Prineville Reservoir State Park, Prineville

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Prineville Reservoir State Park Reviews
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  • Big reservoir, not many people. Gets a bit windy by the dam in the afternoon. Good size bass and trout, lots of crappie witch is my favorite to catch. Bring a kayak or boat for a great experience at t...  more »
  • This state park, like so many other Oregon State Parks, was so clean and well kept. The individual hot showers were private and free. The bathroom and sites were in pristine condition. The sites were ...  more »
  • Stunning scenery. Boating. Fishing. Cabins and traditional tent/rv camping. Hiking. Close to a variety of outdoor activities. This state park has it all, but one major distraction lowered the rating: ...  more »
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  • I have so many wonderful memories from Prineville. It's a wonderful place to camp out and see nature. The lake is beautiful and there is a swimming spot right down from the campsites. Rangers in the area are very nice and helpful. I entirely recommend Prineville for campers of all ages as the views and overall feeling of the reservoir is that of peace and wonder.
  • Great place to take the family on a day trip, or just to go camping. You can rent boats to go fishing on for a reasonable price. The swimming area is awesome too--just make sure your little swimmers don't go to far if they can't make it to the floating dock.
  • The view is very pretty, the water is a very nice temperature in the summer, the water is kind of gross (lots of slimey plants).
  • July 23, 2017: One of the park "hosts" was a guy named Mike, who either is a grump in the early morning, or is simply a jerk. ... The gates to the parking lot are locked from 10:00pm - 6:00am, but there is a sign hanging from the gate which says "To open gate after hours contact Park Host in site #2." Well Mike was walking around at 5:20am, and we were up early and needed to leave, so I approached him with a smile and a "Good morning." He looked at me and did not reply. I then said "Hi." No reply. I asked him if he's the park host. He says, "Yes." I told him we need to leave the park. He says, "The gate opens at 6." I point to our car and said we're over there (by the gate)." He shrugs and walks away. Aside from that experience, the Prineville Reservoir is a scenic and beautiful place. The roads to the park are recently paved.
  • Very well kept campground. We always have a blast when we go with our boat.

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