Blackwell Horsecamp has long been a popular destination and overnight camping area for equestrians. Other campers are also welcome although the facilities are geared to provide for horses. The camp is along Tower Ridge Road in the center of the Charles Deam Wilderness area, approximately one mile from Highway 446. The camp also is a trailhead for the Charles C. Deam Wilderness trail system.
There is a picnic shelter at the site, a loading area for people to easily mount horses, including people with disabilities, and hitching posts. Trails from the site link to the trail system in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness.
Can't believe this place was free. It was nearly empty (although it was the end of November). The hiking was fantastic and the few people camping there were very well dispersed and all respectful.
100% will camp here again!
If you come from the East you will pass horsecamp that only has paid for sites. Continue down the road you will see a sign for a second horse camp skip that as well! If you go to the end and take a right there will be spots at the beggining of the trail heads secluded with fire rings. They are drive in. Much more private as well as no smell of horse poop. lol
We had a really awesome night here. The ground is level and all grass with less bugs than sites directly off trail. We just have a simple backpacking tent set-up and we had a great campfire. It was silent and of the dozens of lots, only maybe 5 were being used.
We hiked the Grubb Ridge Loop and then camped here. If you go over to the maps, there is a trail you that splits off. Follow the hiking trail and when you get to the creek bed, you can find hundreds of geodes!! You’re allowed to take a couple home but just don’t take too many!
Great boondocking spot, plenty of flat land making leveling easy. Wide open so solar charging was easy. We were there for 7 days and while they have room for probably 50 or 60 rigs there was only 3 or 4 of us there most of the time.
- pits toliets
- dumpster available
Although intended for horse trailers we did not see a single one there in our 7 days. Plenty of flat land making leveling easy.
No set camp spots but great to set up and have no light pollution! Close to town but also right off some amazing trails! Sometimes the horse trailers get loud with generators but it is a horse camp ground!
I solo camped here overnight and had a pleasant time. Before arriving I had questions about where I'd be able to camp. I called the local ranger line and they were super helpful. A restroom is available on site. For being fairly close to a busy road, it's so peaceful you'd have no idea at all! Free camping if you don't have horses with you!