Haystack Reservoir

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

On Hwy 97, go south of Madras about 9 miles past the turnoff to Culver. Look for Jericho Lane. Take Jericho to the east and travel about a mile. Follow the signs to Haystack Reservoir on Haystack Dr. which is south of Jericho Lane. It is approximately 35 miles from Bend to Haystack Reservoir.

Amenities: There is a nice campsite on the other side of the reservoir. Birding, car camping, hiking, photography and boating. Campsites with restrooms.

Notice: The West and East Campgrounds are controlled by different entities. A separate Day Use Fee is required for each campground.

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Habitat and Birds

Open water, willows and surrounding Juniper forest. This is a local hotspot for shorebirds, ducks and grebes. There are two good migrant songbird areas: to the south end of the western car park, and at the south end of the reservoir. Shorebirds often congregate on the SE and SW corners of the reservoir. Often, the best scanning can be done from the east campground boat ramp. Bald Eagles are general present year round and the surrounding agricultural fields are good for winter raptors.

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