7 Parks near Bend, Oregon
Aug 2015 - $33.00
We love this park! It's truly a campground with trees, rocks and wildlife rather than paved pads and grass. You get the real outdoors experience with the convenience of water, power and sewer hook-ups! But the listing for this park is wrong; it should be listed under the town of La Pine. And it's 24 miles west of La Pine in a beautiful but remote area so don't expect to run into town quickly if you forget something. Crane Prairie definitely caters to the fishing crowd and the lake is known for it's trophy "Cranebow" trout. This means the sites are very wide and well spaced so there is room for your RV and tow vehicle and even another vehicle and boat. One prior reviewer complained about the quality of the water but we didn't notice anything wrong with it so maybe this is a problem that has been fixed. Cell service is a bit spotty. My AT&T only worked by the boat ramp but our TracPhone worked fine at the campsite. There is only one plumbed restroom and a separate shower house/laundry in the park so plan to use the facilities in your RV. The shower requires LOTS of quarters and is really used by campers in the forest service campground next door. The store is minimally stocked with food and mostly sells fishing tackle. You can also rent boats there or arrange to keep your boat in their marina during your stay. They do have a fairly restrictive cancellation policy so make sure you are firm on your reservations at least two weeks ahead of time. We will definitely go back to Crane Prairie Resort. - SiskiyouSenior
Jul 2014 - $30.00
This campground is more of a fishing resort. It is woodsy which I liked; however, the site we were in was narrow. My biggest complaint was the drinking water! It smelled and tasted very bad! We even filtered it three times! To bathe in it it, left you smelly. The laundry only had cold water and of course the water made the clothes smelly. The lake was very beautiful with the Three Sisters mountains in the back ground. - mivo49
Jun 2014 - $30.00
First, this park is not in Bend. It is about 37 miles SW of Bend. Do not trust your GPS. Use their directions. This is not an RV resort, but it is a very nice campground. Our site backed up to the lake where we saw bald eagles and osprey. You can see snow covered mountains too. We couldn't stay the entire month we booked unfortunately because their power was not reliable. We did have LTE Verizon coverage in our spot which really surprised us for the location. I don't think all spots were this fortunate. We work from our rig, so this is important to us along with power. The owner told us the power was installed 35 years ago and couldn't confirm its reliability, so we had to leave after two nights unfortunately. On check-in, we weren't charged the $1 fee, and the balance was refunded when we had to leave early. The store and surrounding grounds were in tip top shape. If you do stay at this campground, you would be wise to have a power monitoring system on your rig. We would consider returning. It's a great location. You are remote, so just be prepared for it. It reminded me of places we'd tent and popup camped in the past. It had that vibe. - 2Fliers
Jul 2015 - $65.00
The RV sites are large, and the grounds are attractive. Other than that, this is not a "resort" park. If you want to see what a true resort park is, try Durango RV Resort in Red Bluff CA or Seven Feathers RV Resort in Canyonville OR.
The negatives about Crown Villa (CV):
1) The nightly rate at Durango and Seven Feathers is about $39. The CV rate is $65.
2) CV does not have a swimming pool.
3) All sites at CV are back-in. After a long day on the road, a pull-thru is welcomed.
4) The television cable at CV is broken, and there are older reviews saying it did not work.
5) The hot tub was closed with no explanation.
6) At a true resort park, you are lead to your site by an employee, which is very nice when you are tired from a long drive. At CV, you get a park map and that's it. - Wesley
Jul 2015 - $69.00
Have been wanting to come here, and Bend too. Nice place, amenities great, one I would have like was a pool. Good bike ride to town, or a 18.00 cab ride to heart of town. Only down side would be cost. Also a 1976 vintage FMC motorhome parked next to us. Very cool. - NXTSTOP
Jul 2015 - $63.00
I loved this park and plan to stay here again. Clean, quiet, friendly. The bathroom and laundry facilities are great! The owners clearly take pride in keeping the park clean and nice. The park has spacious concrete or paver pads, individual trash cans and storage available. Our site had a small wrought iron table and 2 chairs, but not a full picnic table.
