Prineville Reservoir

Bureau of Reclamation, Oregon.

Prineville Reservoir and Arthur R. Bowman Dam are features of the Crooked River Project. Recreation at the 3,030-acre reservoir is located 15 miles south of Prineville. Available species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown bullhead, and crappie. 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. Reservations can be made by calling 800-452-5687 or for general information call 800-551-6949 .

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Good access to north side of reservoir via Juniper Canyon Rd. South side and lower end of reservoir access via scenic drive up the Crooked River and over Bowman Dam. Turn off U.S. 26 in town of Prineville to reach both routes.

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