Crooked Wild and Scenic River, Near Prineville, Oregon
Palisades Campground does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
Unlike most of the other campgrounds along the Crooked River, this 14.5-acre campground is set back some from the Lower Crooked Back Country Byway, providing some isolation. Campground facilities include fourteen mostly broad, spacious campsites, vault toilets and an accessible fishing pier. All but one of the campsites are at river level and accessed by a single-lane road.
Know Before You Go:
Open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted.
Potable water is available year-round at the upriver Chimney Rock Campground, 0.8 miles north on State HIghway 27.
Cell phone service is not available in the campground.
Watch for bicyclists: the section of State Highway 27 between Prineville and Bowman Dam is designated as the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway.
Point of Interest:
The site takes its name from nearby rock outcrops composed of basaltic lava which form the steep, formidable cliff faces across the river from the campground.