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Camping in Wickiup Reservoir

Fish for giant brown trout or go for a swim at this high desert reservoir.

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Log Shelter Retreat

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · La Pine, OR
Our wooded acre provides , 12 by 20 three sided log shelter, Fire pit , BBQ, water, porta potty. Vintage Aloha camp trailer, has fridge, freezer , stove top ,oven and heat . sleeps two( bedding not provided.... $70) , cozy shelter cabin with loft. heated. ( sleeps three adults, or Two adults and two children... $70 .bedding not provided.) 6 tent sites . $50 per site 3 RV sites. ($50) per site. (no hook ups) Rivers, hiking, BLM are one block away. Fishing, Kayaking, Paddle board and water fun .little Deschutes 10 minutes away and big Deschutes 30 minutes way. Four wheeler trails on BLM one block south. Bring your snowmobiles for winter fun on BLM. Hunters welcome on BLM ONE BLOCK SOUTH WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR! 30 minutes is Sunriver Resort providing fine dining , bike trails, shops , golf, awesome swimming pools, etc. We are one mile from Lapine, there's restaurants, grocery stores, gas ,and outdoor food carts with views. live music, great food and drinks. Transportation for put in and take out for river excursions are provided with reservations ( $60 includes Kayak) We have three Kayaks for rent ($40 a day) with reservations. 30 minutes away is Paulina lake , the Obsidian flow, HIking, Biking, fishing, and camping,. LaPine State Park ,providing lots of hiking ,biking trails and beautiful fishing spots. Clay's the fisherman and knows all the best spots! On site there is a central gathering place for your family, friends and to meet people. Our log shelter has seating , fire pit, Picnic table, wash basin, porta potty and Quiet starlet sky's every evening. Clay and I upon request will provide hot coffee ,tea, orange juice and home- made muffins to begin your morning! ( $ 15 additional fee) We look forward to meeting you and welcome. We also provide reservations for family reunions, small weddings, and private parties. Rent the whole site for the weekend! ( $500) Also weekly rates are available ,check with Clay and I ,price will be determined by how many persons. Thank you and Happy Trails!
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Wild River Sanctuary

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Crescent, OR
Established in 1963. The Vann family cabin was built by the Vann family. Third generation energy is steering this new endeavor. Soon to come will be a creek side treehouse and cabin will be available by next summer. Learn more about this land: Two tent sites available on the creek. The sites are situated on a one acre river frontage property under the pine trees. Important to note that the two sites are located about 30-40 feet apart. Functional clean outhouse nearby as well as creek supplied seasonal outdoor shower. Each site has a private dock and fire pit. You are just minutes from the lakes and a great fire lookout hike. Mountain bike from your tent to endless trails. Enjoy the creek that is just feet away from the sites where you can indulge in a variety of activities including; swimming, floating, fishing, and sunbathing. We have great neighbors who have vacation homes nearby.  Dorothy lane is between Earl Lane and Pine Creek Loop
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Escape at the Deschutes

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Three Rivers, OR
Nestled in the embrace of Deschutes National Forest, our property beckons outdoor enthusiasts to a haven of adventure. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring landscapes of Central Oregon, this campsite offers a gateway to nature's wonders. Awaken to the crisp mountain air and immerse yourself in the tranquility of towering pines, with landmarks like the majestic Three Sisters and the iconic Deschutes River weaving through the terrain. Explore scenic trails by day, whether you're hiking or mountain biking, and unwind under the starlit sky by night. Your escape to nature's beauty begins here, amidst the splendor of Central Oregon. Site Highlights: *Extended stays welcome* -Full service sites -50 Amp service (30 Amp RV/trailer please have step-down adapter) -Gravel driveway -Electric, sewer, water and garbage included -Nice, quiet setting -Wildlife sitings such as elk, deer, rabbits, birds and squirrels -Quick access to the Cascade Lakes Highway -Short commute to Sunriver Village
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Ruby’s Cabin

1 site · Lodging90 acres · Westfir, OR
Grandpa had a dream of building cabins for his granddaughters. Ruby is the first grandchild and this cabin was built for her. Jay and Tamara (Ruby’s grandparents) bought this acreage in 1998 and are excited to share their special place with other people who love the outdoors while being with family and friends.This is a rustic, off the grid, cabin experience that you will never forget. Almost 200 acres of forest are available to explore. Winter, our second granddaughter is expecting grandpa to get her cabin finished soon.Cabin with loft can sleep 6. Think of it as camping with walls and extras thrown in. Air beds provided, bring your own sleeping bags. Outhouse provided. Additional tents and people are allowed for an additional 15.00 per tent/2 people. Additional RV’s are allowed for 15.00 per RV. Area for tents and RV’s is large grassy wooded area. Great for large gatherings of friends or family who enjoy camping. Fire pit and bar-b-que provided, pavilion for shelter at fire pit area is in the process of construction. Mountain bike/hiking trails run throughout property as well as National forest trails within a few miles. North Fork River swimming 10 minutes away. Golf course across Westoak Rd. Sit on the porch and enjoy the solitude only minutes from Oakridge. Grocery store, etc... all available in Oakridge. Beautiful, safe and secluded. Elk, deer, and other forest critters live here too. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
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Moon Shadow Meadows

