Cow Meadow Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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.

Find a map of this campground here.

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

Operational Hours: Visit Recreation.gov for current operating dates.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777).
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees
  • Single Campsite Rate: $12/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $8.00
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.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation
Information Center: Located within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Deschutes Recreation.

General Information

Directions:

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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Amenities

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

 
  Latitude : 
43.81318

  Longitude : 
-121.77862

  Elevation : 
4450

 

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