Gull Point Campground

La Pine, Oregon

Book through our partner Recreation Gov

Overview

Located on the shore of Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes National Forest, Gull Point campground offers visitors easy access to an abundance of recreational activities along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway.

Sites are scattered among a mixed, yet open conifer forest, giving sunshine a chance to filter through. Several sites sit on along the waterfront.

Recreation

Gull Point Campground offers visitors opportunities for hiking, boating, canoeing, swimming and fishing.

The reservoir's relatively warm water and cooler deep channels generate some of the best fishing in Central Oregon. The area is renowned for its brown trout, often reaching 20 pounds, with normal catches in the 5-to-8 pound range. The reservoir also sustains good numbers of kokanee and coho salmon and decent populations of rainbow trout, brook trout, whitefish and chub.

Facilities

Gull Point campground offers spacious campsites for both tent and RV camping.

Picnic areas, drinking water, vault toilets and a dump station help visitors enjoy the outdoors in a comfortable setting.

There are also two large day-use areas, with boat launches and fish cleaning stations at each.

Natural Features

The reservoir covers an area on the Deschutes River that was historically used by Native Americans during the fall. Several tribes throughout the area built "wickiups," shelters made from reeds, grass, or brush, while living in the area.

At full pool, Wickiup is a beautiful, pine-edged reservoir, with some willows and sandy beach areas. At low water, steep soil and gravel banks drop abruptly to the water.

This is one of central Oregon's best wildlife viewing sites, attracting a variety of nesting and migrating birds. Fantastic nearby peaks, lava flows and forests also provide visitors with a variety of landscapes.

Wetlands, diverse forests, and rocky slopes near the campground provide a necessary habitat for shorebirds, porcupine, deer, bats and the occasional black bear.

Nearby Attractions

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, is a great starting point for visitors to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits.

Visitors can also explore the Lava River Cave, located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. At 5,211 feet in length, the northwest section of the cave is the longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.

Reviews

Have you stayed here? Be the first to leave a review!


More Places to Stay

La Pine, Oregon

Bull Bend Campground

Overview Bull Bend is located along the Deschutes River just below the Wickiup Reservoir Dam.Recreation Bull Bend Campground offers a great location for fishermen. Fishing access is best found alon...

Bend, Oregon

Fall River Campground

Overview Fall River Campground is located along Fall River within the Deschutes National Forest west of La Pine.  Recreation Campers can enjoy the nearby Fall River Trail which offers frequent view...

La Pine, Oregon

Brand New Wooded Retreat With Luxe Interior & Deck

• TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •This brand-new 3BR/2BA home features a luxe interior with high-end furnitur...

From $124/night

Adventures Nearby

  • Camp and Fish at Crane Prairie Reservoir

    Crane Prairie Reservoir is one of the top-producing rainbow trout fisheries in Central Oregon. The record rainbow to date weighed just over 19 pounds, so there is a good chance of catching some lunkers while visiting here.The lake is located on th...

  • Hike the Fall River Trail

    The Fall River Trail follows meanders through an old growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the Fall River. There are several pull-out parking spots along Forest Service Road 42 but probably the easiest is to start at the Fall River Campg...

    5.9 miles 101 ft gain

  • Fly Fish on Davis Lake

    About 50 miles southwest of Bend, Davis Lake is one of the major fishing destinations among the cluster of lakes in central Oregon. The lake was once known as a go-to spot for really big rainbow trout, but largemouth bass were illegally introduced...