Haystack South Shore Group Campground

Area Status: Open
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Haystack South Shore Group Campground is the only group campground on Haystack Reservoir. This facility contains two group campsites, each of which holds up to 75 people. Reservations are accepted  year-round  which makes it ideal for large events such as family reunions, or groups of rock climbers visiting nearby Smith Rock State Park.

At a Glance

Reservations: REQUIRED  - Make reservations online at: http://www.recreation.gov/  - Make reservations by phone at: 1-877-444-6777
Fees $50 per site per night. This is a concessionaire operated facility, and concessionaires are not required to recognize all Forest Service Passes.
Open Season: 04/01/2013 - 10/31/2013
Closest Towns: Prineville, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: 2 vaulted restrooms
Operated By: Aud & Di Campground Operations
Information Center: Aud & Di Campground Operations (208) 270-0094

General Information


From Madras: 

 -Travel South on Highway 97

 -Take Jericho Lane and head East for approximately 1.25 miles

 -Turn right on Springer Road (Forest Service Road 7130/Forest Service Road 96) and proceed approximately 1.5 miles

 -South Shore Campground will be on the left

From Prineville:

 -Travel North on Highway 26

 -Take Laurel Lane (Forest Service Road 96) and head West for approximately four miles

 -Turn Right onto Springer Road (Forest Service Road 7130/Forest Service Road 96) and continue approximately 2.5 miles

 -South Shore Campground will be on the right

General Notes:


  • 2 group campsites
  • Wooden picnic tables
  • Combination fire rings/grills
  • 2 vault outhouses
  • Garbage Collection
  • Information Signs

Once reservations have been made Recreation.gov will send out a confirmation letter.  That letter will include the combination to the lock on the gate, thus allowing access to the campground for the reserved party. 


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

This facility has 2 group campsites that hold up to 75 people each, making it ideal for large groups.  Depending on the size of the group, one or both of the sites may be reserved up to 6 months in advance, but not less than 1 day in advance.

Fees: $50 per site, per night.
Reservation required?: Y
Reservation info:  REQUIRED: