Top Horse Camping near Ukiah, OR

Are you an equestrian lover who prefers a more rustic experience when you visit Ukiah? Whether you own a horse or are joining a tour group, equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. You're sure to find the perfect site for your Oregon horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Ukiah, OR (10)

    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

    1.

    Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

    24 Reviews
    58 Photos
    78 Saves
    Meacham, Oregon

    Some campsites and all cabins are open year-round. Note that park roads are often snow-covered or icy in winter. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations are required Oct. 1 - June 1 for the duplex totem cabin and six rustic cabins.

    16 full hookup sites Five sites open year-round (water available only at restroom/shower building in winter) 1 electrical site with water (closed in winter) 32 tent sites with water nearby (closed in winter) Hot showers and flush toilets Horse camp with seven sites (closed in winter) Six rustic log cabins open year round (four pet-friendly) Duplex cabin (Totem) Group tent camp (closed in winter) Universal Access: Tent site A19 is accessible to campers with disabilities.

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

    $12 - $36 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Coalmine Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Coalmine Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Coalmine Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Coalmine Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Coalmine Hill
    Camper-submitted photo from Coalmine Hill

    2.

    Coalmine Hill

    2 Reviews
    15 Photos
    8 Saves
    Heppner, Oregon

    Coalmine Hill is just off the paved Blue Mountain Scenic Byway (also called the Western Route). The Campground serves as access to the Bald Mountain, Hells Half Acre, and Willow Creek trails, offering a 7.5 mile-long loop experience for hikers and equestrians. Once inside the campground's large parking area, there is an information board on the northeast side. Past the information board runs the Bald Mountain hiking trail leading to Gibson Cave, which is 1.25 miles from the parking lot. The cave is really a shallow overhanging shelter with an interpretive sign describing its history.Once you've reached Gibson's cave, continue up the Bald Mountain trail until you reach a nice view point. The mountain's view point overlooks the drainages in between Coalmine Hill (to the northwest) and Little Bald Mountain (to the east), providing fantastic views and tranquility. About five miles southwest of the campground is Penland Lake; follow the Blue mountain Scenic Byway and Forest Service Road 21 and 2103, until you've reached Penland Lake where there are fishing and nonelectric boating opportunities. . Coalmine Hill Campground provides one larger, separate site near the entrance and the remaining five sites are located along the tree edges of the large parking area. There is one vault toilet and a travel access information board. This campground was constructed to serve double-duty as a snow park in the winter. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack out all garbage and dispose of it at home.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground

    3.

    Spring Creek Campground

    6 Reviews
    17 Photos
    125 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon

    Spring Creek Campground is located in an open pine forest near a small meadow. Just a short drive from Interstate 84, this small campground offers 4 campsites which are occassionally used for family reunions or group camping.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed

    4.

    Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed

    6 Reviews
    13 Photos
    76 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    Please remove all temporary structures before you leave such as meat poles, toilets, furniture, and ditches around your tents. To find out more about minimum impact camping please visit our outdoor ethics section. Some general rules of use and restrictions also apply to visitor using dispersed camping sites. These include regulations like forest-wide camping stay limits; use of camp fires, firearms, and fireworks; and controlling pets.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
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      5.

      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
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        6.

        Cutsforth Park Campground

        1 Review
        7 Saves
        Heppner, Oregon
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • RVs
        • Tents
        Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
        Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
        Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
        Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
        Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day
        Camper-submitted photo from North Fork John Day

        7.

        North Fork John Day

        3 Reviews
        12 Photos
        33 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 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.

        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

        Camper-submitted photo from Oriental

        8.

        Oriental

        1 Review
        1 Photo
        7 Saves
        Ukiah, Oregon

        This fairly secluded campground is near the end of Forest Road 5506 along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River. It features 8 campsites and 2 accessible toilets. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home. Large vehicles, trailers, and low clearance vehicles are not recommended due to poor access road and limited turnaround capability. This campground offers fishing, swimming, non-motorized boating, hiking, OHV riding, horseback riding, sight-seeing, and photography. Water levels are low in mid to late summer, which can impede use of boats. The campground also provides good access for big game hunting. Near Oriental Creek is the start of the River Trail #3043 , an OHV trail accessing the southern end of 100 miles of trail. Three miles down the closed portion of Road 5506 is entry to the North Fork John Day Wilderness with access to the North Fork John Day River Trail #3022 , Big Creek Trail #3151 and Corral Creek Trail #3009.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Tents
        • Equestrian
        • Picnic Table
        • Toilets
        Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park

        9.

        Grant County RV Park

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

        $15 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Depot Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Depot Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Depot Park
        Camper-submitted photo from Depot Park

        10.

        Depot Park

        3 Reviews
        4 Photos
        3 Saves
        Prairie City, Oregon
        • Pets
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • ADA Access
        • RVs
        • Tents

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