Farm camping in Wickiup Reservoir with campfires

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

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10 top farm campgrounds in Wickiup Reservoir with campfires

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Cray Cray Farm

1 site · RV7 acres · Bend, OR
Our farm is a 7 acre farm just outside city limits in Bend, Oregon. We raise chickens and goats year round, with other animals during the summer. We have a canal on three sides of our property, so you can hear running water as if you were camping on the river. There is a beautiful view of the mountains from your spot and you are less than 15 minutes away from Downtown Bend. There are so many amazing things to do in Central Oregon that are less an hour away including hiking, mountain biking, floating the river, and much more.
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River Oasis Farm

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Sisters, OR
A 3 acre farm on the Whychus Creek. We grow biodynamic and organic food along with medicinal herbs. We run a botanical skincare and herb business and are happy to share some of our products with our guests. We have had chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, and goats. However, you may or may not see them with the changing seasons. We do have a couple farm dogs around the farm that roam free so bring a leash if you bring your dog.
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Heart of Sisters

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Sisters, OR
In the city limits of Sisters. Just a few block walk to parks and downtown Sisters where tourists get trapped. Good for getting close spots for events like Sisters Folk Festival. Couple blocks from the Buckrun Trail head and 15 min drive to Three Creeks Lake. Firepit, Bbq, and grills available for use and can work out deals with the host for prepared meals. I do social media videos on the food I make and if you own a small business and would like to talk about your business on my live streams or make some quick promo videos then that is something we can discuss. Just message me or bring it up on arrival. You can find my youtube channel at youtube.com/@LearnWithDanaris
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Coyote Landing

2 sites · RVs5 acres · Bend, OR
All inclusive RV parking on 5 acres that has covered and uncovered options, washer / dryer, great views, ample privacy and tons of open space! Perfect for longer visits. We are a hard working family of 5 with 2 dogs and a number of other small animals. We run a quiet / tidy space with access to public lands and walking trails. The 2 mile loop around the neighborhood is very scenic and lush with irrigation during the summer months. The 2 fenced acres immediately north of the parking area is for your enjoyment also. All of this and more, only 10 minutes from town. Please note that while good separation exists between your parking area (newly built barn) and our primary residence, you should expect to see and hear us around the property on occasion. Also size and slide-out limits exist, please see the individual sites.
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Cascadia Farm Sanctuary

5 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Pronghorn, OR
Learn more about this land: Enjoy a small working hay farm and animal sanctuary outside beautiful Bend, Oregon. We have amazing sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing on this 40-acre property. We have 11 goats and 2 Llamas, and we plan to enlarge our herd this year and take in other unwanted farm animals as needed. Note: This is an adults-only location. No children or dogs are allowed on the property. We have recently added two open-air A-Frames to the two campsites for your enjoyment. Both come with Gas firepits, lofts, and hammocks. We also have a new wood-burning sauna as an added feature and costs $20 per person for the duration of your stay.
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Mountain Lavender Farm Tipi

1 site · Lodging2 acres · OR
Mountain Lavender Farm tipi is a small 2.5 acre sustainable camp experience. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Bend where you can enjoy the city life if preferred. A 22’ Nomadic Tipi awaits you. 2 Queen futon beds, relaxing outdoor fire gas stove all situated in the middle of 500 lavender plants.
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The Honeybee Ranch

