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The forest and Crooked River National Grassland, located within the forest, occupy 959,290 acres at the center of Oregon. Both areas have rimrock viewpoints, deep canyons, and other fascinating geologic landsforms. The largest number of visitors come during hunting season in late summer and fall.

Small campgrounds, usually close to streams, are common. Fishing, camp facilities, and water recreation are available at Delintment Lake, Antelope Reservoir, Walton Lake, and Haystack Reservoir. Rockhounding is popular and forest roads lead to several sites containing thunder eggs, jasper, and other stones. Mountain bikers enjoy Lookout Mountain and Round Mountain as places to get away crowds.


Madras Crooked River National Grassland | Location: PO Box 490, 3160 NE Third St, Prineville Oregon 97754 Telephone 541-416-6500

Other Science nearby:
(Prineville) Brennan Palisades
(Bend) Deschutes National Forest
(Prineville) Ochoco National Forest
(Redmond) Petersen's Rock Gardens
(Bend) Pine Mountain Observatory
(Prineville) Rockhounding around Prineville


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John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival Burns OR April11-14 Enjoy witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds, from waterfowl and songbirds to raptors and cranes.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.
Huckleberry Festival Bingen WA September6-8 Music, parade, kids games, entertainment.