Haystack South Shore Group Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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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 operates through reservations only and reservations are accepted in Spring, Summer and Fall months, but not more than 6 months in advance.  Keep this venue in mind for your next outdoor event.

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
Reservations: REQUIRED Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance, but not less than 1 day in advance.  To make a reservation call 1-877-444-6777 or visit http://www.recreation.gov.
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
Fees $50/site/night
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 information regarding the concessionaire that operates this site please visit the web page  for Aud & Di Campground Services at:http://www.audicampgrounds.com/

For more information on how to make reservations and other locations that may be available to reserve please explore Recreation.gov athttp://www.recreation.gov/

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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Boating - Motorized

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