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Oregon Horse Camping

Find horse camping information for National Forests, Oregon State Parks, Bureau of Land Management, Tillamook State Forest, and Jackson County Parks

Tread Lightly

More and more people and horses are taking to the trails to discover and enjoy the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest. Many of these individuals and their hoofed friends are causing harmful impacts to the very areas and natural resources they are trying to enjoy. All visitors are being asked to commit to certain practices that when applied will protect and preserve these beautiful areas.

  

LEAVE NO TRACE practices are techniques that visitors must use to help reduce and even eliminate any evidence of their visit.

By knowing and applying the following techniques, you will be meeting your responsibility in preserving the beauty and solitude of America’s Great Outdoors.

Plan Ahead and Prepare
  

   Only pelletized or certified weed free feed is allowed on national forest system lands.

   Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you plan to visit.

• Visit the backcountry in small groups. Some areas have limits on group size.

• Avoid popular areas during times of high use. Seek out less popular areas.

• Choose equipment and clothing in subdued colors such as green, brown and blue.

• Repackage food into reusable and lightweight containers. Leave cans and bottles at home.

Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces

• Stay on designated trails. Walk in single file in the middle of the path.

• Do not shortcut trail switchbacks.

• When traveling cross-country, choose the most durable surfaces available such as rock, gravel, dry grasses, or snow.

• Use a map and compass to eliminate the need to rock pile, tree scar, or hang ribbons.

• Avoid camping on vegetation and limit the number of days in one location to one or two days.

• Keep pollutants out of water sources by camping at least 200 feet (70 adult steps) from lakes and streams.

Pack It In, Pack It Out

• Pack everything that you bring into the wild country back out with you.

• Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations securely.

• Pick up all spilled foods and carry out all leftover food.

Properly Dispose of What You Can’t Pack Out

• Deposit human waste in "cat holes" dug 6 to 8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, campsites, or trails. Cover and disguise the hole when finished.

• Use toilet paper sparingly. Pack it out.

• To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes, and use small amount of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.

• Inspect your campsite for trash and evidence of your stay. Pack out all trash – yours and other’s.

Leave What You Find

• Treat our natural heritage with respect. Leave plants, rocks and historical artifacts as you find them.

• Good campsites are found not made. Altering a site should not be necessary.

• Let nature’s sounds prevail. Keep loud voices and noises to a minimum.

• When pets are allowed, be sure to keep them under control. Bury dog feces.

• Do not build structures or furniture or dig trenches.

Minimize Use and Impact of Fires

• Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Always carry a lightweight stove for cooking. Enjoy a candle lantern instead of a fire.

• Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires. Do not scar large rocks or overhangs.

• Gather sticks no larger than an adult’s wrist in diameter for firewood.

• Do not snap branches off live, dead or downed trees.

• Put out campfires completely.

• Remove all unburned trash from fire ring and scatter the cool ashes over a large area well away from camp and water.

 

 

 

 

Forest Service Campgrounds

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
902 Wasco Ave., Suite 200
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 308-1700
www.fs.fed.us/r6/crgnsa 

Herman Creek Horse Camp

Directions

From Portland take I-84 eastbound to the Cascade Locks exit. Follow the main road east through town. Cross under the freeway and go straight at stop sign. The road bends to the left. Follow road about 2 miles. Camp is on your right, just after Herman Creek Work Center.

From Hood River take I-84 westbound to Exit 47, Forest Road and Herman Creek exit. Turn left at bottom of ramp, go under freeway, and take first right, follow road about Ό-mile. Camp is on your left, just before Herman Creek Work Center.

Elevation

500’

Facilities

7 sites, fire rings, 2 vault toilets, potable water, hitching rails and horse stalls. Campground Host is on-site most of the season.

Activities

Herman Creek Trail and Pacific Crest Trail

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes, $8.00 per night and a Northwest Forest Pass is required.

Deschutes National Forest
1645 Highway 20 E
PO Box 6010
Bend, OR 97708
(541) 383-5300
www.fs.fed.us/r6/deschutes 

Chief Paulina Horse Camp

Information

Bend/Ft. Rock District, (541) 383-4000

Directions

Take Highway 97 south out of Bend for 22 miles; follow signs to Paulina Lake Recreation area

Elevation

6,400'

Facilities

14 horse sites, vault toilets

Activities

Horseback riding, hiking, and sightseeing

Operated by

High Lakes Contractor

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Sisters Cow Camp Horse Camp

Information

Sisters Ranger District, (541) 549-7700

Directions

From Sisters travel 1.7 miles west on Highway 242. Turn left on FS Road 15 and go approximately 2 miles. Camp is on the left.

Elevation

3,400'

Facilities

5 trailer/tent sites, vault toilets, corrals and stock water

Activities

Horseback trails and access to the Metolius Windigo Trail (#99)

Operated By

Sisters Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Cultus Corral

Information

Bend/Ft. Rock District, (541) 383-4000

Directions

From Bend take the Cultus Lake access Road #4635 off of FS Road 46 (Cascade Lakes Highway). Turn right onto Road #4630, which is the first road on your right. The campground is on your right at the end of the road.

Elevation

4,450’

Facilities

11 trailer/tent sites, vault toilets, horse stalls, potable water

Activities

Horseback riding

Operated By

High Lakes Contractor

Reservations

No

Fees

No

Graham Corral Horse Camp

Information

Sisters Ranger District, (541) 549-7700

Directions

From Sisters travel 4.2 miles west on Highway 242, 2.0 miles north on FS Road 1012 and then 0.8-mile northwest on FS Road 1012-300.

Elevation

3,400'

Facilities

13 trailer/tent sites, vault toilet, corrals, potable water

Activities

Horseback riding, and access to the Metolius Windigo Trail (#99)

Operated By

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Quinn Meadows Horse Camp

Information

Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District, (541) 383-4000

Directions

From Bend travel 31.2 miles west and south on Cascade Lakes Highway 46, past Inn of the Seventh Mountain and Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, between Devils Lake and Elk Lake.

Elevation

5,100'

Facilities

24 trailer/tent sites, vault toilet, hand pumped potable water, and horse corrals at all sites. Manure dump is on your right as you enter the gate. Bring your own bags and come prepared to haul your manure 1/8-mile to the dump site.

Activities

Horseback riding

Operated By

High Lakes Contractors

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777 – Reservations Only

Fees

Yes

 

Sheep Springs Horse Camp

Information

Sisters Ranger District, (541) 549-7700

Directions

From Sisters, travel 12.4 miles NW on Hwy 20. At FS Road 12, travel 7.0 miles north to FS Road 1260. Travel 1.1 miles west on FS Road 1260. Follow Road 1260-200 north for 1 mile.

Elevation

3,200'

Facilities

10 trailer/tent sites, 40 box stalls (4 per site), vault toilets, potable water (hand pump), and water trough for livestock.

Activities

Metolius-Windigo & Bear Valley trails.

Operated By

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777 – Reservations only

Fees

Yes

Swamp Wells Horse Camp

Information

Sisters Ranger District, (541) 549-7700

Directions

From Sisters travel 15.4 miles south on Road 16.

