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.
15 developed campsites, each with a small coral or hitching post. 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.
- 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).
This campground has plenty of room for horse trailers to
turn around. See Map. There is no Host on-site. There is
$10 fee for camping at Horse Creek or $6 for Day Use
parking and extra vehicles. This Forest Service
campground does honor the Senior and Access recreation
passes for 50% off camping fees (not Day Use parking).
The "Access" pass is the one for disabled persons.
HORSE CREEK CAMPGROUND
Just south of Sea Lion Caves, on Hwy 101, is a tight switchback. Forest Road 58 heads east right at that turn. Turn
onto 58 and go about 4 miles to Horse Creek Campground. The trailhead is at the campground.