Located on the high and lovely Horseshoe Lake. Located just south of Monon Lake in the Olallie Scenic Area, Horseshoe Lake Campground is sandwiched between the shoreline of Horseshoe Lake and NF-4220. Due to the area's remote nature, although the campsites are just off of NF-4220, few vehicles pass by which makes this outdoor recreation area so special. The lake, as the name might imply, is horseshoe-shaped with a small channel leading to the lake’s southern half. Recreational activities include hiking, fishing, and non-motorized boating.
Never stayed here overnight but come up for the day from ollallie! Beautiful and quiet.
past olallie lake, this campground is perfect if you are trying to escape the crowds. perfect lake to swim in, make sure you ha e a vehicle that can handle the rough/rutty road up to the lake! fairly primitive - good for older kids.
This campground is only accesible with 4wd and some serious ground clearance.
If your vehicle can handle the drive, this should be your next trip!
Fishing and great swimming as this shallow lake warms up nicely/
We visited Horseshoe Lake campground in mid-June and saw some snow still on the ground! This campground is not accessible for those not familiar with their vehicle's capabilities, or who have crummy tires, the drive in is ROUGH.
We stayed in Site 7, perfect for 3-4 small tents, or 1-2 large ones. It appears to be the largest site, and a short walk to the only vault toilet. Most of the sites are fairly private. This one is right on the road, bit with only 10 sites and very little through traffic, this wasn't any sort of problem. It was right on the lake, and though the mosquiotos were out in full force, it's not unexpected, and was only annoying until we got a nice fire going.
We camped while the campgound was technically closed, but were okayed to do so by the camp hosts at Olallie Lake. With that, the lake wasn't stocked with fish, and it wasn't busy, just some other quiet campers like us.
There are several beautiful lakes nearby with hikes and canoeing and fishing available, which we took advantage of as well.
The stars were out in full force since the light pollution was zero, which made for an amazing nightime view.
Overall a great quick trip, and somewhere I'd for sure camp in again.