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CAMPGROUND NAME: Antelope Flat Reservoir

VISIT DATE: 07/16/2006

UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2007

STATE: Oregon

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Lookout Mountain

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prineville

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Prineville, OR at the intersection of US 26 (Main St) and S.
Combs Flat Rd, take S. Combs Flat Rd south 30 miles to Pine
Cr/Antelope Res sign.  Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt. 17
(gravel) and go 10.3 miles to an intersection.  Turn left and
immediately bear right at another intersection, staying on Forest
Rt 17, and go 3 miles to campground.

NOTE: Forest Rt. 17 is single lane with few turnouts.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 5,000 ft.

This pack it in/pack it out campground is a single loop in a
stand of Ponderosa pine and juniper above Antelope Reservoir. 
None of the sites have a clear view of the water.  While the
campground has grass and sagebrush understory, close sites and
minimal middlestory provide poor privacy.  Most sites tend to be
sunny with lots of space for additional tents.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open mid-May through mid-October

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $8 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23
   
   Total Sites: 23

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 23
No. Grilles on Sites: 23
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 2
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  Grey water disposal sites are 
scattered throughout campground.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is a handpump.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Antelope Reservoir is 170 acres.

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Deep Creek VISIT DATE: 07/14/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lookout Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prineville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Prineville, OR, take US Rt. 26 east 14 miles to Ochoco R.S. sign. Turn right at sign and go 8.3 miles to Paulina sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt. 42 and go 13.9 miles to another Paulina sign. Turn left and go 9.4 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Entrance to campground is very steep. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. The campground is a spur with a loop in a stand of scattered fragrant Ponderosa pine on Deep Creek and near the Wild and Scenic North Fork Crooked River. While the water is not visible from the campground, it can be heard at some sites. This rustic pack it in, pack it out campground takes pride in its semi- wilderness feel. With only a grass understory and little middlestory, privacy between sites is fair. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Redband trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ochoco Divide VISIT DATE: 07/14/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lookout Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prineville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Prineville, OR, take US Rt. 26 east 29 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground is a single loop that meanders over a hillside and through a stand of mixed conifers including Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The campground has tons of shade, much privacy and is convenient to US Rt. 26. It features easy access and large pull-throughs for a nice overnight stay. The sites at the front of the campground and closest to the highway, do have some traffic noise. There is a tent campsite reserved for bicyclists. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Mid-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $13 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and accommodate most any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sugar Creek VISIT DATE: 07/13/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Paulina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Paulina RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Paulina, OR, take County Rt. 112 east 3.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto Beaver Cr. Rd and Forest Rt. 58 and go 7.3 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear right, staying on Rt 58, and go 1.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,000 ft. The campground is a single loop with one side along Sugar Creek and the other stretching along a steep hillside. Young (bark is still dark) Ponderosa pine tower over campsites and provide ample shade. Separation between sites makes for good privacy. This campground has character, is well cared for, and has a tranquil feel. It may be a long drive to this sweet (no pun intended) little campground but it is well worth it. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 47' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all about same size. Grey water waste disposal sites are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Sugar Creek Trail #824 (foot, paved-wheelchair friendly) - 1.25 miles (leads to a swimming hole in Sugar Creek) FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Walton Lake VISIT DATE: 07/14/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lookout Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prineville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Prineville, OR take US Rt. 26 east 14 miles to Ochoco R.S. sign. Turn right at sign and go 8.3 miles to Walton Lk sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 22 and go 6.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,200 ft. The campground stretches around Walton Lake with sites tucked in among a variety of conifers including Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and Western larch (Tamarack). Most of the tent sites are walk-in and located on the Lake's north shore. Although this section's vaults are not wheelchair-friendly, it has ample pressure water spigots. The south shore section has one handpump but its vaults are wheelchair-friendly. The campsites in the south shore section can accommodate tents and RVs. Most sites in the campground have a view of Walton Lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through Mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $13 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 21 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Grey water waste disposal stations are found throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The one water spigot is a handpump and is located in the south section. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Walton Lake is 18 acres. Power boats limited to electric motors. HIKING Round Mountain Trail #805A (foot, horse, and mountain bike) - 0.5 miles Walton Lake Trail (foot) - 1mile FISHING Rainbow trout and catfish. A wheelchair-friendly fishing pier is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildcat VISIT DATE: 07/14/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lookout Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prineville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Prineville, OR take US Rt. 26 east 7.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Mill Creek Rd and go 10.6 miles to campground on right. Note: Last 5.6 miles are on Forest Rt. 33 (gravel surface). GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,700 ft. The campground has two unnamed spurs reaching up and down Mill Creek. The Creek can be heard throughout campground. The upstream spur's sites are well-suited for recreational vehicles while the downstream spur appears better for groups of tent campers. Adjacent to Mill Creek Wilderness, the campground is a good base camp for exploring. Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir provide most sites ample shade. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Grey water waste disposal sites are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Mill Creek HIKING Twin Pillar Trail #832 (foot and horse) - 8 miles provides access to a network of trails in the Mill Creek Wilderness FISHING Eastern brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wolf Creek VISIT DATE: 07/13/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Paulina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Paulina RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Paulina, OR, take County Rt. 112 east 3.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto Beaver Cr. Rd./Forest Rt. 58 and go 7.3 miles to "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear left onto Forest Rt. 42 and go 1.6 miles to an intersection. Turn left, continuing left on Rt. 42, and go 0.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,000 ft. The campground has a loop and one spur in a stand of Ponderosa pine. The loop is near Forest Rt. 42 while the spur stretches along Wolf Creek. Wolf Creek can be heard throughout campground. Wading possible in creek, especially along the spur. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. There are a pair of grey water disposals stations in the campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Wolf Creek HIKING - No FISHING - No




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