Crane Prairie Boating Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is home of the famous “cranebows,” Crane Prairie Reservoir is one of the top producing rainbow trout fisheries in Central Oregon. Osprey, bald eagles, and many waterfowl frequent the area.

This boating site has a paved boat ramp and large parking lot. There are docks and a fish cleaning station at this site as well.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Fourth Grade (Every Kid Outdoors) Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 1 through September 3. Recreation passes are acceptable at this site.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

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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