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This page intended to be used with gps.htm or horsecampmap.htm Order of the camps on this page may not follow what is shown on gps.htm.
 
Maple Falls - Whatcom County
Silver Lake Park Camp

Elev 830
48.975643N, 122.080958W (UTM 10U e567253 n5425155) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Whatcom County park
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Headquarters
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
360-733-2900
parks@co.whatcom.wa.us

There are 28 individual campsites at the Horse Camp, with water and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and fire pit at each site. The sites will accommodate tents, RV’s or vehicles with trailers. Each campsite is limited to one camping unit. A camping unit is defined as one vehicle and tent or one vehicle and trailer or one recreational vehicle, with a maximum of eight people per campsite.

There are two stables for park users’ horses with tie stalls for up to 30 horses each. Ample horse trailer parking areas are convenient to the stables.

There are two covered kitchen shelters, located on the edge of small grassy areas at either end of the Horse Camp, which can be reserved by groups or individuals on a daily basis. The shelters have central indoor fireplaces, picnic tables, serving counters with sinks and coin-operated electric stovetops, and large outdoor BBQ’s. A great place for club meetings or a central meeting place for large groups.

Call 360-599-2776 to make a reservation.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

web link

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: State Route 542 (Mt Baker Highway) to milepost 25.84 (Silver Lake Road). Continue north on Silver Lake Road for 4.0 miles to the county park horse camp on the left.

Intersection of State Route 542 and Silver Lake Road looks like this. Road is to your left.
 
Chuckanut
Lily Lake

Elev 2040
48.625961303710N, 122.40464782714W (UTM 10U e543871 n5386048) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Part of Chuckanut Mountain Park (county park)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northwest Region
919 N Township Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-9384
360-856-3500
northwest.region@dnr.wa.gov

Pack-in camp
6 sites
No potable water
Toilet
Hitch rail, bench, fire ring and tent pad at each site
Maximum stay length: 7 days (in a 30-day period)

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

DNR map North half, DNR map South half

See Maps page for Topographic map showing trails.

Interactive map showing roads and trails.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 to exit # 240, Lake Samish Road. Continue on Lake Samish Road northwest for 0.5 mile to Barrel Springs Road on the left. Turn left and continue to the second right, Barrel Springs Lane and continue another another 0.5 mile to the Lower Trail Head.
 
Lizard Lake

Elev 1880
48.631378173828N, 122.40516662597W (UTM 10U e543828 n5386650) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Part of Chuckanut Mountain Park (county park)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northwest Region
919 N Township Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-9384
360-856-3500
northwest.region@dnr.wa.gov

Pack-in camp
3 sites
No potable water
Toilet
Hitch rail, bench, fire ring and tent pad at each site
Maximum stay length: 7 days (in a 30-day period)

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

DNR map North half, DNR map South half

See Maps page for Topographic map showing trails.

Interactive map showing roads and trails.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 to exit # 240, Lake Samish Road. Continue on Lake Samish Road northwest for 0.5 mile to Barrel Springs Road on the left. Turn left and continue to the second right, Barrel Springs Lane and continue another another 0.5 mile to the Lower Trail Head.
 
Mt Baker

Pioneer Horse Camp

Elev 2175
48.679870605468N, 121.89718627929W (UTM 10U e581178 n5392456) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Mt. Baker Ranger District
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-856-5700 ext 515

Mt Baker National Recreation Area web link

If you like roughing it this location is for you. A parking lot is the sum total of the facilities. No toilet. No potable water. Nothing but gravel!
A Recreation Pass is necessary for each vehicle parked at trailheads where required.

Use of weed free feed is required.

FS Road 12 is permanently closed beyond this camp.

Provides access to: Elbow Lake Trail # 697

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to milepost 82.33 - Baker Lake Road : Head north on Baker Lake Road for 12.2 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 12 and continue for another 13.5 miles. Turn left and follow the road to the parking area.
FS Road 12 is Gravel one-lane

Baker Lake Road intersection on State Route 20 looks like this (Baker Lake Road to the left) coming from the west and like this (Baker Lake Road to the right) coming from the east.

Road gated at MP 13.9 past the junction of Pioneer Camp Trailhead. Road segment will be limited to maintenance of a Snotel site by Whatcom County. NOTE: Seasonal Gate Closed November 1 to July 1 at MP 7 (6.4 miles before Pioneer Camp Trail Head).

 
Mazama Park Horse Camp

Elev 4340
48.724388122558N, 121.85572052001W (UTM 10U e584156 n5397450) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Mt. Baker Ranger District
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-856-5700 ext 515

Mt Baker National Recreation Area web link

A pack-in camp along the trail.
No campfires are allowed in the National Recreation Area.
Camp at designated sites established for their use.
A Recreation Pass is necessary for each vehicle parked at trailheads where required.

Use of weed free feed is required.

This camp is on Bell Pass Trail #603.3, available from Elbow Lake Trail #697.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 542 (Mt Baker Highway) to milepost 16.85 - Mosquito Lake Road: Turn right onto Mosquito Lake Road and drive 4.8 miles, turning left onto the Middle Fork Nooksack River Road. Drive for 9.0 miles continuing onto FS Road38, continue another 3.4 miles to the trailhead.

Baker Lake Road intersection on State Route 20 looks like this (Baker Lake Road to the left) coming from the west and like this (Baker Lake Road to the right) coming from the east.

Located approx. 0.58 air miles north of Park Butte in upper Ridley Creek.

Status: UNKNOWN
Impassable to stock. Many trees down. Trail is not maintained and in poor condition/hard to follow. Route finding skills required. Not suitable for stock use. Natural log bridge over Middle Fork washed away in 2003 flood, no/dangerous access.
 
Park Butte Trail # 603 Trailhead (Schrieber's Meadow)

Elev 3360
48.7070622094N, 121.812564252W (UTM 10U e587359 n5395572) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Mt. Baker Ranger District
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-856-5700 ext 515

Mt Baker National Recreation Area web link

Overnight campsites are available at the trailhead for hikers and stock. A toilet, a loading ramp and hitching rails are located at the parking area.

Passenger vehicles are prohibited from parking in the stock vehicle parking area from August 1 - October 31.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Park Butte Trail #603.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Intereactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: From the Mount Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, follow State Route 20 east for 16 miles to milepost 82.33 - Baker Lake Road. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11). At 12 miles, turn left on Forest Service Road #12. Travel 3.6 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road #13. Stay to right and follow Road #13 for 5.3 miles. The trailhead is located at the end of Road #13.

Baker Lake Road intersection on State Route 20 looks like this (Baker Lake Road to the left) coming from the west and like this (Baker Lake Road to the right) coming from the east.
 
Baker Lake

Elev 800
48.750385N, 121.555175W (UTM 10U e606204 n5400715) WGS84 datum MapQuest Map link Google's imagery is out of date.

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Mt. Baker Ranger District
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-856-5700 ext 515

Coordinates are for the north trailhead/camp.

No facilities other than toilets.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead.

Baker River trail enters the North Cascades National Park. Within the park boundary the trail is Hiker Only. The trail does not go far and ends at 900 foot elevation. A backcountry permit is required for overnight use in the park. Dogs are not allowed in the park. Party size is limited to 12 heartbeats.

Provides access to: Baker River Trail #606 with a connection to Baker Lake Trail #610.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails and camp location.

Interactive map showing trails.

There is a suspension bridge (image with a Google Image link to others.) over the Baker River on the Baker Lake Trail. Horses can use the Baker Lake Trail. Be aware that water in the lake gets drawn down in the fall. Access to the lake itself is not available but stream water is available for the stock. Some sections of trail has cedar punchion.

For those wishing a one-way trip along the lake you can park a rig at the south end or have someone pick you up.

If using this location in the late fall, call the Mt Baker Ranger District for current conditions. 360-856-5700. Actually it's a good idea to call for current trail conditions any time.

Driving Directions: Drive State Route 20 to milepost 82.33 - Baker Lake Road. Turn north on the Baker Lake Road (FS Road #11). Continue on the Baker Lake Road for 25.5 miles to the road's end at the trailhead and parking area.

Baker Lake Road intersection on State Route 20 looks like this (Baker Lake Road to the left) coming from the west and like this (Baker Lake Road to the right) coming from the east.
 
Hamilton - State Route 20 (Harry Osborne State Forest)
Les Hilde Trailhead

Elev 380
48.544620513916N, 121.98549652099W (UTM 10U e574877 n5377332) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Harry Osborne State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northwest Region
919 N Township Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-9384
360-856-3500
northwest.region@dnr.wa.gov

The trailhead, though not designed as a campground, accommodates camping. There are numerous highline posts, a few fire rings, restrooms, and a picnic shelter with tables. A dry camp with no potable water and a walk to a nearby stream (0.4 miles one way east of camp) for stock water.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Some history about Harry Osborne: Short bio, A fire watcher, his Sedro-Woolley park

Les Hilde of the Skagit Chapter of BCHW won the Lopper Award in 1986, the only award given from 1986 to 2002.

GPS mapped trail system. Close to 100 miles!

Up the road just a bit more is a "Cowboy Campsite" which is a members only campground where you purchase a camp site in order to stay there.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 to exit # 230. Turn east and follow State Route 20 to milepost 76.91 - Ensley Road. Turn north onto Ensley Road and continue 0.3 miles to Hamilton Cemetery Road. Turn right onto Hamilton Cemetery Road and continue east for 0.2 miles to Medford Road on the left. Turn left onto Medford Road and continue for 1.2 miles to the trailhead. There is a roundabout to negotiate in Sedro-Woolley. (Les Schwab Store)

Ensley Road intersection with State Route 20 looks like this coming from the west (Ensley Road to the left) and like this coming from the east (Ensley Road to the right at the end of the guardrail after passing underneath the trestle, a pipeline.)
 
Port Angeles
Littleton Horse Camp

Elev 1060
48.076200N, 124.015433W (UTM 10U e424365 n5325268) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS Lands

Olympic National Forest
Pacific Ranger District - North
437 Tillicum Lane
Forks , WA 98331
360-374 6522

-Operational Hours: Sites are reserved for stock till 6:00 p.m.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees A Northwest Forest Pass (NWFP) is required for day use parking areas. A $10 fee for overnight camping is required. If you do not have a NWFP permit, there are $5 day envelopes that can be paid onsite at the Mt. Muller trailhead.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Forks: 25 Miles, Port Angeles: 35 Miles
Water: Stock water only (May-October)
Restroom: Yes
Passes: A Northwest Forest Pass is required for day use parking. A $5 day fee can be paid at the site (at the Mt. Muller trailhead).
Operated By: Forest Service and the Back Country Horsemen volunteers
Several camp sites are next to stock corrals.

Use of weed free feed is required.

USFS web link

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: no charge, Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 5
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5
Total Sites: 10
Tent Pads: Yes
Group Tent Sites: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes
No. Tables on Sites: 10
No. Grilles on Sites: 10

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
Group RV Sites: Yes
No. RV Pull Thru's: 1
Waste Station: No
Potable Water at Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See comments
Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and will accommodate any size RV.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes
Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
Comments: Stock water only.

Provides access to : Mt Muller Trail #882 with a connection to Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1 on top of the ridge which accesses the former site of the Kloshe Nanitch Lookout (removed October 2012).

See Maps page for a Topographic map showing the trail.

Intereactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 216.37, FS Road 2918 (north side of the road. Road 2918 crosses the highway).

The Intersection of US Route 101 and FS Road 2918 looks like this coming from Port Angeles (Road is to your right) and like this coming from Forks (Road is to the left).
 
Clallam Bay

Windrift Ranches' Raindance Riding Center

Elev 200
48.180481N, 124.456347W (UTM 10U e391744 n5337386) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

53 acres along the Hoko/Ozette Road in Northwest Washington which provides areas for horse camps, either individuals or groups.
There is water and limited access to electricity.
Campers may picket, stake, highline, or use electric fenced areas.
We can provide baled hay from our fields.
There are miles of logging roads, beaches within twenty minutes driving, and wildlife...deer, elk, cougar, bear, eagles and fish in the rivers and lakes.
The Hoko/Ozette Road turns left off of Hwy 112 approximately four miles west of Clallam Bay, Washington.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

9082 Hoko Ozette Rd
Clallam Bay, WA 98326-9706
360-963-2818
windrift@olypen.com, Fred and Carol Cross

Driving Directions: US Route 101 milepost 203.86 - State Route 113/Burnt Mountain Road Intersection : Follow State Route 113 north for 10.0 miles to State Route 112. Turn west (left) onto State Route 112 and continue for 10.5 miles to Hoko Ozette Road. Turn left onto Hoko Ozette Road and continue for 6.8 miles. Turn right, continuing on Hoko Ozette Road and drive another 2.2 miles to the address on your right.

Alternate Directions : US Route 101 milepost 242.61 - State Route 112 Intersection : US Route 101 to State Route 112 just west of Port Angeles. Follow State Route 112 for 48.7 miles to Hoko Ozette Road. Turn left onto Hoko Ozette Road and continue for 6.8 miles. Turn right, continuing on Hoko Ozette Road and drive another 2.2 miles to the address on your right.

 
Hoh River

Hoh River Trail

Elev varies
47.860649N, 123.934933W (UTM 10T e430071 n5301235) WGS84 datum Google Map link

NPS lands

Note that this trail is for experienced stock and riders.

Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
360-374-6925
Open Daily in summer
Friday-Sunday remainder of year

NPS web link to stock user information.

Coordinates are to the Hoh River visitor center and trailhead.

There are corrals at the Hoh visitor center. If you plan to use them call the visitor center prior to your arrival. 360-374-6925. At the end of the road in, the first road to the right goes to the campground. Stay on the main road and you will come to a big circular parking area. Stay to the right and drive to the far end where you will find a road marked "Residential Area". Take this road and stay to the right. The corrals are around the corner. Drive past the corrals to the service area which has a large turnaround area. On the far right is the stock ramp (large log with a dirt ramp behind it). A water tank and hitch rails are available.

Campground map link.

If you are staying overnight you can stay in the campground or dry camp at the corrals (The NPS prefers you use the campground). Sites on the backside of Loop B are next to the corrals. Restrooms and drinking water are in the campground. If the corrals are not available, there is a small campground on the left before the park boundary. Minnie Peterson Campground is DNR land so a Discover Pass is required to stay there. It is 4.75 miles up the road from US Route 101. 47.81916046142N, 124.1696395874W

There are three locations for camping with horses along the Hoh River Trail: 5-Mile Island, Lewis Meadow and Martin Creek. 5-Mile Island is 5.3 miles from the Hoh trailhead and at 790 foot elevation, Lewis Meadow is 10.4 miles in at 1,000 foot elevation, and Martin Creek is on Glacier Creek above the Hoh River, approximately 0.5 mile from Elk Lake, 2,450 foot elevation. Stock parties are required to camp in designated "Stock Sites". A hitch rail is provided at the Olympus Guard Station (9.1 miles in) on the Hoh River Trail.

As of October 2011 the trail from the Hoh River past Hoh Lake to the High Divide Trail is impassible to stock.) As such the loop through Seven Lakes Basin via the High Divide (narrow trails on steep hillsides) into the Soleduck is not doable. But there is another camp at Horsehead (3,300 foot elevation) just before you reach the Soleduck River. (spelled either Soleduck or Sol Duc.) Turning right at the junction with the High Divide Trail, Cat Basin and Soleduck River Trail with stock does not get you far. The trail will be marked as being closed to stock and for good reason. Here is one (It's called the Catwalk! Terrain drops steeply on either side of the trail.) Another reason is that the trail ends abruptly and hikers must go cross-country.

If you were to plan to come out through the Soleduck the “barn site” 0.25 miles from the Eagle Ranger Station (Soleduck Ranger Station) is available for overnight holding of stock; reservations should be made through the Eagle Ranger Station 360-327-3534. There is a stock ramp and hitch rail available.

