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Crooked River Scenic Drive

Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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beautiful crooked drive

This road goes south out of Prineville to Bowman Dam, and follows the Crooked River to Bowman Dam... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Terri N
pendleton, United States
My favorite route to drive in Prineville

One of the most beautiful roads to drive in central Oregon. I have seen many types of wildlife... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Jim A
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Crroked River Hwy, State Route 27, Prineville, OR
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank teetawzk
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were in awe as we drove all the way through down to Hwy 20. The rock formations and lava flows are a must see. I cannot say enough about this area and few people know about it, it won't be crowded.

1  Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I read the reviews and still was not prepared for how great this drive was, unbelievably gorgeous views. I did not think anything could top the 26/97 drive to Bend with the Cascades in the background, but this is the best drive in the area,...More

4  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

What a nice hidden gem near Prineville... Many small on the river campgrounds door the road South of town... All BLM so they are camping like it used to be before the behemoth RVs roll in... Go visit...

4  Thank Don H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very scenic road with lots of curves, towering cliffs, the river, and general central Oregon high desert charm. Lots of places to stop, some places to camp, and great access for those wanting to fish or view wild life.

3  Thank Ruger_LC9
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
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