Prineville is the ideal location for any eager outdoor enthusiast as it is central to the high desert, forested rolling hills, and maintained greenways. This community of more than 10,000 people is situated almost exactly on top of one of the biggest volcanoes in the United States: The Crooked River caldera. This volcano is so large it straddles three counties including Crook Country, Oregon.
The moment you arrive at the jet charter airport in Prineville on your private chartered flight, you’ll want to ask yourself where to begin your next adventure as Prineville offers fishing, cycling, walking paths, rockhounding, boating and camping.
If you have never tried rockhounding, the city has dubbed itself the “Rock Hound Capital of the United States.” This means that every person in pursuit of a one-of-a-kind memento will not be disappointed. Folks flock from all parts of the world to find various rocks and gemstones, including the more commonly found agate, jasper and obsidian. Be an ameteur geologist for a day and discover the various sites and mines by retrieving a map at the local chamber of commerce. The Prineville Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre also has an extensive visitor’s guide available to the public.
If you are planning to visit for a weekend, or just passing through this vibrant community is the kind of place where everyone is welcomed with open arms.