Cow Meadow Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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

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 Per night per site fee: $12/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: May 3 - September 22
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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites18 single site(s)
Reservation InfoReservations 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 sitesNone

Fishing

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Water Activities

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Amenities

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

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.81318

  Longitude : 
-121.77862

  Elevation : 
4450

 



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