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BLM (bureau land management) South Steens campground
Hines: 250 miles, Camping, PH 503-573-4400

Deschutes National Forest
Sisters: 50 miles, PH 503-549-2111

Rogue River National Forest
Medford: 850 miles, Camping? PH 503-858-2200

Milo Mciver state park
Don't have much info for this SP.
Here is the web link
Mile Mciver state park Click Here

Silver Falls State Park
Salem: PH 503-573-8681

Table Rock Wilderness
Salem: PH 503-375-5646

Bullards Beach State Park
Coos Bay: Trails, Camping?? PH 503-347-2209

Herman Creek Trail
Gresham: Trails PH 503-666-0700

Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem: Trails, Camping?? PH 503-368-5154 or 503-368-5943

Forest Trails Ranch
Yoncalla: Forest Trails Recreational Ranch, Yoncalla, Or. Six Campsites with 13 corrals, water, bathrooms. 10+ miles beautiful trails & carriage roads for the driving enthusiust.
4 miles S.E. of I-5 exit #154 PH.# 541-849-3141
Submitted By: Forest Trails Click Here

Cow Camp, (Graham Corral Horse Camp, Sisters, Oregon, near Black Butte)
Cow Camp (no signs - but on bicycle map and near) Graham Corral Horse Camp, Sisters, Oregon, near Black Butte. In the right season, this is 5 star camping and riding.
Submitted By: Paul Peachin Click Here

Nehalem Bay, Quinn Meadow, Todd Lake, Timothy Lake
Submitted By: Lynne-Ken Click Here

All camps require reservations. Unless it is the "off" season just showing up and hoping for a camp is not recommended.

Nehalem Bay (Manzanita, OR) has a horse camp available. The camp has 17 campsites with two stalls per camp. The stalls are 11x11. Each camp has a fire ring and picnic table. The sites are primitive, but the park has a "regular" RV/tent camp that offers hot showers etc. There is water available in the horse camp. There is a limit of four horses per camp and portable stalls or corrals are not permitted. There is a manure dump in the camp. Horses are welcome on the beach west of the foredune and on designated trails. This is a great place to go! The camp is managed through Reservations Northwest 1-(800)-452-5687, or online through the Oregon State park website www.prd.state.or.us
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Quinn Meadow Horse Camp is located in Central Oregon about 30 miles from Bend. The camp offers 26 sites that are either two or four horse sites. The camp is primitive, offering water from a hand pump (ice cold and clear!), and two vault toilets. Each camp has a fire ring and picnic table. There is a locked gate at the entrance and only those with reservations have the combination. There is a manure dump in the camp, but you must bag your manure and haul it to the dump. This is the most beautiful camp that we use. Meadows surround the camp with streams running through them. There are numerous trails that lead directly out from the camp. Wildlife is abundant. The Pacific Crest Trail can be accessed from many of the trails close to the camp. The mountain lakes are wonderful, clear and blue. The views of the three sisters mountains from some of the high trails are beyond compare. The camp almost always has a host on site, provided through Oregon Equestrian Trails. The camp is managed through High Lakes Contractors 1-(541)-382-9443. This camp fills up very quickly every year.

There is now a new camp available at Todd Lake which is located a couple of miles before Quinn Meadow, but we have not tried that one out yet. We will probably go next year and I will send a report.

There is also a horse camp at Timothy Lake (Joe Graham Horse Camp) near Mt. Hood outside of Portland (60+ miles) that we like. It is a nice camp with trails (17 miles) around a lovely lake, plus access to the Pacific Crest Trail from the camp. It is a nice camp with two and four horse sites. There is a pit toilet and water in the available. Manure is bagged and placed in dumpsters. This one is managed through the national reservation system 1-(877)-444-6777.

Submitted By: Lynne-Ken Click Here

Paulina Lake
There is another campsite for horses with trails at Paulina Lake. North of LaPine Oregon and South of Bend Oregon, about half way in between. Campsites have corrals and manure dump. Beautiful scenery in Central Oregon.
Submitted By: 258 3692abc Click Here

Wilderness Horse Camp
Halfway and Jarbidge: Wilderness Horse Camp are summer youth camps specializing in Western riding in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Oregon and the Jarbidge Wilderness in Nevada. The camps are for girls aged 12-17 years. They will stay in a base camp and ride high into the mountains, see wildlife, and swim in crystal clear lakes during 2-4 weeks. If possibilities arrive we'll go to a rodeo or cattle drive.
One other camp, The Ultimate Western Wilderness Adventure, is a travelling camp and includes a fantastic riding trip through the Eagle Caps, participation in a rodeo parade and white water rafting on Snake River in Hells Canyon.
Bring your own horse or use one of ours.

