Crane Prairie Campground

  

Crane Prairie Campsite

This is a large campground with multiple camping loops on the east shore of the Crane Prairie Reservoir and offers outstanding fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.  Crane Prairie campsites are right on the water or within a minute or two walk.  Crane Prairie Reservoir is managed in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation.

There is a boat launch area within this campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: For reservations visit recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees
  • Camping: $18/site/night; $9/each additional vehicle.  Multi-Site, $34 per night and $200 group.  
  • Day use: $5/vehicle/day at Crane Prairie Boating Site.
Open Season: Late April - mid October
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes:
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Service
Information Center: Within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest Operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel about 27 miles south on Highway 97, 11 miles west on County Road 43, 5.5 miles west on County Road 42, then 4 miles north on County Road 4270.


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Crane Prairie campsites are right on the water or within a minute or two walk. The roads going through the campground are paved as are many of the site spurs.  There are plenty of modern vault toilets and a pressurized water system. There is a fish cleaning station and boat launch. If you need a shower there is a public shower area at the resort next door along with a small grocery store that will help provide you with your emergency marshmallows. The sites are fairly isolated from one another and large enough to easily fit the whole family. Although we do have group and single reservable sites, reservations for single sites mostly will not be needed except on major holidays, because there are so many sites.

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov
No. of Sites 146 single site(s), 6 tent only site(s) 
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov
Hookup - WaterNo
Size Restrictions 30'
No. of Sites 140
No. of Accessible sites 0
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo

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Amenities

Boat ramp
Camping trailer
Toilets
Accessible
Picnic tables
Parking
Tent camping
Interpretive Site
Drinking water