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Crane Prairie Reservoir

Bend, OR
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Ranked #25 of 27 Attractions in Bend
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: A challenging reservoir for fishing.
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beware when making reservations that the owner is not easy to deal with. She warns you that she will charge you if you have to cancel and she will tell you that she may not put you in the spot you reserve. There are rules and rules and warnings everywhere. The owner acts as if all customers are just a... More

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La Pine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Out of the six times we have visited Crane Prairie, the last one was the first time the water was like glass! This is the first time we have kayaked this lake and the last time. You compete with motor boats so you are constantly turning your nose to face their wake, campers were loud and noisy, you could hear... More

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Woodburn, Oregon
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We weren't satisfy and not happy. They shoud post in the website about the schedule of showers not at the door of the shower who's going to read that especially people that busy going fishing and not coming back ontime. This is the only campsite that they close their shower very early as far as we know everywhere else are... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Jodi the manager is rude beyond words. We will never camp there again. Her husband is equally as rude, perhaps these people are in the wrong business. Maybe no one has every explained to her what camp host means. What a loss.

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Keizer, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

best place to go camping. You can crank your music without being interrupted. you have to be careful because there are leaches. Its really hard to catch fish as well

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Sisters, Oregon
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

A nice summer visit to Crane Prarie Reservoir during Osprey nesting season is super fun,but bring the Mosquito Repellent, cause you have water, warmth, swampy areas and everything just perfect for Fish, Opsrey, Frogs and Bugs! The reason Osprey Point is so beloved by the Feathery Birds Of Prey is the presence of a forest of Dead Trees! Birds love... More

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Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The birds are interesting and a great variety. We kayaked among old, dead trees that are home for coromont condos. I have seen white pelicans, and eagles. One time we saw a female elk from our kayaks. How fun is that? Depending on where you launch from, you might encounter fisherman in boats, or float tubes. I know nothing about... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We love the Central Oregon Cascade Lakes outside of Bend and have been getting to know this magical area quite well. Avid campers and explorers, we have experienced everything from RV parks to rural walk in US Forest Service sites. The Quinn River Campground on Craine Prarie Lake has the best of both worlds and is a great base camp... More

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Bend, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Beautiful mountain views from this lake. The while thing is very shallow so ski boats are never out here, but it is elite for fishing.

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Camas, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Rented a boat at the resort and spent all day on the lake. Some amazing views of mountains, spotted a bald eagle, some hawks, etc. Didn't really start fishing until ~4, not expecting to catch anything at all. we got 5 trouts, the largest 2 were too heavy though, broke the line and got away! Will be back with a... More

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