Haystack West Shore Campground and Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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This scenic, high desert campground and day use area is located on the western shore of Haystack Reservoir.  There is one fully accessible campsite as well as easy access from the Day Use parking area to the boat ramp.  Occasionally there are special events that occur at this site which may impact general users so visitors are encouraged to call ahead and confirm availability.

View a map of Haystack Reservoir West Shore Campground.

Also, see Haystack Reservoir Campground and Day Use Area and the Haystack Reservoir South Shore Group Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This is a Bureau of Reclamation site managed by Crook County
Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
  • Camping per site, per night: $12.00/first vehicle and $5.00/each additional vehicle.
  • Day Use: $5/vehicle or group
Open Season: - October 31
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities. 
Closest Towns: Madras, Oregon or Prineville, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping only with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access. 
  • Day use: Concessionaire (Aud and Di) season day use pass only is accepted.
Operated By: Aud & Di Campground Services (208) 270-0094
Information Center: Crooked River National Grassland
274 SW 4th Street
Madras, Oregon 97741
(541) 416-6640

General Information


From Madras, Oregon:

Drive south on Highway 97.

Take Jericho Lane and proceed east for approximately  1 ¼  miles.

Turn right onto Springer Road (Forest Service Road 7130/ Forest Service Road 96) and proceed for approximately one-half mile.

West Shore Campground and Day Use Area will be on the left.

From Prineville, Oregon:

Drive north on Highway 26.

Take Laurel Lane (Forest Service Road 96) and proceed west for approximately 4 miles.

Turn right onto Springer Road (Forest Service Road 7130/ Forest Service Road 96) and continue for approximately 2 miles.

West Shore Campground and Day Use Area will be on the right.


One fully accessible campsite 

Two fully accessible vault outhouses


One fully accessible campsite

Two fully accessible vault outhouses with wide entrances and paved approaches.

General Notes:


For information regarding the concessionaire that operates this site please visit the web page for Aud & Di Campground Services at:http://www.audicampgrounds.com/

For fishing and hunting regulations please review the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife web page at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

14 standard campsites

One picnic table and combination fire ring/grill per campsite

On-site campground host

RV Camping

RV parking up to 32 feet


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Water Activities

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Interpretive Site There are two informational sign boards at this site
Camping trailer RV Parking up to 32 feet
Picnic tables There is one picnic table per campsite as well as a few picnic tables in the Day Use area
Tent camping 14 campsites
Toilets Vault outhouse (2)
Parking Parking is available in the Day Use area
Accessible One ADA paved campsite
Boat ramp There is one boat ramp at this recreational site
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