Elevation

6,350'

Special Considerations

Facilities

Activities

Operated By

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Three Creek Meadow Horse Camp

Information

Sisters Ranger District, (541) 549-7700

Directions

From Sisters travel 15.4 miles south on Road 16.

Elevation

6,350'

Special Considerations

The camp is located on the edge of a large meadow. This is a very sensitive area and users of the camp are urged to help protect this area by keeping vehicle and livestock out of the meadow. No camping in the meadow.

Facilities

9 trailer/tent sites, 36 box stalls (4 per site), no potable water, and water trough for livestock.

Activities

Horseback riding, Three Sisters Wilderness access, and Metolius Windigo access

Operated By

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Todd Horse Camp

Information

Bend/Ft. Rock District, (541)383-4000

Directions

From Bend travel 24 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway 46. Travel south on FS 4600-390. Camp is located opposite Todd Lake turnoff.

Elevation

6,000’

Special Considerations

Sites saved for horse users until 7:00 p.m., then open to the general public.

Facilities

6 sites available to the public (plus 1 admin site), steel corrals, (1 6-stall, 2 4-stall, 1 2-stall), 2 RV sites (no table or fire ring), pit toilets, and manure dumps at all sites, no potable water, water trough for livestock. Toilet and day-use area adjacent to campground.

Activities

Horse, hiking and mountain biking trails

Operated By

USFS

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

Whispering Pines Horse Camp

Information

Sisters Ranger District, (541) 549-7700

Directions

From Sisters travel 6.0 miles west on Highway 242, then 4.3 miles south on FS Road 1018.

Elevation

4,400'

Facilities

9 trailer/tent sites, 36 box stalls (4 per site), and vault toilet.

Activities

Horseback riding and Wilderness trailheads within 3 to 5 miles.

Operated By

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Whitefish Horse Camp

Information

Crescent Ranger District, (541) 433-3200

Directions

From Crescent travel 12.2 miles west on Road 61, then 3.5 miles north on Highway 58, then 6.7 miles west on Road 60.

Elevation

4,850'

Facilities

17 trailer/tent sites, vault toilet, potable water, manure removal required, bags are provided Steel corrals are going to be installed

Activities

Horseback riding and trailheads close by for Diamond Peak Wilderness and Oregon Cascade Recreation Area.

Operated By

Recreation Resource Management, Inc.

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777

Fees

Yes

 

Fremont-Winema National Forest
1300 South G Street
HC Box 337, Lakeview, OR 97630
(541) 947-2151
www.fs.fed.us/r6/fremont 

Antler Trailhead

Information

Silver Lake Ranger District, (541) 576-2107

Directions

From Silver Lake Ranger District travel Ό-mile west on Highway 31 and turn left on County Road 4-11. This road turns into FS Road 27. Take FS Road 27 for 9 miles, and then turn right on FS Road 2804. Go 2.5 miles to FS Road 7645, turn left and travel 5 miles to FS Road 036. Turn left and go approximately 2.3 miles to FS Road 038. Turn right and drive another 0.6-mile to the trailhead.

Elevation

6,400'

Special Considerations

Call for current information. Large fires on the Silver Lake Ranger District in 2002 altered access to the National Recreation Trail.

Facilities

5 sites with tables and fire grills, outhouse, potable water, horse corrals, and hitching rail

Activities

Hiking, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, photography

Operated By

Silver Lake Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Corral Creek

Information

Bly Ranger District, (541) 353-2427

Directions

From Bly Ranger District travel 13 miles east on Highway 140. Turn left on FS Road 3660. Take FS Road 3660 for 13 miles, and turn right on FS Road 34. Travel approximately 1/8-mile and turn left on FS Road 012. Or, travel 1 1/2 miles east on Highway 140, turn left on County Road 1259. Take County Road 1259 for ½-mile, turn right on FS Road 34. Travel for 15 miles, turn left onto FS Road 012. You should see the campground entrance sign. From Lakeview travel 25 miles west on Highway 140, turn right on FS Road 3660. Travel FS Road 3660 for 13 miles; turn right on FS Road 34. Travel on FS Road 34 a very short distance, turn left on FS Road 012.

Elevation

6,000'

Facilities

6 tent and trailer sites, picnic tables and fire grills, no potable water, outhouse, box-style horse stalls.

Activities

Wilderness access, bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding

Operated By

Bly Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Cottonwood Recreation Area

Information

Lakeview Ranger District, (541) 947-3334

Directions

From Lakeview Ranger District travel two miles south on Highway 395, and turn right on Highway 140. Take Highway 140 west for 24 miles, turn right onto FS Road 3870. Stay on FS Road 3870 for eight miles to the trailhead sign on the left.

Elevation

5,250'

Facilities

Rustic campsite (no outhouses), horse corrals, feeders, water trough. Water is available onsite.

Activities

Horseback riding, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Operated By

Lakeview Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Farm Well Trailhead

Information

Silver Lake Ranger District, (541) 576-2107

Directions

From Silver Lake Ranger Station travel east on Highway 31 for 1/8-mile. Turn right on County Road 4-12. Continue south for 6 miles to the forest boundary, continue Ό-mile to the junction of Road 2916 and 28. Turn left on Road 2916 and go 6 miles to Farm Well Trailhead on your left.

Elevation

5,100’

Special Considerations

Call for current information. Large fires on the Silver Lake Ranger District in 2002 altered access to the National Recreation Trail.

Facilities

5 sites, some with picnic tables, grills, toilet, horse corrals, and stock pond. To check availability of potable water call (541) 576-2107.

Activities

Hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, photography and bird watching

Operated By

Silver Lake Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Foumile Lake Campground

Information

Klamath Ranger District, (541) 885-3400

Directions

From Klamath Falls, travel west on Highway 140 approximately 38 miles, turn right (north) onto Forest Road 3661 and continue for six miles. From Medford, travel east on Highway 140, approximately 40 miles, turn left (north) onto Forest Road 3661 and continue for six miles. Campground is at the end of the road.

Elevation

5,744’

Facilities

29 sites, 11of these are suitable for horse trailers. Three horse corrals, potable water, vault toilets, fireplaces, and campground host.

Activities

Horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking. Access to Sky Lakes Wilderness.

Operated By

Klamath Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Silver Creek Marsh Campground

Information

Silver Lake Ranger District, (541) 576-2107

Directions

From Silver Lake Ranger District travel Ό-mile west on Highway 31. Turn left on County Road 4-11. Take FS Road 27 for 10 miles until you see the campground/trailhead entrance sign.

Elevation

4,800'

Special Considerations

Call for current information. Large fires on the Silver Lake Ranger District in 2002 altered access to the National Recreation Trail

Facilities

17 tent and trailer sites, picnic tables and fire grates, potable water, horse corrals, 5 hitching rails

Activities

Bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, wading, and trails

Operated By

Silver Lake Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Malheur National Forest
431 Patterson Bridge Road/PO Box 909
John Day, OR 97845
(541) 575-3000
www.fs.fed.us/r6/malheur 

Billy Fields Forest Camp

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day travel west on Highway 26 to FS Road 21. Go south on FS Road 21 to Billy Fields Forest Camp.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Please do not pasture horses within the riparian area. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

6-horse tie-stall with manger, water for horses is available in the adjacent Billy Fields Creek

Activities

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day drive south on US Highway 395 to the junction of County Road 65. Drive southeast on County Road 65 to FS Road 1520. Drive FS Road 1520 northeast to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Elevation

6,000’

Special Considerations

Please park in a manner that will allow others to turn around in the limited space that is available. Do not pasture your horses or drive on the meadow. Tent camping on the meadow is allowed. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, 6 horse tie-stall with manger and hitch rail, stock water available at trailhead, small parking area, no potable water or toilet facilities.

