A Haystack Reservoir campground on the Crooked River National Grassland was recently closed while repairs to a drinking water system are completed.
Haystack Campground is located on the reservoir’s east shore and is routinely closed for the winter. It will reopen next April for the summer season with the new water system. The 24-site fee campground has fire pits, tables and paved areas for tent or trailer camping.
The reservoir’s West and South Shore Campgrounds will remain open year-round, while Haystack Campground is closed. The unimproved camping areas do not have facilities such as drinking water.
The Forest Service works under a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation to maintain campgrounds at the reservoir, located 10 miles south of Madras. The site is a popular wildlife viewing, wind surfing, water skiing, swimming and fishing destination.
For additional Haystack Reservoir recreation information, call the Crooked River National Grassland at 541.475.9272.