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Crane Prairie Reservoir

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Address: , Bend, OR
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Activities: Fishing
Description: A challenging reservoir for fishing.

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Worth a visit for paddlers and anglers

This open reservoir is great for kayaking when the fishermen are not hogging all the parking. Highly exposed, but still refreshing. Bald eagle nest 'stands' make sightings a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This open reservoir is great for kayaking when the fishermen are not hogging all the parking. Highly exposed, but still refreshing. Bald eagle nest 'stands' make sightings a bonus. Lots of shoreline to explore. Probably best off-season or weekdays when competition for parking isn't such an issue. That being said, the limited parking keeps the lake from feeling crowded, even... More 

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Blue River, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Bad: First of all, ignore advertised 50 amp, there is none. Secondly, owners can be very abrasive & are not concerned with their customers (i.e., or complaints about electricity). There are charges for everything, even a tent in your own rv site + for extra people beyond 4/extra vehicle/showers/etc. Good: A beautiful place to fish, relax, view the scenery &... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fabulous fishing and a wonderful spot for families. I've been going there for 50 years and it is an awesome place to check in with nature.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We love to take a drive up the High Cascade Lakes Hwy whenever we have family in town. We stop at all the lakes and resorts and have lunch a one and get ice cream at another. We always stop in and take a look at the resort at Crane Prairie, we found the owners okay and not surly, but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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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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