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Campground is good. Avoid swimming!!! 4 of us got swimmers itch!

The campground is good for dry camping. The sites are huge, mosquitoes are plentiful, lake is close... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
via mobile
See it in late Spring

We drove around this lake as part of the Cascades Lake Scenic Tour. The area had had a lot of rain... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
United States
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A challenging reservoir for fishing.
  • Excellent33%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank DawnsDaisies
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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...More

Thank icetsarina
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

Thank larkinjl
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We drove in and took several pictures of birds the lake and the area. Mountains all around. Fishing access to the lake is good

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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.

Thank Ed258536
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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.

2  Thank Frank P
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank JYoshitomi
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a great place to go if you can get on the water. We kayak here at least once each summer and always have a wonderful time. The best part of kayaking Crane Prairie is the abundance of wildlife there. We always see bald...More

1  Thank Janice J
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Crane Prarie is a reservoir high in the cascade mountains with crystal clear water and great fishing for bass and trout. Once known as a trophy trout fishery it has been hi-jacked to a bass fishery by unscrupulous fishermen who illegally introduced bass to the...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We had a great day on the water! Just spectacular, no wind and the water was like glass. We paddled for about 5 miles. There were a few fisherman out, but, there is a speed limit on the water and everyone obeyed it. We especially...More

1  Thank 4duffy2
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15 July 2017|
Response from DawnsDaisies | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I t was a normal swim session until we got out and couldn't stop itching. The rash started two days later. It's almost gone now, 11 days later. I was hoping they would post that they have it, so people would know... More