Crane Prairie Reservoir

Crane Prairie Reservoir, Bend: Address, Crane Prairie Reservoir Reviews: 4/5

Crane Prairie Reservoir
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Pixelpanderer
Napa, CA888 contributions
Wait for rain!
Nov 2021
Both Crane and Wickiup were very sad. Go see them and be reminded of what mankind has done to the planet.
Written November 6, 2021
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BeanoC
Bend, OR91 contributions
Among the best trout lakes in Central Oregon
Aug 2019
Crane Prairie is an excellent lake for catching large rainbow trout. I have brought in "Cranebows" over 20", with 16-18 inch rainbows quite common. Fly fishing, spin or bait fishing, trolling... it all works here. There is ample parking for boat trailers at the resort, as well as a nice launch. I can't speak to the resort itself because I have not camped here, only fished. I have rented a fishing boat from them before and that was a very positive experience. If you're looking for a good day of trout fishing out on the lake, Crane Prairie is hard to beat in this area. It is open to fishing from April thru October. NOTE: All wild trout must be released! Please make sure to review the regulations beforehand.
Written November 17, 2019
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Barb S
Roseburg, OR394 contributions
Camping and Fishing Fun
Jul 2018 • Couples
Camped here several years ago (2014) when checking out a move to Bend. Easy fishing and pleasant campground on the lake. Clean baths and well-supplied store - even managed dinner after a last-minute decision to stop and stay!
Written June 4, 2019
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DawnsDaisies
Oregon37 contributions
Campground is good. Avoid swimming!!! 4 of us got swimmers itch!
Jul 2017 • Friends
The campground is good for dry camping. The sites are huge, mosquitoes are plentiful, lake is close by. Several of us kayaked with no issues. The lake appeared beautiful. A few of swam or floated casually in the water. All of us that entered the water for more than a few minutes got horrid cases of SWIMMERS ITCH! Horrible itching after leaving the water near the boat dock. Nothing made the itching stop. It was driving us crazy! After reading later, birds carry a parasite and it crawls into the skin of swimmers thinking we make a great host spot and our body rejects them. 5 days after leaving the water and we have tons or bumps covering our arms and legs. miserable! Kayaks and boats are great. Do not swim!! It should be posted that swimmers itch is active in this body of water. It would have saved me lots of scratching and heeby jeebies. Yuck! Parasites under your skin. ☹️
Written July 9, 2017
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Bonnie M
United States123 contributions
See it in late Spring
Jun 2017 • Couples
We drove around this lake as part of the Cascades Lake Scenic Tour. The area had had a lot of rain and snowfall and all the lakes were to the point of overflow. The areas were pristine and the water colors were incredible blue. Since the tourists had yet to invade, all the facilities were clean and well maintained. We stayed here and hour walking and driving around the area. Worth a look.
Written June 4, 2017
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larkinjl
Medford, OR316 contributions
Big Fish!
Nov 2016 • Business
After a respite, we have returned to this body of water because it boasts the biggest trout in the area. It is an absolute delight to hook into 20 inch, 4 lb. rainbows that can pull the rod out of your hand. And you best be paying attention!~
Written February 18, 2017
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Pamela G
12 contributions
Birds galore! Beautiful scenery and quiet -peaceful all around.
Jun 2016 • Family
We drove in and took several pictures of birds the lake and the area. Mountains all around. Fishing access to the lake is good

Written September 12, 2016
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Ed258536
Kennewick, WA547 contributions
Always a Beautiful Place
Jun 2016 • Couples
Ready to go camping? Here is a wonderful area to enjoy the out of doors. Some campgrounds in the area have cold cold cold water to pump out of the ground. Lots of areas where the springs of water just jump out of the ground.
Written August 11, 2016
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Frank P
Eugene, OR1,173 contributions
Great Fishing
Jul 2016 • Couples
Crane is one of the best still water fishing you will find in Central OR. Plenty of Rainbows to go around. Can get windy. Not much bank fishing but float tubes work great and of course boats.
Written July 24, 2016
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JYoshitomi
Oxnard, CA11 contributions
Remarkable to see so many cranes!
Jun 2016 • Couples
Once in a lifetime experience. We were driving on the lakes loop highway just west of the northern side of the lake. A sight to behold.
Written June 23, 2016
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