Wilderness Horse Camp
P.O. Box 568
Union, OR 97883
Telephone: 888-420-7855

Web Page Moss Springs Horse-Camp Click Here
E-mail: Moss Springs Horse-Camp Click Here

Cornucopia Wilderness Pack Station
Halfway: Cornucopia Wilderness Pack Station brings you back to nature. Located in the high country of the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area (not far from where "Paint Your Wagon" was filmed) it is nestled among the pines by the ghost town of Cornucopia, a gold mining boom town in its day.
Horseback trips in the high country can be a wonderful family adventures. Enjoy the horses, the scenery and the Old West flavor of the packstring on the move. We offer several different trip alternatives, with or without cooks, guides and wranglers.
We are currently building a lodge where visitors who want the seclusion of the mountains, but want to sleep in comfy beds can stay for the week. We already have cozy cabins for rent with meals, wagon trips to the ghost town and day rides included.
You are welcome to bring your own horse.

Cornucopia Wilderness Pack Station
Mailing address:
PO Box 568
Union, OR 97883
Telephone: (866) 562-8075

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Horse camp
We are the area Managers for Newberry National Volcanic Monument located apprx. 30 miles south of Bend, Oregon. We have a wonderful horse camp here with lots of miles of riding. The camp has 14 units, 4 of them 4 stall and 10 of them 2 stall. The stalls are constructed of heavy duty pine pole and rails. Cost of the camp is $12 per night. Water is provided for the horses, but one needs to bring their own water for human consumption. There are several locations within a short distance of the horse camp where one can get more water if needed. The camp is not used very often and we thought we would just try to spread the word.

The trails in the area range from easy to more difficult. More difficult being the caldera rim trail which is 20 miles. We have several people that like to use this area as a training ground for endurance horses. Highest point on the rim trail is 7985 ft.. Beautiful and easy would be the Peter Skene Ogden trail along Paulina Creek. This trail is 9 miles and has many waterfalls, pools and rapids to enjoy. For more information about the camp you can call 541-536-8802 or 541-382-9443.
E-mail: Carla Hunt, Area Manager Click Here

Willamette Mission State Park
Willamette Mission State Park off I-5 at the Gervais exit. It is a wonderful ride and I think there are horse camps too. You ride along trails that follow hay fields, into wonderful woods, past a lake where horses can stop and drink, one trail loops back and follows a river.
Submitted By: Julie Stranburg Click Here

The Firs RV Park
4 miles from Horsefall, at Oregon Dunes area, Dune Riding Nearby. 16 x 30 Horse Corrals
The Firs RV Park
69262 Wildwood Road
North Bend, Oregon 97459
(541) 756-6274; Fax (541) 751-1896
E-Mail: The Firs RV Park Click Here
Web Page The Firs RV Park Click Here

Happy Trails Cowboy Campground
Chiloquin: A new horse camp just outside Chiloquin on hwy 97 North. About a 1/2 hours drive from Klamath Falls.
It's just past the logging musem.
He has open 12 corrals, some have shelters finished. The rest will be done soon. 12 campsites hot shower & potapotty. There will be more open a little later on, that's my understanding anyway.
It has great riding in the Nation Forest, miles of riding.
Bob Lafferty
46925 hwy 97 N.
Chiloquin, Or 97624
Phone 1 541 783-3559
Submitted By: Linda Johnson Click Here

Milo McIver State Park
Estacada: An Oregon State Park, daily permits ($3) or park pass is required. The park offers camping (but not for horses).
Excellent trailer parking is available, as well as potable water and a primitive toilet. A ramp for disabled riders is also available, as is a partially-enclosed flat riding area. The park opens at 7:00 a.m. during summer, and I recommend getting there early as the parking lot fills quickly by mid-morning.
This park is extremely popular with riders, and it is not unusual to see upwards of 20 rigs parked in the lot on weekends.

Seven miles of trails meander through meadows and forests, eventually running parallel to the Clackamas River for a short while � making for a very scenic ride. There are some hills to navigate, one bridge crossing and a couple of road crossings, however this is not a difficult trail and is suitable for both beginners and expert alike. The trail is occasionally shared with hikers, but I have yet to see bikes.

To get to the park take OR 224 to Estacada, then OR 211. Turn right on S Hayden Road then right on Springwater Road. Entrance to the park is approximately one mile on Springwater. There are many signs for Milo McIver, and it is not difficult to find.
24101 S Entrance Rd, Estacada. Information 503-630-7150. Located off OR 211, 25 miles SE of Portland.

Submitted By: Jayne Drinan Click Here

Oxbow Park
A Multnomah County Park located 20 miles from downtown Portland, this park may be accessed free of charge for riders through an equestrian trailhead off SE Homan Road in Gresham. However, parking is extremely limited and Homan Road is a dead-end road with a small turn-around, so really isn�t suitable for larger rigs or goosenecks. Parking consists of what you can find on only one shoulder of the road. No parking signs dominate the other side of the road. No other facilities are available.

