Cyrus Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
Cyrus Horse Camp

In 1992 this high desert horse camp was constructed with the help of volunteers amidst the remnants of an old homestead and orchard just a short distance from Haystack Reservoir.

The facility is available for horse camping, standard camping, and RV camping opportunities. 

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  • Stock water is dependent on cattle permittee operations/infrastructure and has been removed for the season. Please plan ahead and bring your own water.
  • 5 standard campsites
  • 8 corrals
  • 2 hitching racks
  • 1 water trough
  • 1 manure pit
  • 1 wooden picnic table and 1 combination fire ring/grill per campsite
  • 1 vault outhouse for the campground
  • 1 informational signboard.
  • Please call the Crooked River National Grasslands Office (541) 416-6640 or Ochoco National Forest Office (541) 416-6500 for more information.

Nearby recreation opportunities include:

  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • Hunting

At a Glance

Reservations: First Come, First Served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: This is a free facility.
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including campgrounds and other developed facilities.
Closest Towns: Madras, Oregon and Prineville, Oregon
Water: No drinking water is available. Stock water may be available, call the nearest office to verify.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Crooked River National Grassland
274 SW 4th Street
Madras, OR   97741 (541) 416-6640

General Information


From Hwy 97:

Exit Norris Lane and go east approximately 2.5 miles.

Turn right on Springer Rd (Forest Service Road 5740).

Turn left onto Hagman Rd (Forest Service Road 5750) and proceed approximately 1 mile.

Cyrus Horse Camp will be on the right.


From Hwy 26:

Exit and head west on Laurel Lane (Forest Service Road 96) for approximately 2 miles.

Turn left on Forest Service Road 5750 (just before the cemetery) and proceed for approximately ½ mile.

Turn right to stay on Forest Service Road 5750 at the junction with Hagman Road (Forest Service Road 5750/5760) and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles.

Cyrus Horse Camp will be on the left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

Even though horse corrals associated with each campsite, there is also plenty of room for an RV or vehicle with a trailer at each site as well.  There are no hook-ups offered here, so RV camping should be able to be self-contained.

Horse Camping

Recreation areas with activity Horse Camping:

Horse camping opportunities include five standard campsites, eight corrals, and a trail that leaves right from the campground.  Each campsite is large enough to accommodate a horse trailer and RV, however no hook-up or dumping amenities are offered.


Camping trailer: There is room for trailer parking though there are no hook-ups
Picnic tables: Each campsite has one picnic table
Tent camping: Each campsite has plenty of space for tent camping.
Parking: Parking varies in campsites
Toilets: Vault Toilet (1)

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