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BLM to waive overnight fees at Crooked River campgrounds

For June 9 National Get Outdoors Day

   The Bureau of Land Management Prineville District Office will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by waiving the overnight camping fees on the Crooked River for the night of June 9.
   The fee waiver applies to BLM-administered campgrounds only on the Chimney Rock segment of the Lower Crooked River south of Prineville. The area has more than 90 campsites that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Big Bend Campground near Bowman Dam is managed by Bureau of Reclamation and is excluded from the fee waiver.
   The Chimney Rock segment of the Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River is becoming increasingly popular for all kinds of recreation.
   The area provides for many types of recreational activities including: camping, fishing, hiking, and driving, or bicycling on the Crooked River Backcountry Byway, as well as boating activities on the nearby Prineville Reservoir.
   A paved portion of the 43-mile-long Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway winds its way through the river canyon.
   Get Outdoors "GO" Day is an outgrowth of the Get Outdoors USA! campaign, which encourages Americans, especially youths, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace parks, forests, rangelands and other public lands and waters.
   Additional information about BLM Prineville recreation opportunities is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/recreation/index.php.