Discover the outdoor wonders of Prineville, Central Oregon!

Endless recreation opportunities in this breathtaking city, from exciting watersports to scenic hiking and thrilling biking.

Cycling in Prineville

Explore the stunning Crooked River Canyon and the mountainous terrain of the Ochocos as you navigate our scenic bikeway, gravel routes, and eclectic trail systems.

Water Sports in Prineville

Experience the serenity of Crook County's waterways, where ample opportunities to fish, boat, swim, paddleboard, camp, or even stargaze, await you.

Prineville offers diverse hiking trails, showcasing lush forests, rugged canyons, and stunning vistas that cater to adventure-seekers and hikers of all skill levels.

Tee off along our tranquil fairways as you take in the beautiful landscape of the High Desert at Prineville's choice golf courses: Meadow Lakes and Prineville Golf Club.

A plethora of exploration activities for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

From its dark night activities to its iconic landmarks, rockhounding activities, diverse bird species, and off-road adventures, Prineville is a haven for outdoor exploration.

Rockhounding in Prineville

Crook County, rightfully known as the rockhound capital of the world, offers enthusiasts the chance to discover beautiful agates, jasper, thunder eggs, and other unique minerals.

The rural nature of Crook County creates the perfect environment for unforgettable stargazing, boasting excellent opportunities to observe the night sky and constellations.

Whether in town or deep in the majestic Ochoco Forest, Crook County is home to several iconic natural and historic landmarks that are must-sees when you visit us.

Birdwatching in Prineville

Are you a bird enthusiast looking for a picturesque location to indulge in birdwatching? Look no further than the Crooked River Wetlands.


Experience the 
of Central Oregon

Explore Prineville is your ultimate guide to outdoor adventures, delicious dining experiences, a welcoming downtown experience, and more in the breathtaking landscapes of Central Oregon. Plan your perfect getaway and uncover all that this charming region has to offer.

A Glimpse Into Crook County...

Immerse yourself in nature’s wonders with a wide range of wildlife sightings and outdoor activities. From hiking through scenic trails to engaging in thrilling adventures, Explore Prineville offers endless opportunities to reconnect with nature and create unforgettable memories.

Event Calendar

Jun 21 - 12.00 pm
Western Days

Pioneer Park

In it's 19th year, the Prineville Western Days festival is a well-loved community event.  Grown rapidly since 2017, this event now features 100+ vendors, food truck options, live music, and more!

Jun 21 - 7.00 pm
Crooked River Roundup PRCA Rodeo

Crook County Fairgrounds
(1280 Main Street)

The Crooked River Roundup is an iconic event, celebrating western heritage with a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo.

Jun 22 - 8.00 am
Kayak Interpretive Tours

Prineville Reservoir Resort

The sweeping hillsides and cliffsides of Prineville Reservoir create a stunning backdrop for our guided kayak tour. Paddle with our interpretive staff and learn about local geology, area history, water cycle, and the plants and animals of the High Desert. Allow up to 3 hours for the tour, including pre-launch gear setup and post-launch check in.

Kayak, paddle and PFD provided. Single kayak rental costs $25; tandem (2 seats) costs $40.

Planning Your Next Trip?

Our Visitor’s Guide Can Help.


Order the Official Visitors Guide & Membership Directory
and Visitor Discount Lanyard Program for Your Visit

Prineville's Recreation

From Stein’s Pillar to Ochoco Reservoir, Wildcat  Campground to Giddy-Up Go Trailhead

Explore Prineville is your one-stop destination for all the outdoor adventures and indoor attractions in Central Oregon. Whether you’re into hiking, cycling, camping, fishing, or bird sightseeing, we’ve got you covered. Discover the hidden gems of this beautiful region and make unforgettable memories.

Wildcat Campground
is a camping site in the Ochoco National Forest
in central Oregon, near the Mill Creek Wilderness

Giddy-Up Go Trailhead
is a parking area in the Ochoco
National Forest in central Oregon
that provides access to a 12.7 mile
loop trail for hiking, mountain
biking, and horseback riding.

Stein’s Pillar Trailhead
is a parking area that provides access to
Stein’s Pillar Trail, a 3.8 mile out and back
trail that leads to the base of Stein’s Pillar.

Stein’s Pillar
is a natural rock formation that
stands 350 feet tall in the Ochoco
National Forest in central Oregon.

From Steins Pillar
to Giddy-Up Go Trailhead
2 hr 4 min (5.5 miles)
via Mill Creek Rd/NF-33.

Your Exploration Starts Here

Discover the hidden gems of this beautiful region and make unforgettable memories.

Photo courtesy of Travel Oregon

sign up for our newsletter

* indicates required

by clicking subscribe you are agreeing to
receive the Explore Prineville newsletter