Top Equestrian Camping near Gifford Pinchot National Forest

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA (24)

    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Creek Campground

    1.

    Panther Creek Campground

    18 Reviews
    58 Photos
    218 Saves
    Carson, Washington

    Overview

    The Campground sits along Panther Creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Driving on FR65, 4.7 miles upstream from the campground, visitors can enjoy an easy hike to Panther Falls. __Campers can enjoy the privacy provided by a variety of shade-loving plants and a thick forest of cedars, ash, firs and alder.

    Recreation

    Hikers have close access to the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,663 miles from Mexico to Canada. Outstanding scenic views are available all along this trail.

    Facilities

    Hikers have close access to the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,663 miles from Mexico to Canada. Outstanding scenic views are available all along this trail.

    Natural Features

    Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1.3 million acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument established by Congress in 1982. Panther Creek Campground is located in the Mt. Adams Ranger District. Elevations here range between 1,200 feet at the Wind River Work Center, 12 miles north of Carson, WA and 12,276 feet at the summit of Mt. Adams. The Mount Adams Ranger District offers a diverse array of habitats and natural features, from old growth to second growth forest, wetland areas, low and high elevation meadows, glaciers, and low and high elevation lakes.

    Nearby Attractions

    Panther Creek Campground makes a great base to explore Mount Adams and the Columbia River Gorge. The town of Carson is nearby, which is known for its hot springs. It also has a golf course, restaurants and shopping.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (509) 427-3677 for general information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

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

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Walupt Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Walupt Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Walupt Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Walupt Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Walupt Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Walupt Lake Campground

    2.

    Walupt Lake Campground

    10 Reviews
    32 Photos
    339 Saves
    White Pass, Washington

    Overview

    Walupt Lake Campground offers scenic views of Mt. Adams and the surrounding forest on the west end of Walupt Lake. The sites here provide plenty of privacy and ample shade form the surrounding hemlock, cedar and fir trees. Walupt Lake Campground is a great choice for visitors looking to fish, swim, boat or explore the numerous hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the area.

    Recreation

    Anglers can fish for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout in Walupt Lake. Swimming and the use of motorized and non-motorized boats is also permitted. Numerous trailheads can be accessed from this campground. Walupt Lake Trail, Nannie Ridge Trail and Coleman Weedpatch Trail are popular hiking and equestrian trails.

    Facilities

    Anglers can fish for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout in Walupt Lake. Swimming and the use of motorized and non-motorized boats is also permitted. Numerous trailheads can be accessed from this campground. Walupt Lake Trail, Nannie Ridge Trail and Coleman Weedpatch Trail are popular hiking and equestrian trails.

    Natural Features

    Walupt Lake spans 384 acres and is the second largest lake in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The clear mountain waters are popular with anglers who come here to cast for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. This campground is surrounded by the Goat Rocks Wilderness, named for the rugged peaks where numerous mountain goats are found. Scattered throughout the area are alpine meadows, lakes and ponds.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (360) 686-3008 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Walupt Lake's location between Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens makes it possible to explore any of these areas on a day trip.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Forlorn Lakes
    Camper-submitted photo from Forlorn Lakes
    Camper-submitted photo from Forlorn Lakes
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    Camper-submitted photo from Forlorn Lakes
    Camper-submitted photo from Forlorn Lakes

    3.

    Forlorn Lakes

    7 Reviews
    18 Photos
    231 Saves
    Trout Lake, Washington

    Forlorn Lakes, one of the most popular campgrounds in the southern part of the forest, offers 25 campsites scattered around the wooded shores of small, picturesque lakes. Swimming and fishing are possible in the larger lakes. Huckleberry bushes grow in the campground and surrounding area making this site very popular during huckleberry season. The campsites at a maximum 18 feet long are suitable for tent camping and small campers or RV's. The day use area has lake views, picnic tables, and fire rings. The campground is very popular, the camping spots fill early in the week. Forlorn Lakes offers nearby access to Indian Heaven via the East Crater Trailhead.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground

    4.

    Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground

    39 Reviews
    175 Photos
    369 Saves
    Heisson, Washington

    Battle Ground Lake State Park is a forested camping park in the Cascade Mountain foothills; its proximity to Vancouver and Portland and its cool green lake make it a great escape from the bustle of city and suburbs.

    Children play in the shallow swim area under the watchful eyes of their picnicking parents, anglers float on the lake, hikers and campers take quiet strolls in the woods. On sunny weekends, laughter fills the playground, lakefront and kitchen areas. Whether you've come for a rest or a family play day, time spent at Battle Ground Lake will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your life once again.

    PARK FEATURES The 280-acre park offers hiking, biking, horse trails and a primitive equestrian camping area. The spring-fed lake is attractive to swimmers and paddlers and is stocked with trout, making it a favorite of anglers.

    The park has 35 standard campsites, six partial-hookups sites, 15 primitive sites that require campers to hike up to half a mile from the parking lot, two primitive equestrian sites, four cabins, one RV dump station, two restrooms and four showers. Maximum site length is 35 feet (may have limited availability).

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Taidnapam Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taidnapam Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Taidnapam Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taidnapam Park

    5.

    Taidnapam Park

    9 Reviews
    32 Photos
    172 Saves
    Glenoma, Washington
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $37 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kalama Horse Camp Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalama Horse Camp Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalama Horse Camp Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalama Horse Camp Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Kalama Horse Camp Campground

    6.

    Kalama Horse Camp Campground

    7 Reviews
    34 Photos
    46 Saves
    Cougar, Washington

    The campground loop trail allows easy access to the main trailhead. A trailhead parking area, found at the east end of the campground provides parking for day use. Over 50 miles of trails and closed roads are available from the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Beacon Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beacon Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beacon Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beacon Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beacon Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beacon Rock State Park Campground

    7.

    Beacon Rock State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    95 Photos
    188 Saves
    North Bonneville, Washington

    Campsite information The main campground has 28 standard campsites. It is an older camp in a forested setting suited more for tents than RVs. There are a limited number of sites that accommodate RVs over 20 feet. This campground closes seasonally.

    The Woodard Creek Campground has five full-hookup campsites that provide electricity, water, and sewer. The sites have a maximum length of 40 feet. These campsites are open year round.

    There are two standard equestrian campsites located at the equestrian trailhead that will accommodate a horse trailer each, a hi-line for horses, livestock water and a CXT vault toilet. There is no potable water and no electricity. Primitive camping fee applies.

    Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m.

    Winter facilities at the moorage area include two tent sites, one shower and one restroom. Overnight moorage and the boat launch are available year round.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Merrill Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Merrill Lake Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tillicum Campground

    9.

    Tillicum Campground

    1 Review
    4 Photos
    37 Saves
    Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

    A higher elevation, wooded campground especially popular during huckleberry season as this site is located in a part of the forest with many huckleberry bushes. Squaw Butte Trail #21 leads out of the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Camp: Cody
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Camp: Cody
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Camp: Cody
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Camp: Cody
    Camper-submitted photo from Horse Camp: Cody

    10.

    Horse Camp: Cody

    1 Review
    5 Photos
    2 Saves
    Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

    This campground features 16 pull-through campsites in a stand of lodgepole pine and mixed conifers and includes a mounting assist ramp and water trough. All sites have highline poles and long pull-through parking. The many trees provide plenty of shade, but not much space for portable corrals. There is also a day use trailhead for the Klickitat Loop Trail #7A within the campground. Heading south on the Klickitat riders can tie into to the Spring Creek Trail #115 and the High Lakes Trail #116.

    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
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