Rattlesnake Canyon Campground


Prineville District Office 3050 NE 3rd Street Prineville, OR 97754

45.336445, -120.931064

From Maupin, Oregon: Take Bakeoven Rd for ¼ mile, then turn left onto the BLM Access Rd/Deschutes River Rd at the Maupin City Park. Continue 8.2 miles to the stop sign at State Highway 218. Continue for ½ mile, then turn left on the graveled BLM Access Rd. Proceed another 10.9 miles; the campground is on the left.

Fee Description:

Individual Campsites:
Weekdays: $8.00 per night
Weekends*: $12.00 per night
Additional Vehicle: $2.00 (excludes towed vehicles)
Senior Pass Holders are half price (Individual Campsites only)

Group Campsites:
Weekdays: $25.00 per night
Weekends*: $35.00 per night

*Weekend rates apply June 1 through September 15 $8.00/night fee applies Sunday through Thursday nights, Friday and Saturday night fee is $12.00/night, Group Sites are $25.00/night Sunday through Thursday nights, Friday and Saturday night fee is $35.00/night. May 15th September 15th. There is a $2.00 charge per extra vehicle (tow vehicles excluded).

Rattlesnake Canyon Campground

Located at the mouth of its namesake canyon and along the scenic Lower Deschutes River Back Country Byway, Rattlesnake Canyon Campground is located 20.4 miles north of the city of Maupin, Oregon. Several campsites in the campground offer direct river access along a verdant strip of riparian vegetation.

Know Before You Go:

  • Rattlesnake Canyon Campground is open year-round with 8 individual campsites, one group-use campsite, a vault toilet and garbage service. No drinking water or utility hookups are available.
  • No reservations are accepted; all campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis only.
  • Campfires and smoking are allowed only from October 16 through May 31, annually, unless posted otherwise.
  • When recreating on public lands, practice the Leave-No-Trace Principles.

Point of Interest:

Rattlesnakes? Yes, but they are out and about in all low elevation desert river canyons in the region. As predators, rattlesnakes play an important ecological role in keeping small mammal populations in check. Please observe rattlesnakes from a safe distance and do not attempt to engage with them; they want to avoid you as much as you may want to avoid them.

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