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Bowman Dam

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A scenic drive or cycle trip up the Crooked River out of Prineville leads to Bowman Dam.  The route to Bowman Dam winds through the Crooked River Canyon passing interesting rock formations, beautiful stretches of the Crooked River, and impressive canyon landscape.

Bowman Dam was completed in 1961 and creates the popular water recreation destination Prineville Reservoir.

The area around Bowman Dam features several great fishing, camping, and water recreation spots.  Amenities include parking, restrooms, and a boat launch.


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Contact Info

  • Phone:
    (541) 447-6304
  • Address:
    Oregon Highway 27
    Prineville, OR 97754

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