Top Horse Camping near Mendocino Lake

Explore the best equestrian campsites near Mendocino Lake! See real photos & honest reviews to plan your perfect getaway.

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Mendocino Lake is the way to go. Whether you own a horse or are joining a tour group, equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. With our help, you'll find the best California equestrian campsites from scenic to easily accessible.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Mendocino Lake, CA (10)

    Camper-submitted photo from Russian Gulch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Russian Gulch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Russian Gulch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Russian Gulch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Russian Gulch State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Russian Gulch State Park Campground

    1.

    Russian Gulch State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    32 Photos
    556 Saves
    Mendocino, California

    CAMPING Russian Gulch has 26 standard campsites, four equestrian campsites with corrals, and one group site. Reservations are strongly recommended in the summer. The campground is currently closed for the winter. Reservations can be made from May through Labor Day. Reservations for campsites are available up to six months in advance by calling 1-800-444-7275 or by clicking the reservations link at the top of this page.

    HORSE CAMPING AND RIDING Russian Gulch’s horse camp is on the northeast edge of the park, off Casper–Little Lake Road. The fee for each of four sites covers staging areas, corrals, and water troughs. Make reservations by calling 707-937-5804 (District Office). Horses are allowed on designated roads and trails only. No horse rental stables are available nearby.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from COE Mendocino Lake Bu-Shay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Mendocino Lake Bu-Shay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Flat Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Flat Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Flat Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Flat Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Flat Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Flat Campground

    3.

    Oak Flat Campground

    3 Reviews
    25 Photos
    29 Saves
    Mendocino National Forest, California

    Open year round

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $5 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Creek Campground

    4.

    Middle Creek Campground

    2 Reviews
    4 Photos
    24 Saves
    Upper Lake, California

    OHV Staging Area, Equestrian Staging Area (no camping).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • No image available

      5.

      Jackson Demonstration Forest

      3 Reviews
      87 Saves
      Caspar, California

      Camp One is accessed at mile marker 5.85 via JDSF Road 350, and also has a day use area that includes the popular “Egg Station” day use area. Camp One has a total of 19 campgrounds associated with this area.

      Campgrounds associated with Camp One include Redtail (10 sites; 6-10 campsites are open to equestrian campers only), Wagon (5 sites), Roundhouse (3 sites), Tin Can (2 sites) and numerous one campsite campgrounds. Iron ranger is located at the Camp One Host site location.

      • Pets
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Cabins
      Camper-submitted photo from Dixie Glade Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Dixie Glade Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Dixie Glade Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Dixie Glade Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Dixie Glade Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Dixie Glade Campground

      6.

      Dixie Glade Campground

      1 Review
      8 Photos
      6 Saves
      Stonyford, California

      This campground is located on Forest Road M10, just above the Fouts Springs OHV area.__ There are 7 sites with tables and grills.__ Corrals and hitching post are available for packstock animals.__ A short trail__ (.8 mile) connects to the Deafy Glade Trail providing access to the Snow Mountain Wilderness.

      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Cabins
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Tent Cabin
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

      7.

      Liberty Glen Campground - Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

      4 Reviews
      9 Photos
      86 Saves
      Cloverdale, California

      Overview

      Liberty Glen Campground is located at the top of Rockpile Road overlooking Lake Sonoma. A short 45-minute drive north of Santa Rosa and a two-hour drive from San Francisco. World famous vineyards and a rich history surround the lake, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the area's extensive trail network.

      Recreation

      Lake Sonoma offers a wide variety of recreational activities such as, Archery Range, Air Rifle Range, Disc Golf, Outdoor Gym, Dog Park as well as other nearby activities. The lake provides great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers fish for large and smallmouth bass, catfish and sunfish. A small native population of rainbow trout exists in the waters as well. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy exploring several miles of trails in the Liberty Glen area, including the Serpentine, Rancheria and Cove Trails.

      Facilities

      Lake Sonoma offers a wide variety of recreational activities such as, Archery Range, Air Rifle Range, Disc Golf, Outdoor Gym, Dog Park as well as other nearby activities. The lake provides great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers fish for large and smallmouth bass, catfish and sunfish. A small native population of rainbow trout exists in the waters as well. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy exploring several miles of trails in the Liberty Glen area, including the Serpentine, Rancheria and Cove Trails.

      Natural Features

      Lake Sonoma is nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, California. Liberty Glen is situated on a ridge above the Warm Springs Arm of the lake. The campground offers scenic views of the lake, and the shoreline can be accessed from the site with a strenuous one mile hike.

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

      $75 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Stony Gorge Reservoir - USBR
      Camper-submitted photo from Stony Gorge Reservoir - USBR
      Camper-submitted photo from Stony Gorge Reservoir - USBR
      Camper-submitted photo from Surveyor Campground

      9.

      Surveyor Campground

      1 Review
      1 Photo
      6 Saves
      Covelo, California

      Dispersed camp site not as developed as the regular campgrounds. No traffic control such as paved loop road and parking spurs that you find in "developed" campgrounds, and no water system. Pack out garbage.

      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Picnic Table
      • Firewood Available
      • Toilets
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowboy Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowboy Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowboy Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowboy Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowboy Camp

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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