Top Horse Camping near Elk, CA

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Elk is the way to go. Equestrian camping is the best way to experience nature. At The Dyrt, you can find top-rated spots for horse camping, as reviewed by campers.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Elk, CA (16)

    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Sequoia RV Park
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    1.

    Sequoia RV Park

    12 Reviews
    42 Photos
    75 Saves
    Dunlap, California

    The last RV park before the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park North entrances! We are open year round, 30 & 50 amp full hookups, extremely large lots (double of normal parks), 40+ RV sites, accommodate up to 80’ RV, level pull-thru sites, WiFi, good cellphone reception, shower, laundry, trails around seasonal pond, club house with microwave and sink, postal box on site, 30 seconds driving to gas station/minimart/coffee shop, 5 minutes to steak house/bar/brewery/pizza restaurants. We also have late check out time of 6pm if the park is not full (normal time is 11am. We provide services for daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly stay. Tent sites are available in both walk-in or drive-in with electricity options.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek Campground

    2.

    Horse Creek Campground

    9 Reviews
    12 Photos
    162 Saves
    Three Rivers, California
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater
    Camper-submitted photo from Sweetwater

    3.

    Sweetwater

    10 Reviews
    39 Photos
    88 Saves
    Wishon, California

    Overview

    Sweetwater Campground remains closed due to the 2020 Creek Wildfire Sweetwater Campground is laid out in a single loop along Chiquito Creek, shaded by pine, oak and cedar trees. Most sites overlook the creek or a brook that also runs by the campground.

    Recreation

    The campground attracts visitors primarily for its fishing and swimming holes. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.

    Facilities

    The campground attracts visitors primarily for its fishing and swimming holes. Many recreational activities are available at Mammoth Pool, including boating, trout fishing, hiking and swimming.

    Natural Features

    The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra. Sweetwater Campground is located close to Mammoth Pool Reservoir near the Ansel Adams Wilderness. This area is known for its jagged peaks, including 13,157-foot Mt. Ritter, and numerous lakes and streams.

    Nearby Attractions

    A popular pastime in the area is taking a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $38 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Codorniz Campground

    4.

    Codorniz Campground

    8 Reviews
    11 Photos
    38 Saves
    Raymond, California

    Overview

    Codorniz Campground on Eastman Lake is a perfect launchpad for activities like canoeing, birding and hiking. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the area attracts abundant wildlife like bobcats, golden eagles, mountain lions, hawks and wood ducks.

    Recreation

    Eastman Lake is the first designated Trophy Bass Fishery, by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Both young and old anglers will find fishing on Eastman lake a satisfying challenge. At the campground, visitors can try their hand at disc golf or challenge a group of friends to a game of volleyball. Horseshoe pits are also available for a little friendly competition.

    Facilities

    Eastman Lake is the first designated Trophy Bass Fishery, by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Both young and old anglers will find fishing on Eastman lake a satisfying challenge. At the campground, visitors can try their hand at disc golf or challenge a group of friends to a game of volleyball. Horseshoe pits are also available for a little friendly competition.

    Natural Features

    The rolling hills around Eastman Lake are surrounded by tall grasses and scattered oak trees, giving way to stunning mountain views. The lake features 1,780 surface acres, fed by the cool waters of the Chowchilla River.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sierra National Forest is a short drive to the east of the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek

    5.

    Horse Creek

    7 Reviews
    17 Photos
    82 Saves
    Lemon Cove, California

    Overview

    Horse Creek Campground is located on the Kaweah River in the foothills of central California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Terminus Dam on Kaweah Lake is three miles east of Lemon Cove, CA.

    Recreation

    Kaweah Lake offers boating, water skiing and sailing. Horse and walking trails are available during low water. Anglers can fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and rainbow trout.

    Facilities

    Kaweah Lake offers boating, water skiing and sailing. Horse and walking trails are available during low water. Anglers can fish for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and rainbow trout.

