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.

Witness the Wonders of Central Oregon Wildlife


crooked river wetland birdwatching
crooked river wetland great blue heron
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peregrine falcon in Crooked River Wetlands

Bird enthusiasts, visit the captivating Crooked River Wetlands for a range of birdwatching activities.

Crooked River Wetlands

Just a short drive out of town are the Crooked River Wetlands. This area is a popular spot for avid birdwatching, with 3.25 miles worth of paved trails throughout for accessible use. In total, there are 5.4 miles of trails, perfect for walking, running, and biking: fun for the whole family (including the dog, on leash, of course). 

With amenities including restrooms, a covered pavilion, and two picnic tables, the Crooked River Wetlands makes for a wonderful gathering place. Educational kiosks surrounding the area speak to land use, wildlife, geography, the history of the wetlands, and more.

So, pack your binoculars, grab your camera, and set off on an adventure at the picturesque Crooked River Wetlands for an unforgettable birdwatching experience in the heart of Oregon’s natural beauty.

Crooked River Wetlands Complex

Crooked River Wetlands Complex

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