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Prineville Reservoir State Park

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Address: 19020 SE Parkland Dr, Prineville, OR 97754-8611

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best fishing spots

great get away for the day or camping area is nice too. picnics and swimming, the best fishing spots too. So beautiful here.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great get away for the day or camping area is nice too. picnics and swimming, the best fishing spots too. So beautiful here.

Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Enjoyed the wildlife and views. Great place to hang out, go boating, fishing, and rockhounding.

Thank 420eat
Prineville, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were feeling a bit of cabin fever and took our dogs to the park. We went by the boat launch and swim area. It was beautiful.

Thank BaRb S
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This place is awesome! For boating, picnics, and fishing. We thoroughly enjoyed this place. Of course we were here in the summer. The reservoir is huge, you can drive around for days out there and late into the evening in the summer months.. Great place. Love having moved close to it

Thank Ricky300m
Hermiston, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went up to the reservoir , saw some deer and an almost empty, deserted reservoir! Last time we were up it was , August I think and busy as could be! Got a bad sunburn too!

Thank Rust-E-Junque
Prineville, Oregon
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are two campgrounds. The larger, Prineville Resevoir Campground, takes reservations, The smaller, Jasper Point, is first come first serve. Both have electrical and water hookups. Both have boat docks. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Prineville Reservoir pulls out a monster telescope on Saturday Nights. That is a celestrial experiance not to be missed. Fishing is supposed to be... More 

Thank Brent B
Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you have a boat then this is a fun place to go boating otherwise there isn't much else to do. We stayed at a cabin through Oregon State Rec gov. The cabin was really nice and had a nice deck was was private. The view of the lake was awesome and it's close to the general store. It was... More 

Thank toese
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were fortunate to book cabin #1 last October, and it was amazing! Due to the drought the state was experiencing, we had low expectations for the area, but were pleasantly surprised by the birds, and peaceful beauty of the reservoir. We are in the process of visiting all the "deluxe" (with bathroom) state park cabins in Oregon, and this... More 

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Prineville, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Took family to the State Park Swim Area and was disappointed. The swim area is very small, not a lot of sand. Had to sit on black top. Windy for our picnic. Bathrooms and changing area is very old and dilapidated. Trash cans were filled to the brim.

Thank consumerchick
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

I'm almost hesitant to write this since we had such a relaxing time at Prineville State Park, and I wouldn't want it to get too popular! The campground has sites with lovely views along the hill, there is a fishing pier, swimming area with dock, boat launches and fish cleaning station. Further along the reservoir are Jasper Point State Park... More 

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