Crane Prairie Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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: Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777). For additional information about the campground, please visit
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • 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.
NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.
Open Season: Late April - October 6, 2016
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • 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: Located within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service.

General Information


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. 

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
No. of Sites 146 single site(s), 6 tent only site(s) 
No. of Accessible sites None


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