Guide To Fishing At Crane Prairie Reservoir
AKA: Crane Prairie Lake
Big rainbow trout are the main attraction at Crane Prairie Reservoir, with four to ten pounders common. This is a 5,000-acre lake in the central Oregon, 15 miles northwest west of La Pine.
Bass, crappie, salmon and brookies also reside in the lake in decent numbers and size. 24 miles of shoreline wrap this rainbow trout factory, with limited access except at recreation areas. Crane Prairie Boating Site in the northeast corner of the lake, Browns Mountain Boating Site in the southeast corner of the lake, and Rock Creek Campground Boat Ramp at the southwest corner of the lake are best options for boat launching. In winter, heavy snow on the roads restrict access for ice fishing. Wickiup Reservoir is just a few miles south of Crane Prairie Lake.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brook trout and kokanee salmon at Crane Prairie Reservoir in Oregon.
Primary fish species residing in Crane Prairie Reservoir
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Crane Prairie Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Crane Prairie Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Browns Mountain Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off NF Road 4285, this is a two-lane, natural ramp with gravel parking.
Crane Prairie Reservoir Boating Site
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Gales Landing Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Quinn River Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Rock Creek Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off County Road 46, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Crane Prairie Campground - 541 338-7869
Crane Prairie Resort & RV Park - 541 383-3939
Cow Meadow Campground - 541 383-5300
Quinn River Boating Site Campground - 541 383-5300
Rock Creek Campground - 541 369-8523
Crane Prairie Reservoir OR Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Crane Prairie Reservoir
Crane Prairie Campground
Bend, OR 97701
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Crane Prairie Reservoir in OR
General Fishing Info
Fishing for big rainbow trout in central OR.