The City of Culver has two separate dry camping areas for visitors. We will have 260 spaces that measure 20’ x 60’, most of which are “back in”. There is an RV dump station nearby and restrooms in the adjacent park but no other amenities. The Culver Crawdad Festival will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 19th which includes vendors, entertainment, a bicycle poker ride, BINGO, and a dinner. This event is on Saturday only but the vendors will be given an opportunity to remain in the park through Monday. There are a few restaurants and convenience stores in Culver along with a gas station. Metolius, another small city also has a restaurant, convenience store and gas station. The other nearest cities that can provide all services are Madras (which is about 10 miles north) and Redmond, about 15 miles south of Culver. Madras is planning a large number of solar eclipse events. I hear all motel rooms have already been booked in all of the central Oregon area. I am aware of a few other camping options as well.
The cost for the parking is $50.00 per night with a 3 night minimum. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required in order to reserve a space and only cash, check or money order will be accepted. (We do not have the ability to process credit/debit cards.) Your specific site will be selected when we receive your deposit payment. The remaining amount will be due upon arrival. (The purpose of the deposit is to allow the council pricing flexibility.) This allows the council to reduce the price. The city is not able to refund payments so please be sure of your plans prior to sending payment.
Please make payment to: City of Culver (Please clearly indicate it is for “Solar Eclipse”
City of Culver
200 First Ave.
PO Box 368
Culver, OR 97734
If you would like more information about what is available in the area, please let me know.
Thank you so much and please let me know if there is any way I can help you.
Culver City Recorder/Manager
Culver Community Information:
Culver is a small farming community nestled in a fertile valley 2,633 feet above sea level. Summer is usually dry and sunny rarely exceeding 100 degrees while the nights are cool. Winter brings temperatures that can dip into the twenties at night, but usually warm up into the forties during the day. We usually see some snow but the average is only about 6 inches.
Crops that are grown include garlic, potatoes, certified grass, alfalfa, grain, mint and vegetable seeds. Even though the growing season is short, it is quite productive.
Practically on the banks of Lake Billy Chinook with it's miles of shore line it's a recreation paradise. The opportunities for the fisherman, boater, water skier, camper, hiker, and any outdoors man or woman is endless. The lake attracts close to a half million visitors a year.
Culver has a population of about 1,370 citizens. The school K thru 12 has a reputation for scholastic excellence and has been commended by the state. The city community water comes from 100 percent natural spring water and is the heart of Culver.
You will find Culver located two miles west of highway 97. Nine miles to the north is Madras, the Jefferson county seat. Redmond is 17 miles south and 32 miles south is Bend. The big city of Portland is about a two hour drive to the north.
Culver is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We celebrate any who wish to make their home here. Culver is Oregon.