Pine Mountain Campground

Deschutes National Forest

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NF-2017 Bend, OR 97701 541-383-4000 Official Website

GPS: 43.7909, -120.9429

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Overview of Pine Mountain Campground

Near Pine Mountain Observatory. The observatory is open Friday and Saturday evenings from May - September, when the weather is clear. $3 requested donation for the observatory.

Number of Sites 6

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 6,200 ft / 1,889 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/20/2018
2 reviews
“Great remote spot that's real hybrid between dispersed and established camping”

Reviewed 1/24/2021

Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

We took an RV up here pulling a trailer of motorcycles. It's a great place for launching day rides. There's not too much else to do on top of this butte/mountain other than just admire the amazing view. I hear that on certain nights the UofO Observatory will allow walk in visitors to take a peek through the telescope (unverified, however).

Note: the washboard road up the many miles to the peak is horrendous--one of the worst and longest I've ever experienced. No not try to bring a fragile trailer up there. How bad? I lost a hubcap and ran it over with my trailer!!! Good times.

Site Quality

Matthew would stay here again

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“lovely spot with an observatory”

Reviewed 7/20/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

pit toilets, fire rings, picnic tables. *maybe* 1 bar of phone service.

RV's may not like the climb up the mountain, but the gravel road is wide and well maintained. RV's can use the first loop to the right or the first back-in spot to the left. Not sure if there are any suitable RV spots past the second loop (no camping in the 2nd loop).

Observatory open to public Fri/Sat nights.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

skelley would stay here again

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


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