Oregon State Parks
Horse Camps and Trails
Brochure of Horse Camps and Trails in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks and Recreation.
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Horse Camps and Trails W hether you ride the trails or spread your bedroll in one of our eight horse camps, an equestrian getaway in an Oregon state Tryon Creek State Natural Area park will give you campfire fodder to last a lifetime. Nehalem Bay State Park Call the State Parks Information Center, 800-551-6949, for additional information on horse trails and horse camping. Follow the 100-mile OC&E Woods Line State Trail east of Klamath Falls, once an early rail line for the timber industry. Combine camping and miles of trail riding at Howard Creek Horse Camp in Silver Falls State Park or at Hares Canyon Horse Camp in L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park. If you like the sound of waves and purplishblue glow of an ocean sunset, then eight state parks with beach access are for you. Meadows, woodlands and rivers are typical features of parks such as Elijah Bristow, Willamette Mission and Milo McIver. For a look at grasslands, deep canyons and the John Day River, try the Lone Corral Trail at Cottonwood Canyon State Park in eastern Oregon. Check out other Oregon State Parks by visiting oregonstateparks.org Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Printed on Recycled Paper All information or fees subject to change without notice. This brochure is available in alternative formats upon request. Call 800-551-6949. Oregon Relay for the hearing impaired: dial 711. 63400-8111 (/18) Elijah Bristow State Park Silver Falls State Park Nehalem Bay State Park Trail Rules Banks-Vernonia State Trail Trail Courtesy Ride with a buddy. If you must ride alone, tell someone where you’re going and when you’re returning. Let bicyclists and hikers know the best way to get around your group. Downhill traffic yields to uphill traffic. Ride only on trails designated for horses and other areas open to horses. Be aware of prohibited areas. Cutting switchbacks and taking shortcuts destroy vegetation and encourage others to use the unauthorized route. Please respect private property along trails. Pack it in, pack it out. Tie horses to corrals or horse trailers, not to trees. Please ride single file and in the middle of the trail. Avoid muddy or soggy areas, especially riverbanks. Campground Rules Keep all pets under physical control and on a leash not more than six feet long. Please remove all pet waste from the equestrian campground. Keep corrals free of straw and animal waste. Remove animal waste from parking and hitching post areas and trailheads. Camping and campfires are allowed in designated areas only. Do not camp along trails. Horses are prohibited in main overnight campgrounds and developed day-use areas. L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park How to Volunteer Many dedicated individuals and organizations volunteer their time and donate material to their favorite riding areas. If you or your organization is interested in adopting a horse trail or camping area, please call the State Parks Volunteer Hotline, 877-225-9803. Campgrounds 15 ASTORIA Del Rey Beach 12 SEASIDE Day-use trails UMATILLA 5 9 6 TILLAMOOK South Jetty 21 NEWBERG SALEM NEWPORT WALDPORT 8 MAUPIN MILTON-FREEWATER Cottonwood Canyon 7 1 WINSTON REMOTE 2 SIXES DETROIT 20 REDMOND 14 MITCHELL DAYVILLE JOHN DAY MT. VERNON PRINEVILLE PAULINA La PINE DIAMOND LAKE UNITY SENECA RILEY FORT ROCK CHEMULT ONTARIO VALE BURNS FORT KLAMATH ASHLAND WAGONTIRE BUCHANAN LAWEN NARROWS JUNTURA Off I-5, 8 miles north of Salem CRANE NEW PRINCETON JORDON VALLEY FRENCHGLEN PAISLEY 3 BEATTY KLAMATH FALLS 18 MERRILL Horse Camping and Trails Unless noted, sites in horse camps may be reserved. Camping rates vary. To make or cancel a reservation, call 800-452-5687. Go online to oregonstateparks. org or call (800) 551-6949 for more information. Day-use parking fee noted where required. 1 Bullards Beach State Park U.S. 101, 2 miles north of Bandon on Bullards Beach Road Trails: 4 miles of beach riding. 