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So worth the time

Absolutely beautiful drive. We turned around at the reservoir. Later I heard we should have gone... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Irvine CA
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Beautiful drive anytime of the year

This was a day trip for us, although you could make it anytime frame as it's not to far out from... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Don S
Bend, Oregon
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Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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Reviewed 13 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.

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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

2  Thank Don S
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

2  Thank 2Vegans2wheels
Reviewed 28 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

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Terri N
Reviewed 1 November 2017

One of the most beautiful roads to drive in central Oregon. I have seen many types of wildlife driving down the road like deer, rock chucks, porcupines, eagles and so on. Winding curvy road that follows the path of crooked river that takes you to...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Excellent drive along the river among gorgeous hills in many shapes and colors. Go near the end of the day and do one of the hikes.

Thank drdroad
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Spouse and I stopped by for a quick appetizer and flight of craft brews on our way to Prineville Reservoir State Park. The first thing we noticed was the cowboy town atmosphere, almost like a step back to another era. It was very relaxed and...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This drive up the crooked river takes you through farm country and old lava era mountains. The geological beauty is worth the drive, the rover is flowing and it's just beautiful. Watch out the bicyclists, as the road doesn't really have a bike lane for...More

1  Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

this was good drive hiking spots camping spots worth the trip.the river is so pretty and there a fly fishing going on as well..i hiked some easy trails

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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.
4 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