Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River National Grassland, Near Prineville, Oregon
Walton Lake 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!
This lake is a blue sparkling jewel hidden within mostly old growth ponderosa pine forest. A small dam impounds spring-fed water that seeps from surrounding sloped meadows. Quaking aspen and tall willows add habitat diversity to make this place especially attractive to wildlife and humans alike. A dirt trail, not suitable for wheel-chair visitors, encircles the lake for a variety of scenic views.
Caution: Expect lots of human company on weekends and summer weekdays.
Motorized boating is limited to eletric motor only. The boat launch is available near the day use area.
View a map of Walton Lake Campground and hiking trail
Nearby attractions also include Walton Sno-Park