Cyrus Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is 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 available seasonally
  • 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 Note:  Stock water may or may not be available in the future.
    Please call the Crooked River National Grasslands Office (541) 416-6640 or Ochoco National Forest Office (541) 416-6500 for verification.

Nearby recreation opportunities include:

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water is turned off at this facility for the 2020 season.
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.

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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.


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