No stock allowed beyond Martin Creek camp on the upper Hoh trail.

Wilderness Food Storage: Park approved bear canisters may be required. NPS web link. Bear Wires are available at the three camps on the Hoh but NOT at Horsehead. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Wilderness Camping Permit Required: Nearest source is Olympic National Forest Recreation Information Station in Forks. Phone: 360-374-7566 but you may also contact the Main Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles in person or by phone. The WIC is located within the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Phone: 360-565-3100 (Update 5/13/14) You may self-register for most camps (those closer to the trailhead). For the remainder, permits are available from staff at the trailhead visitor center. See "Reservations Needed" below.

Reservations Needed: For reservations call the WIC at 360-565-3100. Permits for quota areas must be picked up at the WIC or a staffed ranger station during business hours. Reservations can be made up to 30 days before your arrival.

Fishing in the park: web link.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Hoh River Trail, High Divide Loop (7 Lakes Basin) See note above regarding it being inaccessible to stock, and Sol Duc River Trail.

NPS web link to trail conditions (scroll down to "Hoh/Bogachiel Area Notices").

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing trails.

Olympic Guidebook: 1940

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 178.50 (12 miles south of Forks.) Follow the Upper Hoh Road for 18.1 miles to the Hoh visitor center.

The Intersection of US Route 101 and Upper Hoh Road looks like this coming south from Forks with the road on the left. Driving north from Aberdeen/Hoquiam it looks like this with the road on the right.

 
Ocean Shores
Nan-Sea Stables

Elev 20
47.022149N, 124.15433W (UTM 10T e412278 n5208272) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial

255 State Route 115
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-289-0194

Horse boarding only, no human accommodations on site. Keep your horse here for riding, stay in a motel or B&B.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Web link

Driving Directions: State Route 109 Hoquiam to Ocean Shores, milepost 16.11 - Intersection with State Route 115 : Turn left onto State Route 115 and continue south 1.6 miles to the address on your left.
 
Screamin Eagle Campground

Elev 23
47.070313N, 124.168918W (UTM 10T e411249 n5213641) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

17 2nd Ave
Ocean City / Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360-589-1876
beachcamp@hotmail.com
web link

Closest Campground to the Ocean, in the Ocean Shores area!, We Welcome Tents, RV's, Trailers, and have a section for Horses! We offer a clean, safe place to enjoy your beach vacation! Clean Restrooms, Direct Beach Access, Grass, Trees, Hook Ups, Horse paddocks and highline areas, Free Hot Showers, Tents, Rv's, Trailers, fire wood available. "Where having fun is Mandatory!"

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 109 Hoquiam to Ocean Shores, milepost 18.04 - Second Avenue (in Ocean City). Left onto Second Avenue and drive approx. 800 feet to the camp on your left.
 
Grayland
Ocean Acres Horse Hotel and Bed & Breakfast

Elev 23
46.762384N, 124.083602W (UTM 10T e417254 n5179329) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

3079 State Route 105 South
Grayland WA
toll free 877-869-4728 or 360-267-5521
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Direct access to the beach. Parking is free for BCHW members (day rides. Call first)

Interactive map showing local state park boundaries.

Driving Directions: State Route 105 to milepost 23.40 (Mile Markers are exact - Marker 23 is at milepost 23.00 and is visible.) Look for white 3-rail fence. Driveway is just north of Logan Road and on the opposite side of the highway.
 
Naselle
Tunerville Campground

Elev 480
46.422232N, 123.615943W (UTM 10T e452670 n5141146) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
pacific-cascade.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status
Friends of Tunerville web link (includes some photos of the camp)

5 sites, each with a fire ring. Not all the sites have picnic tables. There is one outhouse (and portable toilet), 3 corrals, and one or two hitching posts. It is creek side, which is the only water available. There are trails, but they are un-designated and could be in poor condition.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Adjacent Rayonier lands are accessible with a pass during hunting season. Friends of Tunerville (see link above) are working to try and get access all year. See map showing Rayonier lands in relation to camp (camp in lower right corner). Web link with information on accessing Rayonier timberlands.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Images and site map of camp (DNR images) Image1 (site map), Image2, Image3, Image4, Image5, Image6

Driving Directions: State Route 4 to milepost 8.54 (0.5 mile past Mile Marker 8) - Salmon Creek Road. Turn north onto Salmon Creek Road and continue on Salmon Creek Road for 4.6 miles to Rd # 4900 on the right. Continue on Road # 4900 for 2.6 miles to Road # 5900. Continue on Road # 5900 for 1.6 miles to the camp on the right.

Alternatively - State Route 4 to milepost 11.02, East Deep River Road (on where else but the east bank of the Deep River). Turn north onto East Deep River Road and continue for 1.2 miles to West Deep River Road, turning right onto West Deep River Road. Continue on West Deep River Road for 3.5 miles to Salmon Creek Road. Continue north past the "Y" on Salmon Creek Road for 0.4 miles to Rd # 4900 on the right. Continue on Road # 4900 for 2.6 miles to Road # 5900. Continue on Road # 5900 for 1.6 miles to the camp on the right.
 
Long Beach
Lake Lodge Bed and Barn

Elev 26
46.436008N, 124.047943W (UTM 10T e419495 n5143026) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

18620 Highway 103
PO Box 1039
Long Beach, WA 98631
360-665-3637
cell 360-271-2879
fax: 360-665-3504
floodfarm@centurytel.net

The lodge sleeps from 2 - 10 people comfortably, has a full kitchen, pool and ping-pong tables, a full basketball court and a private spa. For your horses, clean 12'x12' box stalls with rubber mats, ten acres of irrigated pasture and paddocks are also available.

$15 per horse, per day. If you'd like a stall & paddock, the rate is $25 a day.
You are responsible for feed and for cleaning up after your horses daily.
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 103 milepost 7.25 (Mile Markers are exact) On the right. Driveway looks like this.
 

Peninsula Saddle Club

Elev 16
46.349372N, 124.038177W (UTM 10T e420119 n5133390) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private Club

Peninsula Saddle Club
PO Box 54
6407 Sandridge Road
Long Beach, WA 98631
360-642-2829
peninsulasaddleclub.com

The Peninsula Saddle Club offers year-round horse camping. Closed to horse camping during the annual rodeo held on the last weekend in July.

Located on 10 acres with a large arena and track. Use this to warm up your horses before heading down to ride on 28 miles of sandy beach. You can ride from the grounds or trailer to the different beach approaches.

Pens available on a first come, first serve basis or bring your own. Dry camping only with no hookups. Restroom facilities, but no showers. Showers are available at different locations in the area.

Cost is $20 per night, which includes one vehicle with two horses. Each additional horse is $5/night, and each additional vehicle is $10/night.

For questions concerning camping, contact Diann Wallin at 360-642-2829.

PENINSULA SADDLE CLUB CAMPING RULES

• During burn bans, ONLY small, contained cooking fires are allowed.
• No electrical hookups allowed. No water hookups allowed.
• No off road vehicles (atv’s, dirt bikes, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers, etc.).
• Dogs should never be unattended. Keep all dogs on lead or tied to your vehicle at all times. Please clean up after your dog.
• Do not bathe horses or any vehicles, especially horse trailers.
• No turning horses out in the arena. It is to be used for riding purposes only.
• No make-shift corralling allowed. No tie-out of horses allowed. Do not place horses in area behind grandstands. Commercially designed portable fencing is OK. No loose horses.
• Horses may not be boarded without the owners camping overnight on the property.
• Pasture fence on North side is not PSC property. Do not connect portable fencing to it.
• Keep gates closed. Turn off water. Put out fires. Clean up after yourself. Please place trash in green container at the front gate.
• You will be Liable for any damages caused by you and/or your animals. Any damages to PSC property will be billed for accordingly. Vandalism is a crime and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: From the south - US Route 101 to milepost 12.21, Sandridge Road. Turn north (See image) on Sandridge Road and drive 2.3 miles crossing US Route 101 again in about 1 mile at a signalized intersection. If you miss the first turn you have more chances before having to turn around with the next opportunity in about 200 hundred feet. (See image). After that you can continue north on 101, turning right (east) (see image) onto 40th Street/US Route 101 in 1.1 miles and turning left (see image) at milepost 13.86 (see below). Camp is on the left after Sandridge Road begins a turn to the right.

Coming from the north (east) on US Route 101, turn right onto Sandridge Road at milepost 13.86 (see image). Continue 1.3 miles and the camp will be on your left.

 
Skokomish
LeBar

Elev 800
47.426083N, 123.323583W (UTM 10T e475596 n5252566) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District
295142 Highway 101 S.
PO Box 280
Quilcene, WA 98376
360-765-2200

Reservations: First come, first served (Campground is reserved for stock users only)
Fees: $10/Night for single unit (50% reduced fee with Golden Age/Access & Interagency Senior/Access passes.) $5/Extra vehicle (over 2) NOTE: horse and recreation trailers are not considered passenger vehicles (is not an extra vehicle)
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No more than 8 people per campsite. Maximum stay is 14 days. Pets must be leashed. Trailers and RV's 28' max.
Closest Towns: Shelton, WA
Water: No. Closest water for human and horse is Brown Creek Campground
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Campsites will accommodate a horse trailer and camper with room to hitch horses to a highline near each camp unit. Large evergreen conifers and hardwoods provide lots of shade at this campground.

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13
Total Sites: 13
Tent Pads: Yes
Group Tent Sites: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes
No. Tables on Sites: 13
No. Grilles on Sites: 13

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
Group RV Sites: Yes
No. RV Pull Thru's: 7
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 58'
Comments: The parking aprons are gravel.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes
Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail #873 (as of 6/17/13 trail is not suitable for stock due to damaged bridge) and Upper South Fork Skokomish Trail #873.1 (Upper trail becomes a way trail at the park boundary and no stock is allowed beyond that point.)

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: From US Highway 101 turn west onto the Skokomish Valley Road (6 miles north of Shelton and 7 miles south of Hoodsport, US Route 101 milepost 339.47). Drive west on the Skokomish Valley Road from the George Adams State Fish Hatchery for about 5 miles to FS Road 23. Turn right onto FS Road 23 and drive 9.0 miles to FS Road 2353. Turn right onto FS 2353 and drive approximately 3 quarters of a mile to the South Fork Skokomish River Bridge. Cross the bridge and make a sharp turn to the left onto FS Road 2353. LeBar Horse Camp is located one half mile beyond this point on the right of the road.

The Skokomish Valley Road intersection looks like this (road on the left) coming from Shelton and like this coming from Port Angeles (road on the right).
 
Green Mountain/Bremerton
Green Mountain Camp

Elev 1155
47.578498840332N, 122.79254150390W (UTM 10T e515601 n5269475) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Green Mountain State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
South Puget Sound Region
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
360-825-1631
southpuget.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status (events schedule linked from status page)

11 semi-developed sites with no potable water. Stock water is available as are toilets, hitch rails, highline poles, corrals, picnic tables and fire rings or grates.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

DNR map of the forest Access to 30 plus miles of multi-use trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Drive in access to the Green Mountain Horse Camp is available on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day during the summer. All other times access to the camp for camping would be to park at Gold Creek Trailhead or Wildcat Trailhead and ride to the campground. Most horse use is out of Gold Creek Trailhead.

If drive in access is available (see above paragraph) - State Route 3 milepost 39.0 - Austin Drive. Exit State Route 3 and head south 0.3 miles to Kitsap Way. Turn right and go 0.6 miles to Northlake Way NW, turning left onto Northlake Way. Continue on Northlake Way NW for 1.1 miles to Seabeck Highway NW. Turn left onto Seabeck Highway and continue 3.0 miles to NW Holly Road on the left. Turn left onto NW Holly and continue 2.1 miles to Rock Quarry Road. Turn left onto Rock Quarry Road and in 0.6 miles keep left at the fork. Drive another 0.8 miles, and keep left at the fork. Drive another 0.1 mile, Keep left to stay on Rock Quarry Road NW and continue for 0.3 miles, Take the first right and the camp will be on the left in another 0.3 miles.

Gold Creek Trailhead - From Olympia - Take US Route 101 north to Shelton. At Shelton take State Route 3 north to Belfair. In Belfair - continue past the State Route 300 intersection to the stop light at “NE Old Clifton” and turn left. Go one block and turn right on the “Old Belfair Highway”. Continue north approximately 3.4 miles and turn left on “NE Bear Creek Dewatto Rd”. Continue about 3.1 miles. Turn right on "Gold Creek Rd W". Continue about 2.3 miles and turn right into "Gold Creek Trailhead." parking lot 47.551178N, 122.827279W (UTM 10T e512996 n5266432) WGS84 datum Google Map link Google Map link to the route

Gold Creek Trailhead - From the intersection of State Route 3 and State Route 303 (North Silverdale) - Drive south on State Route 3 to milepost 43.76  - Newberry Hill Road. Exit and drive west on NW Newberry Hill Road for 3.0 miles. Turn left onto Seabeck Highway NW and continue for 2.0 miles. Turn right onto NW Holly Road and continue another 4.2 miles. Turn left onto Lake Tahuya Road NW and drive another 1.2 miles to Gold Creek Road NW. Turn left onto Gold Creek Road and the trailhead will be on your left in 1.9 miles.

Wildcat trailhead - State Route 3 milepost 39.0 - Austin Drive. Exit State Route 3 and head south 0.3 miles to Kitsap Way. Turn right and go 0.6 miles to Northlake Way NW, turning left onto Northlake Way. Continue on Northlake Way NW for 1.1 miles to Seabeck Highway NW. Turn left onto Seabeck Highway and continue 3.0 miles to NW Holly Road on the left. Turn left onto NW Holly and continue 1.9 miles to the trailhead on your left. Google Map link
 
Tahuya
Tahuya River Horse Camp

Elev 260
47.467750549316N, 122.94326782226W (UTM 10T e504275 n5257147) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Tahuya State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
South Puget Sound Region
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
360-825-1631
southpuget.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status (events schedule linked from status page)

Said to be taken over by ORVs most of the year. Per DNR web site - Tahuya State Forest is primarily for ORV use. "Tahuya is primarily a destination area for ORV riders. Each year more than 150,000 motorized recreationists and 50,000 non-motorized recreationists visit the forest." But as it's a "Horse Camp" DNR does close it to the ORV crowd for several weekends in the summer months.

Campground closed to motorized vehicles on certain dates of the year. See status link above.

Reservation system: Beginning January 1st, you may reserve a campsite through June 30th. Beginning May 1st you may register for campsites from July 1st through December 31st. Note: weather conditions may unexpectedly shut down this campground at any time.

11 sites ranging from extra large to small, depending on how much room each site has for cars, RVs, trailers, and tents. All sites have fire rings and picnic tables. One site is ADA compliant, with a level site and a concrete pad. Campground site information and map link

Making a reservation and other information.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

DNR forest map

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Safe and Sustainable HORSEBACK Riding on DNR-managed Lands

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: State Route 3 to Belfair then State Route 300 (State Route 3 milepost 26.38) which continues as NE North Shore Road in 3.35 miles. Where State Route 300 ends, turn right (northwest) onto NE Belfair Tahuya Road. Continue on NE Belfair Tahuya Road for 3.0 miles to S Spillman Road, turning right. Continue on S Spillman Road for 0.5 mile to the first left. Turn onto the Natural Resources road and the camp will be on the left in another 1.3 miles.

State Route 3 at the State Route 300 intersection looks like this if going north (turn left onto State Route 300). Southbound it looks like this (turn right). The end of State Route 300 at milepost 3.35 looks like this.
 
Quilcene

Elev varies
47.82791137695N, 123.0417861938W (UTM 10T e496873 n5297175) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands with access to National Park lands as well as Buckhorn Wilderness.

Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District
295142 Highway 101 S.
PO Box 280
Quilcene, WA 98376
360-765-2200

Olympic National Park
600 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362-6798
360-565-3130
1-800-833-6388

A Northwest Forest Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.

