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Keenes Horse Campground

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This campground is located in a high elevation stand of lodgepole pine and mixed conifers. The Mt. Adams Wilderness is just outside the campground to the south. Numerous trails are nearby including the High Lakes Trail #116, Keenes Trail #120 and Muddy Meadows Trail #13. Be sure to fill out a Wilderness Permit before riding in the Wilderness.

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Ashley B.
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2020

Horse Camp near Takhlakh Lake

This horse campground is near Takhlakh Lake.  Its a small campground with about 6 sites and is first come first serve.  All the other campgrounds in the area were full, but this one was pretty empty especially since it was visible from the road.  I stayed twice over the summer and both times there were sites with horses in them.  It is right next to the road, but there was a large pot hole in the road so people had to slow down or risk damage to their cars.  The road all the way to the campground was very bad with holes, washouts, downed trees, huge dips, I recommend paying close attention when you are driving cause stuff will sneak up on you out of no where and low clearance cars could do damage.  The campground was next to the creek and had multiple horse trails leaving from the campground.   There were also a ton of wildflowers each time I went, since they are so high in elevation the wildflowers are still around into August.

The drive to Takhlakh Lake is only about 8 miles and takes about 20-30 minutes.  Very easy day trip to enjoy the lake but then you can leave the crowds at the lake behind.

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Keenes Horse Campground is located in Washington

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In Randle, WA, at intersection of US Rt. 12 and State Rt. 131/Cispus Rd, take Cispus Rd. south 0.9 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Cispus Rd/Forest Rt. 23 and go 17.7 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Forest Rt. 21 and go 4.6 miles to an intersection and Walupt Lake sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 56 (gravel) and go 2.9 miles to Horseshoe Lake sign. Turn right at intersection onto Forest Rt. 5603 (gravel) and go 5.1 miles (last 2.1 miles is paved) to another intersection and Horseshoe Lake sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 2329 (not signed) and go 2.1 miles (gravel) to campground on left.


46.30923384 N
121.546279 W

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