    Natural Features

    The campground is settled on the river in a broad, arid valley with few trees. Shade is limited.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Horse Creek campground is 11 miles from Sequoia National Park's southern entrance station. Visitors enjoy viewing the inspiring Giant Forest Grove and mighty General Sherman Tree - the world's largest tree in volume. It is one hour more past the entrance station to reach 5,000' and the mightly Sequoias.__ __Note: Vehicles over 22' will not be allowed up Highway 198 through Sequoia National Park. It is a 1930s, two lane, switch back, road on the side of a mountain.__ __Larger vehicles need to use the northern route on Hwy 180 thorugh Sequoia National Forest to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. In this area you can view America's Christmas Tree, The General Grant Tree and access the other areas. The Visitor Center is shared with the Forest Service and National Park Service.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Mono Hot Springs

    6.

    Mono Hot Springs

    10 Reviews
    76 Photos
    297 Saves
    Mono Hot Springs, California

    Overview

    Mono Hot Springs Campground sits above Kaiser Pass in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for its hot mineral baths. The camp is divided into two sections that are separated by Mono Hot Springs Resort, and some sites are shaded by aspen and lodgepole pine. The campground sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet with many cliffs in the area. It makes a great base for exploring the nearby Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas or for simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

    Recreation

    The Mono Hot Springs area provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground on Friday nights during the summer. Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing. Trailheads in the area include Devil's Table (5 miles) and Doris Lake (2 miles). The Mono Creek Trail connects Mono Hot Springs to Edison Lake, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.

    Facilities

    The Mono Hot Springs area provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground on Friday nights during the summer. Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing. Trailheads in the area include Devil's Table (5 miles) and Doris Lake (2 miles). The Mono Creek Trail connects Mono Hot Springs to Edison Lake, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.

    Natural Features

    The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (559) 893-2308.

    Nearby Attractions

    Edison Lake is a popular recreation area nearby offering boating, fishing and horseback riding. From this area, hikers and horseback riders can access the John Muir Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from Mexico to Canada.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $35 - $37 / night

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      7.

      Fish Creek (CA)

      4 Reviews
      5 Saves
      Big Creek, California

      Overview

      Fish Creek Campground remains closed due to the 2020 Creek Wildfire. Fish Creek Campground is a small, primitive camp offering standard and tent-only sites. The campground is surrounded by mountains and tucked into a shady spot beneath oaks and pines. Sites are located along Fish Creek.

      Recreation

      Hikers can access the nearby French Trail, a 12.7 mile foot trail that extends from Squaw Dome Trailhead to Logan Meadow Trailhead. Other activities include hunting in designated areas and fishing.

      Facilities

      Hikers can access the nearby French Trail, a 12.7 mile foot trail that extends from Squaw Dome Trailhead to Logan Meadow Trailhead. Other activities include hunting in designated areas and fishing.

      Natural Features

      Fish Creek Campground is located in the Bass Lake Ranger District. At an elevation of 3,400 feet, Bass Lake is a very popular area known for its variety of fish, as well as the bald and golden eagles that make their home here. The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

      Nearby Attractions

      Nearby Mammoth Pool Reservoir offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. Campers can use a pay phone, as well as get gas and supplies at Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort. A popular pastime in the area is to take a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian

      $38 - $40 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Western Big Meadow Road Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Western Big Meadow Road Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Western Big Meadow Road Camping Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Western Big Meadow Road Camping Area
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      Camper-submitted photo from Sample Meadow Campground
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      9.

      Sample Meadow Campground

      3 Reviews
      6 Photos
      38 Saves
      Lakeshore, California

      Located near the Kaiser and Ansel Adams Wilderness', Sample Meadow Campground offers 16 campsites located along Kaiser Creek. Vault toilets are provided and each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and bear box. There is trailhead parking outside of campground approximately .5 mile for hikes into the wilderness. Large RV's and motorhomes not recommended. Horse camping is permitted. Water and garbage service not provided.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
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      10.

      Big Sandy Campground

      5 Reviews
      8 Photos
      90 Saves
      Fish Camp, California

      Big Sandy Campground is a large sandy flat adjacent to Big Creek. Road access is paved and dirt. Total number of sites is 18. Sites have grills, fire rings and tables. Some sites have shade. Drinking water is not provided.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
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