This lake is a good location for fishing. Crane Prairie Reservoir has some good largemouth bass, brook trout, bass, kokanee salmon, salmon, rainbow trout, trout and whitefish.
And that's not everything there is to do here in the Central Cascade Range. A spree to Crane Prairie Reservoir wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by LaPine State Recreation Area. Dry warm beds await you at Best Western Newberry Station, and the top of Shukash
Butte is easily spotted from Crane Prairie Reservoir. Crane Prairie Reservoir is a beautiful lake in the Central Cascade Range. Deschutes River has a fine 9-mile-long type I-IV whitewater segment close by, the Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls segment.