Chickahominy Reservoir Campground, Oregon

This BLM campground is a couple of hours east of Bend, OR. Right now, the lake is so low that the dock and boat ramp no longer reach the water, resulting in an empty campground.


Chickahominy Reservoir - BLM Campground, near Riley, OR: Site #25 (28 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • dump not station available • lake access • trails nearby • 4,324’ elevation. August 13th - 14th.

• Inexpensive.
• Lots of vacant campsites.
Cons: • Lake extremely low.
• Folks in a pickup driving up & down the dirt road along the lake after sunset with spotlights shooting something. Maybe rabbits?? Creepy

Overall Experience: frown

The Chickahominy Reservoir BLM Campground is a popular outdoor recreation destination located about 6 miles west of the town of Riley, Oregon. The campground is situated on the shores of the Chickahominy Reservoir, a man-made lake that is known for its excellent trout fishing.

The campground offers:

  • 28 campsites suitable for both tents and RVs
  • Gravel pads and mostly level sites for comfortable camping
  • Amenities such as a fish cleaning station, drinking water, vault restrooms, and a boat ramp for easy access to the reservoir

Fishing and Nature
One of the main attractions of the Chickahominy Reservoir BLM Campground is its great fishing opportunities. The reservoir is stocked with large rainbow trout, making it a popular spot for anglers.

Aside from fishing, campers can also enjoy:

  • Beautiful views of the surrounding high desert landscape
  • Hiking trails to explore the area's natural beauty
  • Birdwatching and wildlife spotting activities

Year-Round Camping
The campground is open all year round, but the peak season is from April to November. During this time, camping fees are $8 per night, with a 50% discount for Golden Age pass holders. Reviews mention that the campground is well-maintained and clean, with a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.

Additional Amenities
In addition to the campground, the Chickahominy Recreation Site also offers:

  • A boat ramp
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Drinking water

These amenities make it a convenient choice for boaters and anglers visiting the area.

Exploring Nearby
If you're interested in exploring beyond the campground, there are other outdoor activities available in the surrounding area such as hiking and birdwatching.

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