Activities

Access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

East Davis Creek Trailhead

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 573-3000

Directions

From John Day drive east on US Highway 26 for approximately 15 miles toward Austin Junction. Turn west on FS Road 2614. Travel FS Road 2614 for 1 ½ miles to FS Road 2614-229 and follow it to the trailhead.

Elevation

3,980’

Special Considerations

Please tie horses to a picket line or your trailer rather than trees. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Flat dispersed campsite near trailhead, 6-horse tie-stall, and stock water located in nearby Placer Gulch. No toilet facilities

Activities

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day drive south on Highway 395 to County Road 65. Drive County Road approximately 4 miles to the junction with FS Road 6510. Follow FS Road 6510 to FS Road 812. Drive east on FS Road 812 to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Elevation

4,500'

Special Considerations

Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, 6-horse tie-stall with manger, unloading ramp, hitch rail, water for horses available Ό-mile down the trail at East Fork Canyon Creek, no toilet facility or drinking water.

Activities

Access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Head O' Boulder Camp

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day drive east on US Highway 26 for approximately 15 miles to Austin Junction. Drive north on US Highway 7 for one mile to County Road 20. Drive west on County Road 20 for approximately 14 miles to FS Road 45. Drive north on FS Road 45 for approximately 8 miles to FS Road 4500-537. Drive east on FS Road 4500-537 toward Indian Rock Lookout. This road will bisect Head O'Boulder Forest Camp. This is also a trailhead to the Vinegar Hill Scenic Area.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Please do not tie horses within the camping area or to trees. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Few campsites available, no horse facilities available, toilet facilities, potable water, stock water available in the nearby spring.

Activities

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Joaquin Miller Horse Camp

Information

Emigrant Ranger District, (541) 573-4300

Directions

From Burns travel 20 miles north on Highway 395. The entrance will be on the left hand side off the highway.

Elevation

5,600'

Special Considerations

Map and compass are recommended

Facilities

15 sites, 4 corrals, 6 toilets, 2 hitch rails, and well with hand pump

Activities

There are no designated trails accessed by the horse camp, but there are several roads, meadows and forest to explore.

Operated By

Emigrant Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

McClellan Trailhead

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day travel west on Highway 26 to FS Road 21. Drive south on FS Road 21, approximately 4.5 miles to FS Road 115. Proceed east on FS Road 115 approximately ½-mile to FS Road 2160. Travel south on FS Road 2160 approximately Ό-mile to FS Road 2160-041. Continue traveling south on 2160-041 to the trailhead.

Elevation

5,600'

Special Considerations

Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, 6-horse tie-stall with manger, fire rings, water for horses’ available back down the 2160-041 road in a draw bottom. No toilet facility or potable water.

Activities

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Oregon Mine Forest Camp

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day travel west on Highway 26 to Forest Road 21. Go south on Forest Road 21 to Forest Road 2170. Go west on Forest Road 2170 to Oregon Mine Forest Camp.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Please do not pasture horses within the riparian area. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home. Corral does not have hinged gates at two openings. Bring rope to use as a gate.

Facilities

Buck and pole corral, stock water available in the adjacent Murderer's Creek, picnic tables, fire rings, and camping spaces available.

Activities

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Parish Cabin Campground

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day drive south on US Highway 395 to the junction of County Road 65. Drive southeast on County Road 65 to FS Road 16. Drive west on FS Road 16 for Ό-mile to Parish Cabin Campground access road. This access road will be signed. Follow the access road to the campground.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Camping is not allowed outside the campground perimeter. Please do not pasture horses on Bear Creek or in the adjacent meadow. Horses are not allowed within the campground perimeter. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

20 sites, 6-horse tie-stall located outside the campground perimeter to the south, toilet facilities, potable water, stock water located in nearby Bear Creek.

Activities

This campground is located just a few miles south of the Strawberry Wilderness

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Slide Connector Trailhead/Horse Camp

Information

Prairie City Ranger District, (541) 820-3311

Directions

From Prairie City travel County Road 60 to FS Road 6001. Go approximately ½-mile to the Slide Connector Horse Camp.

Elevation

4,800'

Special Considerations

This is a new facility constructed in 1999. Some items are still under construction (i.e. campground signs and hitch rails still need to be installed). Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

3 sites (2 sites have 4 single horse stalls and 1 site has 3 single horse corrals), vault toilet, stock water is available within 100 yards at Strawberry Creek.

Activities

Operated By

Prairie City Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Strawberry Trailhead

Information

Prairie City Ranger District, (541) 820-3311

Directions

From Prairie City take County Road 60 to FS Road 6001. Go approximately 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and Trailhead.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Day use with limited space for horse facilities. Hitch rail, potable water, and vault toilets. Stock water is available in the adjacent Strawberry Creek. Recommended camping facilities are 1.5 miles before the trailhead at Slide Horse Camp.

Activities

Access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

Operated By

Prairie City Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Sunrise Butte Trail

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From Prairie City drive east on US Highway 26 approximately 15 miles to Austin Junction. Continue north on State Highway 7 for 1 mile to paved County Road 20. Continue north and west on County Road 20 for approximately 8 miles to Forest Road 4550. Follow Forest Road 4550 north for approximately 6 miles, and continue north on Forest Road 4555 for another 5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Elevation

5800’

Special Considerations

Large parking area for easy trailer turnaround. Adjacent forest was burned in 1996. Trailhead mostly used during fall big game hunting seasons. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, 6-horse tie-stall with manger. No toilet facilities. No drinking or stock water nearby.

Activities

Accesses the Vinegar-Hill Scenic Area

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Table Mountain Trailhead

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day drive south on US Highway 395 to the junction of County Road 65. Drive east on County Road 65 to FS Road 6500-651. Drive FS Road 6500-651north to the trailhead.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, 6-horse tie-stall with manger and hitch rail, stock water available Ό-mile further north on FS road 6500-651, no toilet facilities or potable water, large parking area.

Activities

Access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

West Davis Creek Trailhead

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From Prairie City: drive east on US Highway 26 approximately 15 miles to Austin Junction. Continue north on State Highway 7 for 1 mile to paved County Road 20. Continue north and west on County Road 20 for approximately 9 miles to Forest Road 2050. Follow Forest Road 2050 south for approximately 1/10-mile to the trailhead.

Elevation

3800’

Special Considerations

Road configuration allows for easy trailer turnaround. Pasturing horses behind buck and pole fence on Butte Creek is not allowed and is punishable under CFR 261.9(a); damaging natural feature or other property of the United States. Trailhead mostly used during fall big game hunting seasons. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, 6-horse tie-stall with manger at a nearby dispersed campsite. No toilet facilities or drinking water. Stock water nearby in Butte Creek.