The trail itself follows a mountain ridge high above the Sandy River through beautiful old forest (frequented by many deer) until you reach some quite steep switch-backs which drop you to a lower ridge.
This lower ridge provides a scenic trail with beautiful views of the river. The trail loops back onto itself, and is around one mile long. From this trail, you can follow a gravel road down to the next leg of the equestrian trail which drops you down to the river. The trail is well marked (apart from the intersection of the gravel road and lower trail loop). In total, there are perhaps three miles of trail, giving a six-mile round trip. However, because of the mountainous and challenging nature of this trail, it is wonderful for conditioning horses, and can be completed in around 90 minutes.

Warning: I do not recommend this for inexperienced riders or horses. The switch-backs are steep and short, zigzagging up the side of the mountain. The only way to gain access to the river trails below is through these switch-backs, and encountering other hikers or horses along this path would be extremely dangerous.
However, this is a fun place to ride for the more experienced horse and rider, and is wonderful for conditioning you both.

To get to the park, take SE Lusted Road towards SE Hosner. Turn left of Hosner and at the stop signs, turn right onto Homan. The trailhead is at the very end of Homan, and limited parking is on the right side of the street.

Submitted By: Jayne Drinan Click Here

BayOcean House
My wife and I own a Vacation Rental on the Central Oregon Coast that allows guests to bring and board their horses during their stay for some great trail riding.
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John V. Abraham
BayOcean House
(503) 657-0405

Corncob Ranch and RV Park
Spray: Bring your horses and RV and enjoy life on a working cattle ranch in the beautiful high desert country of North Central Oregon. Enjoy spectacular views and the beautiful outdoors as you ride miles of trails on high rimrocks, along deep creek beds, on open rolling hills, and through the pine timber.
Roam farther on horseback onto the Umatilla National Forest. Relax in the evenings under crystal clear night skies, watch the stars and listen to the coyotes howl.

Twenty-four individual campsites are spread well apart and have a great view. Each site is designed to pull in and out of -- no backing up is required. Each site has two 12' by 12' pens, a picnic table, fire ring for campfires when permitted, and horse water. Excellent spring water is available at the ranch house on arrival, and sewage disposal is available on departure. Sites are limited to one camping unit such as a pickup or motor home and horse trailer. Manure and garbage pick-up are provided.

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Santiam Horse Camp
Gates: Santiam Horse Camp, it is in the Santiam forest district, outside of Gates, OR. Gates is on Highway 22, just west of Detroit Lake.
The camp has 9 sites, 8 with 4 horse corrals, one with 2 horse corrals. One site is a pull-thru. The corrals have a high center beam so you can tarp your corral in case of rain. The sites are located in a beatiful forest setting. There are vault toilets, and each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. Water is available at a cental pump but must be hauled to the individual sites.
There is a pavilion with covered tables for group gatherings. There is also a large day use parking area. At this time, the camp is first come, first serve, but depending on usage, it may at some point become a reservation camp. The cost is $12 a day. The camp has approx. 12 miles of scenic trails, with different loop options. The trail system is still under construction--it's a good idea to pick a trail map up at the camp kiosk.
Some small sections of the loop are on graveled logging roads, so shoes are recommended. The camp is open May 1st to October 31st.
Submitted By: Cindy Webb Click Here

Lyons Oregon
Lyons, Oregon We have miles of forested trails out near Lyons to ride. The trails are level or steep depending up on the level of experience for the rider. There is also plans for a horse campground in the works, and we are offering guided rides.
This is all to support public education about horses and for low income children and adults to come and ride.
Please call for directions. Starting point is on private property, but will be open to show up riders by the end of summer.
Caralyn Kintz
Stacy Powers
RealRider Saddle Club, Lyons Oregon
Web Page RealRider Saddle Club Click Here

Galloping Get-A-Way
Tillamook, 3 bed, 1 bath home with stalls for your horse. 4+ horses. Across the street from Wilson River, miles or forest or beach riding, new equestrian only trails down the street.
Multiple areas for beach riding, one area you can park your trailer on the beach, perfect for the drivers (horse and buggy) as well.
PH 509-823-6294 Email: Sally Brown Click Here

Outback Station
We have just opened Outback Station a private RV horse camp�endless miles of marked trails in the beautiful Oregon Outback.

Full Hookups with corrals, free showers + Just email us at lltribby@gmail.com

And we will send informative brochure.
Email: Dennis and Linda Tribby Click Here


Layover Hosts for your horse or mule. (No Trail access)

Rodeo Grounds, Fair Grounds, B and B's, Horse Motels, Private residences

Campgrounds, ranches and trail ride places are also Overnight hosts. The places listed here are "OVERNIGHT ONLY".

