Barns in Wickiup Reservoir with a private bathroom

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

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Rags To Rescues Sanctuary

1 site · Lodging165 acres · Sisters, OR
Welcome to our tranquil sanctuary at Rags to Rescues, where purposeful relaxation awaits amidst the serene beauty of our 165-acre farm. Here, you're invited to immerse yourself in the inner workings of our farm, where each booking directly supports our mission of sustainable and compassionate animal care. At Rags to Rescues, inclusivity isn't just a value—it's a fundamental aspect of our ethos. We wholeheartedly embrace and celebrate individuals from all backgrounds, including those from BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. Your presence enriches our community, and we are honored to extend a warm welcome to everyone, regardless of identity or orientation. Join us in experiencing the joys of farm life, where the gentle rhythms of nature and the loving bonds between humans and animals create a space for renewal and connection. Whether you're seeking solitude amidst the rolling fields or eager to engage in hands-on farm activities, your time here promises to be both meaningful and restorative. Thank you for choosing to be a part of our journey toward a more compassionate and inclusive world. We look forward to hosting you at Rags to Rescues, where relaxation, purpose, and community converge in harmony.
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Barns in Wickiup Reservoir with a private bathroom guide


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 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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