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Jasper Point
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Jasper Point
Description - Jasper Point is found on Prineville Reservoir. It is a place where those weary of hectic schedules and jangling telephones can find peace, a place where life can be pondered from a different and unique perspective. Most of all, a place carefully designed and maintained for people -- for the mother and her baby out for a Sunday drive, for the father teaching his son how to fish, for the teenager who wants to get away for a bit, for the couple on a weekend camping trip, for the grandparents who just want to take it easy for a week.

A place where, as the golden sun sinks slowly over the ridge and the fiery lake catches the last color reflections of red and green canyon walls, the silent hush of the deeply dark night ushers in the glorious canopy of a million stars; where slumber is deep and peaceful.

Attractions - Jackson Point features a boat ramp and dock on the high-desert Prineville Reservoir.

Vital Stats: The campground offers 22 full hookup sites, 23 electrical sites, 25 tent sites (maximum site 40 feet). Jasper Point offers 29 primitive sites. In addition the park offer 5 cabins for overnight stays(2 are rustic, 3 are deluxe). Showers are available at Prineville Reservoir State Park.

Recreation - Jackson Point offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and viewing wildlife. Jackson Point is associated with nearby Prineville Reservoir State Park where in addition to the above activities, swimming and cabin stays are also available.

Climate - Climate in central and eastern Oregon varies greatly depending on elevation. The high elevations receive much more precipitation and colder temperatures. These regions are much more arid and see greater temperature extremes than western Oregon. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April, mostly in the form of snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures can drop well below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Snow remains in the high mountains into early summer. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days, with warm to hot temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures at the higher elevations. Summer afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon.

Location - Jasper Point is located on Prineville Reservoir in Central Oregon. It is found off U.S. Highway 26, 14 miles southeast of the town of Prineville.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

Additional Information:
Central Oregon - Located on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range, several rivers, forests and mountain slopes create a recreational playground in Central Oregon. Its high desert landscape offers almost constant views of snowcapped Cascade peaks.
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.

Links:
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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