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8 RV Parks near Crescent Lake, Oregon
Jul 2018 - $18.00
It's been a few years since we've been back to Crescent Lake. A few things have changed for the good or for the bad depending on how you look at it. They now take reservations for some of the sites, this is good for those that know it and take advantage of it. If you were like us and didn't know it far in advance you found the campground nearly full now. Overall its good thing but the quiet campground is not bustling and busy. We stayed 3 nights, in two different sites. The campground host was great in helping us out. We arrived a day before our reservation and stayed an extra night. Sites are $18 but the reservation fee can tack another $10 on to it. Unlike a past visit we didn't have issues with drunk out of control campers. Just typical USFS issues, music, generators and kids running through our sites. This year for some reason the were NO mosquitoes, which was a very welcome change. The lake was high so that might have something to do with it. Not much improved as far as facilities, but hasn't fallen into disrepair. Hopefully with the ability to take reservations the money will allow for some updates. - Y-Guy
Jul 2012 - $16.00
This is a standard USFS campground that is managed by Hoodoo. Located right on Crescent Lake many sites have wonderful views and direct access to the lake. There is a good boat launch at the campground, water and pit toilets. Hosts keep things clean, but don't do much else. This is a scenic and wonderful campground, Crescent Lake is a great fishing and water sports lake. Be aware that drunk, loud or rowdy campers go unchecked as there is little if any law enforcement or Forest Service rangers available to deal with the problem. We've experienced this problem over a 3 year period now. We were able to launch our boat with our 35' motorhome just fine but would be tough with anything much larger I think. - Y-Guy
Jun 2017 - $50.00
This campground does not have 'resort' facilities. The RV sites include good quality 30 amp electric. A long hose mounted on trees, will reach all sites. Pump out at your site is available weekly at a cost of $20. There is also a charge for the RV dump for 'guests'. The access road from Hwy 58 is 'rough' and narrow is places. The reason we and so many others go there is for the fishing. If you tow a boat, they will launch and retrieve it for you at no cost and if available, you can rent dock space. We go every year and enjoy it. - Rimdel
Oct 2016 - $46.00
We had an outstanding experience during a four day stay in mid-October. Sited among tall conifers on the shore of Lake Odell one has the sensation of having the Pacific Northwest to oneself. It was rainy, cool, and breezy which did nothing to dampen our spirits.
Given the time of year the resort was not crowded so we had the run of the place. One can hike the Pacific Crest Trail or any of the other numerous trails found nearby. There's fishing which is accessible by rented boat, off the docks, or shoreline. Licenses and gear available on site.
All staff members were dedicated to making sure we had everything available to enjoy our stay. One rainy day, there was chicken-dumpling soup free to anyone from a large pot on the counter. Free chocolate chip cookies at check-in.
Campsites are varied. Most have 30 amp service. Few are positioned to receive satellite TV. WiFi is available - nearer the office the better. Verizon cell service was good. Our MiFi hotspot worked well.
No sewer or water hookups at the sites but there is a dump station and a number of hose bibs scattered throughout the park from which ones water tank can be filled. A holding tank dump service is reportedly available once per week though we did not use it.
Some of the sites are not very level and/or have tree limbs in the way of larger RV's. We did not have trouble finding an excellent site.
The park has recently changed hands and the new owner, Highway West Vacations, is sprucing things up. There are some very cozy cabins, good laundry, and sparkling pay showers available.
We had a great time and will be back. - CoCoDnC
May 2016 - $65.00
Been going to this park most of my life to go fishing. You only have power that's all you get now they have raised the rates high enough to price me out will not go back. Lot spacing is close. Sites are dirt with picnic table and fire ring. - Frankanthony
Sep 2018 - $38.00
Stayed for four nights. Very nice park, green grass in front of our trailer. The lady in the office led us to our site. Laundry for park use only. - sabre05
Sep 2018 - $37.00
Nice park off OR-97. Very easy access. We had a reservation, so check-in took less than 3 minutes. We were led to perfectly level gravel site with a fire ring and picnic table. Hookups were very convenient. Bathrooms were very clean. They also had a dog area with green grass...even in September. The only black mark is a biggy for me-road noise. I forgot how much truck traffic there is on 97, and it really does not let up much at night. And for light sleepers like me, it can be a problem. - SAU51
Aug 2018 - $38.00
This campground is currently adding on. Available sites are scattered in no particular fashion. Some older, permanent structures are in the mix as well. Good location for going north to Bend or south to Crater Lake. Crescent is very small so arrive stocked! - OBZRV2
Jul 2018 - $32.00
This was the first time we stayed at this park. It was a pleasant experience set in pines by the Deschutes Channel. There's even a decent aroma of pines. Sites are nearby but not on top of each other. They are spacious. Some even have a substantial buffer of trees between them. Everyone at the resort was friendly. The sites on the water side get a partial view through trees. The showers (we did not use) are $2 for 5 minutes. The bathrooms are rustic and rusty but clean and functional. The loop and sites are dirt. It is dusty in the summer. The RV sites are by reservation only. When you arrive, park in your site then walk across the road to the resort store to check in. The resort is across the road in an easy walk. There you have a store, restaurant, boat rentals, and a 1-mile trail that goes around South Twin Lake. - Neil and JoAnn
May 2017 - $34.00
What a wonderful resort. All the RV spots are amazingly spacious and if you make your reservations well in advance, you may even luck out and get a Deschutes Channel waterfront site. The lake was fun, lots of hiking trails, all of the staff especially the owners are amazingly friendly and helpful. We want to give a special thanks to a wonderful waitress. She gave us great information about hiking trails. She deserves every tip she receives! Hubby broke a bolt off his battery and the owner gave him a new one so we didn't have to go clear into town. Well stocked little store too! The resort was clean and we can't wait to come back. This place is a must visit on your camping adventure list. Great for kids. Kayaks, boats, canoes and water board rentals. Thank you to all for making our stay the best. Keep up the great work!!!! - Carter Davis
Aug 2016 - $31.00
We have stayed here for 20 years now and love the place . New owners took over a couple years ago and have improved the place a great deal. the staff is very helpful and friendly and it is well kept .Hope to stay another 20 years . - Dan Highsmith
Jul 2018 - $43.00
Pros: campground is on the lake, where you can rent a boat, fish and swim. Lots of hiking trails. Close to numerous waterfalls CONS: Sites are NOT LEVEL, and the park is one large dust bowl. Just walking throws up dust, which covers your RV and vehicle. I travel in a 42' class A which I don't recommend that large an RV stay here. - 8345
Jun 2015 - $30.00
My site was not level and all sites are all dirt and dust. Sites are quite close together. The main "resort" is across the road. Nice little restaurant with somewhat overpriced food and a nice view of the lovely lake.
