Chimney Rock Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • Lower Crooked River and Chimney Rock.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Typical campsites at Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Fishing and picnic deck.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Crooked River from the Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Large basalt formations are visible from the Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Western serviceberry.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Group site.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • The Wild and Scenic Crooked River.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • A typical campsite at Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Crooked River from the Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Large basalt formations are visible from the Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Chimney Rock Trail near the campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • A typical campsite at Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • A typical campsite at Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Large basalt formations are visible from the Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Potable water is available.- Chimney Rock Campground
  • Vault toilets at Chimney Rock Campground.- Chimney Rock Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Riverside camping. Excellent fly fishing. Dramatic canyons.
Cons: 
Hot summer temperatures.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$8.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Camping fee ($8.00)
Tent/Car sites: 
16
Group sites: 
1
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Clear throughout the day.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Overcast throughout the day.
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Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Sitting right in the heart of the Lower Crooked River Wild and Scenic stretch, Chimney Rock Campground is an excellent staging area for year-round desert canyon recreation. The Lower Crooked River was designated a Federal Wild and Scenic River in 1988 and features steep basalt canyon walls, a diverse array of wildlife (deer, river otter, antelope, beaver, waterfowl, etc), desert flora, and productive fly fishing. This 8-mile section of federally protected water displays a rugged beauty and 600-foot high basalt cliffs and unique rock formations carved away by the narrow Crooked River. Chimney Rock Campground is also adjacent to the Chimney Rock Trailhead. This trail is a 2.6-mile round-trip hike with expansive views of the Crooked River Canyon and nearby mountains.

Nearly all of the campground's 16 campsites (including the group site) are tucked right along the scenic Crooked River and offer picnic tables and fire pits. You'll find potable water and vault toilets here, and all sites are first-come, first-served. Chimney Rock Campground is open year round.

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