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Crane Prairie Reservoir, OR

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.

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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

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Kokanee Salmon

Crane Prairie Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Crane Prairie Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and canoes
541 383-3939

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.

Click here for a Oregon Fishing License.

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

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Contact Information

Crane Prairie Reservoir
Crane Prairie Campground
Bend, OR 97701
541 338-7869


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