Coordinates are to the Upper trailhead.

Use of weed free feed is required.

The Big Quilcene Trail #833 is broken into two parts, the Upper and the Lower.

The trailhead for the Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 is six miles southwest of Quilcene on FS Road # 2700-080. There are three camps on this section of trail; Bark Shanty Camp, Camp Jolly and Ten Mile Shelter (which is the end of the Lower and the beginning of the Upper section of trail. Bark Shanty Camp is at mile 2.6, Camp Jolly is at mile 4.7 and Ten Mile Shelter at the end is mile 6.2. Grades on this section of trail are up to 10 to 15 percent. Facilities at the trailhead include: small parking area with limited turnaround for horse trailers, picnic table and vault toilet.

The trailhead for the Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833.1 is 17 miles from Quilcene on FS Road # 2750. There are multiple camping opportunities on this section of trail. Ten Mile Shelter at the trailhead, Shelter Rock Camp at mile 2.6, Camp Mystery at mile 4.6 and other spots along the river. Marmot Pass and the junction with Tubal Cain trail is at mile 5.3. The maximum grade on this section of the trail is 30 percent. The trail connects to the Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2 and Tubal Cain Trail #840. Facilities at the trailhead are: large parking area, toilet, picnic table and Ten Mile Shelter.

Elevations are as follows: Lower trailhead - 1,375, Bark Shanty Camp - 1,460, Camp Jolly - 2,030, Ten Mile Shelter & Upper trailhead - 2,510, Shelter Rock - 4,425, Camp Mystery - 5,375 and Marmot Pass - 5,920.

Use existing campsites when possible and camp at least 100 feet from water sources. Treat all water from streams before drinking. Pack out what you pack in. Camp Jolly camp size has been reduces to 2-3 tent spaces due to large trees having come down. Ten Mile shelter has room for several tents and is a pretty spot. Shelter Rock has room for a dozen tents.

Interactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 296.10 - Penny Creek Road (One mile south of Quilcene). Turn west onto Penny Creek Road and follow it to FS Road # 27. Continue on FS Road # 27 for 11 miles to the intersection with FS Road # 2750. Follow FS Road # 2750 for 5 miles to the Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead.

US Route 101 to milepost 296.10 - Penny Creek Road (One mile south of Quilcene). Turn west onto Penny Creek Road and follow it for 1 mile, keeping left at the "Y". Continue for 1.5 miles to the forest boundary and paved FS Road # 27. Drive another 1.5 miles on FS Road # 27 to FS Road # 080. Turn left onto FS Road # 080 and continue 0.5 miles to the Lower Big Quilcene Trailhead.

Penny Creek Road intersection with US Route 101 looks like this coming south from Quilcene. Approaching the intersection you will see this sign. Driving north the intersection looks like this with this sign in advance of the intersection.
 
Capitol Forest/Olympia

Fall Creek Campground

Elev 600
46.939960479736N, 123.12818145751W (UTM 10T e490244 n5198500) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Capitol State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
pacific-cascade.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status and notices

Closed seasonally December 1st to April 30th

Map of the forest
8 sites (4-5 dedicated for stock use)
Drinking water
Restrooms
corrals
use tree protectors to make highlines
(In the day use parking lot - hitch rails, loading ramp, highline poles, manure bin)
Easy trail access
Forest stream setting
Maximum stay length at campgrounds is 7 days every 365 days
Capitol Forest open to horses May 1st to November 30th
Pets are allowed on department-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled
NOTE: Camping outside of designated campsites is not allowed.

Campgrounds brochure

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Interactive map showing roads and trails. (southern half, south of Waddle Creek Road, of the forest dedicated to non-motorized users.)

Driving Directions: From Littlerock head west on 128th Avenue SW for 0.8 miles to Mima Road SW, turning right onto Waddell Creek Road SW. Continue on Waddell Creek Road for 4.1 miles, turning left onto Sherman Valley Road SW. Continue another 1.3 miles to C-Line Road on the left. Continue on C-Line for 0.9 miles, keeping right to stay on the C-Line. In 1.0 mile turn left on to the C-6000 road and in 2.5 miles turn right. The camp is on the right in 300 feet.

Littlerock is accessible off Interstate 5 at exit # 95, Maytown. Drive west from the interchange out Maytown Road SW to Littlerock in 3.0 miles. Continue straight onto 128th Avenue SW.

 
Margaret McKenny Campground

Elev 305
46.925479888916N, 123.0603027343W (UTM 10T e495409 n5196885) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Capitol State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
pacific-cascade.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status and notices

Closed seasonally December 1st to April 30th

Map of the forest
25 sites (6 dedicated for stock use)
Drinking water
Restrooms
use tree protectors to make highlines
(In the day use parking lot - hitch rails, loading ramp, highline poles, manure bin)
Easy trail access
Forest stream setting
Group fire circle
Maximum stay length at campgrounds is 7 days every 365 days
Capitol Forest open to horses May 1st to November 30th
Pets are allowed on department-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled
NOTE: Camping outside of designated campsites is not allowed.


This campground is shown on topographic maps by the name of Margaret McKenney. DNR's official name for it looses the second "e". Mapmakers have been known to make mistakes and place names can change.

Campgrounds brochure

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Interactive map showing roads and trails. (southern half, south of Waddle Creek Road, of the forest dedicated to non-motorized users.)

Driving Directions: From Littlerock head west on 128th Avenue SW for 0.8 miles to Mima Road SW, turning right onto Waddell Creek Road SW. Continue on Waddell Creek Road for 2.4 miles, turning left into the campground entrance.

Littlerock is accessible off Interstate 5 at exit # 95, Maytown. Drive west from the interchange out Maytown Road SW to Littlerock in 3.0 miles. Continue straight onto 128th Avenue SW.

Historical Note: Margaret McKenny (1885-1969) was a noted Olympia environmentalist. She formed the grassroots citizen organization known as Washington Citizens Committee For Outdoor Resources. The purpose of this group was to preserve the Nisqually Delta from any industrial use, including the establishment of a deep-water port. McKenny was an author, educator and conservationist and was widely known as a great naturalist. After her death others rallied to the cause of protecting the delta.

Her father T.I. McKenny was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Washington Territory from 1867-1872. He spent the rest of his life in Olympia where he was active in real estate and the school system. McKenny was also president of the Olympia and Tenino Railway Company, president of the Olympia Hotel Company, and briefly was the president of the state hospital for the insane (now Western State Hospital).
 
Mima Falls Campground

Elev 325
46.903991699218N, 123.06333160400W (UTM 10T e495177 n5194497) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Capitol State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
pacific-cascade.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status and notices

Closed seasonally December 1st to April 30th

Map of the forest

5 sites (and 3 picnic) (2 dedicated for stock use)
Drinking water
Restrooms
corrals
use tree protectors to make highlines
(In the day use parking lot - hitch rails, loading ramp, highline poles, manure bin)
Easy trail access
Forest stream setting
Maximum stay length at campgrounds is 7 days every 365 days
Capitol Forest open to horses May 1st to November 30th
Pets are allowed on department-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled
NOTE: Camping outside of designated campsites is not allowed.

Due to tree root issues (trees removed), there is a minimum of tree cover.

Campgrounds brochure

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails. Accesses the now year round Middle Waddell Loop horse/hiker trail via the Campground Trail (formerly Greenline 6 Trail) from the Mima Trailhead. All other trails closed during winter months.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Interactive map showing roads and trails. (southern half, south of Waddle Creek Road, of the forest dedicated to non-motorized users.)

Driving Directions: From Littlerock head west on 128th Avenue SW for 0.8 miles to Mima Road SW, turning left and continuing 1.3 miles to Bordeaux Road SW on the right. Turn right and drive west-northwest for 0.7 miles to Marksman Road SW on the right. Turn right and continue 0.9 miles keeping left at the fork.

Littlerock is accessible off Interstate 5 at exit # 95, Maytown. Drive west from the interchange out Maytown Road SW to Littlerock in 3.0 miles. Continue straight onto 128th Avenue SW.

Historical Note: Mima station is ten miles west of Tenino, between Littlerock and Gate.  The station was established in 1892 by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company.  The name is said to be an Indian word meaning “a little further along”.  There is no recorded plat pertaining to Mima, except a plat of the Mima Garden Tracts by William Fisher et al, which was filed on February 11, 191[?].  A post office called Mima Prairie was established on February 8, 1861 and closed on December 1, 1868.  This post office moved from place to place during its years of existence.  The post office of Mima was established on January 13, 1893 and closed in July 15, 1898 and the mail was sent to Gate.  There is also a Mima Creek, Mima Falls, Mima Mounds and Mima Prairie.  The town played host to the Black Hills and Northwestern Railroad Company.  The line between Belmore and Gate has been rail-banked. 
 
Porter Campground

Campground no longer stock friendly.

Elev 285
Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Capitol State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
pacific-cascade.region@dnr.wa.gov

Campground status and notices

Closed seasonally December 1st to April 30th

Map of the forest
16 sites (no sites dedicated for stock)
Drinking water
Restrooms
Easy trail access
Forest stream setting
Maximum stay length at campgrounds is 7 days every 365 days
Capitol Forest open to horses May 1st to November 30th
Pets are allowed on department-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled
NOTE: Camping outside of designated campsites is not allowed.
This is perhaps the remotest of the campgrounds.

Campgrounds brochure

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Interactive map showing roads and trails. (southern half, south of Waddle Creek Road, of the forest dedicated to non-motorized users.)

Driving Directions: US Route 12 to Porter, milepost 27.24 (Mile Marker 27 is at milepost 27.00) between Elma on State Route 8/US Route 12 and Grand Mound at Interstate 5. Turn east on Main Street, going two blocks to Porter Creek Road, going by the fire station on the left. Turn left onto Porter Creek Road and continue for 3.3 miles to the B-Line Road. Turn left and the camp will be in 1.1 miles on the right.
 
Gifford Pinchot NF - Cowlitz
Cody Horse Camp

Elev 3125
46.36461N, 121.56754W (UTM 10T e610187 n5135557) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
10024 US Hwy 12
PO Box 670
Randle, WA 98377
360-497-1100

USFS Campground at a glance including status
Fees: No fee.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 35 feet.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
No. of Accessible sites None
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 16 single site(s)

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: No Charge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16
Total Sites: 16
Tent Pads: No
Group Tent Sites: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes No.
Tables on Sites: 16
No. Grilles on Sites: 16

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
Group RV Sites: Yes
No. RV Pull Thru's: 16
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See Comments Comments:
The long parking aprons are gravel and all are thru's

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No
Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
No. Threaded: 0 Comments:
The water spigot is a hand pump. Stock water is also provided.

Cable highlines with rings to tie to .Concrete manure bins.
Run generators from 6 am to 10 pm only!

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Klickitat Loop Trail #7A. Other trails in the vicinity.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

See the Maps page for Topographic maps of the area showing trails.

Interactive map showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Randle on US Route 12, milepost 115.01 - State Route 131/Cispus River Road : Head south (across the river) bearing left in about one mile and follow FS 23 18 miles to FS 21, bear left onto FS 21 and follow FS 21 about 4 miles to FS 56. Turn right onto FS 56, pass Adams Fork Campground, road crosses the Cispus River and turns to gravel. Stay on FS 56 about 3 miles to turn off to Orr Creek Snow-Park and Keenes Horse camp (don't turn here), then 1.7 miles further on FS 56. You'll come to a small road to the right (FS 054), don't turn here, then cross the Muddy Fork Creek and turn right on FS 059 road. Follow it 0.25 mile and turn left on FS 060 road.
 
Keenes Horse Camp

Elev 4365
46.3090N, 121.5463W (UTM 10T e611935 n5129407) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
10024 US Hwy 12
PO Box 670
Randle, WA 98377
360-497-1100

USFS Campground at a glance including status
Reservations: First come first served.
Fees: This site is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services. Please see their web site for a list of current fees.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Access limited in old loop to camper pickups with smaller trailers. Larger rigs can be accommodated in the new loop.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: 2
Operated By: Concessionaire

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $14 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13

Total Sites: 13
Tent Pads: No
Group Tent Sites: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes
No. Tables on Sites: 13
No. Grilles on Sites: 13

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
Group RV Sites: No
No. RV Pull Thru's: 7
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See comments
Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt and can accommodate any size rig. A waste station with potable water is available for a fee at Randle One Stop, 10114 US Route 12, Randle, WA.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes
Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
Comments:
Only stock water is available.
Provide your own highlines.
Site map

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Muddy Meadows Trail #313, which provides access to a network of trails in the Mt. Adams Wilderness. Keenes Trail #120 and Connector Trail #113A is also available and connects Keenes and Killen Horse Camps. (need to verify just where Killen "horse camp" is. Next to Killen Creek campground one would assume but no mention under horse camps on the USFS web site) Keenes Trail #120 provides access to more trails to the northwest and southeast of camp including High Lakes #116 to Horseshoe and Chain of Lakes, Boulder Trail #1C, Council Bluff Trail #117, Green Mountain Trail #110, Hamilton Buttes Trail #118, Hamilton Peak Trail #109, Spring Creek Trail #115, Squaw Creek Trail #265 and Takh Takh Meadow Trail #136.

11.1 mile loop available which includes Killen Creek Trail #113, Muddy Meadows Trail #313, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps of the area showing trails.

Driving Directions:  From Randle on US Route 12, milepost 115.01 - State Route 131/Cispus River Road : Head south (across the river) bearing left in about one mile and follow FS 23 for 18 miles to FS 21, bear left onto FS 21 and follow FS 21 about 4 miles to FS 56. Turn right onto FS 56, continue past Adams Fork Campground, road crosses the Cispus River and turns to gravel. Stay on FS 56 for 4.7 miles and turn right onto road 2329. In another 2.3 miles continue on road 2329. Campground in 4.9 miles at Spring Creek.
 
Walupt Lake Horse Camp

Elev 3860
46.42459106445N, 121.4887466430W (UTM 10T e616121 n5142334) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
10024 US Hwy 12
PO Box 670
Randle, WA 98377
360-497-1100

USFS Campground at a glance including status
Fees: Yes. See Hoodoo web site .First come - first served.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 22 feet.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: Potable Water from pump
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

9-site full-service horse camp with gravel interior roads, spurs and parking area. Four of the sites are double sites. Some of the units have easy RV parking. Access is by generally rough gravel road (about 20 miles). The campground is located at the end of FS Road 2160 past Adam's Fork. It is at a 3,960 altitude so in most years it doesn't open until at least mid June. The horse campground is somewhat more rustic than the regular campground with highlines for the horses.

Seasons: Late June to September

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : Walupt Lake Trail #101, Nannie Ridge Trail #98 and Coleman Weedpatch Trail #121.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12, milepost 128.40 : Turn south on Forest Rd 21 driving 1.1 miles to the first right to stay on Forest Rd 21 and continue for 6.3 miles. Stay right to stay on Forest Rd 21 for 6.6 miles. Turn left to stay on Forest Rd 21 for 2.1 miles. Turn left onto Rd 2160. The camp will be on the left in 4.6 miles. From US Route 12 it is a total of 20.7 miles.
 
Green River Horse Camp

Elev 2870
46.349286N, 122.083447W (UTM 10T e570523 n5133265) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
10024 US Hwy 12
PO Box 670
Randle, WA 98377
360-497-1100

USFS Campground information including status


Each campsite is limited to two trailer rigs or three vehicles. There is no potable water here; the closest drinking water is located 5 miles south on Road 26 at the Norway Pass trailhead.

