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Beautiful drive up the Crooked River

Lots of places to stop and have a picnic or go fishing, the views are never ending. Drive over the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Susan V
Prineville, Oregon
Beautiful George drive

The Crooked River George is very beautiful. There are places to pull off if you are interested in... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Cherie F
Prineville, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

this is a lovely drive from Prineville up to the reservoir. It winds along the river with lots of places to pull over and several little camp and picnic spots.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beth G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Lots of places to stop and have a picnic or go fishing, the views are never ending. Drive over the damn at the top and turn around and go back down, totally different views the other way!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan V
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The Crooked River George is very beautiful. There are places to pull off if you are interested in a picnic or federal campgrounds if you are so inclined. I do not fly fish but this river is known for superior fly fishing. I just love...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cherie F
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Just do it. So worth it. You will not be disappointed. Take your time and enjoy the ride. Stop along the way for the scenary.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M7140XRjaneth
Reviewed 11 August 2018

ONe of the most beautiful drives in Central Oregon is from Prineville to the Bowman dam. The river runs through the canyon with rock walls that are from many different geological ages. There are BLM 9-10 campgrounds (no running water or electricity) but immaculately maintained...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carolddodson
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful drive. We turned around at the reservoir. Later I heard we should have gone farther to get a view of it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was a day trip for us, although you could make it anytime frame as it's not to far out from any of the local towns that are close by. Bring some chairs, pack a lunch, bring the fishing poles or Fly rods. This area...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank bcf1108
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a really back way between Bend and Prineville. I ride this many times a year, as do many motorcyclists, as an after work trip. Depending on which end you start from, either Prineville or Bend, you will go down into (from Bend) the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 2Vegans2wheels
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Have brought my kids and grandkids on this hike a couple times. They love it! Easy hike for anyone. Many beautiful campgrounds to stop at and enjoy the river. After your drive, head bak to Prineville for lunch or ice cream at the vintage Tastee...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This road goes south out of Prineville to Bowman Dam, and follows the Crooked River to Bowman Dam, the head of Prineville Reservoir. It is lined with several pull-outs along the river, some for day use only, others for camping. The road is only a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Terri N
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Brian J
22 August 2017|
Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
There may be some at the Bowman Museum, but I don't know for sure ... I'll check around and see what I can find.
3 June 2017|
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You can but you would have to time your trip to a water release. The Crooked River flow is controlled by the local water district at Bowman Dam. If your looking for a good raft trip on a specific date try somewhere else but... More