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Horse Creek Campground sits high above the Pacific Ocean in the old-growth forest of the Central Oregon Coast. This
year-round campground is outfitted for horse enthusiasts from novice to expert.
The campground and Trail Head are in the Siuslaw National Forest
near Sea Lion Caves.  17 miles of horse and hiking trails take you
through huge spruce trees and giant ferns with beautiful ocean views
and fields of flowers.
11 developed campsites, each with a small coral.  Campsites range from full sun
to full shade and each have a picnic table and fire ring. Campsites range from
back in to pull through.  A couple sites have 2 picnic tables to accommodate
multiple camping units. A vault toilet is provided and cared for by a Forest
Service concessionaire.
Camping Tips:
  • Bring your own potable water.  A stream-fed stock tank is available
    on one of the trails.  Follow the ‘Horse Water’ signs.
  • Campfires are allowed in the fire pits.  Bring your own firewood and
    make sure it is dead out before leaving the site or retiring to your
  • Please pack out your garbage.   Burning garbage or leaving it in the
    campgrounds attracts critters that you or your horse may not like the
    next time you arrive (mice, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, bears).
Campground Features:
This campground has plenty of room for horse trailers to
turn around.  
See Map.  There is no Host onsite.  There is
no fee for camping at Horse Creek for 2011.  However,
beginning in 2012, a fee of $10/night will be charged, or $6
for Day Use parking and extra vehicles.  This Forest Service
campground does honor the Senior and Access discount
passes for 50% off camping fees (not Day Use parking).
Getting There:
Just south of Sea Lion Caves, on Hwy 101, is a tight turn to the west.  Forest Road 58 heads east right at that turn.  
Turn onto 58 and go about 4 miles to Horse Creek Trailhead.  The campground is at the trailhead.