Fees: No fee.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

Water for stock should be carried by bucket from the Green River. There are trails and horse lines on site. There are a total of 8 sites with a maximum spur of 40 feet.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Green River Trail #213, Vanson Ridge Trail #213A and #213B, Goat Mountain Trail #217, Vanson Peak Trail #217A, #217B, #217C, #217D and #217E, Tumwater Trail #218 and #218A, Strawberry Mountain Trail #220, and #220A and even Boundary Trail #1.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Some notes regarding Boundary Trail #1 - The Boundary Trail once formed the boundary between the Columbia and Rainier National Forests. Now it marks the southern boundary of the Randle District. This was an important trail in the early history of the Forest Service as it was the principal route used by rangers on horseback patrols. The trail was well established by 1911. It is now a National Recreation Trail, offering a backpacking opportunity or shorter hikes from various access points. The west end, open to hikers only, takes you through parts of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The section of trail from Norway Pass to Elk Pass begins at the Norway Pass Trailhead on Road 26. The trail winds in and out of blown down forests. A short spur takes you to the shore of Ghost Lake at mile 2. The trail continues to the junction with Strawberry Mountain Trail #220 near Bear Meadow. The section of trail east of Bear Meadow is open to hikers, horses, motorcycles and bicycles. From Bear Meadow to Elk Pass (4.5 miles), the trail is on a timbered, broad ridge, with occasional views of St. Helens. The section from Elk Pass to the junction with trail #292 is 2.5 miles. Badger Lake is approximately 4.1 miles from Elk Pass, Kirk Rock is 4.4 miles, Shark Rock is 5.4 miles and Craggy Peak is 6 miles. The trail crosses Road 29 then continues on to Dark Meadows (2.5 miles from Road 29), to the junction with Trail #5, to Summit Prairie (5.5 miles) and on to Table Mountain (7.9 miles). The trail continues another 1.5 miles to Council Lake. Along its length, this trail offers views of St. Helens, Rainier, Adams and a few glimpses of Hood. This area was glaciated repeatedly during the Ice Age. The marks of the glaciers passage can be seen in the knifelike ridges and cirque basins all along the trail.

Driving Directions: From Randle on US Route 12, milepost 115.01 - State Route 131/Cispus River Road : Head south (across the river) 2.8 miles. Continue onto FS Road 25 for 5.9 miles. Continue on to FS Road 26 for 12.3 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 2612. Continue for 1.7 miles to a fork. Keep right (FS Road 2612-027) and camp will be in approx. 0.4 miles. From US Route 12 - 23.0 miles. Road is rough - old cracked and broken concrete. Signed "No RV's".

The intersection of US Route 12 and Cispus River Road looks like this driving from the west. The same intersection looks like this coming from the East. Note the signage overhead.
 
Kalama Horse Camp

Elev 2020
46.142623N, 122.327061W (UTM 10T e551973 n5110114) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (and Surrounding Area) Headquarters
42218 N.E. Yale Bridge Rd.
Amboy, WA 98601
360-449-7800

USFS Campground information including status


Fees: $8 - $12 Overnight fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No Potable
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1), Compost Toilet (1)
Passes: Passes Available
Operated By: Forest Service

Kalama horse camp has no reservations, it is on a first come basis. The camp is set up to handle approximately 100 horses, with 2, 4, and 6 horse corrals and some highline areas. The camping spots will hold 1, 2, and 3 rigs. There are 2 watering areas for horses, no potable water, no showers, no power hook ups. There are 2 large rest room areas, and no fees. There is a large Log shelter with tables and wood stove for your use. The campground is no longer a Northwest Forest Pass site. It now requires a campground pass which costs $8, $10, or $12 per night depending on whether it is for a single, double, or group site. Cell phone service is not available.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Cinnamon Trail #204, Toutle Trail #238 and Red Rock Pass, Fossil Trail #242, and Blue Lake Butte Trail #119. Further access to Loowit Trail #216 which circumnavigates Mount St. Helens. (Important note - Livestock prohibited between the South Fork Toutle River and Windy Pass on the north side of the mountain.)
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Cinnamon Trail #204 is recommended for experienced horses and riders only.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 south to Woodland (exit 21). After exiting I-5, continue straight across Scott Avenue to Pacific Avenue which parallels I-5 south. Continue to Goerig Street and make a left turn as if headed for the I-5 on-ramp. Just before the on-ramp, turn left on to the Lewis River Road (also marked as State Route 503 until 503 eventually turns right and heads south) and follow it for for 27.5 miles. Turn left at Forest Service Road 81 (paved) and follow for about 8.7 miles to Kalama Horse Camp.

Interstate 5 north to Woodland (exit 21). Take exit 21 turning right onto WA-503 E/Lewis River Road. Continue on the Lewis River Road (also marked as State Route 503 until 503 eventually turns right and heads south) and follow it for for 27.5 miles. Turn left at Forest Service Road 81 (paved) and follow for about 8.7 miles to Kalama Horse Camp.
 
Gifford Pinchot NF - Mt. Saint Helens
Lewis River Horse Camp

Elev 1875
46.185543N, 121.851457W (UTM 10T e588636 n5115304) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (and Surrounding Area) Headquarters
42218 N.E. Yale Bridge Rd.
Amboy, WA 98601
360-449-7800

USFS Campground information including status


There are 9 camp sites and parking for 10 trailers and 15 vehicles.
Fees: $5 Overnight fee, $5 Day use fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Northwoods, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Compost Toilet (1)
Passes: Passes Available
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Quartz Creek Trail #5 and Quartz Creek Butte Trail #5B, French Creek Trail #5C and Lewis River Trail #31 which create additional access to Boundary Trail #1, Summit Prairie Trail #2, Craggy Peak Trail #3 and #3A, Snagtooth Trail #4, Stabler Camp Trail #17, Table Mountain Trail #18, Cussed Hollow Trail #19, Wright Meadow Trail #80 and #80A. All of these are also open to mountain bikes and some allow motorcycles.

Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Some notes regarding Boundary Trail #1 - The Boundary Trail once formed the boundary between the Columbia and Rainier National Forests. Now it marks the southern boundary of the Randle District. This was an important trail in the early history of the Forest Service as it was the principal route used by rangers on horseback patrols. The trail was well established by 1911. It is now a National Recreation Trail, offering a backpacking opportunity or shorter hikes from various access points. The west end, open to hikers only, takes you through parts of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The section of trail from Norway Pass to Elk Pass begins at the Norway Pass Trailhead on Road 26. The trail winds in and out of blown down forests. A short spur takes you to the shore of Ghost Lake at mile 2. The trail continues to the junction with Strawberry Mountain Trail #220 near Bear Meadow. The section of trail east of Bear Meadow is open to hikers, horses, motorcycles and bicycles. From Bear Meadow to Elk Pass (4.5 miles), the trail is on a timbered, broad ridge, with occasional views of St. Helens. The section from Elk Pass to the junction with trail #292 is 2.5 miles. Badger Lake is approximately 4.1 miles from Elk Pass, Kirk Rock is 4.4 miles, Shark Rock is 5.4 miles and Craggy Peak is 6 miles. The trail crosses Road 29 then continues on to Dark Meadows (2.5 miles from Road 29), to the junction with Trail #5, to Summit Prairie (5.5 miles) and on to Table Mountain (7.9 miles). The trail continues another 1.5 miles to Council Lake. Along its length, this trail offers views of St. Helens, Rainier, Adams and a few glimpses of Hood. This area was glaciated repeatedly during the Ice Age. The marks of the glaciers passage can be seen in the knifelike ridges and cirque basins all along the trail.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 south to Woodland (exit 21). After exiting I-5, continue straight across Scott Avenue to Pacific Avenue which parallels I-5 south. Continue to Goerig Street and make a left turn as if headed for the I-5 on-ramp. Just before the on-ramp, turn left on to the Lewis River Road (also marked as State Route 503 until 503 eventually turns right and heads south) and follow it for for 31.6 miles. Continue on to FS Road 90 for 31.8 miles to FS Road 93. Turn left on FS Road 93 and the camp will be on the right in 0.2 miles. From I-5 - 63.6 miles.

Interstate 5 north to Woodland (exit 21). Take exit 21 turning right onto WA-503 E/Lewis River Road. Continue on the Lewis River Road (also marked as State Route 503 until 503 eventually turns right and heads south) and follow it for for 31.6 miles. Continue on to FS Road 90 for 31.8 miles to FS Road 93. Turn left on FS Road 93 and the camp will be on the right in 0.2 miles. From I-5 - 63.6 miles.

Directions from Randle on US Route 12, milepost 115.01 - State Route 131/Cispus River Road: Head south (across river) 2.8 miles. Continue onto FS Road 25 for 17.1 miles, continuing straight onto FS Road 2515 for 1.2 miles. Continue onto FS Road 25 for 26.6 miles to FS Road 90. Turn left onto FS Road 90 and continue for 16.7 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 93. The camp will be on your left in 0.2 miles. From US Route 12 - 61.8 miles.
 
Gifford Pinchot NF - Mt Adams
Mount Adams Horse Camp

Elev 2680
46.05429N, 121.538563W (UTM 10T e613051 n5101118) WGS84 datum  Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mt. Adams Ranger District
2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
509-395-3400

USFS Campground information including status


12 campsites (2 of which are group sites for groups or multiple rigs) in a loop in an open area with some trees. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and highline. The highlines can accommodate 4 horses each. There is a loading ramp and a solar powered water trough as well as manure bins. Some units have tie stalls. More camping is available in the 40 acre open field.

Fees: $5 Overnight fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: No Pass Required.
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Wicky Creek Trail #38, Morrison Creek Trail #39, Gotchen Creek Trail #40, Cold Springs Trail #72, and Buck Creek Trail #54. Wicky Shelter Trail #39A closed to horse use (Motorized only). All of these are also open to mountain bikes and some allow motorcycles. In addition, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 is accessible as well from other trails taking off from camp.

The PCT gives you access to Around The Mountain Trail #9 - Miles: 8.3, Amount of Use: Heavy, Access: Road 23 and Trails #2000, 183, 11, and 16. Description: Located in the northeastern portion of the Ranger District, Trail #9 begins on Trail #2000 going southeast toward the Yakama Indian Reservation. This trail is very scenic with rolling grades around the base of Mt. Adams. The adjacent slopes are abundant with wildflowers and small subalpine fir. Eight miles of Trail #9 exist on National Forest land before it enters the Yakama Indian Reservation. Recreation permits are required in the Reservation area and are available for a small fee from administrative personnel in the area of Bird Creek Meadows (Google Maps link 13.2 miles from the horse camp. Google Maps directions). This trail does not continue around the mountain as the name depicts. Several miles of rugged cross-country travel are necessary to complete a trek around the mountain.
Trail Park Pass: No; Hiker: MORE DIFFICULT; Horse: MOST DIFFICULT
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 to exit 7 - I-205. Exit to I-205 (Salem/State Route 14/I-84). In another 14.4 miles take exit 22 and merge onto I-84 East going towards The Dalles. In 55.4 miles take exit 64 for Mt Hood Highway heading towards Oregon Route 35/White Salmon/Government Camp. In 0.2 miles turn left at Button Bridge Rd/Mt Hood Hwy (signs for Bingen/White Salmon/Via Toll Bridge). Continue onto the Hood River Bridge (toll) and enter Washington. In 1.1 mile turn left onto State Route 14 W (Lewis and Clark Hwy). In 1.5 miles turn right onto State Route 141A North (State Route 14 milepost 66.41). In 2.2 miles the route turns into State Route 141 N. Continue for another 18.9 miles to Mt Adams Road (signs for Sno-Parks/Recreation Area) . In another 1.3 miles Mt Adams Road takes a slight right and continue. In 0.6 mile turn left onto Natl Forest Develop Road 80. In 2.5 miles the horse camp will be on your left.

Tolls on the Hood River Bridge: Cash toll is generally $1 per axle (car, van, non-dual pickup), including trailers and are for both directions. Cash Toll users must drive through the center Toll Plaza lanes. This is a very NARROW bridge. The width of a lane from center is 9 feet, 10-3/4 inches. The width of a lane between the edge of the centerline stripe to the face of the bridge guardrail is 9 feet, 4-3/4 inches. Large RVs are advised to cross at Cascade Locks or The Dalles. The height restriction is 14 feet 7 inches. Port of Hood River web link
 
Crest Camp /Trailhead

Elev 3530
45.909047N, 121.801214W (UTM 10T e592977 n5084641) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mt. Adams Ranger District
2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
509-395-3400

USFS Campground information including status


One toilet and four campsites alongside road FS Road 60. Offers PCT Trailhead access to Indian Heaven Wilderness and Big Lava Beds. The camp site and interior roads are unimproved in this camp. There is no loop road thru the camp, so one rig can back in, others would have to park on the road.

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Only one back- in is allowed at this site. Others can park on the road.
Motorized Vehicles and Bicycle Use Prohibited on Pacific Crest Trail.
Closest Towns: Carson, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 and Indian Heaven Wilderness.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Carson (State Route 14 milepost 47.47 - Mile Marker 47 is at milepost 47.05) : Drive north on Wind River Road for 5.8 miles to Old State Road on the right. Turn right onto Old State Road and continue for 0.1 mile. Turn left (first left) onto FS Road 65/Panther Creek Road. Follow FS Road 65 for 10.8 miles. Turn right onto Carson Guler Rd/FS Road 60 and continue for 1.5 miles. Camp is in the vicinity of  FS Road 60 and FS Road 6048 on the right.
 
Falls Creek Horse Camp

Elev 2855
45.966512N, 121.844681W (UTM 10T e589513 n5090976) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mt. Adams Ranger District
2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
509-395-3400

USFS Campground information including status


6 sites. Campground and roads are gravel. Interior roads have tight turns and the camp sites are small. Narrow access road, highlines at all the campsites. Road loops back around to the main road.

Permit Info: Wilderness Permit required if entering Indian Heaven Wilderness. Free self-issue Wilderness Permit available at trailhead.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Carson, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: No Pass Required.
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: McClellan Meadows Trail #157, Terminator Trail #159, Indian Race Track Trail #171, Shortcut Trail #171A, and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Carson (State Route 14 milepost 47.47 - Mile Marker 47 is at milepost 47.05) : Drive north on Wind River Road for 5.8 miles turning right onto Old State Road. Continue on Old State Road for 0.1 mile, taking the first left onto FS Road 65/Panther Creek Road. Follow FS Road 65 for 7.2 miles turning left to stay on FS Road 65 and in another 2.0 miles turning right to again stay on FS Road 65. The camp will be on the right in 3.9 miles.
 
Little Goose Horse Camp

Elev 4045
46.035408N, 121.713821W (UTM 10T e599528 n5098786) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mt. Adams Ranger District
2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
509-395-3400

USFS Campground information including status


2 Primitive Sites.
Fees: No fee.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 24 feet. Camp big enough for 2-3 truck/trailer combinations.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Passes: No Pass Required.
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Middle Trail #26, Lemei Trail #34, Service Trail #35, and Filloon Trail #102.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

A note regarding Filloon Trail #102 - Filloon Trail provides access from Little Goose Horse Camp to Lemei Trail #34. Much of the trail is in heavy second-growth forests.  One of the features of this connector trail is the huckleberries in late summer.  Eat your fill, but remember, removing huckleberries from the wilderness is prohibited. Little Goose Horse Camp was once the location of Little Goose Ranger Station. The ranger station was built around 1930 and dismantled in the 1960s. Many of the historic photos taken of Native Americans in the berry fields were taken by Ray Filloon, a Forest Service ranger stationed here.

Driving Directions: State Route 14 milepost 63.52 (Immediately east of the White Salmon River), State Route 141 Spur : North on the Spur 2.2 miles to State Route 141. Continue north on State Route 141 24.9 miles. Continue onto Carson Guler Road/FS Road 24 for 2.0 miles. Turn right onto Twin Buttes Road/FS Road 24 and the camp will be on the left in 6.5 miles.
 
Indian Racetrack Trailhead # 171

Elev 4800
45.93695831298N, 121.8201675415W (UTM 10T e591461 n5087720) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mt. Adams Ranger District
2455 Hwy 141
Trout Lake, WA 98650
509-395-3400

Adjacent/close to Falls Creek camp.

