Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Poison Butte Campground is one of the several BLM campgrounds located along this stretch of the Crooked River. It is the second nearest to Bowman Dam and Prineville Reservoir. The rugged, high canyon walls add to the remote feeling of this area, not to mention the beauty. And of course the Wild and Scenic Crooked River is a main attraction here and runs right beside the campground. The Crooked is a fly fisherman’s paradise and you’ll certainly see a handful of fishermen wading in the river on any given day as you drive up the canyon. This stretch of the Crooked River is also a great place to watch for wildlife including big game and birds such as eagles.

Much like the other campgrounds on this route, Poison Butte Campground is a bare bones campground that offers 5 campsites near the river. Campsites here are small and cozy, best suited for tent campers, vans or those with smaller trailers. A picnic table and fire ring are found at each campsite. There is also a vault toilet located within the campground, but no drinking water (be sure to bring your own). The campground is open year round and all campsites are first come, first served with no reservations possible. As of September 2021 the nightly rate is $8.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

8.00 $ (6.72 €)

Pros

Nice campsites near the Crooked River.

Cons

Campsites are on the small side. Few amenities and no drinking water.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

BLM

Features

Vault toilet
Big vistas
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Big Game Watching
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

5

Lodging type

Lodge

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)

Location

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