Crooked River National Grassland


The Crooked River National Grassland is a unique landscape that serves as a host for a variety of different activities from hunting, fishing and boating to hiking, rock climbing and OHV riding.  Come explore a place like no other!

General Information

Directions:

Crooked River National Grassland is located primarily east of Highway 97, west of Highway 26, and north of Highway 370.  Most of the territory is within a triangle between Madras, Prineville and Terrebonne, Oregon.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

There are numberous trails on the Crooked River National Grassland that provide for fun and challenging mountain bike rides.  The most noteable are Grey Butte, Cole Loop and Warner Loop.  These trails are open to various kinds of travel so please be cautious of other riders.

Areas for Mountain Biking at Crooked River National Grassland

Campground Camping

There are four standard campgrounds and one reservable group campground on the Crooked River National Grassland that offer ammenities from horse corrals to drinking water depending on the facility.

Areas for Campground Camping at Crooked River National Grassland

RV Camping

There are four standard campgrounds and one reservable group campground on the Crooked River National Grassland that offer ammenities from horse corrals to drinking water depending on the facility.   Most of these faclities have campsites that can accomdate an RV that is less than 32 feet in length, but none of them offer hook-up ammenities.

Areas for RV Camping at Crooked River National Grassland

Group Camping

South Shore Group Camp offers 2 sites that cost $50 per night and must be reserved in advance. 

Areas for Group Camping at Crooked River National Grassland

Lake and Pond Fishing

There are ample fishing opportunities on Haystack Reservoir.  Be sure to check with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/ for current fishing regulations and stocking information.

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Crooked River National Grassland

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Crooked River National Grassland

Day Hiking

Many of the trails on the Crooked River National Grassland can be short out-and-back day hikes, or linked to other trails to make longer outtings. 

Areas for Day Hiking at Crooked River National Grassland

Backpacking

Many of the trails on the Crooked River National Grassland can be short out-and-back day hikes, or linked to other trails to make longer outtings.  Dispersed and backcountry camping is allowed near trails as long as it is not within a closure area.  Please be sure to practice Leave No Trace principles when camping in a non-developed area.

Horse Camping

Cyrus Horse Camp is a free facility and offers 5 campsites, corrals, and easy access to the trail system.  Also, stock water may be available, but check with the front desk to verify the current status.

Areas for Horse Camping at Crooked River National Grassland

Horse Riding

There are numberous trails on the Crooked River National Grassland that provide for fun and challenging horseback rides.  The most noteable of these are the Ridge Rider Trail System which includes the Cole Loop and Warner Loop.  These trails are open to various kinds of travel so please be cautious of other riders.

Areas for Horse Riding at Crooked River National Grassland

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Crooked River National Grassland

OHV Camping

OHV Camping is authorized at the staging area for Henderson Flat.

Areas for OHV Camping at Crooked River National Grassland

OHV Trail Riding

The Henderson Flat area contains 18 miles of OHV trails with difficulty levels ranging from easy to difficult.  Please be sure to stay on the trails because OHV's can easily cause damage to the nearby environment, and it is labor intensive and takes time for the trrain to be repaired.  Please Tread Lightly!

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Crooked River National Grassland

Interpretive Areas

Picnicking

There are various places to picnic on the Crooked River National Grassland, however Haystack Reservoir Day Use Area offers the best ammenities; including shaded pavillions, picnic tables, a standing grill, and horsehoe pits.

Areas for Picnicking at Crooked River National Grassland

Boating - Motorized

Haystack Reservoir offers opportunities for motorized boating and other water related recreation.

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Crooked River National Grassland

Swimming

Haystack Reservoir offers opportunities for swimming and other water related recreation.

Areas for Swimming at Crooked River National Grassland

Waterskiing

Areas for Waterskiing at Crooked River National Grassland

Windsurfing

Areas for Windsurfing at Crooked River National Grassland

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Recreation Areas

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.4446

  Longitude : 
-121.0947