Haystack South Shore Group Campground

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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, making it ideal for large events such as family reunions, or groups of rock climbers visiting the nearby Smith Rock State Park.

The facility is operated by Crook County Parks and Recreation District. For more information on how to reserve sites, visit: https://ccprd.org/camping/haystack-reservoir/ 

View a map of the Haystack South Shore Group Campground.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This is a Bureau of Reclamation site managed by Crook County
Rentals & Guides: Once a reservation has been made through Recreation.gov, the company will send a confirmation letter to the registered visitor which will include the combination for the gate that allows access to the rented site(s).
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
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 and Prineville, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Aud & Di Campground Operations, (208) 270-0094
Information Center: Crooked River National Grassland
274 SW 4th Street
Madras, Oregon 97741
(541) 416-6640

General Information


From Madras, Oregon:

Travel south on Highway 97.

Take Jericho Lane and head east for approximately 1.25 miles.

Turn right onto 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, Oregon:

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 for approximately 2.5 miles.

South Shore Campground will be on the right.

General Notes:


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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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:

Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized


Camping trailer: There is room for trailer parking though there are no hook-ups
Picnic tables: There are several picnic tables at each group campsite
Tent camping: There is room for tent(s) at every campsite
Parking: There are parking areas on site
Toilets: Vault Toilets (2)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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