Cow Meadow Campground
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. This campground will be closing at noon on September 17, 2023, and the last night to reserve a campsite is September 16, 2023.|
|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|
|Open Season:||Tentative Opening: May 5, 2023 - September 17, 2023|
|Restrictions:||Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.|
|Closest Towns:||Bend / Sunriver / La Pine|
|Operated By:||Vista Recreation|
|Information Center:||Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||18 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777).|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Lake and Pond Fishing
|Fish Species||Rainbow and Brook trout, mountain whitefish, kokanee salmon, largemouth bass, black crappie, and bluegill.|
Boating - Motorized
Boating - Non-Motorized
|Camping trailer:||Under 30 feet RVs acceptable|
|Picnic tables:||A picnic table and grill at every site.|