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Top Equestrian Camping near Malheur National Forest

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Malheur National Forest, OR (7)

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    Strawberry Campground

    6 Reviews
    13 Photos
    68 Saves
    Prairie City, Oregon

    Strawberry Campground is located at the edge of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Set amongst ponderosa pine in a beautifully wooded area, the campground is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to hike, hunt, fish or simply relax. Strawberry Basin Trailhead is located at the campground. Strawberry Basin Trail #375 connects to other trails in the wilderness allowing for day hiking or backpacking trips.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
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    Grant County RV Park

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    11 Saves
    John Day, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 / night

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    Slide Creek Campground

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    3 Saves
    Malheur National Forest, Oregon

    The Slide Horse Camp is a wonderful campground for horse enthusiasts, the campground offers sites with horse stalls and corrals. Just up the road from the campground is the Slide Connector Trail #386, this trail is a great starting point for horse riders heading into the wilderness. The campground sets amongst pondersa pines and is one mile fromStrawberry Campground and the Strawberry Basin Trailhead.

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

    3 Reviews
    4 Photos
    2 Saves
    Prairie City, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
    Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
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    North Fork John Day

    3 Reviews
    12 Photos
    32 Saves
    Sumpter, Oregon

    Overview

    This campground sits along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River at the junction of the Blue Mountain and Elkhorn Scenic Byways. It features 20 campsites, 3 accessible toilet facilities, and stock handling facilities. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.____ This campground serves as the eastern access point to the North Fork John Day Wilderness via North Fork John Day River Trail #3022. The area offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, berry and mushroom picking, sight-seeing, and photography opportunities. In spring and fall you can see the salmon spawning. Special state fishing regulations apply.__ If you like to drive, you can pick up the Ukiah-Granite Roadside Geology auto tour brochure from the camp host or the Ranger District.__

    Recreation

    This campground serves as the eastern portal into the North Fork John Day Wilderness and offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sight-seeing, and photography. Berries and mushrooms can be found in season. If you like to drive, you can pick up the Ukiah-Granite Roadside Geology auto tour brochure from the camp host or the Ranger District office. if you are interested in history, there are numerous remnants of mining left from the turn of the century, Remember, historic objects, even if they look like trash, are protected by law and may not be removed.

    Facilities

    This campground features 14 tent/rv campsites, 5 tent only campsites, 1 group campsite, 3 accessible vault toilets, and stock handling/holding facilities (stock is only permitted in the north half of the campground from sites 10-16). There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.

    Natural Features

    The campground is set amidst a lodgepole pine forest, with over half of the sites in the shade. The perennial North Fork John Day River runs adjacent to the campground where you can see spawning steelhead and chinook salmon in spring and fall. In the surrounding forests live coyotes, deer, elk, wolves, bear, and cougar, plus a myriad of small animal species.____

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic mining town of Granite is 9 miles south. State of Oregon Parks has a restored dredge that can be toured in the town of Sumpter, 22 miles south. Olive Lake is 21 miles south and west of the campground, and offers fishing , crawfishing, swimming, motorized boating (no wake allowed) and nearby trails for hiking/horseback riding (horses are not allowed in the campground). The lake-turned-reservior was constructed as part of a hydroelectric system to support gold mining activities in the northern Blue Mountain Region in the early 1900's. Historically, water from the lake flowed through a wooden pipeline for 9 miles to the Fremont Powerhouse, where it was used to produce electricity for mines and towns.__The Powerhouse is approximately 14 miles south and west of the NFJD Campground on the same road that accesses Olive Lake.

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

    $25 / night

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      Welch Creek Campground & Trailhead

      1 Review
      1 Save
      Ukiah, Oregon

      Welch Creek Campground has long been a favorite gathering spot for family reunion camp-outs and group hunting trips. The campground's open area and easy parking access make it ideal for such events. It features 6 campsties an accessible vault toilet, and 4 stall recreational stock corral. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home. Local attractions include hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sight-seeing, photography and a trailhead for the Desolation OHV trail system. Olive Lake, where there is fishing, boating, and swimming is about 13 miles to the east along Forest Road 10.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Picnic Table
      Camper-submitted photo from Harney County Fairgrounds
      Camper-submitted photo from Harney County Fairgrounds
      Camper-submitted photo from Harney County Fairgrounds
      Camper-submitted photo from Harney County Fairgrounds
      Camper-submitted photo from Harney County Fairgrounds
      Camper-submitted photo from Harney County Fairgrounds

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      Harney County Fairgrounds

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      1 Save
      Hines, Oregon

      The RV Park has 30 pull-through stations with dedicated power, water, and sewer at each station and can accommodate both 30 amp and 50 amp service. If arriving late, please call the fairgrounds at (541) 573-6447 to get checked in.

      The camping area is located on the west end of the ground next to our horse stalls. Camping spots are available on a first come first, serve basis and will not be reserved outside of large rodeo events and the annual fair. Not every camping spot has dedicated power and water, extensions may be required for our end locations. Access to and from the camping is available 24/7. A fee box is located on the west end of the paved parking lot for after hour arrivals.

      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents

      $15 - $40 / night


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