This is a link to B & B Online,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

Cloud Nine Ranch
Mitchell: B&B, stalls, PH 541-462-3380

Equine Management Inc
Portland: Equine management Inc. operates four stables and a pack station, all with equine opportunities for those wishing to enjoy horseback riding experience. Ph 503-228-9298 fax 503-226-3557
Addr: PO Box 25569, Portland, 97298-0569.
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E-mail: Equine Management Inc. Click Here
The four stables are as follows:

Burnt Spur Ranch
Sandy: Indoor and outdoor stalls, holding pens, arena, pasture and trails. We are located about 30 miles east of Portland, Or and about two hours west of Bend, Or.
We are very close to several great horse camps and wonderful mountain trails. We are on the east-west route from Idaho through Oregon.
E-mail: Linda Northrup-Keeter Click Here
Web Page Burnt Spur Ranch Click Here

Linda Northrup-Keeter
Burnt Spur Ranch
42100 S.E. Locksmith Ln.
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 668-9716

Blue and Gold Stock Farm
Camas Valley: Stalls, pens, turnouts, Ph 541-445-2923.
Addr: 811 Main Camas Rd, Camas Valley, Or. 97416
Manager. Marge Vilas.

Malheur County Fair Grounds
Ontario: Loafing shead, 3 big horse barns, Paddock, arena, Ph 503-889-3431 Res 503-889-8241, Elect. hookup for campers
Addr: 795 N.W. 9th st., Ontario Or. 97914

Hunter Creek Farm B&B
Wilsonville: Stalls, Paddocks, 100+ acres for riding, Ph 503-625-3424
Addr: 14441 Wilsonville Rd., Wilsonville Or. 97070.
E-mail: Hunter Creek Farm Click Here

Blue Mountain Lodge
Overnight horse facility in the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Lodge is a 5,000 sq. ft. log cabin at the top of the Blue Mountains with hundreds of miles of riding trails that surround the area. Close to recreational water sites as well as fishing and boating.
The cabin is located on 80 acres 40 miles northeast of Pendleton, Oregon. The cabin is rented on a per night basis with a minimum of a three(3) night stay. There is a total of four horse stalls.

No horses are provided. For more information or to make reservations please contact Michael L. Rosenbaum at Blue Mountain Lodge 503-288-8000, or write to 1826 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97232.
E-mail: Michael L. Rosenbaum Click Here

Donna Kanyid
Baker: We stayed at a really comfortable private home in Baker, OR. Close to original Oregon Trail.
Owner is Donna Kanyid
1405 17th St- Baker, OR
Safe Stalls with runs
water/elect for campers
2 bedroom/bath/TV
Very clean, very nice family.
Also, includes dog boarding so a bit noisy in the AM.
E-Mail: Donna Kanyid Click Here
Submitted By: Gloria Click Here

Eastern Slope Ranch
Baker City: Six Stall Barn, indoor & outdoor arenas, round pen, paddocks, stalls with runs. Outdoor Competition Trail course available. Easy trailer turn around & easy access to interstate. very reasonable rates & very safe facilities. A+++ Barn!!
Location: Easy access to interstate, 5 miles from Baker City, nice restaurants & hotels. 2 hours from Boise, ID, 5 Hours from Portland, OR, 3 hours from Tri-Cities, WA.

Eastern Slope Ranch
42268 Rouen Road
Baker City, OR 97814
Tel: 541-523-9155
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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Steve Evans, Back Country Trips
Medford Oregon area in south west Oregon, I own a Pack Station in our area, we do summer rides, back country trial rides, and will be starting pack clinics trips for the recreational rider this year in the back country, and of course hunts.
We lease just over 3 million acres from the Forest Service and lived here for over 50 years, my #1 mule man is a 3rd generation packer in this part of the world.
How many trails can you ride in a life time ????????

Steve Evans
4261 Avenue H
White City, Oregon 97503
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Links or other information for this state

"FOREST-WIDE" Trail-Park Permit Program
Beginning May 1, 1997 the Willamette (National Forest) will start operating under the Region 6 "Trail-Park" program. Similar to the familiar "Sno-Park" permit system, this will require hikers and other users of designated trailheads to procur(e) and display a permit on their vehicle. A season pass permit is $25 and a daily pass is $3. Permits will be available from vendors and many Forest Service offices and will be valid wherever required in Region 6 National Forests. Fees collected through-out Oregon and Washington will be retained in the Region and allocated back to the participating Forest for maintaining trailheads and trails. Congress authorized efforts nation-wide to test a variety of new fee system under a section of the 1997 budget bill. As recreation budgets continue to decline, Congress and the Forest Service are seeking ways of funding key programs and facilities such as trails in a way that the public will find supportable. At the end of three years, the permit system will be evaluated and the findings reported to Congress."


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