Showers cost $0.50/minute, with a minimum of 4 minutes. They are constructed in such a way that you have no privacy when you get undressed and there are no hooks or benches in the shower stall. Weird.
My frozen, pre-formed hamburger and fries at the resort restaurant cost $11.00.
As far as I could tell, there was no one on site to monitor noise and the dogs (lots of very large dogs in the campground) that were roaming off leash. - mitch5252
Jul 2017 - $35.00
While Crane Prairie Resort is off the beaten track, your driving is rewarded by a forested RV park next to a beautiful lake. The park office/store was in a cool log house, and the store was well stocked with many items (including fishing accouterments). The sites were well spaced and surrounded by trees, rocks and lots of chipmunks. Hook-ups were good, and most sites have a fire pit, which we enjoyed using. (There is a moderate fire danger there, but as long as the fire is in the pit, you're fine.) They provide firewood at the store, and I picked up lots of small branches around our site for kindling. The breeze by the lake is stiff but pleasant. By the time it gets to our site, it's much more subdued but still very nice. There is no WiFi but we could just barely get a 4G signal from Verizon. The laundry was good sized and clean, the bathrooms varied. Some were composting toilets, and some had running water. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crane Prairie and would jump at the chance of going back! - RobtL
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We have camped at Crane Prairie in the upper section three times now. It is truly beautiful up there with generous site sizes. This time, we camped with 21 other Airstreamers at a rally. I worked with a staff member from the resort for several months on this project. She could not have been more helpful and responsive. We had the entire upper section of 20 spots and one site was only for a tent that we had rented (it was mighty cold!). They brought us up two tables and also a big gas heater to help us stay warm. The store has supplies that we needed and several campers canoed or kayaked on the lovely lake. There is a list of rules and if people respect them, they will get along very well here - nothing crazy about the rules! Many of our campers said they would come back again on their own, after the rally, they liked the place so much. Now that's a good recommendation! - twestover
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
Sep 2016 - $5.00
A little-used campground in an oxbow of the Deschutes River. Sites are dirt, spacious, and almost level. The last 1.5 miles of road is dirt & rough with tree branches sticking out, but you will likely have the place to yourself. Town is only a few air miles away (further by road) so the cellular signal is very strong. The river is beautiful, especially in the morning, and there are fish. Very short drive to the Cascade Lakes area. I shall definitely stay here again. - Old Mountain Man
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Ive been here for over 6 months, it is very nice and clean. The managers a friendly and kind. I would definently recommend this place to anyone, especially if you enjoy a beautiful place to stay and nice people as your neighbors. - Gee Gee W
Jul 2016 - $1.00
We loved this park. Very nice and accommodating owner and manager. Clean, quiet park and the location is in the middle of all the local attractions. Sites are very close, gravel and offers a picnic table. We would stay here again. - Hihohihooffwego
Jul 2016 - $41.00
First this park has a website which contains a map and photos. The park is NOT like the on-line photos. The grass is all dead and the park is not maintained at all. Do not be fooled! Specific problems are:
No staff at park. When you arrive you must call number posted and eventually a "manager" will arrive. No staff on duty to address issues.
Spaces so narrow that they will not fit large double slide outs.
Very unfriendly staff and owner who refuses to resolve problems (read below for details.)
Unsecured credit card information! Your credit card number is written on post-it style note with your information and arrival date, paper-clipped and at desk for anyone to take or possibly see. (Office is locked as no one is there, but when you do enter with staff it is there.)
Park is mostly full-time "greatly discounted" monthly guests. This park is NOT geared to weekend travelers.
SHARED space outside your RV door. Yes that is correct. You must share your table space with your neighbor.
No room to walk dog or grass area for dogs to do their "business" in. Again see photo. If you want dead grass area, you must walk your dog directly next to someone else RV.
Park is in LOW INCOME trashy residential area. As in run down single wide mobile home and cars which do not run on other side of RV park fence.
Also rather weird is only one phone number is posted by the telephone... The Deschutes Sheriff's Department. (Not like in case of emergency, but like trouble is expected it seems... wow!)
I had to leave. My RV would not fit in the spot I had left. Park refused to refund. Feels like you are in the ghetto.
I strongly recommend holiday travelers to avoid this park. The State Park is just a few miles up the road. But if you want a "budget minded" property with no supervision, then this is your place. - Oregon_Adventure