About Kelsay Valley Horse Camp
This campground and trailhead is located along the Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River. Visitors will experience the rivers rushing waters as they pass through lush high Cascade meadows. Spring arrives late in the high country and it is welcomed here with an explosion of colors. Purples, reds, yellows, greens, and white are arranged in a riotous bouquet. This site is designed to accommodate pack and saddle use as well as standard camping. Natural Features: Umpqua National Forest visitors are often taken aback by unique and surprising landscapes shaped by explosive geologic events. The 984,602-acre forest provides spectacular scenery and an abundance of natural and cultural resources. The translation of the word, "umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, offer visitors a renewed sense of spirit. Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife. From eagles and owls to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests to live. Recreation: The campground serves as a base camp for many trailheads that are local favorites for horse riding. Please be courteous and only reserve equestrian site(s) if you bring a horse. Campers in equestrian site(s) without pack or riding horse may be turned away or directed to another campground. Facilities: This campground has eleven equestrian sites with hitching post and/or corrals for pack and riding horses. Most corrals are 12 ft. by 12 ft., and range from one corral to four corrals per site. The campground also has five non-equestrian/standard non-electric sites. All sites have partial shade. Four of the campsites include picnic tables and fire pits; 11 campsites include picnic tables, fire pits, and corrals. Vault toilets are provided, however, there is no drinking water. There is limited garbage service – please pack your garbage out with you. Nearby Attractions: This site provides access to Porcupine Connect Trail 1412A, which connects to the North Umpqua Trail 1414 and Windigo Pass Trail 1412. The North Umpqua Trail heads southeast to enter Mount Thielsen Wilderness where it connects with the Tolo Creek Trail #1466, Lucile Lake Trail #1459, Maidu Lake Loop Trail, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. In addition, Lemolo lake and resort are just a short drive away.
USDA Forest Service
Kelsay Valley Horse Camp is located in Oregon
From Roseburg, OR, travel east on OR-138 / Diamond Lake Boulevard for about 74 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 60 (Windigo Pass Road). Follow for 4.5 miles, and then turn right onto Forest Road 6000-958. Drive 1.5 miles to the end of the road to Kelsay Valley Horse Camp and Trailhead.
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