Provides access to the meadows surrounding the racetrack.
Primary access is from Falls Creek Horse Camp off Forest Road 65.

Permit Info: Free self-issue Wilderness Permit Required. Permit available at trailhead.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations Apply.
Closest Towns: Stabler, WA; Carson, WA;Trout Lake, WA
Passes: No Pass Required
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Indian Heaven Wilderness near Red Mountain.
Horse trails in the forest (web link)

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Note that this trailhead is different than Indian Racetrack Trail #171 Lower. This Trail is Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.
This heavily used trail is located in the southwestern portion of Indian Heaven Wilderness, near Red Mountain. Exposed rock and deep ruts can make stock travel difficult.

Driving Directions: From Carson (State Route 14 milepost 47.47 - Mile Marker 47 is at milepost 47.05) : Drive north on Wind River Road for 5.8 miles turning right onto Old State Road. Continue on Old State Road for 0.1 mile, taking the first left onto FS Road 65/Panther Creek Road. Follow FS Road 65 for 7.2 miles turning left to stay on FS Road 65 and in another 2.0 miles turning right to again stay on FS Road 65. Continue on FS Road 65 6.1 miles to Carson Guler/FS Road 60. Turn left on FS Road 60 for 1.5 miles to FS Road 6048. The trailhead is on the left in 2.8 miles.

Alternate route: State Route 14 milepost 63.52 (Immediately east of the White Salmon River), State Route 141 Spur : North on the Spur 2.2 miles to State Route 141. Continue north on State Route 141 24.9 miles. Continue onto Mt Adams Road (signs for Sno-Parks/Recreation Area) for 1.3 miles. Continue onto Buck Creek Road/FS Road 23/Cradle Road and drive for 7.7 miles to FS Road 8031. Turn right onto FS Road 8031 and continue for 0.4 miles. Continue straight onto FS Road 070, driving for another 3.1 miles. Turn left to stay on FS Road 070 and continue for 1.0 mile to the trailhead.

Historical Note: For centuries, local native tribes would gather here each summer to partake of the lands' bounty throughout what is now Indian Heaven Wilderness. They would harvest roots from the broad meadows that cover the area, hunt the resident deer and elk, fish in the hundreds of small lakes that dot the landscape, and pick bushels of berries. Heaven, indeed.

The local tribes gathered in such numbers that after harvesting food all day, the young men needed some way to challenge each other. So they raced. They raced so frequently and with such vigor that the track their thundering horses drummed into the dirt still exists today. This is the Indian Racetrack.
 
Yacolt
Rock Creek Horse Camp

Elev 1040
45.76511001586914N, 122.3237991333008W (UTM 10T e552581 n5068173) WGS84 datum Google Map Link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Yacolt Burn State Forest
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Pacific Cascade Region
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
360-577-2025
pacific-cascade.region@dnr.wa.gov

DNR Recreation site status page

Maximum stay length: 7 days every 60 days
Rock Creek has 19 campsites, 13 of which are set up for equestrian use (with corrals, pull through parking, and other features) and 6 are for general use. All the sites have picnic tables and fire rings. There are several manure bins around the campground. There are a couple of stock water tanks available, but no potable water. There are 3 outhouses. This campground links to the Tarbell trail system (map web link), which is 35 miles of non-motorized multi-use (hiker, horse, mountain bikes). There is a day use area which includes a small parking area, a pavilion, and some cooking grills. A campground host is on site.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 to exit 21 - Woodland/Cougar : Turn east onto State Route 503/Lewis River Road and drive approximately 131 feet, taking the first right onto E CC Street. Continue for 0.3 miles, taking the first left onto NW Hayes Road. Continue on Hayes for 5.3 miles where it becomes NE Cedar Creek Road. Continue on Cedar Creek for 10.8 miles. Turn right onto NE 221st Avenue and drive 0.5 mile. Continue onto NE Amboy Road for 4.3 miens. Turn left onto W Yacolt Road and drive 0.1 mile. Take the second right onto N Railroad Avenue and continue for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto NE Sunset Falls Rd and go another 2.0 miles. Turn right onto NE 312th Ave/NE Dole Valley Road and go another 0.4 miles. Turn right to stay on NE 312th Ave/NE Dole Valley Road and continue to follow it for 4.2 miles when the camp will be on your left. From exit 21 on Interstate 5 the driving distance is 30.6 miles.
 
White Pass
White Pass Horse Camp

Elev 4415
46.644546N, 121.379442W (UTM 10T e624018 n5166941) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

No reservations. No fees. USFS Okanogan-Wenatchee NF facility, Weed free hay required. White Pass Horse Camp. Six dispersed campsites, 2 toilets, a horse ramp, 8 hitch rails, and parking for 15 vehicles. This horse camp accesses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCNST) north. Horse capacity is 2-3 horses per camping unit. Crest trail North accessible from the campground. No potable water available. Animal water from a nearby creek.

Party size in the wilderness is limited to 12 "heartbeats". Dogs, horses and people such that if 2 dogs, 4 people and 4 horses - 10 "heartbeats".

This camp is typically taken over by hunters in the early fall for the "high buck hunt", usually mid to late September. Use is medium to heavy.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

Interactive maps showing trails (Oka-Wen NF, Gifford Pinchot NF)

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: Heading east on US Route 12 at milepost 151.67, on the down slope on the east side just below the summit, and past a short bridge over the South Fork Clear Creek, is Forest Road 499 on your left (which is also the Pacific Crest Trail). Turn right onto horse camp circle off Rd 499.

Approaching the intersection from the west looks like this image taken just at the end of the Clear Creek Bridge. From the east it looks like this (you can see the Clear Creek Bridge). The road in looks like this. THERE ARE NO Yellow "Intersection Ahead" highway signs for this road!

Historical Note: A shortcut route across White Pass between Packwood and Naches was first established as State Road 5 in 1931, and the U.S. Highway 12 link was completed in August 1951 along the current route. White Pass Ski Area, located at the summit, opened in December 1955.
 
Sand Ridge Trailhead

Elev 3475
46.651718139648N, 121.27992248535W (UTM 10T e631616 n5167899) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

2 dispersed campsites, 1 toilet, and parking for 2 horse trailers and 4 cars. No water is available. Maximum horse capacity is 2 horses per camping unit.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Indian Creek Trail #1105, Pear Loop Trail #1148, Sand Ridge Trail #1104, Sandy Trail #1104A, Twin Sisters Trail #980, Round Lake Trail #1105.1 and more in the William O Douglas Wilderness.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 milepost 157.47 ( 0.5 mile west of Mile Marker 158) Road # 488 is on the north side of the highway (left side if headed east).

There are NO highway signs giving you advance notice. The road is noticeable and ONLY has a stop sign. Driving from the west the intersection looks like this (road on the left), and like this (road on the right) driving from the east.
 
Tieton
Conrad Meadows

Elev 4030
46.5077285766N, 121.2823333740W (UTM 10T e631780 n5151895) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private lands

Large open area on private property. Pack out manure!
Stock water close to camp.
No potable water.
USFS outhouse.
Open range (and cattle) so protect your hay.

Road ends with a gate and small turnaround.

Provides access to: South Fork Tieton Trail #1120  (Surprise Lake), Bear Creek Mountain Trail #1130  (which connects to Tieton Meadows Trail #1128 which in turn connects to the North Fork Tieton Trail #1118 which takes you to Tieton Pass and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. This trail also connects to Hidden Springs Trail #1117 ) The North Fork Tieton River crossing could be hazardous during high water. Not recommended for horses. See Scatter Creek as well.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Area for experienced riders. Stock should be in good condition.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 milepost 167.91, FS Road 1200/Tieton Reservoir Road (on the right heading east). Continue on FS Road 1200/Tieton Reservoir Road for 4.0 miles. Shortly after passing the Tieton Emergency Airstrip on your left you will cross a short bridge over an inlet along the lake. The road then veers to the left around a small cove. At this point turn left on to FS Road 1000. Continue on S Fork Tieton Road/FS Road 1000. Camp will be in 13.4 miles.

Driving from the west you will see this highway sign and then the intersection on your right. From the east the highway sign looks like this and the intersection will appear like this on your left.
 
Scatter Creek Trailhead

Elev 3360
46.577369689941N, 121.35913848876W (UTM 10T e625727 n5159508) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Scatter Creek Trailhead (end of #1207 road) has one toilet, loading ramp, and two hitch rails. No camping facilities are available. There are four dispersed campsites. Parking for five vehicles. Stock water available at Scatter Creek.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: North Fork Tieton Trail #1118, Tieton Meadows Trail #1128 and the Goat Rocks Wilderness as well as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. Also see Conrad Meadows.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 milepost 167.91, FS Road 1200/Tieton Reservoir Road (on the right heading east). Continue on FS Road 1200/Tieton Reservoir Road for 2.9 miles. Continue onto FS Road 1207/Tieton Road and follow it for 5.1 miles to the trailhead.

Driving from the west you will see this highway sign and then the intersection on your right. From the east the highway sign looks like this and the intersection will appear like this on your left.
 
Russell Ridge Trailhead

Elev 4990
46.664958953857N, 121.2054519653W (UTM 10T e637281 n5169497) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Located in the Wildcat Creek area above Rimrock Lake.
Trailhead sees some light motorcycle use.

Images of the William O Douglas Wilderness on Google

Dispersed camping, No Water. No facilities. Parking for at least 8 vehicles.
Reservations: No
Fees: No Fee
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations Apply
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Russell Ridge Trail #1111, Ironstone Mountain Trail #1141, Wildcat Trail #1113 and the William O Douglas Wilderness.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 milepost 166.17 - FS Road 1306/Wildcat Road (on the uphill side of the highway away from the lake and just east of the hamlet of Rimrock), Drive for 2.2 miles, continuing onto FS Road 1362. Drive another 0.7 miles and keep left onto FS Road 1380. Continue for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 1382 and the trailhead will be in another 2.7 miles.

Approaching the Wildcat Road intersection from the west looks like this image and the intersection looks like this. Approaching from the east you will see this sign, then the intersection.

Web link about William O Douglas
 
Willow Tree Trailhead

Elev 3830
46.672894N, 121.168151W (UTM 10T e640114 n5170445) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Located in the Wildcat Creek area above Rimrock Lake.

Images of the William O Douglas Wilderness on Google

Dispersed camping, No Water. No facilities.
Reservations: No
Fees: No Fee
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations Apply
Closest Towns: Naches, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Russell Ridge Trail #1111, Wildcat Trail #1113 and the William O Douglas Wilderness..

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 milepost 166.17 - FS Road 1306/Wildcat Road (on the uphill side of the highway away from the lake and just east of the hamlet of Rimrock). Drive for 2.2 miles to the intersection with FS Road 1306-370 and turn on to road 370. Stay straight at the first intersection and continue for approximately 0.7 more miles to the trailhead.

Approaching the Wildcat Road intersection from the west looks like this image and the intersection looks like this. Approaching from the east you will see this sign, then the intersection.

Web link about William O Douglas
 
Indian Creek Trailhead

Elev 3360
46.66476058959N, 121.2854537963W (UTM 10T e631161 n5169339) WGS84 datum Google Maps link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Six dispersed camp sites, one outhouse, horse ramp, and hitch rails. Parking for six horse trailers and 12 cars.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Indian Creek Trail #1105 as well as the William O Douglas Wilderness.

Interactive map showing trails.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 milepost 159.30 - FS RD #1308. Follow FS Road #1308 to the end (2.6 miles).

The intersection with US Route 12 driving from the west looks like this with no other signage giving advance warning (Road to the left). Driving from the east the intersection looks like this (Road to the right). Note the driveway, and then the intersection with the stop sign. Again, no advance warning.
 
Cash Prairie Trailhead

Elev 6325
46.714922N, 121.165885W (UTM 10T e640178 n5175119) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

USFS web link

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

One dispersed campsite (no toilet/water facilities are available), picnic table, parking for 4 cars at the trailhead itself, no stock water.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Ironstone Mountain Trail #1141 and the William O Douglas Wilderness.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps of the area.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 to milepost 168.31 - Bethel Ridge Road/FS Road 1500 : From the west on US Route 12 turn left, from the east turn right. Follow FS Road 1500 for 2.2 miles, taking a sharp right to stay on FS Road 1500. Continue on FS Road 1500 for 6.9 miles and turn left onto FS Road 199 and continue 2.1 miles to the trailhead.

Driving from the west the intersection looks like this image with an advance warning sign. Across the highway note the sign for Hause Creek Campground in 1/4 mile. Driving from the east it looks like this image with this advanced warning sign. Also be aware of the road just east of Bethel Ridge Road.
 
Ahtanum Horse Camp

Elev 3190
46.515888214111N, 121.01982116699W (UTM 10T e651897 n5153274) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Ahtanum Cooperative Road Management Area - Green Dot map

A Sno-Park in the winter
For now, an undeveloped day-use only gravel parking lot with a vault toilet.
Is supposed to have highlines
No developed trails but lots of roads and the ability to ride cross country.
With available funding the site will be further developed including trails.
Opened June 2011

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

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Driving Directions: Interstate 82 to exit 36 - Valley Mall Boulevard. Turn west onto Valley Mall Boulevard and continue west for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto Main Street and drive 0.5 miles, turning right onto W Ahtanum Road and continue for 19.1 miles. Turn right onto North Fork Ahtanum Road and continue another 9.5 miles. Keep left at the fork and continue 0.1 miles to another fork, keeping right. The camp is now 350 feet further.

A short history of the Ahtanum area.
 
American/Naches River
Nile/Old Sawmill Site

Elev 2405
46.85171127319336N, 121.0118026733398W (UTM 10T e651570 n5190605) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

No reservations. No fees. Undeveloped Nile Creek Old Sawmill site for camping. No potable water available. Creek water available for the stock.

Roads, cross country trails thru timber and across ridge tops. Some rock. Elevation changes from camp at about 2400’ to over 6300’ at Clover Springs; at least 1500’ change on other loops. Hoof protection recommended.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: From the East - State Route 410 to milepost 108.45 - Nile Road (turning west). Continue on the Nile Road for 3.2 miles to Clover Springs Road turning left. Continue on Clover Springs Road for 1.4 miles. Continue onto FS Road 1600 and drive for 1.6 miles. Continue onto FS Road 1611 and camp will be in 0.2 miles.

Or

From the West - State Route 410 to milepost 104.57 - Nile Road (turning west). Continue on the Nile Road for 1.5 miles to Clover Springs Road turning right. Continue on Clover Springs Road for 1.4 miles. Continue onto FS Road 1600 and drive for 1.6 miles. Continue onto FS Road 1611 and camp will be in 0.2 miles.
 
Lost Meadow

Elev 3105
47.059233N, 121.221921W (UTM 10T e635028 n5213281) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Dispersed site. No potable water. River water nearby.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 to milepost 92.13 - Little Naches Road/FS Road 1900. Turn onto Little Naches Road/FS Road 1900 and continue for 8.2 miles (having just crossed the Little Naches River a tenth of a mile back). Turn left onto an unmarked road and continue for approx. 0.4 miles (2000 feet), turning left into the camp area.
 
Government Meadows Horse Camp

Elev 4860
47.084304N, 121.403646W (UTM 10T e621172 n5215769) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Snoqualmie Ranger District
Enumclaw Office
450 Roosevelt Ave. E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-825-6585

Group parking location and individual camping sites with highlines. No toilets or water available in camp.

Northwest Forest Pass required.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Topo North of Government Meadows Jpeg (284 Kb), South of Government Meadows Jpeg (276 Kb). PDFs available on Maps page.

