Ochoco Reservoir

Description:

Ochoco Dam and reservoir are major features of the Crooked River Project. Ochoco Dam, a hydraulic-fill structure on Ochoco Creek east of Prineville, Oregon, was constructed immediately after World War I as part of the Veterans Farm Settlement program undertaken by the state of Oregon. The left abutment of the dam is an alluvial fan and the right abutment is a slide mass consisting of fine earth and rock. The dam is 125 feet high with a crest length of 1,350 feet. The State Parks located on both the Prineville and Ochoco Reservoirs are among the most heavily used in Oregon. Ochoco Reservoir has 8 miles of shoreline. Available fish species include rainbow trout and brown bullhead. Season open year-round. Reservoir acre feet and total reservoir capacity and cubic feet/second release rates for rivers below Deschutes River Basin reservoirs and select river locations are updated daily and graphically provided.

Directions:

Recreation on this 1,100 acre impoundment is located 5 miles east of Prineville off U.S. 26.

Phone:

541-447-4363

Email:

Address:

Oregon State Parks 91677 Parkland Dr. Prineville, OR 97754

Activities:

Boating Camping Fishing Hunting Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Water Sports

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

$195
Yearning for a bygone era when a tour meant packing a picnic and a newspaper onto a bone-shaking steel frame and riding...
Price subject to change | Available through Backcountry.com
Currently Viewing Ochoco Reservoir
November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
Currently Viewing Ochoco Reservoir