Activities

Accesses the Davis Creek Trail that is an all purpose trail allowing motorized use.

Operated By

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Wickiup Campground

Information

Blue Mtn. Ranger District, (541) 575-3000

Directions

From John Day drive south on US Highway 395 to the junction of County Road 65. Drive east on County Road 65 to FS Road 1516 and Wickiup Campground.

Elevation

Special Considerations

Please do not pasture horses on Wickiup Creek or its riparian area. Horses are not allowed within the campground perimeter except for loading or unloading. Please use certified weed-free hay and take what you do not use home.

Facilities

Corral space for 3 horses at the northwest end of the campground. Camping spaces located very near corrals, picnic area, toilet facilities, potable water. Stock water is located in nearby Wickiup Creek.

Activities

Campground is located just a few miles south of the Strawberry Wilderness.

Operated By

Blue Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Mt. Hood National Forest
16400 Champion Way
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 668-1700
www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood 

Bonney Crossing Campground

Information

Barlow Ranger District, (541) 467-2291

Directions

From Portland take Highway 26 to Highway 35 towards Hood River, turn right on FS Road 48, turn left just east of Rock Creek Campground on FS Road 4810, then right on FS Road 4811, next right on FS Road 2710.

Elevation

2,200'

Facilities

8 sites, two 4-horse corrals, toilets, unloading ramp, tables and fireplaces.

Activities

Horseback riding, hiking, and access to Badger Creek Wilderness

Operated By

Barlow Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass

 

Clackamas Lake Campground

Information

Zigzag Ranger District, (503) 622-7674

Directions

From Portland or Madras travel on Highway 26 to FS Road 42 (Skyline Road) approximately 9 miles to Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station. Travel another ½-mile (south) beyond the ranger station, turn left on FS Road 4270.

Elevation

3,400'

Facilities

First 19 sites in campground for horses – highline only, fire rings, picnic tables, double-vault toilet, piped water

Activities

Horseback riding and hiking.

Operated By

Zigzag Ranger District

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com (877) 444-6777. Non-reservation sites as well.

Fees

Yes

 

Gibson Prairie Horse Camp

Information

Hood River Ranger District, (541) 352-6002

Directions

From Portland take Highway 26 to Highway 35 towards Hood River, turn right on FS Road 44, turn left on FS Road 17.

Elevation

3,900'

Facilities

Vault toilets, 4 sites, three 4 horse corrals, 5 tables with fireplaces

Activities

Surveyors Ridge Trail

Operated By

Hood River Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Joe Graham Horse Camp

Information

Zigzag Ranger District, (503) 622-7674

Directions

From Portland or Madras travel on Highway 26 to FS Road 42 (Skyline Road) approximately 9 miles. (Camp is about Ό-mile before reaching Clackamas Lake Historic Ranger Station). Camp is on the left, sign is on the right.

Elevation

3,350'

Facilities

14 sites, fire rings with grates, tables, corrals, vault toilets, potable water.

Activities

Horseback riding and hiking

Operated By

Zigzag Ranger District

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com (877) 444-6777. Non-reservation sites as well.

Fees

Yes

 

Knebal Springs

Information

Barlow Ranger District, (541) 467-2291

Directions

From Portland take Highway 26 to Highway 35 toward Hood River, turn right on FS Road 44, turn left on FS Road 17 then right on FS Road 1720. Campground is 2.5 miles on your right.

From Hood River take Highway 35 south toward Government Camp, turn left on FS Road 44, turn left on FS Road 17, then right on FS Road 1720. Campground is 2.5 miles on your right.

Elevation

4,000'

Facilities

Three 4-horse corrals, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilet, spring water.

Activities

Horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking

Operated By

Barlow Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

Lost Lake Horse Camp

Information

Hood River Ranger District, (541) 352-6002

Lost Lake Resort, (541) 386-6366

Directions

From Portland take Highway 26 to Highway 35 towards Hood River, turn right on Dee Highway (281), turn left on Lost Lake Road at Dee and follow the road 14 miles to Lost Lake. You can also come over Lolo Pass and pick up the Lost Lake Road (7 miles to the lake from the junction).

Elevation

3,100

Special Considerations

Please do not leave meadow muffins on the trails. Please ride with respect and remember your behavior today goes a long way toward deciding on tomorrow’s rules.

Facilities

Vault toilets near by, water at site, 6 sites with tables and fire rings, corrals, paved road

Activities

Trails are somewhat limited, but lots of closed roads nearby to ride on, access to the PCNST via Huckleberry Mt. Trail, and an out-and-back on the Old Skyline Trail (this trail will be completed in the next few years and will be a 20 mile loop).

Operated By

Hood River Ranger District

Reservations

First-come first-serve.

Fees

$20.00 per night, $6.00 extra vehicle fee

 

Riley Horse Camp

Information

Zigzag Ranger District, (503) 622-7674

Directions

From Highway 26 at Zigzag turn northeast onto FS Road 18 (Lolo Pass Road) and proceed 4.8 miles to turnoff for McNeil and Riley Campgrounds.

Elevation

2,100'

Facilities

14 sites with tables, fire rings, vault toilets, tie stalls, water at creek, potable water, some sites with 2- and 4-horse corrals.

Activities

Horseback riding and hiking.

Operated By

Zigzag Ranger District

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777. Non-reservation sites available as well.

Fees

Yes

 

Triangle Lake Equestrian Campground

Information

Clackamas Ranger District (503) 630-6861

Directions

State Hwy 224 for 26 miles to FS Road 46, follow FS Road 46 21.8 miles, turn left on FS Road 4690 for 8.1 miles, turn right on FS Road 4220 follow for 2 miles Triangle Lake Equestrian Camp is on your right.

Elevation

4,560

Special Considerations

Please do not allow horses in the meadow or lakes. Use certified weed-free hay and take what you don’t use home. Remove manure from stalls to the constructed pits.

Facilities

8 sites, 6 people per site. Each site has a 4-horse corral, picnic table and fire ring. There is a single vault toilet and accessible loading ramp, water available for horses. No potable water at campground.

Activities

Operated By

Clackamas Ranger District

Reservations

www.olallielake.com, (541) 504-1010

Fees

Yes

 

Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE 3rd Street
PO Box 490
Prineville, OR 97754
(541) 416-6500
www.fs.fed.us/r6/ochoco 

Allen Creek Horse Camp

Information

Lookout Mountain. Ranger District, (541) 416-6500

Directions

From Prineville travel east on Highway 26 approximately 16 miles, turn right on FS Road 22 and continue for 36 miles (18 miles past Walton Lake). Campground is on the southeast corner of Big Summit Prairie. There are no developed trails.

Elevation

4,200'

Facilities

5 sites, 16 stalls, picnic tables, fire rings, stock water.

