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HAYSTACK CAMPGROUND (EAST SHORE), OR
part ofOchoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Oct 11 2015 Season Dates
OverviewHaystack Campground (East Shore) is located in central Oregon’s scenic Crooked River National Grassland. With a view of Mt. Jefferson in the distance, visitors can enjoy the beautiful vistas while relaxing in the high desert.
Near Madras, Oregon, Haystack Reservoir’s 240 surface-acres are surrounded by a high desert landscape of juniper trees and sagebrush.
Fishing is a popular pastime at the reservoir, which is regularly stocked. Largemouth bass, rainbow trout, kokanee, along with crappie and catfish are some of the species that inhabit the water. Recreational boating is also popular with paved boat ramps available at Haystack Campground as well as at the West Shore Campground. Swimming is also permitted.
Haystack Campground offers 24 spacious campsites that will accommodate tents to large RVs. It is located on the east shore of Haystack Reservoir and has paved interior roads and site pads. Each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. There are five vault toilets conveniently located throughout the campground. Potable water is available at the RV fill station located just past the entrance station.
Smith Rock State Park, a very popular area for rock climbing is about a 20-minute drive to the south. Also, a spectacular view of the Crooked River Gorge is available from an old highway bridge, now accessible by a short walk from a rest area just off Hwy 97 about 15 minutes south of the campground.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Highway 97: Exit Jericho Lane and go east for approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right on Haystack Drive (FS 7130 / FS 96) and continue on for about 2.1 miles. The Haystack Campground entrance is on the left. From Highway 26: Exit on Laurel Lane (FS 96) and go west for approximately 4 miles. Bear right at the intersection of FS 7130 / FS 96 and continue on for about 2 miles. Haystack Campground entrance will be on the right.
Mailing Address:HAYSTACK CAMPGROUND (EAST SHORE)
P.O. Box 739
Prineville OR 97754
Phone Number:Information: (208)270-0094