This area is situated on the west side of Naches Pass. This area has a rich history and was part of the Oregon Trail. Here is a link to an interesting read about the area including the tale of the bluff the first wagon train encountered and how oxen hide was used to descend it. The area is open to 4X4 vehicles part of the year.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 milepost 44.85 - Greenwater (FS Road 70 on both sides of the highway - turn north.) Continue of FS Road 70 for 17.0 miles to the camp.

There are other roads/driveways at this location! The road has highway signs from both directions. Approaching from Enumclaw the intersection looks like this with the road on the left. From the east it looks like this.
 
Rattlesnake Trailhead

Elev 3090
46.795483N, 121.100967W (UTM 10T e644923 n5184188) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Rattlesnake Trailhead (State Route 410 to Nile Road, to Road #1500/1504,1504-185 spur) has 3 dispersed campsites with fire rings, 2 hitch rails, a horse ramp, and parking for 6 passenger vehicles and 3 vehicles with trailers. Stock water is within 1/4 mile.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Rattlesnake Trail #1114 and the William O Douglas Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 milepost 107.88 - Bethel Road/FS Road 1500 (to the west) : Turn onto FS Road 1500 and continue for 7.7 miles where the road turns to the left. Stay on FS Road for 0.5 miles until it turns to the right. Continue to stay on FS Road 1500 for 0.4 miles until it turns right again. Continue another 1.8 miles to a fork. Keep right and continue 0.7 miles to the trailhead.
 
Pleasant Valley Camp-Crow Lake Way Trailhead

Elev 3395
46.95199N, 121.30761W (UTM 10T e628779 n5201220) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Crow Lake Way Trailhead has 7 hitch rails, 2 toilets, stock water is available from Miners Creek (through August), and has no purified drinking water. There are also 6 small dispersed areas that can be used for camping. Parking is available for 12 vehicles.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Crow Lake Way Trail #953, Pleasant Valley Trail #999, and Fifes Ridge Trail #954 via Trail #999. Across the highway is access to Goat Creek Trail #959 and Pleasant Valley Lake Trail #958B and points beyond American Ridge.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: The Pleasant Valley Campground entrance is on State Route 410 at milepost 80.25 (Mile Marker 80 is at milepost 79.98) The Crow Lake Trail is at milepost 81.44 (another 1.2 miles beyond Pleasant Valley Campground) and the Pleasant Valley Loop is at milepost 83.43 (You get here and you've gone too far!). There do not appear to be any large signs marking the intersection. The intersection heading east looks like this and heading west looks like this.
 
Deep Creek Horse Camp

Elev 4040
46.759658813476N, 121.35082244873W (UTM 10T e625940 n5179777) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Deep Creek Horse Camp (accessed from the #1808-395 Road) has 6 dispersed campsites (one toilet and a stock watering trough is available) and 6 hitch rails. Parking is available for 15 vehicles. Maximum horse capacity is 2-4 animals per camping unit.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Indian Creek Trail #1105, and more in the William O Douglas Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 milepost 88.46 - Bumping River Road (if coming from the west the road is on the right.) : Follow Bumping River Road/FS Road 1800 for 13.5 miles continuing onto FS Road 1808 for another 6.2 miles. Turn left and continue into camp.
 
Mesatchee Creek

Elev 3640
46.9129600524N, 121.405952453W (UTM 10T e621384 n5196725) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Mesatchee Creek, located off of State Route 410, has 3 dispersed campsites, 2 toilets, 2 hitch rails, a horse ramp, and parking for 6 vehicles. Stock water is located 1/2 mile away at Morse Creek. Maximum horse capacity is 2-4 horses per camping unit.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Mesatchee Creek Trail #969 and more in the William O Douglas Wilderness..

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: Mesatchee Creek Road is at State Route 410 milepost 75.96 and is 50 feet beyond Mile Marker 76 on State Route 410.

The intersection coming from Enumclaw looks like this. There is no yellow intersection sign but there is a blue horse recreation area sign 1/4 mile before. From the east the intersection looks like this with the road to your left. There is no yellow intersection sign but there is a blue horse recreation area sign 1/4 mile before.
 
Fish Lake Way Trailhead

Elev 3700
46.833438873291N, 121.35169982910W (UTM 10T e625701 n5187974) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

Fish Lake Way Trailhead (located on #1800 road) has 12 dispersed campsites for stock users, 1 toilet, 10 hitching rails, 1 horse ramp and parking for 4 passenger vehicles for hikers, non-potable water.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Fish Lake Way Trail #971A and the William O Douglas Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 milepost 88.46 - Bumping River Road (if coming from the west the road is on the right.) : Follow Bumping River Road/FS Road 1800 for 13.5 miles to an intersection with an unknown road on the right. Turn right and the trailhead is in 2.4 miles.

The Bumping River Road intersection with State Route 410 coming from the west looks like this. Prior to the intersection is first this sign, then this one. From the east (Naches) the intersection looks like this. Prior to the intersection is first this sign, then this one.
 
Soda Springs

Elev 3015
46.925708770751N, 121.21482849121W (UTM 10T e635905 n5198455) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

This small campground (22 sites) is equipped with a loading ramp and hitch rail for horses. An access point into the William O. Douglas Wilderness, it is a rustic campground.

Rates Single Site $18 per Night Extra Vehicle $9 per Night Golden Age and Golden Access cards will receive a 50% discount for the legal holders of the cards. Discount cards do not apply to group campgrounds.

Reservations Sites may be reserved from 5/27/11 to 9/25/11 at Recreation.gov 877-444-6777

About 40% of the sites are First Come – First Serve

Services/Amenities Drinking Water Firewood for sale Potable Water Vault Toilet

There are 22 back in and pull through sites with parking spurs ranging from 28-45 feet long and two picnic shelter day use areas.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Soda Spring Trail #975, Soda Spring Loop Trail #975A and the William O Douglas Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 milepost 88.46 - Bumping River Road (if coming from the west the road is on the right.) : Follow Bumping River Road/FS Road 1800 for 4.6 miles. Turn left and continue for another 0.2 miles to camp.

The Bumping River Road intersection with State Route 410 coming from the west looks like this. Prior to the intersection is first this sign, then this one. From the east (Naches) the intersection looks like this. Prior to the intersection is first this sign, then this one.
 
MJB Trailhead

Elev 5255
46.734655N, 121.13056W (UTM 10T e642826 n5177375) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Naches Ranger District
10237 Highway 12
Naches, WA 98937
509-653-1401

2 dispersed campsites (no toilet/water facilities are available), 2 hitch rails, parking for 5 vehicles, and no stock water.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: MJB Trail #1101 and the William O Douglas Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 to milepost 168.31 - Bethel Ridge Road/FS Road 1500 : From the west on US Route 12 turn left, from the east turn right. Follow FS Road 1500 for 2.2 miles, taking a sharp right to stay on FS Road 1500. Continue on FS Road 1500 for 6.9 miles to the trailhead on your right.
Driving from the west the intersection looks like this image with an advance warning sign. Across the highway note the sign for Hause Creek Campground in 1/4 mile. Driving from the east it looks like this image with this advanced warning sign. Also be aware of the road just east of Bethel Ridge Road.

From State Route 410 - milepost 107.88 Bethel Road/FS Road 1500 (to the west) : Turn onto FS Road 1500 and continue for 18.4 miles to the trailhead.
 
Ashford
Nicholson (Sahara Creek) Horse Camp

Elev 1490
46.7582588195N, 122.084892272W (UTM 10T e569885 n5178708) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
South Puget Sound Region
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
360-825-1631
southpuget.region@dnr.wa.gov

Room for 30 to 40 truck/trailers.
Two vault toilets (others in the immediate area)
Two water spigots
Hitch rails
Picnic tables
Dogs must be kept on leashes while in the campground area.
Camp host is usually available.
Horses are NOT ALLOWED in the middle grass area where the shelter and fire pit are located.
The trails can be difficult for an out of shape horse.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

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Driving Directions: State Route 706 east from Elbe to Mile Marker 5 (milepost 4.99) Be ready to turn left at milepost 5.12 or 690 feet past the Mile Marker 5 sign. Driving east the Mile Marker sign looks like this image. Heading west the intersection looks like this image.
 
Crystal Mountain
Sand Flats

Elev 3890
46.961093N, 121.481307W (UTM 10T e615542 n5201960) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Snoqualmie Ranger District
Enumclaw Office
450 Roosevelt Ave. E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-825-6585

Water trough
Vault toilet
Group parking. Individual camp sites.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Crystal Mountain Trail #1163 which connects to Heskin Lake Trail #1193, Bear Gap Trail #967 and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. On the other side of Crystal Mountain Boulevard (uphill side) is the Norse Peak Trail #1191 which connects to Norse Peak View Trail #1191.1, Goat Lake Trail #1161, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. Access to Norse Peak Wilderness and the Buck Creek Recreation Area are also available as is Pleasant Valley.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 to milepost 47.17 - Crystal Mountain Blvd (east on State Route 410 - Intersection on the left). Follow Crystal Mountain Blvd for 4.5 miles. Turn right and follow the road back for approx. 0.1 mile to the camp.
 
Half Camp

Elev 3800
46.974220275878N, 121.49581146240W (UTM 10T e614411 n5203397) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Snoqualmie Ranger District
Enumclaw Office
450 Roosevelt Ave. E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-825-6585

Water trough in camp supplied by a hydraulic ram pump 200 feet away in the creek. (Be sure and thank the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance who in 2002 repaired the water system.)
Vault toilet
Group parking. Individual camp sites.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Norse Peak Trail #1191 which connects to Norse Peak View Trail #1191.1, Goat Lake Trail #1161, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. Access to Norse Peak Wilderness and the Buck Creek Recreation Area are also available as is Pleasant Valley. On the other side of Crystal Mountain Boulevard (downhill side) is the Crystal Mountain Trail #1163 which connects to Heskin Lake Trail #1193, Bear Gap Trail #967 and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 to milepost 47.17 - Crystal Mountain Blvd (east on State Route 410 - Intersection on the left). Follow Crystal Mountain Blvd for 3.5 miles and turn left on FS Road 7175. Follow FS Road 7175 for 0.3 miles to camp.
 
Wenas
Wenas Camp

Elev 2575
46.9070674N, 120.8064642W (UTM 10T e667051 n5197173) WGS 84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

No vehicles within 50 feet of streams.

No potable water; Water from the creek for stock.

Primitive site; no restrooms, tables or marked sites.

No campfires or charcoal briquettes An option from Cabela's. DNR approved.

Also known as Cascade Camp or Audubon Camp. Audubon Camp is in the northwest corner of Wenas Camp. The Wenas Audubon Society typically holds their annual campout here over Memorial Day weekend. www.wenasaudubon.org

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps. Here is the link to the DNR Green Dot road map

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Driving Directions: Interstate 90 (exit 109 - Canyon Road). Right on Canyon Road turning left on East Umptanum Road in 0.7 miles. It is 8.9 miles to N Wenas Road and another 9.5 miles to Maloy Road on your left. Turn left onto Maloy Road and then right onto N Wenas/Audubon Road. Follow Audubon Road another 3.0 miles into camp.

Alternate Directions, US Route 12 to Naches. Turn left onto Schafer Avenue (milepost 190.14). Take the second right onto the Old Naches Highway after passing the Naches Valley Intermediate School on your right. Take the first left onto Naches/Wenas Road, turning right at 0.2 miles to stay on the Naches/Wenas Road. Continue for 3 miles, turning left onto Longmire Lane for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Maloy Road and then right onto N Wenas/Audubon Road. Follow Audubon Road another 3.0 miles into camp.

The road can be treacherous - take it slow! At least one BCHW member lost an axle here.
 
Manastash Camp

Elev 4330
47.034743N, 120.953422W (UTM 10T e655489 n5211058) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands.

USFS Web link

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

No campfires April 15 to October 15.
located on FS road 3120, 24 miles west of Ellensburg and 1 mile from Riders camp. 14 sites. Improved dispersed camping for groups. Picnic tables, fire rings, four vault toilets. No potable water. Seasonal stock water is available at nearby Manastash Creek. A spring fed stock tank is said to be located some distance from camp. Trails open to all users originate in this campground. Fee = Northwest Forest Pass or $5 per day at self service station at entrance of the campground.

2 single sites; 5 55+ people group sites.

Usage is light.

Use of weed free feed is required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit 109 - Canyon Road. From Canyon Road in Ellensburg : West on E Umptanum Road for 1.7 miles, turning right onto Manastash Road. Continue on Manastash Road for 13.8 miles. Keep left onto FS Road 31, continuing 7.6 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 3100 and camp will be on your left in 0.2 miles.
 
Riders Camp

Elev 4170
47.029196N, 120.93565W (UTM 10T e656856 n5210477) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands.

USFS Web link

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

Dispersed undeveloped camp.
Use is light.

No campfires April 15 to October 15.
Located on FS road 31, 23 miles west of Ellensburg is not a traditional campground. Sites are not designated, one vault toilet and some picnic tables and fire rings are provided. There is no potable water; seasonal stock water is available in nearby Manastash Creek. Trails open to all users originate in this campground. Fee = Northwest Forest Pass or $5 per day at self service station at entrance of the campground.

Use of weed free feed is required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit 109 - Canyon Road. From Canyon Road in Ellensburg : West on E Umptanum Road for 1.7 miles, turning right onto Manastash Road. Continue on Manastash Road for 13.8 miles. Keep left onto FS Road 31, continuing 6.7 miles to camp on your right.
 
Wenas BBQ Flats

Closed!!!!.

Elev 2400
46.868301N, 120.803767W (UTM 10T e667377 n5192873) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required) Closed, See DNR Media Advisory below!!!

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

IMPORTANT:

MEDIA ADVISORY
May 17, 2012

Public access to Barbecue Flats closed

Popular recreation area affected by closure

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with private landowners to restore access to Barbecue Flats after a road closure on adjacent land. There is no estimate for the reopening of this area that is popular with hikers and equestrians.

Barbecue Flats, located in the Wenas Valley, is 25 miles North of Yakima. The road accessing Barbecue Flats, Maloy Road, is closed one mile from the junction of Wenas and Audubon Road.

DNR is encouraging recreationists to visit Cascade Camp. It is off of Audubon Road with dispersed camping and riding opportunities.

What:
Access road closed to Barbecue Flats
When:
Effective immediately

Where:
Maloy Road is closed one mile from the junction of Wenas and Audubon Roads.
There is no turn-around point.


Why:
Barbecue flats is not accessible due to road closure on adjacent private land. DNR is working on an agreement with private landowners to restore access.


Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin @ dnr.wa.gov (remove the spaces)

Dispersed undeveloped camp.
No campfires April 15 to October 15.
Vehicles must stay on designated Green Dot roads (see map link below). (area is a mix of DNR, WDFW (Discover Pass required). and private lands).

It is recommended that if you pass through a gate that is open, leave it open. If the gate is closed, close it.

No developed parking or restrooms. WDFW web page. DNR Green Dot road map BBQ Flats in Section 22 where Gate W-4000 is located (center - left on the map). (area is a mix of private, DNR and WDFW lands) Be mindful of other possible user types in the area (motorcyclists, Archery, and so on.) This is a popular area!

Typically equestrians are located in BBQ Flats off of the Maloy road. The motorized folks typically give them plenty of room and most are located in the Audubon Rd area to the north at another popular dispersed camping area called Cascade Camp. BBQ Flats is located in Section 22, Township 16, Range 16 E and is behind a private gate on the Maloy road.

The Audubon and Observatory Road gates to the north and west open on May 1 to protect roads from damage and wintering wildlife. Non motorized access is permissible behind these gates before May 1. Cascade Camp (the popular motorized area) is located off of the Audubon Rd in Section 3, Township 16 Range 16 E.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 (exit 109 - Canyon Road). Right on Canyon Road turning left on East Umptanum Road in 0.7 miles. It is 8.9 miles to N Wenas Road and another 9.5 miles to Maloy Road on your left. Take a left on Maloy at the “Y” after the cattle guard. Go SLOW past the house and barn. Drive over the cattle guard and bear left. Open the gate (on the left) inward and close it behind you. Drive over the creek and find a camp spot.