5 sites · Lodging11 acres · Bend, OR
You are just minutes away (whether you are Hiking, Biking, Walking or riding your Horses to our quaint and lovely little village of Tumalo for outdoor music, food trucks, fire pits and country store. Perfect space for artist/writers retreat! We are a 12 min drive to downtown. And are centrally located to all in the surrounding area. You can float the river, launching in Tumalo or the Old Mill for river floating, walking and hiking. Trails are in the surrounding area. Private and gorgeous! Perfectly situated in the "Golden Triangle" of Bend, Redmond and Sisters. The 11 acre Ranch is also surrounded by hundreds of acres of Wooded and Open-Range Fields, for which you’ll have access to most of the property to hike, bike, walk or Horse-Back (Horses not provided).... in addition to the beautiful fields just outside the property line where you can walk the trails to downtown Tumalo! You will see resident deer, owls, falcons and coyotes. Come unplug on your slice of "privacy".....and enjoy the view of Pilot Butte in the distance! Two adults-capacity: Includes two twin beds. Dining Room Small refrigerator/freezer, Full Bathroom (Compost) Shower (Cold) Cold Water Heater Indoor / Outdoor lights Picnic Table Outdoor Fire Pits and BBQ Open....open spaces!! Five minutes to the Deschutes River for fly fishing and river floating. Bring your bikes, Hiking Boots, skies....and your own Horses....(we can sell you Hay on site....if you need Hay). We will happily share the best places to float, horse-back riding, hikes, bike trails to relax. Need something additional or forgot it? (floats, bike, ice, coffee creamer, s'mores, etc...just ask us!) Property condusive to snow shoeing and cross country skiing when snowy. Due to COVID 19 stipulations please bring your sleeping bags and pillows! Sheets are provided but we ask you bring a good sleeping bag to ensure you’re warm. Campsite is set up for two people. Join us at HoneyBee Ranch, where we value your privacy!
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Tom's Rest Canyon Retreat Center

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · OR
TOM'S REST was created by Tom's wife Cheryl in an effort to carry out their plans to provide respite for those in need. Tom Edwards worked tirelessly for years to clear this wild recreation space where he planned to live while helping others. Tom suddenly and unexpectedly passed February 2, 2015 while in the process of making his move to Sisters with his High School sweetheart of 45 years. Cheryl continued his passion and their dream to make this a place for those in need as a way to honor the most giving man she ever knew. This process, while overwhelming, has brought some healing and it is our hope to continue that healing for others in need from life's many trials. We continue to use our funds to promote healing in grief and other trials of life. We would appreciate hearing from those that have anything to contribute in way of maintenance and housekeeping, services to provide those in need such as massage or counseling, or any other contributions you are led to give. We are developing a list of volunteers to be called upon when someone in need is referred to us and will keep you informed as things develop. Anyone having a grief, widows/widowers, caregiver, cancer, hospice or other group that would like to have their group listed should message us as well. These respite visits are short getaways to refuel and support individuals during tough times. Those that come to enjoy Tom's Rest will be ministering to those in need through your paid visits here and hopefully, gain some needed respite of your own. We have taken every precaution for distancing and cleanliness with the ever changing Covid policies for your safety and concerns. Most feel they are pretty much 'on their own' in this retreat area with the option for seclusion OR mingling if so desired. My deepest thanks to all who have stood alongside through this journey and continue to do so. May we collectively create TOM'S REST with Tom's intention and the passion he infused in us to carry it through to fulfillment.
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The Back Five

1 site · RV5 acres · Redmond, OR
Property located in SW Redmond, OR - in the heart of an outdoorsman's paradise - fishing, skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, running, biking, swimming, hiking and mountain climbing are all within an hour of the location. Smith Rock State Park is approximately 20 minutes to the north. Eagle Crest Resort is a short drive away. 5 acres of land with a gravel pad, gravel driveway, cross-fencing, shop building ( not accessible to campers) and great views of the Three Sisters mountains in the Cascades range. Summer days are typically warm and dry, while nights cool off dramatically. High desert climate - Redmond is located at about 3,000 feet above sea level. Electrical hook-up is available for an RV/trailer on the front of the shop building and to the south of the shop on the post. Dry-camping only - no sewage, septic or water hookup is available. Privacy is not guaranteed. The shop is utilized daily by our family and friends. So, there might be a few visitors throughout the day in the shop.
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Trinity Ranch "Farmping"

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents34 acres · Redmond, OR
We are a farm to table family operated ranch. Our goal is to provide all who come here a sense of joy and value. We accomplish this by providing excellent service, high quality food, and sharing our 34 acres of God's beautiful part of the world! Centrally located between Bend, Sisters, Smith Rock, and all the mountain activities, it is a perfect spot for your stay-over. We would be happy to provide you with recommendations of local food or activities if you're interested. All of our RV sites are dry camping, but we do provide access to water and a dump station. The 3 RV sites are relatively close together. In particular sites 2 and 3 would be ideal for groups. All the RV sites also have a dedicated tent area. We try to come meet you during your stay here and we want you to feel like this is home away from home. Situated between the 4 sites is a rustic, semi-private outdoor shower and a portapotty. Come see us!
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Farm camping in Wickiup Reservoir with campfires 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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