11 miles of designated trails, one leads to Coquille River Lighthouse. Sites: Eight primitive stalls, each 12′ x 12′. Maximum one horse per stall. Three sites have stalls for two horses; five sites have stalls for four horses. All stalls are galvanized tube. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, vault restrooms. Showers/flush toilets in main campground. Other Info: Tethering outside the stall is prohibited. Please clean the site and stalls and dispose of trash and manure in the designated area. Parking and hitching posts available for day-use visitors. One camping unit per site. 2 Cape Blanco State Park Off U.S. 101, 9 miles north of Port Orford Trails: 6 miles of riding trails. 150-acre open riding area. Beach access. Sites: Eight primitive. Six single-horse corrals; two doublehorse corrals; two pull-through sites each with double stalls for four horses. Hitching posts located in the camp. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water. Showers/flush toilets in main campground. 3 Collier Memorial State Park U.S. 97, 30 miles north of Klamath Falls. 25 miles southeast of the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park. Trails: Several miles of multi-use primitive roads between Collier Memorial State Park and Kimball State Recreation Site in the Winema National Forest. U.S. Forest Service road map recommended. Sites: One large area at the equestrian trailhead. Four 12′ x 12′ corrals. Pumice ground surface. Accommodates two horse trailers. Features: Corrals, water (except winter), hitching post, tables and garbage receptacles. Fees are collected for overnight use. Campfires are allowed seasonally. Public restrooms available in nearby Spring Creek day-use area (except winter). Other Info: The trail is best for horseback riders and hikers. The surface is soft pumice. Campground is open May 1-Oct. 1, depending on weather conditions. Horse camps are first come, first serve. Call 800-551-6949 for up-to-date information. VALLEY FALLS BURNS JUNCTION ROARING SPRINGS RANCH ROME BASQUE STATION LAKEVIEW NEW PINE CREEK OR 214, 26 miles east of Salem Trails: 21 miles of multi-use trails. Please observe restricted use signs on trails and follow proper trail courtesy when encountering other trail users. Sites: Six primitive sites which are open seasonally. Five sites with a set of four corrals each. Maximum eight people and four horses per site. One group site with 12 corrals. Maximum 24 people and 12 horses. For more information, please see the Silver Falls State Park Trail Guide or call the park at 503-873-8681. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water (please bring buckets), vault toilets. Showers and flush toilets in main campground. Other Info: Day-use parking and hitching rails at the 214 Trailhead and Howard Creek day-use area. Day-use parking fee for visitors not camping. 8 Willamette Mission State Park SILVER LAKE CRATER LAKE GRANTS PASS OREGON CAVES HALFWAY HARPER CANYONVILLE CAVE JUNCTION BROOKINGS ENTERPRISE BAKER CITY OAKRIDGE ROSEBURG IMNAHA WALLOWA La GRANDE KIMBERLY BEND MEDFORD 19 ELGIN FOSSIL MADRAS SISTERS PROSPECT GOLD BEACH 4 CONDON WARM SPRINGS LEBANON PENDLETON LEXINGTON HEPPNER COOS BAY BANDON FLORA UKIAH EUGENE REEDSPORT ARLINGTON SHANIKO SWEET HOME COTTAGE GROVE ELKTON 13 BIGGS WASCO 11 SILVERTON CORVALLIS FLORENCE THE DALLES 17 ESTACADA ALBANY ALSEA HOOD RIVER 22 PORTLAND McMINNVILLE LINCOLN CITY 16 Howard Creek Horse Camp BOARDMAN BANKS FOREST GROVE Bob Straub 10 (See TripCheck.com for horse rest area information) VERNONIA CANNON BEACH 7 Silver Falls State Park— Horse friendly rest areas McDERMITT 4 Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area I-84, 26 miles southeast of Pendleton Trails: Short horse trail meanders through the park along with access to miles of trails adjacent to the park. Please ask a park ranger for more information. Sites: Seven primitive sites, each with a 14′ x 14′ corral. A maximum of two horses per site. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water. Showers and flush toilets in main campground. Other Info: The horse camp may be closed during the winter due to snow. Call the park directly at 541-983-2277 for up-todate information. 