Top Equestrian Camping near Sweet Home, OR

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Sweet Home, OR (14)

    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Silver Falls State Park Campground
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    1.

    Silver Falls State Park Campground

    70 Reviews
    337 Photos
    768 Saves
    Mehama, Oregon

    The main campground has tent sites, RV spots and cabins. Bring your horse and stay in the horse campground.

    Campground Book sites at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. Reservations are required for cabin stays.

    48 electrical sites with water (18+ sites open year-round) 43 tent sites with water nearby (seasonal May–Oct.) 14 cabins (7 pet friendly, open year-round) Flush toilets and showers Universal Access: Campsites B2 and B4, four cabins, and campground restrooms/showers are accessible. Dump station CLOSED Howard Creek Horse Camp (seasonal May–Oct) 5 primitive sites with horse stalls Group site for 24 people and 12 horses

    People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage.

    Camping: The main Silver Falls campground has tent sites, RV spots and cabins. Bring your horse and stay in the horse campground. If you need an area for many people, the park also has group tent and RV camps, and the historic Youth Camp for up to 250 campers.

    Waterfalls: Where else can you walk behind a waterfall? Check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. It’s part of the Trail of Ten Falls, a spectacular, nationally recognized hiking trail that weaves through a dense forested landscape. The trail passes a series of breathtaking waterfalls along a rocky canyon, and descends to a winding creek at the forest floor. This 7.2 mile loop is considered to be a moderate hike, with an overall elevation change of 800 feet. Several connecting trails with separate access points make shorter routes. For everyone’s safety— absolutely no pets allowed on the Canyon Trail. Pets on leash are allowed on all other trails.

    Boots, bikes, paws, hooves: The park offers more than 35 miles of backcountry trails for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding (see guided ride info below). Bears and cougars live in the more remote park areas.

    Daytime activities: The South Falls Day-use area has spacious lawns, barbecue stands, picnic shelters, tables, a playground, horseshoe pits, an off lead area for dogs, and a charming creek. Ever since the opening day in 1933, visitors have been using these grounds for potlucks, family reunions and weddings.

    The Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center offers a variety of amenities. Relax and enjoy comfortable lodging within the wooded setting, or feast at the many catered specialty events. Enjoy a preordered meal at the historic dining hall or order a box lunch to take on a hike or to your campsite. They also specialize in hosting special events! Visit silverfallslodge.com or call 866-575-8875.

    Guided horseback rides: Silver Falls Riding Stables at Howard Creek offers five horseback rides daily through Sept. 29. Advanced reservation recommended. Visit silverfallslodge.com for times and rates.

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

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
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    2.

    Big Lake

    14 Reviews
    34 Photos
    208 Saves
    Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Overview

    This campground provides 49 single campsites.__ There are both reservable and FCFS sites.__ The original campsites within Big Lake are in two loops, (sites #1-14 and #15-20) which have eight or so sites with frontage on the lake shore.__ In 1992 additional campsites were opened (sites #21-49) on a long straight stretch from the boat launch towards Big Lake West.__ These sites have larger and wider parking spurs, and most sites use stairs to access the table, fire rings and tent pad below the parking spur.__ Sites can accommodate trailers up to 35 feet in length, depending on site.__ Drinking water is provided by a water system, built in 1993, which serves the entire Big Lake complex by filtering water drawn from the lake and distributing it to the campgrounds.__ There are three single vault toilets, and two double vault toilets in the campground.__ The extra vehicle parking area consists of a boat launch, picnic area, and parking for approximately 15 vehicles and boat trailers.__ All of these day use facilities are located in the middle of the campground, between the original loops and the "expansion" campsites.____ Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake. The Patjens Lakes Trail offers excellent hiking opportunities. The trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

    Facilities

    Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake. The Patjens Lakes Trail offers excellent hiking opportunities. The trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

    Natural Features

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 822-3381.

    Nearby Attractions

    The major activities in the Big Lake area revolve around motorized use.__ Boats frequent the lake and off highway vehicles (OHVs) us the adjacent Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area.__ Other attractions include Mt. Washington Wilderness and associated access trails, historic Santiam__Wagon Road, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway, Pacific Crest Trail, and Sand Mountain Lookout. Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake. The Patjens Lakes Trail offers excellent hiking opportunities. The trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Whispering Pine Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Whispering Pine Horse Camp
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    3.