Alternate Directions, US Route 12 to Naches. Turn left onto Schafer Avenue (milepost 190.14). Take the second right onto the Old Naches Highway after passing the Naches Valley Intermediate School on your right. Take the first left onto Naches/Wenas Road, turning right at 0.2 miles to stay on the Naches/Wenas Road. Continue for 3 miles, turning left onto Longmire Lane for 2.4 miles. Continue on North Wenas Road for 9.4 miles, turning left onto Maloy Road for the last 1.8 miles. Go SLOW past the house and barn. Drive over the cattle guard and bear left. Open the gate (on the left) inward and close it behind you. Drive over the creek and find a camp spot.
 
Cle Elum
Bruce Tropple/Indian Camp - Teanaway

Elev 2590
47.2903785N, 120.9552764W (UTM 10T e654604 n5239461) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Horses on the right (other campers on the left)

Water from the river, no potable water available. Pit toilets. Highlines off the trees (Using tree savers).

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Trails are rough - stock should be shod. Some river crossings. Available USFS trails out of camp are: #1393 Middle Fork Teanaway, #1222 Yellow Hill, #1353 West Fork Teanaway and #1340.1 or #1340 Sasse Mountain. Other trails include "Indian Cave", "Lunch Rock" and "Aspen Grove". There are roads/trails over Cle Elum Ridge if you are so inclined to ride into either Cle Elum or Roslyn. (popular with the local Mountain Bike community. The Capitol Riders "web master"s great-grandmother would walk it to visit friends.)

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing USFS trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries (as of 9/1/13). Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Interactive map showing USFS trails in the area. Map default center is on the camp.
Interactive map showing Bible Rock Cavern location. Interactive map showing general route in.
Interactive map showing Indian Cave location.

Teanaway Outpost (groceries, ice).
509-674-3782
Facebook

Driving Directions: State Route 970 to milepost 6.90 - Teanaway Road (if coming from Cle Elum - on the left) : Turn onto Teanaway Road and follow it for 7.3 miles just past the Teanaway River bridge (on a sharp curve to the right). Turn left onto the W Fork Teanaway Road and continue for 0.7 miles to a "Y". Keep right on the Middle Fork Teanaway Road and drive another 3.9 miles to camp. The road is paved up to the last 1.2 miles to camp (Google maps shows 2.0 miles). (road graded as of approximately 6/25/14)

Newspaper article dated July 25, 1953 in the Ellensburg Daily Record concerning Indian Camp.
Nwspaper story
 
Ken Wilcox Horse Camp at Haney Meadow

Elev 5590
47.310861N, 120.535716W (UTM 10T e686255 n5242655) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

USFS web link (Check the status before you go!) Closed as of 7/21/13

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

Sustained some fire damage in the 2012 Table Mountain Complex wildfire. (cabin image gone)

Located 8.2 miles off highway 97 is designed for stock users but is open to all forest visitors. Limit 3 horses per site (19 sites - 8 single, 11 double). Loading ramps, hitch rails, highline posts, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets and a large gathering area are available. No potable water is available. Stock water is available in camp, forage is not. Certified weed free feed is required. Fee = Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent.

The road in can be rough. Take it slow. The route has been known to not be kind to transmissions.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Mount Lillian Trail #1601, Upper Naneum Trail #4W312, Naneum Meadows Trail #1389, Naneum Rim Trail #1234, Naneum Wilson Trail #1371, Howard Creek Trail #1372, Table Mountain Trail #1209, Grass Camp Trails #1219 and 1219.1, Elk Trap Springs Trail #1319, Old Ellensburg Trail #1873 and others.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails. In the Interactive Maps section is a link to this area (included here as well) showing all the trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 97 to Blewett Pass (milepost 163.88) and FS Road 9716 (Google Map link to the State Route 97 - NFS Road 9716 intersection). Drive for 0.3 miles, turning right to continue on FS Road 9716 for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 9712 and drive another 4.5 miles to camp.

An alternate but longer route is Smithson Road off 97 (milepost 142.08), turning left on Green Canyon Road, left again on Reecer Creek Road and thence up the slope. Find Smithson Road at 47.103130340576N, 120.66178131103W (UTM 10 T 677419 5219278) WGS84 datum Google Map link Upper road is paved part of the way. This route is also rougher than the Blewett Pass route. This is the best way in to Lion Rock however.
 
Cayuse Horse Camp - Cle Elum River

Elev 2410
47.39944N, 121.09361W (UTM 10T e643849 n5251316) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

Located 18 miles north of Cle Elum on Salmon la Sac road, is a developed stock (horse, llama, goat etc) campground, occupants must be accompanied by stock to use this 14 site campground. Limit 3 horses per site. Corrals, hitch rails, potable water, fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets. Forage is not available. Certified weed free feed is required. Six campsites are first come first serve, the remaining eight are available by reservation at recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Fee.

The corrals are located in a common area and not near the camp site. (image)

Use of weed free feed is required. Firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Provides access to: Waptus River Trail #1310 and subsequent access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. Cooper River Trail #1311 which connects to Pete Lake Trail #1323. Jolly Mountain Trail #1307 which connects to Sasse Mountain Trail #1340 which also connects to Yellow Hill Trail #1222 and the West Fork Teanaway Trail #1353.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to Cle Elum, thence State Route 903 through Roslyn and Ronald, continuing past Lake Cle Elum. At milepost 10 the State Route ends and the road name has changed to Salmon La Sac Road. From the USFS Ranger Station on your left in Cle Elum it is 18.0 miles. This intersection at the ranger station is ALSO the main entryway to the Washington State Horse park. State Route 903 is accessible by going one block north of 1st Street to 2nd and turning left or west. You climb the hill (known to locals who have been there a good while as "Hospital Hill" for the hospital that was located on it years ago. It operated from about 1900 to 1924. National Historic Registration # 80004005)
 
De Roux - Teanaway

Elev 3770
47.41744995117188N, 120.9378814697266W (UTM 10T e655546 n5253617) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

On North Fork Teanaway Road #9737, 29 miles north of Cle Elum. Fees: Northwest Forest Pass required, Daily $5; $30 annual. Facilities: Vault toilet, tables, fire grills, no potable water. (River/creek water is readily available.), posts for highlines. Units: 6 camping or picnicking. Parking for 8 vehicles with trailers. Depending on time of year the road in can be somewhat rough. (Usually better late spring/early summer and as it gets more traffic it gets more washboards.)

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Boulder De Roux Trail #1392. The Boulder De Roux trail links up with Esmerelda Basin Trail #1394 to make a fantastic 11 mile loop. You could also ride to the Boulder Creek Trailhead but there is no parking for trailers. Fortune Creek also goes into the Cle Elum River drainage and this route is used by 4x4 vehicles. So do not be surprised to see vehicles at Gallaher Head lake (proper spelling despite the topographic maps). The Boulder De Roux trail is open to motorcycles. The loop trails are all open to Mountain Bikes.

Another possible loop but includes riding about six miles on the main North Fork Teanaway road: Johnson Medra Trail #1383, Jungle Creek Trail #1383.1, Way Creek Trail #1235, Koppen Mountain Trail #1225 (very experienced riders and horses only. Trail follows a sharp ridge line with loose gravel on top of rock.) De Roux Spur Trail #1392.1, and Boulder De Roux Trail #1392. Koppen Mountain Trail gets little to no maintenance. The trail can be hard to follow (go at your own risk) It's also interesting the USFS does not have a web page for this trail like all others.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

No trailer turnaround beyond De Roux! The trailhead (Esmerelda Basin Trail) at the end of the road will accept small stock trucks but no trailers.

Driving Directions: State Route 970 to milepost 6.90 - Teanaway Road (if coming from Cle Elum - on the left) : Turn onto Teanaway Road and follow it for 7.3 miles. Continue straight onto the North Fork Teanaway Road and follow it for another 5.8 miles to the end of the pavement (13 miles from State Route 970). Keep right at the "Y" and drive 1.3 miles (crossing Stafford Creek at 1.26 miles, 200 feet before the "Y"). Keep left at the "Y" and continue up the North Fork Teanaway Road another 6.9 miles to the road down to De Roux on your left.

The first 13 miles are paved county road, the last are gravel forest road with a max speed limit of 35. It's important that you pay attention as some segments are just above the Teanaway River and vehicles have gone in due to excess speed on the gravel. It's narrow in spots with curves so pay attention to on-coming traffic.
 
Stafford Road

Elev 3200
47.3685302734N, 120.7856979370W (UTM 10T e667179 n5248496) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

Coordinates are for the road end. There are other spots along the road as well. Dispersed camping. No facilities.

Stock water available in a number of creeks depending on where you camp.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Iron Bear Trail #1351 , Miller Peak Trail #1379 , Stafford Creek Trail #1359 , Standup Trail #1369, and County Line Trail #1226 The USFS official position regarding the County Line Trail is that it ends at the Miller Peak junction. In fact it continues but status for horses is unknown. The trail follows the ridgeline all the way to the divide at Beverly and Fourth Creeks (up the Beverly Creek Road #9732-112, just below Beverly Creek Campground.) Once on top of the ridge above Stafford you have access to Navaho Pass and it's fantastic views, Earl Peak, Beverly Creek and even Old Blewett if you are up to it.

Interactive map showing trails.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

The open slopes on Earl Peak can be deadly in a lightening storm so be cautious. At least one horse has been killed there.

Driving Directions: State Route 970 to milepost 6.90 - Teanaway Road (if coming from Cle Elum - on the left) : Turn onto Teanaway Road and follow it for 7.3 miles. Continue straight onto the North Fork Teanaway Road and follow it for another 5.8 miles to the end of the pavement (13 miles from State Route 970). Keep right at the "Y" and drive 1.3 miles (crossing Stafford Creek at 1.26 miles, 200 feet before the "Y"). Keep right at the "Y". FS Road 9703 ends in 3.3 miles.

The first 13 miles are paved county road, the last are gravel forest road with a max speed limit of 35. It's narrow in spots with curves so pay attention to on-coming traffic.
 
Elk Haven Equestrian Center

Elev 2110
47.162539N, 120.892872W (UTM 10T e659706 n5225381) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Overnight camping for horse and rider!
Showers and restrooms
40 outside stalls/stall guard needed.
6 indoor stalls
Fenced large arena.
Easy access from I-90.
80 acres with trails
1/4 mile to John Wayne Trail
1 mile to LT Murry Wildlife Area
15-20 miles to Alpine Lake Wilderness

201 Elk Haven Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-674-2317
millerion@cleelum.com, Ginni Erion
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to Cle Elum, exit 84 or 85. At 1st Street and cross street Stratford (bottom of the hill coming into or leaving Cle Elum to the west) - Turn south onto W Railroad Avenue and continue into South Cle Elum (passing under Interstate 90). Continue south on S Cle Elum Way to Lower Peoh Point Road ("Peoh" pronounced "pee oh"), turning right. Continue on Lower Peoh Point Road for 0.4 miles, turning right onto Upper Peoh Point Road. Continue for 3.5 miles to Elk Haven Road on your left. Turn in.

For those interested in such things, the hill on the west end of Cle Elum is known as "Hospital Hill" as at one time there was a hospital there 1900-1924. Peoh Point is the rise in the ridge to the south of Cle Elum. There is a DNR operated fire lookout there. Sharp eyes can pick it out.
 

Washington State Horse Park

Elev 2050
47.193154N, 120.974325W (UTM 10T e653445 n5228619) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

RV, Trailer parking with hook-ups
Tent camping area
Stalls
Other facilities to come such as restrooms.

For the uninitiated - Douglas Munro Boulevard is named for a local boy who went to war in the US Coast Guard during World War II. He won the Medal of Honor having died heroically on Guadalcanal, September 27, 1942. He is the ONLY Coast Guardsman to be awarded the medal. He is buried in Laurel Hills Memorial Cemetery East-Northeast of the horse park. (You passed by it if you came through Cle Elum.) Please go and pay your respects to a fallen hero. The City of Cle Elum's web page dedicated to Douglas Munro.

Park Web site

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to Cle Elum, exit 84 or 85 into Cle Elum. Turn north on Pennsylvania Avenue (center of town and a stop light) and go one block. Turn left and continue straight up the hill. Pass the city park on the left (top of the hill) and continue to Douglas Munro Boulevard on the left in another block. It comes in at an angle and the Cle Elum Ranger Station is located at this intersection. Drive down Douglas Munro Boulevard past the Fern Hill Cemetery on the right to the entrance to the horse park.

Be sure and visit Glondos, Owens Meats and the Cle Elum Bakery!

 
Ellensburg
Coleman Canyon

Elev 2650 to 4400
47.1042594909668N, 120.3991394042969W (UTM 10T e697342 n5220033) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Coordinates and Google Map link are to the beginning of Coleman Canyon.

Primitive camping spots along Coleman Canyon Road.

DNR property begins at 47.1042594909668N, 120.3991394042969W (UTM 10T e697342 n5220033), WGS84 datum, or 2.1 miles from the T intersection.
There is an old orchard at 47.09706878662109N, 120.399787902832W (UTM 10T e697319 n5219232), WGS84 datum, on the right but it's on private lands. Up the road at 47.10781860351562N, 120.3980712890625W (UTM 10T e697410 n5220431), WGS84 datum, on the left is a parking area where locals come to target practice. The ground is bumpy so go slow.

Protect your hay as it's open range.
Coleman Creek provides stock water. No potable water.

DNR "Green Dot" west road map

Roadside camping only. Parking allowed within 100 feet of Green Dot roads.

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: From downtown Ellensburg (intersection of University Way and Main Street Google Map link) head east on University Way (it becomes Vantage Highway) 1.0 mile. Turn left on Brick Road and continue 1.3 miles, turning right onto Look Road. Drive another 1.3 miles to Brick Mill Road turning right. Drive another 6.3 miles to Cooke Canyon Road, turning left. Drive another 2.5 miles and turn left onto Coleman Canyon Road (this is the T intersection mentioned above.) Continue 2.1 miles to the beginning of DNR lands.

For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643
 

Colockum

Elev varies from 480 (river) to 6875 with Colockum Pass at 5351.
47.199031829833N, 120.27741241455W (UTM 10T e706211 n5230878) WGS84 datum Google Map link

WDFW and DNR lands (Discover pass required)
BLM lands administered by WDFW
Naneum Ridge State Forest /Colockum Wildlife Area

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 South 24th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5720
509-575-2740
teamyakima@dfw.wa.gov

Coordinates and Google Map link provided both point to Colockum Pass itself.

WDFW web link
DNR "Green Dot" west road map
DNR "Naneum Area" Green Dot map (shows same area plus further east than the above map)
Haney Meadow can be seen in the upper left corner of these maps.

Roadside camping only. Parking allowed within 100 feet of Green Dot roads.

Elk in the area and elk hunters in the fall.

Road is very rough so you may wish to check it out without a horse trailer first to see if you want to drive it. (as well as locate a good camp location)

The Colockum Road started as an Indian Trail between the Kittitas Valley and the Columbia River near Wenatchee. In the 1870's cattlemen used the trail to drive stock over the Wenatchee Mountains connecting with the Caribu (original spelling) Trail (also known as the Okanogan Trail) and the gold fields of British Columbia. The trail was steep and dangerous so residents of Wenatchee and Ellensburg upgraded it to a rough road in 1883. The trail was used as a stagecoach and freight wagon road until the advent of the railroads and later the automobile. In 1915 the road was strongly considered for becoming a section of the new Sunset Highway, the main road between Seattle and Spokane, but the Blewett Pass route won out.

photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4 photo5 photo6 Views east are better than to the west with no views due to trees.

