Cow Meadow Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed


This campground features a large grassy meadow with mostly lodgepole pine trees providing shade. It is right on the river, but close to Crane Prairie Reservoir. The campground is situated where Snow Creek and the Deschutes River flow into the Crane Prairie Reservoir. This area offers outstanding fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Crane Prairie Reservoir is managed in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation.

The primitive boat launch is only large enough for small boats. 

10 MPH speed limit is enforced for boating on Crane Prairie.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are not currently available for this site. For additional information about the site, please visit
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Per night per site fee: $10/first vehicle; $5/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: Late April - September 11, 2016
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Services
Information Center: Located within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service.

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel about 45 miles south on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), 0.5 mile east on Forest Road 40, then 2 miles south on Forest Road 4000-790.

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 18 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None


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Boat ramp
Camping trailer Under 30 feet RVs acceptable
Picnic tables A picnic table and grill at every site.
Tent camping