North Wickiup Boating Site

Deschutes National Forest, Near La Pine, Oregon

North Wickiup Boating Site does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The reservoir covers an area on the Deschutes River which was known as the Wickiup's. It was a camping area for Native Americans during the fall. Wickiup Dam was started in 1939, and was completed in 1949.

Wickiup Reservoir is very rich, highly productive, relatively warm water and cooler deep channels generate some of the finest fishing in Central Oregon.

There are two paved boat ramps and parking lots for trailers. There is a boat dock that separates the two ramps. There are also picnic tables and a toilet. In the fall, low water levels may make these ramps inaccessible.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include: