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Haystack Reservoir

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813 S.W. Hwy, 97
Madras, OR 97741
240 acres / .4 sq. miles
Max. Depth:
75 feet
2900 feet


Haystack Reservoir is about 3 miles from the city of Culver and is 45 minutes from Bend. It is an irrigation storage facility for North Unit Irrigation District and is fed primarily by an offshoot canal originating from the Crooked River and by three runoff streams. It was named after a butte to the south, the dam was constructed in 1956-1957 which is earth filed. The terrain-surrounding Haystack is plain, consisting of sage and irrigated pastureland that is typical of high desert landscape. The fishing is sometimes slow but with the warmer weather and the magnificent view of Mt. Jefferson it can make the trip worthwhile. Haystack is open year round for fishing but check with the ODFW for any unusual regulations. It often freezes over in the winter, the ice is usually very thin due to the lower elevation of the lake and consequently the ice fishing is poor but with ice-out a viable fishery emerges


Largemouth Bass
Black Crappie
Kokanee Salmon
Rainbow Trout
Fishing Methods:


240 acres / .4 sq. miles
Max. Depth:
75 feet
Water Access:
Haystack Campground (when water is low the ramp cannot be used) and also on the west side a boat ramp which is near the dam.
Camping Info
Haystack Campground
Additional Details:

Bait/Lure Fishing Methods : Power bait, Velveeta concoctions, worms, spinner baits, plugs, spoons


Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Located 7 miles south of Madras and about 2 miles east of U.S. 97. Follow the Haystack Reservoir road signs.

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