54 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Westfir, OR
Nestled atop a hill, our secluded 40-acre property at 2200 feet offers a unique retreat. Accessible through two gates and a scenic 2-mile drive up our gravel winding road, you'll traverse a 450-acre ranch teeming with wildlife and a few cows, providing excellent opportunities for observation. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Diamond Peak along the way. For outdoor enthusiasts, we boast a professionally built 1.5-mile mountain bike trail suitable for hiking, running, and wildlife viewing. Located just outside Westfir/Oakridge, Oregon, we offer proximity to fantastic Mountain Biking and recreational opportunities. Two charming towns, are a mere 5 miles away, featuring a great pub, a bike shop, mountain bike shuttle companies, Cog Wild & Trans Cascadia, A few restaurants, fast food, gas stations, grocery store, coffee shop all designed for a relaxed getaway.
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Experience Heaven

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents157 acres · La Pine, OR
8 campsites and 2 original Mongolian Gers. The season for the camp sites is from June 1st to October 15 and the Gers are all 12 months. Pets allowed, toilets on site, campfires permitted when burn ban is not in place. This being the 4th year, things have gotten a little out of hand. So let's regergitate some things and make sure everyone understands how it is. If you aren't capable of practicing the 5 P's, then you need to book somewhere else. Proper Preperation Prevents Poor Performance. If you can't get here and have your camp set up by 8:00PM, showing respect to the other Hipcampers that are already set up and enjoying the PEACE AND QUIET, then you need to book somewhere else or don't come until the following morning. No driving down to the campsites/the lake after 8::00PM. Period. Communicate with me. If you leave Portland at 5:00 PM with the intention of spending the night in Heaven then you need to alter your plans. No more than 4 adults at each campsite. I am almost to the point of saying no BIG DOGS. If you got big dogs, my suggestion is you go book someplace else. Talk to me. It is a given they willl need to be on a tethered throughout your time in Heaven. Take them for walks along the lake, not having them run thru everyone elses camp sites. No Yappers, no barking dogs, no yippers, no pain in the butts. Why would you drive by 46 grocery stores and forget to bring ice? No music. I have changed quiet time to 9:00 PM. You need to listen to music I suggest you start a band or become a DJ. What I want folks to get out of being here, whether they are camping or staying in the Gers is just to “take a break”. Relax, appreciate, assess and just listen. I hope what you hear is the sound of life and of course all the Angels that make up this special piece of Heaven. The chipmunks, the squirrels, all the different birds, the eagles, the osprey, the fish jumping, the deer roaming, the timber martins running thru the trees, the snowshoe rabbits and the occasional black bear. Then there is the silence. The best part of “Heaven”. So, while you are here, take a deep breath, close your eyes at the appropriate moment and ask yourself, am I on the right path? Is what I am doing fulfilling me? Am I showing my family and friends how much I love them? Do I really need all that crap I got? Where do I go from here? My intention was for each one you to not just go camping, or to stay in a Mongolian Ger but to have an “Experience” that just might lead you to a more fulfilling and happier life.
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Forests/working farm. RV & tent.

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · La Pine, OR
Learn more about this land:We can accommodate 2 RVs w/o hook ups. Camp sites are in quiet wooded sites or in the open. Working goat dairy farm. We milk twice/day. No dogs. Thanks
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River Woods Basecamp

1 site · RV1 acre · Bend, OR
The perfect, cozy basecamp in the woods. ~15min from downtown Bend, 40min to Mt Bachelor, River access, quiet, walkable, dog friendly neighborhood. Your spot sits on our acre property on the side of our house. You have water and electrical hookups (need to provide your own toilet, no dump!) provided and are welcome to walk around/set up your hammock and chairs around the property, and use the hot tub on the back deck. We love meeting traveler's and sharing stories, so please feel free to say hi! We also welcome your furry friends and have a dog ourselves. Happy to give recommendations on things to do and see while you're here - enjoy your visit to Bend!
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R Wilde Retreat

1 site · RV1 acre · La Pine, OR
R Wilde Retreat is a 1.15-acre oasis located in a peaceful and tranquil forest setting. We are surrounded by pine trees, buttes and local wildlife, and are in the middle of Central Oregon with access to all that this beautiful region has to offer. Hike or ride (on mountain bikes, ATVs or snowmobiles) on miles of dirt roads right from the property, or visit the local swimming hole for a refreshing dip in or float on the Little Deschutes River. Stay put and enjoy the forest and local deer family, or venture out and visit the Cascade Lakes (less than an hour's drive from the scenic Cascade Lakes Byway), Mt. Bachelor ski area (45-minute drive) or the amazing Crater Lake (65 miles from property). We are 40 miles from Newberry National Volcanic Monument if exploring the lava lands interests you, and Paulina Lake is 30 miles from here. We are 45 minutes from Bend, 30 minutes from Sunriver, and 10 minutes from the town of La Pine, which has three grocery stores, a large drug store, restaurants and anything else you might need. This is a quiet residential neighborhood comprised of small acreages, and this property is on a small cul-de-sac that backs up to the forest. Come park your RV and enjoy this little slice of paradise! NOTE: Due to a death in the family and subsequent frequent trips to CA, I have had to block out a number of days this season. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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Pollack Pines Campground

