Deep Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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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 experience some additional scenery. Fishing in the river can be good depending on when you choose to visit. Expect this campground to fill up during hunting season and holidays

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Per night, per site fee: $8/first vehicle; $3/each additional vehicle.
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: Prineville, Oregon; or Mitchell, Oregon; or Paulina, Oregon
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Prineville, Oregon:

Head east on Highway 26 for 15 miles.

Turn right onto County Road 123 and continue for 8 miles.

Stay straight at the junction of Highway 123, Forest Service Road 22, and Forest Service Road 42 to merge onto Forest Service Road 42.  

Continue for 23 miles and Deep Creek Campground will be on your right. 

From Paulina, Oregon:

Take County Road 112 east for 3.5 miles to Beaver Creek Road (County Road 113), then northeast on Beaver Creek Road for 8 miles to Forest Service Road 42.

Travel on Forest Service Road 42 north for 8 miles to Six Corners and make a sharp left turn to continue on Forest Service Road 42. 

Proceed another 12 miles west and Deep Creek Campground will be on your left. 

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This campground has 14 campsites, most of which are in close proximity to the river.  Parking spurs vary at each campsite so be sure to choose one that can fit your vehicle(s).  Each campsite also has a picnic table, fire pit/grill and plenty of room for tents.  This campground is usually half full or less, so you should be able to choose between a couple of different campsites when you come.

No. of Sites 14 single site(s)

RV Camping

Many of the campsites in this campground can accommodate recreational vehicles or trailers and the loop road is wide enough to make travel through the campground easy.  Additionally, most of the parking spurs are rather flat in order to make RV camping even easier.  However, there are no hook-up amenities of any kind available at this facility so RV users should be self-contained.


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Picnic tables Each campsite has one picnic table
Drinking water Yes, drinking water is available during the operating season
Toilets Vault Toilets (2)
Parking Parking varies in campsites
Tent camping Each campsite has plenty of space for tent camping
Camping trailer Trailer space varies by campsite
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