    Whispering Pine Horse Camp

    1 Review
    6 Photos
    16 Saves
    Eugene, Oregon

    Overview

    Located eleven miles west of Sisters, Oregon, off Highway 242, Whispering Pine Horse Camp provides early season access to trails and is perfect for horse lovers who are visiting nearby friends. This rustic nine site horse camp offers great riding opportunities and trail access to the Three Sisters Wilderness Area.

    Recreation

    This campground offers many opportunities for horseback riding or hiking with the many trails nearby. The pine forest provides shade as well as the chance to go bird or nature watching.

    Facilities

    There are nine sites in this campground and each can accommodate up to four horses. Livestock water is available as well as vault toilets, but campers will need to bring their own drinking water.

    Natural Features

    Whispering Pine Horse Camp is nestled below a thick ponderosa pine forest mixed with birch in the wet areas. The pines provide nice shade and the chance to enjoy the quiet of nature.

    Nearby Attractions

    The close proximity to the town of Sisters offers many additional amenities and attractions, such as well as the nearby Camp Sherman RV Park as well as the Windigo Trail and Sisters Wilderness Trails.

    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.

    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table

    $21 - $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Howard Creek Horse Camp — Silver Falls State Park

    4.

    Howard Creek Horse Camp — Silver Falls State Park

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    Mehama, Oregon

    Note: Coordinates listed on The Dyrt are to the State Park. Please call the reservations desk for direct directions to campground. There are 6 campsites at Howard Creek Horse Camp, including one group site. All campsites are quite nice and feature plenty of shade and a fair amount of privacy. Sites include picnic tables and fire rings, corrals and hitching rails, manure bins, spigots with potable water and porta potties. Up to 4 horses/pack animals and 8 people are allowed per site. The group site however can accommodate up to 12 horses and 24 people.

    Howard Creek Horse Camp is open seasonally, May through September.

    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
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      Camper-submitted photo from Scott Lake Campground
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      6.

      Scott Lake Campground

      5 Reviews
      34 Photos
      380 Saves
      Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

      Overview

      This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

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

      $5 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek Group Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Horse Creek Group Campground
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      7.

      Horse Creek Group Campground

      1 Review
      8 Photos
      6 Saves
      Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

      Overview

      Horse Creek Group Campground is located on the banks of Horse Creek. The rushing water and tall Douglas fir trees offer a cool, shady spot to enjoy the outdoors. A picnic area offers a great spot for grilling and group gatherings.

      Recreation

      Fishing in Horse Creek is an enjoyable pastime. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trailhead is nearby, offering fun-filled hiking and biking opportunities. The 26-mile trail boasts wonderful scenery along the river, and is an easy hike for all ages. There are also numerous developed boat launches that provide access to the McKenzie River.

      Facilities

      Fishing in Horse Creek is an enjoyable pastime. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trailhead is nearby, offering fun-filled hiking and biking opportunities. The 26-mile trail boasts wonderful scenery along the river, and is an easy hike for all ages. There are also numerous developed boat launches that provide access to the McKenzie River.

      Natural Features

      The campground sits along Horse Creek among Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar. The creek flows into the McKenzie River, a 90-mile tributary that transports snowmelt from the Cascade Range to the Willamette Valley. Set along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, gorgeous, lush mountain landscapes are found in every direction.

      Nearby Attractions

      Cougar Reservoir is about 10 miles southwest and boasts excellent boating opportunities.

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

      $75 / night

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      8.

      Pamelia Lake

      4 Reviews
      20 Photos
      85 Saves
      Idanha, Oregon
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Group

      $6 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Willamette Mission State Park Horse Camp — Willamette Mission State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Willamette Mission State Park Horse Camp — Willamette Mission State Park
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        10.

        Upper Lake Creek - Hult Reservoir

        1 Review
        14 Saves
        Blachly, Oregon

        This site, sometimes referred to as Horton Lake, Hult Marsh, Hult Reservoir, or Mill Pond, was developed in the early 1900s for logging operations. The reservoir and surrounding wetland is about 40 acres and supports a rich diversity of wildlife, fish, and plant species. This recreation site is popular for activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and scenic driving. Link to Hult Pond EIS on EPlanning website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/99598/510

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Tents
        • Equestrian
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