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Quinn River Campground

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • The entrance to Quinn River Campground.- Quinn River Campground
  • The entrance to Quinn River Campground, with an old, rustic map of the surrounding area.- Quinn River Campground
  • Potable water pump.- Quinn River Campground
  • Quinn River has two paved, ADA-accessible campsites, sites 31 and 32.- Quinn River Campground
  • Vault toilets near site 32.- Quinn River Campground
  • Crane Prairie, viewed from the boat launch (visible at the bottom of the picture). In the distance are Crane Prarie's trademark inundated trees and Lookout Mountain (6,184 ft) beyond them.- Quinn River Campground
  • Looking the other direction from the campground to the serene Quinn River.- Quinn River Campground
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Pros: 
Centrally located on Cascade Lakes Highway. Spacious campsites. Boat launch and fish cleaning stations.
Cons: 
No good views from the campsites.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Quinn River Campground is one of the most centrally-located campgrounds on the southern area of the Cascade Lakes Highway, although it is a surprisingly low-traffic campground. Just a bit north of Rock Creek Campground, Quinn River is located where the small, spring-fed river for which the campground is named meets Crane Prairie Reservoir at roughly the middle of Crane Prairie on the east (highway) side. The location is also reasonably close to campgrounds and resorts at Cultus Lakes and Twin Lakes. Quinn River also has its own trailhead to Osprey Point at the south end of the campground for those staying at the campground.

Like the other campgrounds around Crane Prairie, Quinn River Campground has a well-maintained boat ramp that offers plentiful day-use parking for those with a Northwest Forest Pass as well as picnic tables with fantastic views of Crane Prairie (albeit little shade) and fish cleaning stations. The campground itself is fairly basic, however. Hookups are nonexistent, and there is little more then a few vault toilets and water pumps here. It is usually open for the summer from mid-May, but it closes in early September, usually before the other campgrounds at Crane Prairie do. 

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