5 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Bend, OR
Our Campsites are located on 1/2 acre set outside of Sunriver attracting outdoor enthusiasts with year-round sunshine and easy access to some of the most spectacular natural areas for boating, kyaking, fishing, hiking mountain biking, and skiing, not to mention the abundance of wildlife to see. The Deschutes River is accessible within a mile of the campsites. Surrounded by Lakes and Mt Bachelor just minutes away. Sunriver is just 5 minutes away from the campsites and is only a short drive away from Bend and Lapine. While outdoor fun reigns supreme here, it’s also a bit of a foodie destination, with a wide range of local breweries. One of Central Oregon's biggest draws, the Deschutes River and its tributaries, lakes, and reservoirs attract boaters and paddlers, particularly in the summer months. Private and public camping opportunities abound near the river, Anns Butte, Bachelor, Sisters, LaPine State Park, and Tumalo State Park, a riverside gem with canyon trails, swimming holes, and excellent rainbow trout fishing. Unfortunately, this pristine spot is no secret—book early to secure your spot in the summer. We have an awesome circular driveway for arriving and leaving. We are now offering " BIKES on a first come first serve basis" located at the campground.
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Ponderosa River Camp

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Bend, OR
3 acres to walk and explore . Deschutes River access close by for boating, rafting, swimming with Gorgeous Mountain View’s of Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade mountain range. Snow Skiing, Snow shoeing, hiking biking are also accessible. Sunriver Village is seven miles from property for great food and entertainment,and Bend Oregon is 15 miles for world class breweries
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Rustic Silo at the Tree Farm

1 site · Lodging1 acre · La Pine, OR
You don't have to venture far off HWY 97 to find yourself in the quaint outskirts of La Pine. Guests will enjoy their stay in a cozy silo tucked away in the corner of our 1-acre grove of pines. The interior of the silo blends the styles of an old farm house with familiar modern boutique. The quiet of the Oregon woods are perfect for individuals, couples, or small groups. There's a backyard for spending time in the fresh air or stargazing. A great jumping off point for Crater Lake, Bend, Cascade Lakes, Newberry Volcanic Crater, and all of the natural beauty in Central Oregon! The silo is perfect for 2 people. There is a small kitchenette with a refrigerator, hot plate, toaster oven, and french press plus a small dining table. Coffee and tea are provided. The quaint living room is a nice place to take a break, read and put your feet up. The bedroom has a queen size bed with 600-thread count sheets and comfy blankets. Turn on the twinkle lights in the bathroom for a calming shower. Shampoo and conditioner are provided. WIFI is available in the silo but no TV. There is an outside kitchen with a table, chairs and a BBQ. Enjoy the hammocks for an afternoon nap or looking at the cosmic heavens.
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Camping in Wickiup Reservoir guide

Overview

Not far from the town of La Pine in the Central Oregon high desert, Wickiup Reservoir is a well-known spot for cooling off in the oftentimes sweltering summer months. Both non-motorized and motorized boats are allowed here, and there are multiple boat launches, with two at the two lakeside campgrounds and a third on the reservoir’s eastern banks. Wickiup Reservoir is also a popular spot for both birdwatching and fishing, particularly if you're hoping to catch a large brown trout. While many people fish directly from their boats, shore fishing is an option earlier in the season.

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Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations for the can be made directly through the Forest Service, either online using recreation.gov or over the phone. Campsites open up for reservation six months in advance, at 6 am.
  2. The peak season runs from the end of May until the end of September. Outside of that time, campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. If you can’t find a spot at Wickiup, note that there are still tons of places to camp in the area, both in nearby state parks, on BLM land, and at privately run Hipcamps.

When to go

The best time to visit Wickiup Reservoir is in late spring or early autumn, when the weather is warm and dry and the crowds are fewer. July and August are also great months if you like warm weather, but the reservoir and area campgrounds can get very busy with summer vacationers. Accessing the area during the cold winter months can be challenging due to heavy snowfall.

Know before you go

  • The easiest place to pick up groceries and other supplies is the town of La Pine, about a half-hour drive from the reservoir.
  • Do not enter the water during cyanobacteria (harmful algae) blooms. The forest service puts out alerts about blooms, but it's always a good idea to do a visual check just in case. Water that looks foamy or thick and is a green, blue, or brownish-read color should be avoided.
  • Forest fires are an issue in this part of the forest, and bans on fires and even some types of cooking devices are not uncommon. Check before igniting anything.

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