Crane Prairie Campground


Area Status: 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.

Find a map of this campground here.

There is a boat launch area within this campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 2022 Season - The tent site peninsula will likely remain closed throughout the summer due to a heavy concentration of thatching ant nests while staff continue mitigation efforts to minimize nest sites. 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: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees:
  • Single Campsite Rate: $20/night
  • Premium Campsite Rate: $22/night
  • Group Site Rate: $300/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.
Open Season: Tentative Opening: May 15, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Closest Towns: Bend / Sunriver / La Pine
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: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300

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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

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. 

No. of Sites 146 single site(s), 6 tent only site(s) 
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 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

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.79689

  Longitude : 
-121.75783

  Elevation : 
4450