5 L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park— Hares Canyon Horse Camp Off Hwy 47, 4 miles North of US 26 Trails: Nearly 25 miles of multi-use trails. Access to the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Sites: 13 full-hookup sites with 4-stall corrals; two double-size full-hookup sites with 6-stall corrals. Open March 1-Oct. 31. Special Features: Universally accessible features: parking, picnic tables, fire rings at all sites. Flush toilets and showers in camp. All RV hookup sites are at least 50 feet long. Other Info: Manure bins available. Campground next door to Clayhill Horse Staging Area. See Stub Stewart Recreation and Trail Guide for horse trail information. Day-use parking fee for visitors not camping. 6 Nehalem Bay State Park Off U.S. 101, 3 miles south of Manzanita Junction Trails: Several miles of trail and beach access. Please ride on designated trails and on the beach west of the fore dune only. Sites: 17 primitive sites, each with two 11' x 11' stalls. Maximum two horses per stall. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water nearby. Showers and flush toilets available in main campground; chemical toilets provided in horse camp. Restrictions: Please check oregonstateparks.org or at the park for seasonal restrictions. Other Info: A horse concession is located in the main day-use area during the summer. Day-use parking fees apply to visitors that are not camping. Call the park for more info: 503-368-5943. Trails: 7 miles of multi-use trails. Sites: Four primitive, each with one corral divided into four stalls. Maximum four horses per site. Special Features: Horse trailer parking, equestrian staging area, loading platform and hitching post. Manure bin in horse camp, but please remove all manure from the park area. Nearby picnic tables, drinking water, fire rings and restrooms. No showers are available. Other Info: The area is subject to flooding from the Willamette River in winter and early spring. The park or trails may be closed due to high water. To learn about current park conditions, call 503-393-1172 ext. 40 or visit the Willamette Mission park page on oregonstateparks.org. Day-use parking fee for visitors not camping. Parks with Horse Trails Day-use parking fee noted where required. 9 Banks-Vernonia State Trail OR 47, Banks to Vernonia Trail: 21 mile rail-to-trail pathway connecting Banks and Vernonia. Trail surface is paved. An adjoining wood chip path is available in many sections. Expect hikers, bicyclists and runners on the trail. Special Features: Buxton Trailhead has an ADA-accessible equestrian loading platform, hitching posts, trailer parking and vault restroom. For more information, see the Banks-Vernonia State Trail Guide. 10 Bob Straub State Park Sunset Drive, Pacific City Trail: Several miles of multi-use trails and beach access. Horse trailer parking at Pacific City County Boat Launch just north of park day-use parking area. Day-use parking fee for horse trailers. Trailers are not allowed in Bob Straub day-use parking area. 11 Cottonwood Canyon State Park OR 206, about 15 miles southeast of Wasco Trail: The Lost Corral Trail begins at J.S. Burres parking lot and follows the John Day River approximately 4.5 miles. The trail connects to several retired ranch roads that allow riders to continue another six miles into Esau Canyon. Features: River views, columnar basalt cliffs, raptors, songbirds, big game and big horn sheep. 12 Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site US 101 just north of Gearhart 14 Elijah Bristow State Park OR 58, 16 miles southeast of Eugene Trails: 12 miles of multi-use trails. Features: A large equestrian staging area includes horse trailer parking, corrals, hitching posts, picnic shelter, tables, water, electricity and toilets. For more information, see the Southern Willamette Valley State Parks guide. 