Activities

Operated By

Lookout Mountain Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Cyrus Horse Camp

Information

Crooked River National Grassland, (541) 475-9272

Directions

From Madras go south approximately 11 miles then turn east on Norris Lane and go approximately 3 miles. Turn right on FS Road 5740 for about Ό-mile. Turn left on Hagman Road (FS Rd. 5760) for about 1 mile to Cyrus Horse Camp. From Prineville, take Highway 26, west towards Madras, turn left on Laurel Lane (FS Rd 96) for about 2 miles, then left on Rd 500 about ½-mile, then right on Hagman Rd (FS Rd 5760) for about 1.5 miles to Cyrus Horse camp

Elevation

2,900'

Facilities

5 sites, 18 stalls, picnic tables, fire rings, stock water (depending on time of year). Call the Grassland office at (541) 416-6640 or (541) 475-9272 for stock water availability.

Activities

Prineville Ridgerider Trail

Operated By

Crooked River National Grassland

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Dry Creek Horse Camp

Information

Lookout Mountain District, (541) 416-6500

Directions

From Prineville take Highway 26 east for approximately 8 miles. Turn left on FS Road 33. Drive approximately 5 miles and turn left at end of pavement onto FS Road 3370, follow about 2 miles to FS Road 3370-200, on left.

Elevation

3,900'

Facilities

5 sites, 18 stalls, picnic tables, fire rings, stock water.

Activities

Giddy-Up-Go Trail (please check with district office on current trail status).

Operated By

Lookout Mountain District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Mud Springs

Information

Paulina Ranger District, (541) 477-6900

Directions

Travel Highway 380 to Paulina, take left fork four miles east of Paulina, travel 3.5 miles and turn right on Puett Road (County Road 135), go approximately 9 miles to FS Road 58 and Puett Junction, turn right on Road 58 and travel five miles to the 58/5840 junction, turn left on 5840 and travel approximately seven miles, turn right on FS Road 400, go approximately 1 mile.

Elevation

5,820'

Facilities

6 sites, 9 corrals, stock water.

Activities

Access to Black Canyon Wilderness

Operated By

Paulina Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Salter's Cabin

Information

Paulina Ranger District, (541) 477-6900

Directions

Travel Highway 380 to Paulina, take left fork 4 miles east of Paulina, go 7 miles to FS Road 58 and 42 junction. Turn left on Road 42 and go approximately 1 mile. Salter's Cabin sign is on the right and road is on left. Cabin is visible from highway.

Elevation

4,100'

Facilities

8' X 15' cabin, 2 picnic tables, fire ring, outhouse, wooden horse corral, wire corral, stock water.

Activities

Operated By

Paulina Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
333 W 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 858-2200
www.fs.fed.us/r6/rogueriver 

Sam Brown Horse Camp

Information

Galice Ranger District, (541) 471-6500

Directions

From Grants Pass travel north on I-5 to Exit 61 (Merlin). Turn left (west) on the Merlin-Galice Road for 12 miles to Taylor Creek Road (FS Road 25), turn left. Continue 14 miles to FS Road 2512, turn right. Sam Brown Horse Camp is just across the bridge, adjacent to Sam Brown Campground.

Elevation

2,300'

Facilities

7 sites with corrals for 2-4 horses each, hitching posts, horse corrals, and accessible toilet facility.

Activities

Many trails including Dutchy Creek Trail (#1146), Briggs Creek Trail (#1132), Taylor Creek Trail (#1142), Onion Way Trail (#1281). Call the Ranger Office for conditions or check the Siskiyou website listed above.

Operated By

Galice Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Sturgis Fork Horse Camp

Information

Applegate Ranger District, (541) 899-3800

Directions

From Star (Applegate) Ranger Station travel south on Upper Applegate Road for 12 miles, (past Applegate Lake and over Carberry ridge), turn right on Carberry Creek Road. Proceed for 7 miles before turning left on Sturgis Fork Road (FS Road 1020). Go up Sturgis Fork Road for 7.5 miles and turn right on Road 1020-600. Follow Road 1020-600 for approximately 0.5-mile to spur on left that enters the Sturgis Fork trailhead.

Elevation

5,100'

Facilities

Undeveloped camping at trailhead, rock fire pits, corral.

Activities

No

Operated By

Applegate Ranger District

Reservations

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

Willow Prairie Horse Camp

Information

Butte Falls Ranger District, (541) 865-2700

Directions

From Medford travel 30 miles east on Highway 140, then 3 miles north on FS Road 37, 1 mile west on FS Road 3738, then ½-mile south on FS Road 3735.

Elevation

4,400'

Special Considerations

For those seeking a rustic experience of the "old West," the horse camp at Willow Prairie also includes Willow Prairie Cabin, a historic log cabin set off from the main camp. Available to rent from the Forest Service for $15 per day (7-day max.), the cabin has four 12’x12’ horse paddocks/corrals at the site and is adjacent to the equestrian trail system.

Facilities

10 sites with corrals for 2-4 horses at each site, vault toilets, potable water, 1 site with historic shelter and corral.

Activities

Operated By

Butte Falls Ranger District

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777

Fees

No. Donations accepted.

 

Willow Prairie Cabin

Information

Butte Falls Ranger District, (541) 865-2700

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/rogue/cabins.htm#willow

Directions

From Medford travel 30 miles east on Highway 140, then 3 miles north on FS Road 37, 1 mile west on FS Road 3738, then ½-mile south on FS Road 3735.

Elevation

4,300'

Special Considerations

For those seeking a rustic experience of the "old West," the horse camp at Willow Prairie also includes Willow Prairie Cabin, a historic log cabin set off from the main camp

Facilities

Historic log cabin with four 12’x12’ hors paddocks/corrals.

Activities

Site is adjacent to the equestrian trail system

Operated By

Butte Falls Ranger District

Reservations

Butte Falls Ranger District, (541) 865-2700

Fees

$15/day (7-days max)

 

Siuslaw National Forest
4077 SW Research Way
PO Box 1148
Corvallis, OR 97339
(541) 750-7000
www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw 

Dry Lake Trailhead

Information

Mapleton Ranger District, (541) 902-8526

Directions

From Florence drive 5 miles north on Highway 101. Turn right on Herman Peak Road and travel 3 miles. Turn left to the trailhead staging area.

Elevation

1,600’

Facilities

Horse corrals, fire rings, tables, and vault toilets.

Activities

Operated By

Mapleton Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Horse Creek Trailhead

Information

Mapleton Ranger District, (541) 902-8526

Directions

Continue 2.4 miles from Dry Lake Trailhead or from Florence, drive 10.5 miles north on Highway 101 to FS Road 58 (also known as the Horse Creek Road). Turn right on FS Road 58 and travel 4.7 miles. Turn right to access the trailhead and facilities.

Elevation

1,500’

Facilities

Horse corrals, fire rings, tables, vault toilets.

Activities

Operated By

Mapleton Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Mount Hebo Trailhead

Information

Hebo Ranger District, (541) 392-3161

Directions

From Hebo drive east of Highway 101 on Highway 22 for approximately half a mile. Turn left on FS Road 14 (paved). Drive on FS Road 14 for 5.5 miles to the trailhead located on the right side of the road.

Elevation

2,280’

Facilities

Rocked parking area with a capacity for 12 trucks with trailers. Individual camping is not allowed but groups can be permitted if volunteering for trail work. Dispersed camping is allowed along FS Road 14 on old road spurs. Improvements have not been installed.

