From Bend, OR: Travel 26.8 miles south on Highway 97 to Wickiup Junction, then 11 miles west on County Road 43 then continue 4.6 miles west on County Road 42 and finally 3.2 miles south on County Road 4260.
The reservoir covers an area on the Deschutes River which was known as the Wickiup’s. It was a camping area for Native Americans during the fall. Wickiup Dam was started in 1939, and was completed in 1949.
Wickiup Reservoir is very rich, highly productive, relatively warm water and cooler deep channels generate some of the finest fishing in Central Oregon.
There are two paved boat ramps and parking lots for trailers. There is a boat dock that separates the two ramps. There are also picnic tables and a toilet. In the fall, low water levels may make these ramps inaccessible.
Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 “ September 30. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.
Acceptable passes include:
- $5 Day Pass
- Northwest Forest Pass
- Interagency Annual Pass
- Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
- Interagency Access Pass
- Interagency Military Pass
- Every Kid in a Park Pass
- Northwest Forest ePass