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.
There are 2 Campground’s in the same area with similar names the one we stayed at didn’t have a pier and the other one did. Since we stayed here in October we really didn’t need a reservation but we didn’t know that prior. It would of been easier just to show up because the one we stayed at was hard to find. Anyway we were practically the only ones there. The reservoir is contaminated. There is duck hunting allowed here which is weird being such a small place. There’s really no place to hike and that’s what we like to do but it’s close to Smith Rock which is Amazing and I recommend you go there but stay away from the edge because it’s dangerous. Smith Rock is a State Park with Spectacular beauty in a canyon like setting.
I was super desperate when I pulled into this campground at 10 pm. 15 felt like a steep price for what it was, primitive camping with vault toilets, but the sunrise was pretty spectacular, and there is pretty convenient lake access, for those who need that. As I showed up so late, I car camped so can't say anything about the tent spots, but there are big RV spots.