Activities

Access to historic Pioneer-Indian trail and two newly reconstructed loop trails. Eventually 29 miles of loop trails will be reconstructed and connected.

Operated By

Hebo Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Wild Mare Horse Camp

Information

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, (541) 271-3611

Directions

From Reedsport drive 21 miles south on Highway 101. Turn right onto the Horsefall Beach Access Road, and travel 4 miles. Turn left into the Wild Mare Campground. From North Bend: drive 2 miles north on Highway 101. Turn left onto the Horsefall Beach Access Road, and travel 4 miles. Turn left into the Wild Mare Campground.

Elevation

Sea Level

Facilities

12 sites with single/double corrals, picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, vault toilets, trail to beach & dunes.

Activities

Operated By

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Reservations

www.ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777

Fees

Yes

 

Umatilla National Forest
2517 SW Hailey Avenue
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 278-3716
www.fs.fed.us/r6/umatilla 

Coalmine Hill Park

Information

Heppner Ranger District, (541) 676-9187

Directions

Travel 23 miles southeast of Heppner along the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway, Willow Creek Road (FS Road 53).

Elevation

2,800'

Facilities

Four sites, of which two are accessible, horse/ATV loading/offloading ramp, hitching posts, restroom.

Activities

Bald Mountain Loop consisting of three non-motorized trails, with geological features, Copple Butte Trail System.

Operated By

Heppner Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Godman Trailhead

Information

Pomeroy Ranger District, (509) 843-1891

Directions

44 miles southwest of Pomeroy, Washington.

Elevation

6,050'

Facilities

2 feed mangers with capacity of 6 horses each, outhouse, stock water

Activities

Access into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.

Operated By

Pomeroy Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

North Fork John Day

Information

North Fork John Day Ranger District, (541) 427-3231

Directions

Situated near the North Fork John Day Wilderness, along the Blue Mountain National Scenic Byway, and adjacent to the North Fork John Day National Wild and Scenic River, 38 miles southeast of Ukiah.

Elevation

5,200'

Facilities

Barrier-free picnic and camp sites, accessible loading/unloading dock, corrals, hitch rails.

Activities

Operated By

North Fork John Day Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Panjab Trailhead

Information

Pomeroy Ranger District, (509) 843-1891

Directions

35 miles southwest of Pomeroy, Washington.

Elevation

3,300'

Facilities

7 sites, 8 feed mangers with capacity of 6 horses each, loading/unloading dock, hitch rails, outhouses, drinking water for horses.

Activities

Access into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.

Operated By

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Teepee Trailhead

Information

Pomeroy Ranger District, (509) 843-1891

Directions

52 miles southwest of Pomeroy, Washington.

Elevation

6,387'

Facilities

3 sites, 2 feed mangers with capacity of 6 horses each, loading/unloading dock, hitch rails, outhouse, stock water.

Activities

Access into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness

Operated By

Pomeroy Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Umpqua National Forest
2900 NW Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 672-6601
www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua 

Cow Creek Trailhead

Information

Tiller Ranger District, (541) 825-3100

Directions

From Azalea exit #88 on I-5, take County Road 36, traveling east for 18 miles to the junction of FS Road 3232. Trailhead is about one mile up Road 3232.

Elevation

2,000'

Facilities

One site with picnic table and fireplace, vault toilet, one hitch rail, short trail to creek to water stock.

Activities

Access to Cow Creek National Recreation Trail.

Operated By

Tiller Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Howlock Mountain Trailhead

Information

Diamond Lake Ranger District

Directions

From Roseburg east on Hwy 138 to milepost 78 and turn into Diamond Lake Recreation Area. The first left, opposite the gas station, to trailhead.

Elevation

5,380’

Facilities

Two parking slots and two campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets. Hitching posts.

Activities

Trailhead access to North Crater Trail, #1410, and the Howlock Mountain Trail, #1448. The latter trail accesses the Mt. Thielsen Wilderness. Diamond Lake Resort nearby.

Operated By

Diamond Lake Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Recreation pass must be displayed. Can be purchased at nearby Diamond Lake Campground

 

Kelsay Valley Trailhead Camp

Information

Diamond Lake Ranger District, (541) 498-2531

Directions

Located 74 miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138, turn north onto road 60, the Windigo Pass Road. Proceed 4.5 miles and turn right onto Road 6000-958, the Kelsay Valley Road. The campground is at the end of the road 1.5 miles.

Elevation

4,170'

Facilities

16 sites, 1 site with corral, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets.

Hitch rails or high line your horse

Activities

Operated By

Diamond Lake Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

North Crater Trailhead

Information

Diamond Lake Ranger District, (541) 498-2531

Directions

From Roseburg east on Hwy 138 to milepost 87, one mile east of Crater Lake National Park entrance, and turn north onto FS Road 4799. Drive Ό-mile to trailhead.

Elevation

5,930'

Facilities

Two parking slots and two campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets. Hitching posts.

Activities

Trailhead accesses the North Crater Trail, #1410 and the Pacific Crest Trail, #2000. The latter trail accesses the Mt. Thielsen Wilderness.

Operated By

Diamond Lake Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Recreation Pass must be displayed. Self-service fee station on site.

 

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
1550 Dewey Avenue
PO Box 907
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-1205
www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w 

Boulder Park Campground

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

Take Highway 203 south of La Grande through Union, to Medical Springs, take FS Road 67 to FS Road 77 junction, go left on Road 7755 to end of road, 4 miles.

Elevation

4,900'

Facilities

8 campsites (tent and trailer) with holding pens or feeders, stock water, and restroom.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Campground Fee

 

Boundary Campground & Bear Creek Trailhead

Information

Eagle Cap Ranger District, (541) 426-5521

Directions

25 miles northeast of Enterprise on Highway 82, take FS Road 8250 and 8250-0040, last 7 miles gravel.

Elevation

3,600'

Facilities

Two adjoining horse camps with shared hitch rail and feeder manger. Horse camping allowed on west side of road only.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Operated By

Eagle Cap Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

Buck Creek

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

Take Highway 30 south to Union, Oregon. Follow signs to Catherine Creek State Park on Highway 203. Continue 2.5 miles, turn east on North Fork Catherine Creek Lane, County Road 141 for 3.5 miles. Turn south 4 miles on FS Road 7787 to trailhead. Steep rough road.

Elevation

5,400'

Facilities

Constructed in 2001. Horse handling facilities include hitching rails and highlines. Four campsites with pull-through parking.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

Buck Creek

Information

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, (541) 426-5546

Directions

Take Highway 86 east of Halfway to FS Road 39. Go north on FS Road 39 to FS Road 3965 (Hells Canton Overlook Road). Go north on 3965 to Buck Creek.

Elevation

5,600'

Facilities

5 horse camps with individual corrals (2-3 head), stock watering trough.

Activities

Access to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Snake River.

Operated By

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Reservations

Fees

 

Elk Creek

Information

Unity Ranger District, (541) 446-3351

Directions

Take County Road 600 west to Forest boundary, then take FS Road 6005 to Elk Creek (approximately 8 miles).

Elevation

4,200'

Facilities

7 sites, hitching rails, stock water.

Activities

Access to the Monument Rock Wilderness and the Blue Mountain OHV Trail.