Note: There are very few "pull-through" spots, so book ahead if that is a necessity for you. - KDW
May 2015 - $20.00
Agree with previous campers, it is just a parking lot with power for 8 or so rigs. However, the sites have been newly blacktopped, re-striped and are a bit wider. Need to use jack pads on the new blacktop. Asked about the rv park plans and was told original plans were for a full service rv park, however the amount of money the City of Bend wanted made it impossible for the lodge, so parking lot it will remain. Little train noise, but no highway noise; nice, convenient safe spot for overnight or to visit area. Would definitely stay again. - Lawsons
Sep 2014 - $15.00
Per previous reviews, the sites are extremely narrow and sloped forward - we needed 6-inch blocks to level up. It is best to arrive before 5pm when cars start to park across from the sites, making backing in even harder. Despite these drawbacks, the location is perfect for visiting Bend for a fraction of the price of nearby parks. The Lodge is very welcoming and has great activities and food throughout the week. We would stay here again. - Mingo Papa
Jul 2013 - $15.00
Bend Elks: This seems less about hospitality and more about revenues. Just paint eight white stripes on the parking lot and install eight 30Amp posts. There is no restroom, shower, gym, lawn, picnic table, or host. Not a tree has been planted for shade or a faucet run near the 'sites'. At night, the obnoxious lights around the parking lot are impossible to completely block out. Makes one wonder if it's a safe neighborhood. There is noticeable traffic noise. On the upside, the wifi is good, it's convenient to Hwys 97 and 20, and there is good shopping nearby. - L. Allen
Jul 2015 - $50.00
I guess it's the location that makes this park fairly expensive. It is convenient to shopping, Old Mill District and downtown Bend. Walmart and Fred Meyer are close by if you need to restock. The park is nice but unremarkable. We had a roomy spot with full hookups including cable but the WiFi was pretty much unusable for us. Apparently they have just gone through some upgrade and are still having issues. Clean restrooms and nice laundry. - Coopsecondact
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Park is very clean and well kept, very heavily populated and getting there is a drive thru town, there is good shopping close by. The approach to the park is off of a main city street so entry can be a little unnerving, and the exit is a bit tight for a big rig, which just means drive out cautiously and at a slow speed, then it's back onto that city street which usually has pretty steady traffic flow. - Jim and Sina
May 2015 - $47.00
Park staff was very nice. Campsites throughout the park were paved with trees, grass, a picnic table, and cable TV. Family restrooms and showers were clean. We camped overnight. - sc river ratz
Jul 2014 - $1.00
We stayed here with Coast to Coast. I understand some of the poor reviews, but really overall we liked it. We knew in advance that we wouldn't have sewer or 50 amp and we planned accordingly. We chose site 66, which we pulled in nose first and had a great view of the pond just a few feet in front of our big window. We think the best site for Coast to Coast people. Many others weren't level. The pool was far from the RV spaces and we chose to drive. It is a big and deep (8 ft.) indoor pool. We had it to ourselves and really enjoyed it. There is a lot of playground equipment, mini golf, ect. These are nice amenities, but need a little better upkeep. We did not use the bathrooms or laundry so I have no opinion about that. The drive to town was an easy 5 - 10 minutes. We will stay here again! - Fishen4trout
May 2014 - $10.00
I am giving this such a low score because I was not happy at all, if you have coast to coast do not bother ,we were not told by cc or the lady when we drove up what cc gets until we got to our sites .cc is able to stay in the area by the pond which is full of kept and geese poop. You do. It have sewer hook up only members of this park, cc fails to tell you that when u make reservations and yes I asked, the lady who checked us in seemed to have an attitude when we asked questions, cc is only allowed washer and dryer in rec room, which has one of each, not allowed to use other, don't know why. We stayed one night, it wasn't worth the 10 dollars at all and wifi is 5 a night, don't waste your time move on to somewhere else, - Cdewitt
Aug 2012 - $1.00
Stayed here as part of our sign up agreement with RPI, so our sight was free. Full hook ups are limited to their "owners", members are expected to park in the outer areas with just water and electric. We had full hook-ups because they allowed us to pick our spot. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. The pool is a LONG way away from the sites. The area could use a few more trees. and when they water they use field irrigation style sprinklers, so prepare to have things get wet. Bend is a good 20 minute drive away down a twisty two lane road. The community is gated and you must have code to get in or out. - Full-Timer RV'er
Aug 2015 - $22.00
This was a great park for our family!! We had so much fun! There is a lot to do here! Swimming, disk golf, riding our bikes, playground, pickle ball, and so much more! Beautiful forest setting! - travellover34
Aug 2015 - $1.00
Family oriented park with nice amenities. The low rating is mainly due to dutsy roads, dirt sites, low water pressure and lack of satellite friendly sites. Sotes are larger than most parks and heavily treed. Restroom floors ate rough stone composite making it difficult to clean. Much needed repair to stalls is needed. Unique old western town theme is nice. Store is very nice and stocked with wide variety of grocery items at reasonable prices. Close to Lava Land and Lava Cave National Monument. - venice
Jul 2015 - $1.00
Love the campsites with the trees giving you a bit of privacy. Access to the Little Deschutes for swimming and tubing is awesone. Downsides are no wifi at campsites, very few 50 amp sites and no sewer at campsites. Because roads and sites are dirt, expect dust. We will definitely return. - JohnandTeresa
Jul 2013 - $27.00
Very nice state park. Not much visual separation, but sites are big and comfortable. Free showers, clean restrooms. Good location on the Deschutes River. - Don & Sonja
Jul 2013 - $26.00
Tumalo State Park is a unique green oasis amongst the drier climate of Bend. Tumalo Creek is perfect for tubing on a hot summers day and it is definitely a local favorite for picnics and day trips. The campground is located just across the street and is also nestled in the trees, but the forest here is not overly thick so be prepared to be getting some sun. The RV sites are fairly close together and are all back-in, but paved. Clean bathrooms as well as a solar shower-house! Best time to use these showers is late afternoon, early evening since the nights here do cool off into the low 50's so your morning shower will be chilly. Very close drive to Bend and all this beautiful area has to offer. Be sure to visit the Newberry Volcanic Monument about a half hours drive south of Bend. - Addicted Camper
May 2013 - $26.00
Sites were a little closer together than we would like, but still a very clean, well maintained park. Our site was immaculate when we pulled in. The kids loved all the opportunities to explore, including the large hill on the east side and, of course, the river. Spots seemed easy to back into - ours certainly way. - Dropped68