Quinn River Campground is located on the western shore of the Crane Prairie Reservoir, just off the scenic Cascade Lakes Highway. Spectacular lakes, peaks and old-growth forests set the backdrop for individual or family camping excursions.
Crane Prairie Reservoir is one of central Oregons premier wildlife viewing areas. A marvelous array of waterfowl flourishes here. Sandhill cranes, Canada geese, bald eagles and osprey are just some of the large birds that frequent the area. The adjacent forest is home to black-backed woodpecker, Williamsons 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.
Crane Prairie Reservoir is a prime location for boating and fishing. Fisheries in close proximity to the site also add to its popularity among anglers. 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.
Hiking and hunting are popular activities in the surrounding area.
Located just off the Cascade Lakes Highway, Quinn River Campground is spread out along the western shores of Crane Prairie Reservoir. The area is well wooded and full of wildlife. This is a high end campground with paved roads and 41 large sites that are well separated from each other. This facility also has a boat ramp offering access to Crane Prairie Reservoir.
Nearby Osprey Point is a unique interpretive area for visitors to learn about local fauna and observe osprey nesting platforms erected after natural snags toppled from age.
The Cultus River Research Natural Area is approximately two miles north of the reservoir, providing examples of naturally occurring forest and stream ecosystems.
Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the unique geological landscape of Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region as well.
Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregons Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.