Operated By

Unity Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

No

 

Indian Crossing

Information

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, (541) 426-5546

Directions

Take Highway 86 east of Halfway to FS Road 39. Go north on FS Road 39 to FS Road 3960. Go west on FS Road 3960 to end of road.

Elevation

4,500'

Facilities

3 sites, bi-level loading ramp, hitching rails, stock water.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Operated By

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required for trailhead and campground fee required for overnight camping.

 

Moss Springs Campground

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

Take Highway 237 east of La Grande to Cove, 13 miles, to Mill Creek Road and FS Road 6220 (steep road).

Elevation

5,400'

Facilities

11 campsites (tent and trailer) and 2 star feeders/holding pens; hitching rails, stock water, restroom.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required for trailhead and campground fee for overnight camping. (Fee tube on site for Day use pass purchase)

 

Moss Springs Guard Station

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

From La Grande take State Highway 82 to Island City, then travel east on State Highway 237 to Cove (13 miles). In Cove turn left at the church. Follow County Road 65 (Mill Creek Rd), then FS Road 6220. The last ten miles of this gravel road are steep. Turn left on 6220-380 to Moss Springs Guard Station.

Elevation

5,800’

Facilities

Guard Station includes most utensils for cooking and eating, a gas stove, refrigerator, propane heater, comfortable furnishings, and enough beds to sleep 5 people. Running water is available during the summer months. A new outhouse is just 20 yards east of the cabin. Horse facilities: horse corral with room for 6 horses; stock water.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

(541) 963-7186; available from Ranger Station or on the Forest website.

Fees

Yes

 

North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

Take Highway 203 south of La Grande through Union, 3 miles past Catherine Creek State Park to FS Road 7785.

Elevation

4,400'

Facilities

6 sites, hitching rails, loading ramps, stock water.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

P.O. Saddle

Information

Hells Canyon Recreation Area, (541) 426-5546

Directions

Take Highway 86 east of Halfway to FS Road 39. Go north on 39 to FS Road 3965 (Hells Canyon Overlook Road) follow Road 3965 to end of the road.

Elevation

5,700'

Facilities

14 horse camps with individual corrals (2-3 head), stock watering trough.

Activities

Access to Western Rim National Recreation Trail #1774 and the Snake River.

Operated By

Hells Canyon Recreation Area

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

Two Color Guard Station

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

Take Highway 203 south of La Grande through Union, to Medical Springs, take FS Road 67 to FS Road 77 junction, go left on Road 7755, 2 miles to Two Color Guard Station.

Elevation

4,800'

Facilities

Station includes potable water, flush toilets, hot water shower, propane stove and lights and kitchen utensils, sleeps 12. Horse facilities include 3 horse stalls with water, room for 6 to 8 horses.

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

(541) 963-7186; available from Ranger District or on the Forest website.

Fees

Yes – check website for fee rate per occupancy.

 

Warnock Corral

Information

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, (541) 426-5546

Directions

Take Highway 350 to Imnaha. Take FS Road 4240 to Warnock Corrals (road is steep and rough with sharp turns).

Elevation

6,400'

Facilities

Dispersed camping, bi-level loading ramp

Activities

Access to Lord Flat, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Snake River

Operated By

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required

 

West Eagle Meadow Campground and Trailhead

Information

La Grande Ranger District, (541) 963-7186

Directions

Take Highway 203 from La Grande, through Union to Medical Springs. Take FS Road 67 to junction with Road 77; follow Road 77 to West Eagle Meadows.

Elevation

5,200'

Facilities

5 sites, horse star feeders/holding pens, hitching rails, stock water

Activities

Access to Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Operated By

La Grande Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass required for trailhead and campground fee required for overnight camping.

 

Willamette National Forest
211 E 7th Avenue
PO Box 10607
Eugene, OR 97440
(541) 225-6300
www.fs.fed.us/r6/willamette 

Big Meadow Horse Camp

Information

Detroit Ranger District, (503) 854-3366

Directions

From Detroit travel 23 miles east on Highway 22 to Big Meadows Road (#2267). Continue on Big Meadows Road to Road #2257. Proceed on Road #2257 for 0.5-mile to Big Meadows Horse Camp.

Elevation

3,600'

Facilities

9 sites, tables, fire rings, 4-stall corrals, accessible loading ramp, stock water trough, well with hand pump, toilets, no local forage available; carry hay.

Activities

Hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Operated By

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Box Canyon

Information

McKenzie River Ranger District, (541) 822-3381

Directions

From Blue River travel 3.5 miles east of Highway 126 to Aufderheide Road (FS Road 19). Continue on Aufderheide Drive for 27 miles to Box Canyon Horse Camp.

Elevation

3,750'

Facilities

14 sites, fire rings, corrals, proposed BBQ & campfire group area, tables and toilets.

Activities

Hiking, and horseback riding

Operated By

McKenzie River Ranger District

Reservations

ReserveUSA.com, (877) 444-6777

Fees

The Northwest Forest Pass is required

 

Harralson Horse Camp

Information

Middle Fork Ranger District, (541) 782-2283

Directions

From Oakridge proceed east on Highway 58 for 25 miles to the Waldo Lake Road (FS Road 5897). Follow Waldo Lake Road for 10.5 miles to Harralson Horse Camp.

Elevation

5,600'

Facilities

6 sites, vault toilet, fire rings, no water

Activities

Horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling

Operated By

Middle Fork Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

The Northwest Forest Pass is required

 

Sevenmile Horse Camp

Information

Sweet Home Ranger District, (541) 367-5168

Directions

From Sweet Home Ranger Station proceed east on Highway 20 for 32 miles to the Sevenmile Road (FS Road 024). The horse camp is located approximately ½-mile down the FS Road 024.

Elevation

2,280’

Facilities

4 sites, 4 tables, fire rings, corrals, and vault toilet. No potable water – stock water only

Activities

Horseback riding, hiking and Mountain biking. This camp accesses the historic Santiam Wagon Road with approximately 7 trail miles west to Mountain House, and approximately 14 miles east to Highway 126/Fish Lake Guard Station.

Operated By

Sweet Home Ranger District

Reservations

No

Fees

Northwest Forest Pass is required for use

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Bureau of Land Management

 

Burns District Office
28910 Hwy 20 West
Hines, OR 97738
(541) 573-4400

South Steens

Information

Burns District Office, (541) 573-4400

http://www.or.blm.gov/Burns/Recreation/camp.html

Directions

From Burns, take State Hwy 205 South to Frenchglen. Continue South on 205 for an additional 10 miles to Steens Mountain Back County Byway. Travel East 18 miles to camp.

Elevation

5,300’

Facilities

Drinking water, vault toilets, tables and grills. 15 equestrian sites with corrals.

Activities

Hiking, horseback riding, backpacking

Operated By

Burns Bureau of Land Management

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Fish Lake

Information

Burns District Office, (541) 573-4400

http://www.or.blm.gov/Burns/Recreation/camp.html

Directions

From Burns take State Hwy 205 South to Frenchglen. At Frenchglen, take the Steens Mountain Back Country Byway for 20 miles to camp.

