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Established Camping

Horse Creek Horse Camp

About

National Forest

Siuslaw National Forest

This is a horse camp along the Cape Mountain Trails.

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Location

Horse Creek Horse Camp is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Florence, Oregon travel north 10.5 miles on Highway 101. Turn east (right) onto Forest Road #58 (Horse Creek Road) and travel 4.7 miles.

Coordinates

44.1084503 N
124.09373075 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Poor
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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9 Reviews

Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2022

This is Where Sasquatch Lives

Maybe it's because it was rainy and misty and deserted when we were here, but this campground feels really remote and desolate.  No other campers when we were here in early June.  The road up was really narrow (only room for one vehicle in most parts) and there were some large pits we had to navigate around, but otherwise in decent shape.

There is some cell reception for ATT and Verizon, but it's not very strong.  The cell booster helped a lot.

Each site has a horse corral, fire pit, and picnic table (but it looks like #2 does not have a horse corral?).  There are vault toilets, but no other services. Pack out your own trash please!  There is water for horses, but it's not potable for humans.

There are 11 sites, each nicely separated from the other.  Some are pull throughs and some are back ins.

It was too rainy and muddy for us to feel like hiking the trails, but they look beautiful.

Cost is $14.24/night, self pay, no reservations, no host on site.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Horse Creek Horse Camp by Laura M., June 5, 2022
  • Review photo of Horse Creek Horse Camp by Laura M., June 5, 2022
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erin C.
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2022

Safe, Clean and Friendly

Nice quaint site for an overnight stay. Not much in terms of trails around but 3 miles down the forest road is 101 which can get you to more. Road has some larger holes to watch out for so heading up with day light is smart. Only me and one other camper around. Few sights but I’m not sure this area gets too much traffic this time of year Pay your fees! It’s a bit pricy if you’re just a solo tent camper but the toilet room smelled better than any pit toilet i’ve ever been in. Very lovely to hear the frogs at night

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Month of VisitMay
J R.
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

Good for a night

Definitely could be a nice stop for riders! Good turnarounds for trailers. Cell service available (att). Not much view and close to other camp sites. A free site just down the road would make a great site if it wasn’t covered in trash.

  • Review photo of Horse Creek Horse Camp by J R., April 15, 2021
Michael B.
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2021

Meh

This used to be much better than it is currently. Like some other reviews have pointed out, websites like the dyrt and books like Ray's Guides have brought a completely different vibe to the place. I see this as a symptom of the shortage of primitive camping spots in the coast range. We have way more people in the state now (and everywhere for that matter) and no new campgrounds. Some have even closed, so there are fewer spots for more people. Not too long ago reservations were not necessary to get a yurt, for instance.

This campground has definitely picked up a seedy vibe in the last couple years. Though, the horse people are not correct, horse camps are also officially available to tents without horses. Says so on the USFS website. Though, again, if we had enough campgrounds we'd be thrilled to let them have their own and I certainly can't blame them for want that.

S
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2020

Used to be one of my favorite horse camps. Destroyed!!

This is a horse camp not a car camp. If you don’t have horses you should not be taking up a spot with horse corrals! OET horse group paid for all the gravel on road, put up all corrals, and fixed the water trough. It is not fair that people are taking up spots from horse people. We can not just take our horses into a car camp. The homeless are camping all over the roads making it hard to pull trailers by. They are littering and pooping all over the trails. The bathrooms are nasty & people drive in & out parking in the middle of lot making it so horse trailers can not get through. Not right! Keep this horses only!

Month of VisitAugust
Laurie S.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2020

Not a Horse Camp anymore

If you don’t show early in the week with your big rig and all your horses you will not get a spot . It’s over run with car camping sucking up all the spots with horse corrals. Really sucks we horse camper can’t camp in car camps .Car Campers should not be allowed in horse camps !

 I noticed as they left they left garage and their fires still flaming !!!

Month of VisitAugust
Jill R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2018

Remote and gorgeous!!!!!

What a fantastic place!!!! We stayed overnight on a lark and it was packed. But the sites are spread apart with lots of natural foliage between as a screen. This is first and foremost a horse camp with corrals at each site. But there's lots of room for small RV's or tents. Nice hiking trails and took the dogs out for a couple of hours and was totally alone. But this is definitely a dry camp. There's no water so pack in your water. There is a nice toilet at the front of the campground. The campground is about 4 miles off Hwy 101 between Florence and the Sea Lion Caves.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Horse Creek Horse Camp by Jill R., September 18, 2018
  • Review photo of Horse Creek Horse Camp by Jill R., September 18, 2018
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Jessi P.
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2018

The Oregon Coast's Hidden Treasure

After accidentally reserving the wrong campground, we were pointed in the direction of Horse Creek. Access to it is up an unmarked dirt road, about 10 minutes from 101. It's truly out in the middle of the woods, with campsites meant for campers with horses but it worked perfectly for our tent camping. Pay on site, no campground host. Vault toilets.

Month of VisitOctober
Britany R.
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2017

Secluded camping, close to beach

Just south of Yachats, highway 101 makes a sharp turn with a steep drop, down to the beach. It might be the precarious position that keeps this campsite quiet -- it's unmarked and you'll miss it if you don't slow down. The sites are located about 3 miles up a dirt road. There are about ten spots, each with a corral for your horse if you have one. The thick forest of trees make each spot peaceful and private.

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Horse Creek Horse Camp by Britany R., June 6, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Horse Creek Horse Camp?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Horse Creek Horse Camp, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Horse Creek Horse Camp have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Horse Creek Horse Camp does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Horse Creek Horse Camp?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is poor, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.