Crane Prairie Campground
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:||2023 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. This campground will be closing at noon on October 22, 2023, and the last night to reserve a campsite is October 21, 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:||Interpretive Site, Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking|
|Open Season:||Tentative Opening: May 12, 2023 - October 22, 2023|
|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 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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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