Park is located just off Highway 26 and just below Ochoco Summit.   From the large parking area, Snowmobile Trail (#1) heads east and links up with a network of snowmobile trails associated with…
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Recreation Marker Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area

This quiet and cool forested campground is one of the more popular fee campgrounds on the Ochoco National Forest because it is relatively close to town, yet provides an escape from the intense desert heat in the summer months.   It is located near Mill Creek Wilderness and gives campers opportunities to see old growth dependent species, such as the pileated woodpecker, and hike the Twin Pillars non-motorized…
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Recreation Marker Biggs Springs Campground

This tiny campground is a refreshing break from civilization. Located just across the meadow from Lytle Prairie, the campground offers excellent opportunities for photography, wildlife viewing and general relaxation. There is a fresh water spring located at the campground; however, the water is not managed or treated by the Forest Service and therefore should not be used for human consumption in any capacity. A…
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Recreation Marker Green Mountain South Trailhead

This trailhead is the Southern access point for Green Mountain OHV Trail (#831), which happens to be the only OHV trail in the Ochoco National Forest at this time.  The parking area is small and cannot accommodate many or large vehicles, so please plan accordingly when you come. 
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Recreation Marker Fry Trailhead

This trailhead is located where Fry Creek intersects Forest Service Road 2630, and it provides access to the eastern terminus of Keeton Trail (#815).   Although the two trails in this area (Keeton Trail #815…

 

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