One of Eastern Oregon’s most popular fishing spots, man-made Chickahominy Reservoir was first stocked with rainbow trout in the summer of 1967. It is still stocked once or twice a year with fingerlings and legal-size fish. The water level fluctuates with the amount of spring run-off and can be low at times, affecting the availability of fisheries. The recreation site offers 28 campsites, a fish cleaning station, drinking water, vault restrooms and a boat ramp. The extensive valley where Chickahominy Reservoir lies is surrounded by foothills, distant buttes and rough ridges – a landscape that provides far-reaching views of the open high desert country.
Know before you go:
The fishing season peaks in June and resumes in September as the hot summer weather ends. Ice fishing is popular from December to late February.
Shade is limited and strong winds are common be prepared to tie everything down.
Point of Interest:
Wildlife species common to the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, black-tailed jackrabbits, coyotes, and ground squirrels. A variety of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds frequent the area as well.