Big Summit Ranger District -
There are many attractions on the district including the Bridge Creek Wilderness, the Big Summit Prairie, the upper reaches of the North Fork Crooked River Wild and Scenic River and the Lookout Mountain Management Area. A herd of wild horses also roams the district.
The Big Summit Ranger District offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation activities including camping, picnicking, fishing, backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, four-wheel driving, motorcycle and ATV riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
For camping on the Ochoco, developed campsites provide vehicle spaces, picnic tables, and fire grills, however, drinking water is not always available. Come prepared and bring water with you. Electrical hookups and showers are not provided. Camping is on a first-come first-served basis except for group sites. If you prefer "roughing" it and you discover a nice spot, feel free to camp. Please pack out your garbage, and be sure your campfire is out before you leave.
Picnic and overnight camping sites suitable for groups are available by contacting the Ranger District office for reservations.
The forest is a winter playground for many people. There are areas suitable for cross-country ski touring, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sledding. The most use occurs above 5,000 feet, near three Sno-Parks located on U.S. Highway 26. Oregon State Sno-Park permits are required for parking. Permits are available at the Prineville Motor Vehicle Division and Ochoco National Forest Headquarters. The open country, developed trails, and some back roads closed by snow to vehicle traffic are open for snowmobiling and skiing. Snow-covered roads surrounding Big Summit Prairie offer marked trails and large loops, which are especially suitable for snowmobile uses.
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Big Summit Ranger District
348855 Ochoco Ranger Station
OR 97754 US