Quinn River Campground is located on the western shore of the Crane Prairie Reservoir, just off the Cascade Lakes Highway within Central Oregon's Cascade Range.
Crane Prairie Reservoir is known for fishing and boating opportunities. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages populations of rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, brook trout and largemouth bass. Fish cleaning stations and a boat ramp are within the campground.
Located just off the Cascade Lakes Highway, Quinn River Campground is spread out along the western shores of Crane Prairie Reservoir.
This facility has a boat ramp offering access to Crane Prairie Reservoir. Boat launch parking is for day use only and requires a recreation fee separate from camping fees.
Crane Prairie Reservoir is a great spot for viewing a variety of wildlife. Sandhill cranes, bald eagles and osprey frequent the area. The adjacent forest is home to black-backed woodpecker, Williamson's sapsucker and mountain chickadee.
On summer mornings or evenings, visitors may glimpse Rocky Mountain elk grazing the lakeside meadows. Deer, squirrel, beaver and an occasional black bear also find habitat in the surrounding forest.
Nearby Osprey Point is a unique interpretive area where visitors can observe osprey nesting platforms erected after natural snags toppled from age.
Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which climbs 66-miles through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.
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This was a nice place, there were loads of good sites to choose from, many of which were nice and level for our van. $16 per night. Boat launch is just down the way, you’ll see the signs for it. Lots of trees, bathrooms available, it looked like there was a spigot for drinking water, but it was covered with a trash bag, so assuming it was closed for covid. There are also large dumpsters for trash near the back of the loop.