BIG RIVER, OR

Big River Campground is located near the resort town of Sunriver, Oregon, in the lush expanses of the Deschutes National Forest. Large, open group sites offer a perfect setting for family reunions or group gatherings.Nearby peaks, lava flows and old-growth forests throughout...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water or electric hookups are available at this campground
  • Sites may be available on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment and tires before using lake or trails
  • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Overview

Overview

Big River Campground is located near the resort town of Sunriver, Oregon, in the lush expanses of the Deschutes National Forest.

Large, open group sites offer a perfect setting for family reunions or group gatherings.

Natural Features:

Nearby peaks, lava flows and old-growth forests throughout Deschutes National Forest provide visitors with a variety of landscapes, showcasing ecosystems typical of central Oregon.

The Deschutes River, a major tributary of the Columbia River, is central to the campground. The wide river flows through areas of old growth ponderosa and aspen, with its shoreline varying from marshy meadows to basalt bedrock. Flows fluctuate less on this part of the river because of tributaries, and the river features many deep pools, a more stable bank and rocky in-stream structure.

Wildlife found in the area include deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds.

Recreation:

Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and rafting in the summer months and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Big River provides the perfect place to launch a canoe or kayak into the Deschutes River, and many visitors brave the waters on inner tubes. Only non-motorized boating is permitted on the river, and the water is Class II flatwater for about 6 miles below Sunriver.

The Deschutes River is renowned for its fly fishing, and sustains populations of kokanee, rainbow, bull and brown trout. Boat fishing or drift fishing is the best way to catch fish at this part of the river.

Facilities:

Big River Campground offers three group sites that accommodate both tent and RV camping. The sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings with grills and vault toilets.

A boat ramp is provided and sites have easy access to the waterfront.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region as well.

Visitors will also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregon's Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Mountain range, weaving through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.

Booking Window
Sun Sep 21 2014 - Thu Sep 17 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Information Station
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.81833, -121.49861
43°49'6"N, 121°29'55"W

From Bend travel south on Hwy. 97 for about 17 miles, then make a right onto Vandervert Road. Make a left onto S. Century Dr. then another right to stay on S Century Dr. Follow S Century Dr. / NF-4205, then make a right onto Bonanza Lane, and another right to stay on Bonanza which will lead you into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG RIVER
PO Box 8516
Coburg  OR  97408

Phone Number:

Information:  (541) 338-7869