Elevation

7,400’

Facilities

Drinking water and horse corrals. Note: Corrals are not on the same side of the road as the campground. Horses are not permitted in campground.

Activities

Operated By

Burns Bureau of Land Management

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

Medford District Office
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504
(541) 618-2200

Hyatt Lake

Information

Medford District Office, (541) 482-2031

http://www.or.blm.gov/medford/recreationsites/hyatt_lake.htm

Directions

From Interstate 5 take Exit 14 in Ashland. Turn on Hwy 66 toward Klamath Falls. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles until you reach Green Springs Inn. Turn north onto the BLM’s East Hyatt Lake Road. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles until you reach the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area. Stay to the right on the East Hyatt Lake Road and the main campground entrance will be on your left.

Elevation

5,200’

Facilities

Water and four corrals

Activities

Access to the Pacific Crest Trail

Operated By

Burns Bureau of Land Management

Reservations

Yes

Fees

$10 per site

 

Oregon State Parks

 

Oregon State Parks
(800) 551-6949
www.oregonstateparks.org 

Bullards Beach State Park

Information

(800) 551-6949

Directions

US 101, 2 miles north of Bandon

Elevation

23’

Facilities

8 sites with corrals (4 single and 4 double corrals) picnic tables, fire ring, potable water, showers, flush toilets.

Activities

7-mile equestrian trail, 4.5 miles of beach access

Operated By

Oregon State Parks

Reservations

(800) 452-5687

Fees

$16 May through September, $12 October through April

 

Cape Blanco State Park

Information

800-551 6949

Directions

Off US 101, 9 miles north of Port Orford

Elevation

200’

Facilities

8 sites with corrals (5 single corrals and 3 double corrals) picnic tables, fire ring, potable water, showers, flush toilets.

Activities

7-mile equestrian trail, 150-acre open riding area

Operated By

Oregon State Parks

Reservations

(800) 452-5687

Fees

$14 may through September, $10 October through April.

 

Collier Memorial State Park

Information

(800) 551-6949

Directions

US 97, 30 miles north of Klamath Falls, 25 miles southeast of the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park.

Elevation

4,200’

Facilities

Horse camp is one large area in the southwest corner of the park at the equestrian trailhead. Area can accommodate 10 horse trailers. There are four 12x12 corrals. Hitching rails are nearby. Ground surface is pumice, not gravel. Water spigot and picnic tables are nearby. Closest flush toilets are 200’ away in the day use area. No fires are allowed without park permission. Upon request, park can supply crude camp stove.

Activities

10-mile equestrian/hiking trail to Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site; nearby equestrian trails in the Winema National Forest.

Operated By

Oregon State Parks

Reservations

No. All camping areas in park are first-come-first-served

Fees

$7. Park open seasonally

 

Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

Information

(800) 551-6949

Directions

I-84, 26 miles southeast of Pendleton

Elevation

3,800’

Facilities

7 sites with single corrals, 14’X14’. Max. 2 horses per site preferred. Picnic table, fire ring, potable water, showers, flush toilets.

Activities

Equestrian trail.

Operated By

Reservations

800) 452-5687

Fees

$16 May through September, $12 October through April. Horse camp may be closed during winter months

 

Nehalem Bay State Park

Information

(800) 551-6949

Directions

Off US 101, 3 miles south of Manzanita Junction.

Elevation

12’

Facilities

17 sites with double corrals, maximum 4 horses per site. picnic tables, fire ring, potable water, showers, flush toilet

Activities

6-mile equestrian trail.

Operated By

Oregon State Parks

Reservations

(800) 452-5687

Fees

$16 May through September, $12 October through April. Horse camp may be closed during winter months.

 

Howard Creek Horse Camp – Silver Falls State Park

Information

(800) 551-6949

Directions

OR 214, 26 miles east of Salem

Elevation

1.200’

Facilities

4 sites with double corrals, maximum 4 horses per site (2 per stall); 1 group site with 3 double corrals, maximum 12 horses (2 per stall). Picnic tables, fire rings, potable water, vault toilets. Access to showers and flush toilet.

Activities

14 miles of equestrian trails

Operated By

Oregon State Parks

Reservations

(800) 452-5687

Fees

$16 May – September, $12 October – April. Horse camp may be closed during winter months.

 

Willamette Mission State Park

Information

(800) 551-6949

Directions

Off I-5, 8 miles north of Salem

Elevation

250-400’

Special Considerations

Campground is subject to flooding in early spring and winter and may be Closed due to high water. Call 503-393-1172 for an updated recorded message.

Facilities

4 sites each with 1 corral, 4-horse maximum allowed per site/corral. Potable water, fire rings, picnic tables, vault toilets at site; flush toilet nearby; no showers.

Activities

5 miles of equestrian trails

Operated By

Oregon State Parks

Reservations

(800) 452-5687

Fees

$14 May – September, $10 April – October. Horse camp open seasonally.

 

Oregon State Forest

 

Tillamook State Forest
Forest Grove Unit-Tillamook State Forest
801 Gales Creek Rd
Forest Grove, OR
Office Phone: 503-357-2191
www.odf.state.or.us 

Stagecoach Horse Camp

Information

(503) 359-7401

Directions

The camp is located 45 miles west of Portland about 5 miles off of Highway 6.

Elevation

Facilities

11 campsites with corrals. Each site offers a picnic table and fire grate. There is a covered picnic area and vault toilets. Stock water is available, but there is no potable water. Facilities are open year-round.

Activities

Access to the historic Wilson River Wagon Road trail

Operated By

Tillamook State Forest

Reservations

No

Fees

Yes

 

County Parks

 

Jackson County Parks
400 Antelope Road
White City, OR 97503
(541) 774-8183
www.jacksoncountyparks.com 

Lily Glen Horse Camp

Information

(541) 774-8183

Directions

Traveling south on 1-5, take the second Ashland exit. Travel east on Dead Indian Memorial Road climbing up the hill then dropping down toward Howard Prairie Reservoir. Travel past the turnoff to Howard Prairie Resort, approximately ½-mile. Look for the large barn and corrals on the right side of the road. For an easier "haul" but a few extra miles, take Hwy 140 from White City east toward Klamath Falls. Turn south at North Fork Campground Road. Turn right on Dead Indian Road. Lily Glen is about 4 miles on the left.

Elevation

Facilities

Barn area and 32 corrals are in the two group reservation areas along with 8 campsites. The first-come first-serve camping area is just inside the gate and to the left. There are 8 sites available, most with 2-horse corrals. Also, an accessible site is available near the restroom. There are two hand pumps for potable water and horse water, fire pits, and restrooms for both areas. Manure dumpsite within camp. Bring a wheelbarrow. This is a heavily used area from June to September.

Activities

Abundant trail riding. You may ride around Howard Prairie Lake or take off into mountainous areas. You may ride anywhere on the north or south side of Dead Indian Road, most of which is BLM. This was once the stage stop between Klamath Falls and Ashland and the barn is historic but very usable. There is a small stream to cross in the summer (larger in early spring) but most horses cross with no problems.

Operated By

Jackson County Parks

Reservations

Yes, group sites are reservation only

Fees

Yes. Call for current information.

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Cottage Grove Ranger District and Sisters Ranger District

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