WALTON LAKE, OR

Walton Lake Campground may be the best-known location in the Ochoco National Forest, offering a serene setting among old-growth Ponderosa pine and mountain meadows. Most sites offer sweeping lake views.Walton Lake is a blue sparkling jewel hidden within the dense forest. A small dam...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 05 2014   Season Dates

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  • Horses are not permitted in the park
  • Off-road vehicles can not be operated off the park roads
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AREA WALTON LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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AREA WALTON LAKE TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 24 Pull-Through
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Walton Lake Campground may be the best-known location in the Ochoco National Forest, offering a serene setting among old-growth Ponderosa pine and mountain meadows. Most sites offer sweeping lake views.

Natural Features:

Walton Lake is a blue sparkling jewel hidden within the dense forest. A small dam impounds spring-fed water that seeps from surrounding sloped meadows.

Aspen and tall willows add habitat diversity to make this place especially attractive to wildlife. This is a place to find white-headed woodpecker, belted kingfisher, spotted sandpiper, cinnamon teal, American coot, Steller's jay, yellow-headed blackbird and Brewer's blackbird.

Recreation:

Visitors can choose to spend their vacation relaxing by fishing on the shore of Walton Lake, or swimming and paddling in the water. There is a swimming beach, fishing pier and boat ramp, and the lake is stocked with rainbow trout and catfish.

There are also many trails nearby for those who would like to explore on foot or mountain bike. This includes the 7.5-mile multi-use Round Mountain Trail as well as the 1-mile Walton Lake Trail, which offers many scenic views around the lake.

Facilities:

There are paved parking spurs, picnic tables and fire rings with grills at each single site. Vault toilets are available in both sections of the camp, and a hand pump for drinking water is located in the south shore section.

There are three tables and a fire ring at each group site. These sites can accommodate three to four RVs, and there are several tent pitching spots available.

There are accessible vault toilets in the south shore section of the camp.

Nearby Attractions:

For visitors seeking a bit of civilization, the city of Prineville is nearby. There are opportunities to shop, dine out, golf, attend events and visit the local museum.

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GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Fri Jul 31 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Jun 01 2014 Thu Sep 04 2014
Non Peak Fri Sep 05 2014 Sun Oct 05 2014
Peak Sun May 31 2015 Thu Sep 03 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fee Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
Peak Season
Jun 01 2014 -
Sep 04 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00-$100.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 05 2014 -
Oct 05 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00-$100.00
Peak Season
May 31 2015 -
Sep 03 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00-$100.00

*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):
44.43306, -120.33667
44°25'59"N, 120°20'12"W

From Prineville, Oregon, take Highway 26 east for 16 miles. Turn right at the junction to Walton Lake and Big Summit Prairie (County Road 23) and travel 9 miles to Forest Service Road 22. Turn left and proceed approximately 7 miles to Walton Lake. The campground will be on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WALTON LAKE
OCHOCO NATIONAL FOREST, 3160 NE 3rd St.
PRINEVILLE  OR  97754

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)416-6500