Crane Prairie Campground

Deschutes National Forest

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Gales Landing Road
Bend, OR 97701
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 43.7972, -121.7587

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 140
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: April-Oct.
Elevation: 4450 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Mike and Holly
Bend, OR
2015 Creekside 20FQ
2015 Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 105

Mike and Holly would stay here again

“Many campsites, but few campers”

Reviewed Aug 31, 2015

Overall Rating

This is a National Forest Service campground on Crane Prairie Reservoir. Crane Prairie is a large campground with 5 loops and 140 sites. We camped in the blue loop at site 105. We were here on Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30 and the campground was mostly empty. We had no neighbors in the blue loop and this is the loop by the water. It almost felt like a scene from the Twilight Zone, but we didn't complain about the peace and quiet.

Many of the sites at Crane Prairie are small and will not accommodate RV's. However, there are larger sites in each loop. We walked around the campground and made a note of the larger sites. Some of our favorites were 105, 108, 116, 134, 144, 49, 52. As with most Forest Service campgrounds, the pads are dirt with varying degrees of levelness. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. The sites are partly to mostly shaded by pine trees.

This campground is directly beside Crane Prairie RV Resort. The resort campsites are more than twice the price of the Forest Service sites, but you do get full hookups at the resort. We had solar power and a full water tank so the hookups were not needed. The Forest Service campground was perfect for us.

We had a good cell signal using AirVoice (AT&T) and Straight Talk (Verizon).

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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