15 Fort Stevens State Park Off U.S. 101, 10 miles west of Astoria Trails: Beach access from Lot A. The 4-mile DeLaura Dune Horse Trail connects with multiple horse trails (6-8 miles) through forest and dune in the southern end of the park. 12-15 miles of beach access riding from the jetty to Gearhart. Also see Fort Stevens State Park Trail Guide & Historic Military Site. 16 Hat Rock State Park U.S. 730, 9 miles east of Umatilla on Columbia River’s Lake Wallula behind McNary Dam Trail: A 1 mile portion of the 10 mile Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail winds through the park. Features: Hitching posts, water trough, restroom. Other Info: Two trailheads are located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ property. One trailhead is located at Warehouse Beach recreation area and one trailhead is located at McNary Beach recreation area. Please call the Corps’ recreation information number, 541-922-2268, for trailhead information. 17 Milo McIver State Park Springwater Road, 4 miles west of Estacada Trails: 7 miles of multi-use trails. Features: Trailhead access in the equestrian staging area. Hitching posts, one large corral, ADA-accessible ramp, large arena and special training stations. Drinking water available yearround. For more information, see the Milo McIver Trails and Recreation Guide. Day-use parking fee. 18 OC&E Woods Line State Trail Klamath Falls to Bly Trail: 100 mile multi-use trail built on an old railroad. Nonmotorized. Features: The 63 mile OC&E segment from Klamath Falls to Bly is suitable for horseback riding with equestrian access at the Switchbacks, Olene, Sycan Siding and Bly trailheads. The Woods Line is a 35 mile spur with equestrian access at Sycan Siding and Horse Glade trailheads. See the OC&E Woods Line State Trail Guide for more information. Other Info: Dogs must be on a leash. Please travel single file. After crossing Highway 39, the trail enters farm and ranch lands. Please close all gates as you pass. The trail is unpaved east of Olene. No campfires allowed. 19 Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint U.S. 101, 11 miles south of Gold Beach Trail: Approximately 2 miles of beach access. 20 Smith Rock State Park Off U.S. 97, 9 miles northeast of Redmond Trails: 12.5 miles of multi-use trails and approximately 2 miles of climber access trails Features: Limited trailer parking at the overflow/RV parking area. Day-use parking fee. For more information, see the Smith Rock Climbing and Trail Guide. 21 South Jetty adjacent to South Beach State Park U.S. 101 just south of Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport Trail: Approximately 12 miles of beach. Trailer parking in lot near beach access. Trail: Beach access. Short trail leads from the parking area to miles of beach. Features: Parking area includes hitching posts, vault toilet. 13 Deschutes River State Recreation Area 22 Tryon Creek State Natural Area Off OR 206, 15 miles east of The Dalles. Eastbound on I-84, take Exit 97. Westbound, use Exit 104 at Biggs Junction. Follow the signs on Oregon 206 to reach the park. Trail: 22 mile round trip Railbed Trail runs along the Deschutes River canyon. Horseback riding is open to day use March 1-June 30, by advance reservation only. 10 horses per day allowed on the trail. Other Info: Please stay on the trail and do not water horses at the river’s edge. Trailhead parking at the park entrance. Please remove horse manure from the parking lot immediately. For additional information, see the Deschutes State Recreation Area Trail Guide. Reservations: Go to store.oregonstateparks.org and click on tours and events. Off I-5, Terwilliger Blvd., SW Portland Trails: Approximate 1.5 mile North Horse Loop and 1 mile West Horse Loop. The one-third mile Boones Ferry Trail and the half mile Englewood Trail are spur trails that lead out of the park. The one-third mile Paget Creek Trail creates a loop at the end of the Englewood Trail. Features: Packed gravel trail surface supports horse traffic in wet weather. Horseback riders must stay on horse trails and ride single file. Water is available during the summer. For more information, see the Tryon Creek Trail Guide. Other Info: The equestrian parking area is near the park main entrance. Space is limited, with the lot filling by 11 a.m. on busy days. Up to five trailer stalls available; call 503-636-9886 for availability.