Big Bend Campground

Located south of Prineville, Oregon, this campground offers year-round camping and Crooked Wild and Scenic River access along the Lower Crooked Back Country Byway. Cooperatively managed in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, this campground’s facilities include 13 campsites, one group use area and a day-use area with access to the Crooked Wild and Scenic River. 

Know Before You Go

  • Open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.
  • Potable water is available during the warmer spring and summer months.
  • Cell phone service is not available in the campground.
  • Watch for bicyclists: the section of State Highway 27 between Prineville and Bowman Dam is designated as the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway.

Point of Interest

Looming 240 feet above the campground, the mighty Arthur R. Bowman Dam retains the waters of the 3,030-acre Prineville Reservoir, a popular spot for fishing and other water-based activities. At 1.6 miles away from Big Bend Campground, the boat ramp at Powderhouse Cove provides the nearest reservoir access.