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Crane Prairie Reservoir, Bend

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Crane Prairie Reservoir is a man-made lake located about 42mi southwest of Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. The reservoir is named for the cranes that thrive in its habitat and for the upper Deschutes River prairie that once covered the area before the dam on the Deschutes was constructed in 1922. Eighteen years later, in 1940, the dam was rebuilt by the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir now serves as one of Oregon's largest rainbow trout fisheries. The heaviest fish ever caught in the lake was a 19lb trout.The Deschutes River, which originates at Little Lava Lake, flows south for 8.4mi to Crane Prairie Reservoir. The river leaves the reservoir via the dam and continues south to Wickiup Reservoir.
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  • We drove in and took several pictures of birds the lake and the area. Mountains all around. Fishing access to the lake is good 
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.