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Crane Prairie Reservoir

Address: Bend, OR
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Ranked #16 of 17 Attractions in Bend
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: A challenging reservoir for fishing.
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Bend, Oregon
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259 reviews 259 reviews
62 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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