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Haystack West Shore Campground and Day Use Area

3 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

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…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 32 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Reviews

3 Reviews of Haystack West Shore Campground and Day Use Area

Ratings Breakdown

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FThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2020

A big paved parking lot with individual parking spaces as campsited

Meh. Pulled in on a whim and stayed as it was getting late. Pit toilets were clean, and the paving is nice. Was barely enough room to pitch our small back packing tent off the pavement but we managed. Have no complaints, but no special praise either.

D
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2019

Difficult to find

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…

  • At Smith Rock State Park
  • Scenery around Haystack Resevoir
Emma K.
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2019

Beautiful sunrise

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…

Location

Haystack West Shore Campground and Day Use Area is located in Oregon

Directions

From Madras, Oregon: Drive south on Highway 97. Take Jericho Lane and proceed east for approximately  1 ¼  miles. Turn right onto Springer Road (Forest Service Road 7130/ Forest Service Road 96) and proceed for approximately one-half mile. West Shore Campground and Day Use Area will be on the left. From Prineville, Oregon: Drive north on Highway 26. Take Laurel Lane (Forest Service Road 96) and proceed west for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto Springer Road (Forest Service Road 7130/ Forest Service Road 96) and continue for approximately 2 miles. West Shore Campground and Day Use Area will be on the right.

Coordinates

44.49382468 N
121.160494 W

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About This Campground

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.

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