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Your Boat Escape to: Prineville Reservoir

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Prineville Vacation Rental: Luxurious Lake View Home on Prineville Reservoir.

Waterbody: Prineville Reservoir (3030 acres)
Elevation: 3200 feet
Fish: Stocked Rainbow Trout, small mouth bass, Bullhead, Crappie
(See: ODFW/BE Fish Info)
Boat Ramps:
- 5 Improved
- 1 Unimproved
Restrictions: Counter Clockwise towing Pattern - See Prineville Reservoir Regulations

Nearby Water Resources:
- Ochoco Reservoir
- Crooked River

Getting There: Reservoir Info: (503) 967-3917
Prineville Reservoir is on the Crooked River about 19 miles SE of Prineville. It has two distinct access points. Most of the facilities are located by taking Juniper Canyon Road from Prineville south to the lake. From Hwy 26 in Prineville follow signs toward Prineville Reservoir (not toward Bowman Dam). Juniper Canyon Road reaches the reservoir in about 12 miles.

Powderhouse Cove and Roberts Bay East can be accessed via Hwy 27 from Prineville.
Campgrounds/RV Parks:  

Prineville Vacation Rental - Luxurious Lakeview Rental ( Private 503-887-9300)

Jasper Point (Prineville Reservoir - Oregon State Parks) - Year Round

Powderhouse Cove (US Bureau of Reclamation) - Year Round

Prineville Reservoir Resort (Private) - Mid-March to Mid Oct

Prineville Reservoir State Park (Oregon State Parks) - Year Round

Roberts Bay (US Bureau of Reclamation)

Crook County Boat Ramp (County) - Year Round



  • One Private Campground/Resort and two State Park Campgrounds
  • 5 boat launches
  • Popular boating, water skiing and fishing lake

Prineville Reservoir is a scenic eastern Oregon lake consisting of 18 miles of water winding through canyones of juniper and sagebrush hills. The lake offers offers year-round fishing and popular for boating, fishing and other water sports in the Spring, Summer and Fall. 

Prineville Reservoir was created by damming the Crooked River 20 miles upstream from Prineville, OR. About 130 feet in depth at its deepest part, water levels may fluctuate to accomodate irrigation.

There is one private campground/resort and two state parks campgrounds on Prineville Reservoir. Prineville Reservoir Resort offer supplies and fuel.

Boat Ramps:
There are 5 boat ramps on the lake.
* Crook County Ramp
* Jasper Park Boat Ramp on the upper reaches of the lake
* Powderhouse Cove near the dam
* Prineville Reservoir Resort Boat Ram
* Prineville Reservoir State Park Boat Ramp
* Roberts Bay East on the South side of the reservoir

There are supplies and fuel at Prineville Reservoir Resort.

This high desert reservoir on the Crooked River is stocked annually with as many as 170,000 rainbow trout, many of which grow to 14 inches. There are also large populations of smallmouth bass, black crappie and brown bullhead, and smaller numbers of largemouth bass.

Best fishing is from January through June. Ice fishing can be excellent. There is good bank fishing at Prineville State Park, Jasper Point and at the dam. Crappies are caught in the coves upstream of the resort and off the resort docks. Best bullhead fishing is in May and June and in September. Fish for bullheads by the dam, in the Bear Creek arm, and along the road that runs through the local wildlife area (when it is open). All lake-fishing techniques can be effective; most crappies are caught on worms or small jigs

Visit the Prineville Chamber of Commerce - 541-447-6304

Prineville Vacation Rental - Luxurious Lakeview Rental (Private 503-887-9300)

Prineville Rental - Prineville Reservoir  

Come share our vacation home located on the rim of Central Oregon's Prineville Reservoir!  Set on three and a half acres, this 4700 sq. ft. residence is your luxury home away from home.  This is the perfect vacation destination to experience all that Central Oregon has to offer, have a family reunion, or conduct a business retreat.  The home has 5 bedrooms (3 w/a private bathroom), 2 additional private sleeping areas, 2 kitchens, 2 huge decks, an outdoor fire pit, and too much more to list!



Jasper Point Campground (Oregon State Parks 541-447-4363)

Jasper Point - Prineville Reservoir  

Jasper Point offers 30 electric, first come-first served sites. Open May - Sept. 30. For information only, call (541)447-4363 or (800) 551-6949.




Powderhouse Cove (US Bureau of Reclamation 541-389-6541)

Powderhouse Cove - Prineville Reservoir  

Powderhouse Cove is a new boat launch facility constructed by the Oregon State Marine Board in 2008.




Prineville Reservoir Resort (Private 541-447-746 )

Prineville Reservoir Resort  

The Prineville Reservoir Resort has the only full service RV park on Prineville Reservoir. They offer a 70 space RV park including 36 waterfront sites. All spaces have water and electrical hookups. They have a well-stocked convenience store, a complete supply of fishing equipment and tackle. We sell fishing licenses. They also have a comfortable cafe with seating overlooking the Prineville Reservoir. Breakfasts and lunches are served. They also offer a clean, well-kept 7 room motel with supplied kitchenettes in six of the rooms and a large deck with beautiful views of the Prineville Reservoir.



Prineville Reservoir State Park (Oregon Parks 800-452-5687 ) Reservations

Prineville Reservoir State Park  

The Prineville Reservoir State Park, part of Oregon's weel developed park system, offers something for every type of camper. Campsites: 22 full hookup, 22 electrical, 23 tent (maximum site 54 feet); reservable boat moorage; 5 cabins (2 are rustic, 3 are delux). Open year round. To make reservations, call 1-800-452-5687.

Other amenities include: Boat Ramp, swimming, boat moorage, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Restrooms, Showers, drinking water.



Roberts Bay East (US Bureau of Reclamation 541-389-6541)

Roberts Bay East - Prineville Reservoir

On the South side of Prineville accross the lake from the Prineville Reservoir Resort.

Boat Launch, primitive campground, restrooms and most importantly, elbow room.




Crook County Boat Ramp (County - 541-389-6541)

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Boat Launch & Parking - Day Use Only





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