Prineville is located in Crook County
northeast of Bend
and east of Redmond
along Highway 126
This community was named for Barney Prine, local merchant. Prine's merchandise consisted primarily of good whiskey in the front room and some blacksmithing equipment in the back room.
The rimrocks that almost encircle Prineville, as well as the region's other geographic features, make the area a favorite place for rockhounds. Other Outdoor Activities include cross-country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, boating and fishing. These activities are found at nearby Ochoco Lake State Park, and further south at Prineville Reservoir/State Park.
Bike trails, numerous parks and greenways make Prineville an outdoor city from the earliest days of spring until late in the fall. The city has its own railroad, aptly called the City of Prineville Railroad.
It's not that uncommon to see people with a boat or a four-wheel off-road vehicle. This is an area for outdoor fun and recreation.
Golf Meadow Lakes Golf Course |
History A R Bowman Memorial Museum |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Ochoco Inn Motel |
Ochoco National Forest Lookout Mountain Ranger District |
Oregon Counties Crook County |
Oregon State Parks Prineville Reservoir State Park |
RV campgrounds and dealers Allen Creek Horse Camp | Antelope Flat Reservoir Campground | Crystal Corral RV Park | Prineville Reservoir Resort | Whistler Spring Campground | Wiley Flat Campground |
Science Rockhounding around Prineville |
Sports and Sporting Events Cougar Creek Trail #835 | Independent Mine Trail #808 | Lookout Mountain Trail #804 | Millican Valley OHV Area | Steins Pillar Trail #3887 |
Wildlife Viewing Centerfire Outfitters Inc. | Go West Outfitters |
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11/20 Coming to The area
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.