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Driving Directions: Approach from the Ellensburg side - Wentachee approach is very steep. From downtown Ellensburg (intersection of University Way and Main Street Google Map link) head east on University Way (it becomes Vantage Highway) 6.5 miles to Number 81 Road. Turn left and head north on Number 81 Road for 3.1 miles to Brick Mill Road. Turn right (east) on Brick Mill and drive another 2.1 miles to the Colockum Road on your left. Turn north and Colockum Pass is in 13.6 miles. You should spot camp spots starting at about mile 6.7 where DNR lands start. (just before the power lines, Google Map link) 47.134155N, 120.342135W (UTM 10T e701554 n5223500), WGS84 datum.

For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643

 
Naneum Canyon - Naneum Basin

Elev 3400
47.216819763183N, 120.43380737304W (UTM 10T e694301 n5232454) WGS84 datum Google Map link

WDFW and DNR lands (Discover pass required)
BLM lands administered by WDFW
Naneum Ridge State Forest /Colockum Wildlife Area

Pack-in camping only at Walter Flat. No camping at the trailhead (locked gate).

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences.

Important that you contact DNR before heading in as Walter Flat could be closed.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 South 24th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5720
509-575-2740
teamyakima@dfw.wa.gov

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing DNR and WDFW land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: From downtown Ellensburg (intersection of University Way and Main Street Google Map link) head east on University Way (it becomes Vantage Highway) 4.1 miles to Naneum Road on the left. Turn north on Naneum Road and drive 2.5 miles to Brick Mill Road. Turn left and then right to continue north on Naneum Road for another 6.4 miles to the trailhead.

The parking area is used by the school bus as a turnaround so do not block the gravel parking area. Turn your rig around and drive back as far as you can, parking along the side. Do not block the gate. Google Map link to the trailhead.

If you are unfamiliar with the area it is recommended that you follow the road to Walter Flat. There are trails but it could be confusing for the first-timer. Watch for vehicle traffic - log trucks or stock. Walter Flat is 8.1 miles from the trailhead. Google Map routing link

For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643
 
Schnebly Canyon

Elev 2400 - 3600
47.088928N,120.433752W (UTM 10T e694772 n5218242) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Coordinates and Google Map link provided both point to the gate.

DNR "Green Dot" west road map

Roadside camping only along Schnebly Canyon Road. Parking allowed within 100 feet of Green Dot roads.

Schnebly Creek provides stock water for most of the length of the road.

DNR lands start at 47.103448N, 120.432708W (UTM 10T e694798 n5219858), WGS84 datum or 1.1 mile from Thomas Road. (This point is due east of the line Charlton Road makes running east-west). There is a gate located at the beginning of Schnebly Road where it intersects Thomas and Fairview roads. 47.088928N,120.433752W (UTM 10T e694772 n5218242), WGS84 datum. Close the gate behind you!

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: From downtown Ellensburg (intersection of University Way and Main Street Google Map link) head east on University Way for 1.0 mile to Brick Road. Turn left onto Brick Road and drive another 1.3 miles, turning right onto Look Road. Drive another 1.3 miles, turning right onto Brick Mill Road. Continue for 4.0 miles, turning left onto Fairview Road. Drive 3.0 miles to the intersection with Thomas and Schnebly roads (and the gate mentioned above.)

For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643
 
Yakima River RV Park

Elev 1435
46.933649N, 120.519898W (UTM 10T e688781 n5200777) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Situated on a working ranch adjacent to the Yakima River with 3 or more horse stalls available for people traveling with horses. Trails adjoin our property for day trips. When the Yakima River is low in the Autumn riders enjoy crossing and riding up in the hills. We are located 2 miles south of the I-90 freeway, south of Ellensburg, Washington.

791 Ringer Loop
Ellensburg, Washington 98926-8481
(509) 925-4734
YakimaRVPark@yahoo.com
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit 109 - Canyon Road/Ellensburg. South on Canyon Road for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Ringer Loop. and right into the camp in 0.4 miles.
 
Joe Watt Canyon

Elev 2300
47.067310333251N, 120.74533081054W (UTM 10T e671194 n5215111) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife lands
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Vehicle Permit or Discover Pass is required.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 South 24th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5720
509-575-2740
teamyakima@dfw.wa.gov

Located on the L.T. Murray Wildlife Unit (WDFW Web link)
No campfires allowed from April 15 to October 15. Each winter the gates are locked and the area is closed to all public access for the protection of wintering elk. The closure begins upon initiation of supplemental feeding, typically in early to mid-December, and reopens May 1.

Wildlife Area is within a Green Dot Road Management area. Maps and regulations are available at the Regional Office, District Office and DNR's SE Regional Office, see below. (DNR Green Dot map link) In addition, yellow readerboards with maps are placed at entry points. Motorized vehicles must stay on designated green dot roads.

Dispersed camping. No potable water. Stock water available in a nearby creek.
Vehicle camping is allowed within 100 feet of open roads throughout the area unless otherwise posted.

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences. This area is shared with other users such as off road vehicles, campers, hikers and hunters.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic map.

Interactive map showing WDFW land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 Eastbound - Thorp exit 101: Turn south onto South Thorp Highway and drive 0.7 miles. Turn right on Thorp Cemetery Road and continue 3.0 miles. Turn left onto Watt Canyon road crossing the reclamation canal at 1.0 mile via a wooden bridge. Continue to the gate in another 0.1 mile. Pass through CLOSING IT BEHIND YOU. Continue another 0.5 miles to the parking and camping areas in the first meadow.

Interstate 90 Westbound - Elk Heights exit 93 : Exit the interstate and turn north to Thorp Prairie Road. Turn right on Thorp Prairie Road and continue for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 33/W Taneum Road. Follow W Taneum Road for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Thorp Cemetery Road and drive another 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Watt Canyon road crossing the reclamation canal at 1.0 mile via a wooden bridge. Continue to the gate in another 0.1 mile. Pass through CLOSING IT BEHIND YOU. Continue another 0.5 miles to the parking and camping areas in the first meadow.
 
Robinson Canyon

Elev 2245
47.01417922973633N, 120.7108535766602W (UTM 10T e673984 n5209283) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife lands
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Vehicle Permit or Discover Pass is required.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 South 24th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5720
509-575-2740
teamyakima@dfw.wa.gov

Located on the L.T. Murray Wildlife Unit (WDFW Web link)
No campfires allowed from April 15 to October 15. Each winter the gates are locked and the area is closed to all public access for the protection of wintering elk. The closure begins upon initiation of supplemental feeding, typically in early to mid-December, and reopens May 1.

Wildlife Area is within a Green Dot Road Management area. Maps and regulations are available at the Regional Office, District Office and DNR's SE Regional Office, see below. (DNR Green Dot map link) In addition, yellow readerboards with maps are placed at entry points. Motorized vehicles must stay on designated green dot roads.

Off-road parking and turn-around available inside the elk fence gate. Dispersed camping. No restrooms. Robinson Creek provides water for stock. No potable water.

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences. This area is shared with other users such as off road vehicles, campers, hikers and hunters.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic map.

Interactive map showing WDFW land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: From I-90 Ellensburg Exit 106 to Robinson Canyon: Travel Southwest on Thorp Highway across the Yakima River. This is on the South side of the freeway; watch for KOA campground on the Ellensburg side of the freeway, and WA State Patrol on the far side of the bridge. Follow Thorp Highway around the curve to the right as it heads out to the Northwest. Approximately 1.5 miles past the river watch for Robinson Canyon Road, and turn left onto it. Go approximately 3.75 miles to the end of pavement and County Road, and continue west to the gate in the elk fence. Pass through CLOSING IT BEHIND YOU. Parking/camping is 4.3 miles from Thorp Highway.
 
Tamarack Spring Camp

Elev 4645
47.063301086425N, 120.89724731445W (UTM 10T e659672 n5214344) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-852-1100

Web link

Located on the boundary with the L.T. Murray Wildlife Unit (WDFW Web link) Each winter the gates are locked and the area is closed to all public access for the protection of wintering elk. The closure begins upon initiation of supplemental feeding, typically in early to mid-December, and reopens May 1.

Wildlife Area is within a Green Dot Road Management area. Maps and regulations are available at the Regional Office, District Office and DNR's SE Regional Office. (DNR Green Dot map link) In addition, yellow readerboards with maps are placed at entry points. Motorized vehicles must stay on designated green dot roads.

Dispersed campsites without any facilities.
On the Game Unit boundary with USFS lands.

Watch for snakes, wildlife, open range cattle, and downed wire from old fences. This area is shared with other users such as off road vehicles, campers, hikers and hunters.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Southeast Region
713 Bowers Rd
Ellensburg WA 98926-9301
509-925-8510
fax 509-925-8522
southeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1701 South 24th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5720
509-575-2740
teamyakima@dfw.wa.gov

Use of weed free feed is required.

See Maps page for Topographic map.

Interactive map showing WDFW land boundaries with USFS. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit 93 - Elk Heights Road : Exit the interstate and turn north to Thorp Prairie Road. Turn right on Thorp Prairie Road and continue for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 33/W Taneum Road. Follow W Taneum Road for 6.4 miles (turning right at 0.2 miles to stay on it). Turn left onto Quartz Mountain Road and continue for 6.2 miles to the camp.
 
Leavenworth

Blackpine Horse Camp

Elev 2910
47.609284N, 120.945584W (UTM 10T e654401 n5274920) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wenatchee River Ranger District
600 Sherbourne
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-548-2550 or 509-548-2551

USFS Campground status

(at the end of the Icicle Road #7600) is the only developed horse camp on the lower Wenatchee River Ranger District. This campground offers hitch rails, 2 restrooms, tested drinking water (water provided by a solar pump), fire rings, limited parking for trailers and stock trucks, and stream fishing (no live bait permitted). Capacity: 6 horses per campsite Number of Campsites: 10. Fee required. Not reservable.

Operated by a Concessionaire. $13 per night for the first vehicle. $8 per night for extra vehicles. 50% discount for Interagency Senior Pass and Interagency Access Pass holders. Max length of vehicles is 60 feet.

This site seems to go by two different names. Topo maps show it as "Black Pine" but the USFS web site labels it as "Blackpine". Most references to it on the Internet call it "Black Pine".

Be aware of the possibility of rattlesnakes in the area.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Icicle Creek Trail #1551, Jack Creek Trail #1558, and Blackjack Ridge Trail #1565.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 2 to west of Leavenworth (milepost 99.05 ) - Icicle Road : Turn onto Icicle Road and continue for 8.5 miles. Continue straight onto FS Road 7600 and drive 8.1 miles, turning left to stay on FS Road 7600. Camp will be in 1.5 miles on the left.

 
Lake Wenatchee
Chiwawa Horse Camp - Chiwawa River

Elev 2510
47.973147N, 120.791725W (UTM 10T e664809 n5315675) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wenatchee River Ranger District
600 Sherbourne
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-548-2550 or 509-548-2551

Fee site, horse, accessible camping, accessible toilets, water, campfires.
USFS status web link

Chiwawa Horse Camp (located 18 miles north of Lake Wenatchee on the Chiwawa Valley Road #62) has 21 fee campsites, horse loading ramps, high lines, day parking, and wheelchair accessible restrooms. The facility also features 2 short bridle trails, accessed from the campground, appropriate for young or physically challenged riders. There are 2 campsites that are designed to accommodate wheelchair users. The facilities include an accessible wheelchair ramp for disabled riders. These wheelchair accessible sites can be reserved by calling the Ranger District office a week or more in advance. When not reserved, the sites (#20 and #21) are available to other users.

Be warned - The Chiwawa River is the one and only river drainage in the Lake Wenatchee district with rattlesnakes.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Estes Butte Trail #1527, Rock Creek Trail #1509 is just down the Chiwawa River road.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 2 to milepost 84.76 - State Route 207 - Lake Wenatchee : State Route 207 (milepost 4.34 ) 500 feet after crossing the Wenatchee River, turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road. Follow Chiwawa Loop Road for 1.2 miles to Chiwawa River Road on the left. Turn onto Chiwawa River Road and drive for 3.3 miles. Continue onto FS Road 62 and continue another 6.2 miles. Continue onto FS Road 6200 for the last 7.1 miles. Turn right into Chiwawa camp.
 
Phelps Creek Horse Camp - Chiwawa River

Elev 2750
48.068801879N, 120.84751892W (UTM 10U e660348 n5326189) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wenatchee River Ranger District
600 Sherbourne
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-548-2550 or 509-548-2551

Fee site, horse, camping, toilets, campfires, water.
USFS status web link

A segment of the Phelps Creek Campground (located 23 miles north of Lake Wenatchee on the Chiwawa Valley Road #62) has equestrian overnight camping facilities. For equestrian use there are a total of 6 fee campsites (4 back-in parking spurs and 2 pull-through spots). Each campsite has a fire ring and high hitch rails. Stock water is available at Trinity Trailhead (which from the campground entrance is approximately 1,950 feet further up the main road.). Vault toilets are also available. The maximum horse capacity is 4 horses per campsite.

Some may want to call this the "Trinity" camp but the Trinity trailhead is a couple hundred feet up the road.
The Trinity mine site is private property so please respect that fact and stay on the trails.

Be warned - The Chiwawa River is the one and only river drainage in the Lake Wenatchee district with rattlesnakes. That is not saying they are this far up the drainage.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Buck Creek Trail #1513 and Chiwawa River Trail #1550. Phelps Creek Trail #1511 is a short distance back down the Chiwawa River road. Buck Creek Trail #1513 connects to Buck Creek Pass Trail #789 which gives you access to the Suiattle drainage. There is a designated horse camp at Buck Creek Pass.

An image of Chiwawa Basin. Chiwawa River near the road end. Google images link of Buck Creek Pass including Glacier Peak.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 2 to milepost 84.76 - State Route 207 - Lake Wenatchee : State Route 207 (milepost 4.34 ) 500 feet after crossing the Wenatchee River, turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road. Follow Chiwawa Loop Road for 1.2 miles to Chiwawa River Road on the left. Turn onto Chiwawa River Road and drive for 3.3 miles. Continue onto FS Road 62 and go another 6.2 miles. Continue onto FS Road 6200 and drive another 12.9 miles (almost the end of the road) to the camp entrance on the left.
 
Mountain Springs Lodge

Elev 1905
47.767311N, 120.651898W (UTM 10T e675939 n5293108) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

19115 Chiwawa Loop Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone:800-858-2276
Fax: 509-763-3505
frontdesk@mtsprings.com

Bring your horse or ride ours and stay in a deluxe suite complete with a wonderful breakfast basket. We also have cabins for families or multiple couples, or if you just want more room. All have fireplaces and hot tubs or jacuzzi in-room tubs to relax after a days ride. We have miles of private trails. Just a short distance to spectacular wilderness trails. Fantastic Cascade Mountain scenery, just minutes from the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. Dinners and wine of the Northwest by reservation, and we can prepare lunches for your trail ride. Call for reservations!

Web link

Watch for rattlesnakes.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 2 to milepost 84.76 - State Route 207/Lake Wenatchee : Turn on to State Route 207 and continue to milepost 3.79 - Beaver Valley Road : Turn right onto Beaver Valley Road and continue for 4.9 miles to Chiwawa Loop Road. Turn left onto Chiwawa Loop Road and drive another 0.2 miles to the destination on the right.

The Beaver Valley Road intersection with State Route 207 looks like this.

Alt. Directions - State Route 2 to milepost 100.29 - Chumstick Hwy-Old State Route 209. Turn north onto Chumstick Highway and continue for 14.0 miles. Turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road and drive another 0.2 miles to the destination on the right. Note that there is a very sharp hairpin turn to the right at 13.1 miles. It is also on a vertical grade.

The State Route 2 intersection with Chumstick looks like this driving from the west, and this driving from the east. It is at the east end of Leavenworth.
 
Entiat
Cottonwood Campground

48.020309448242N, 120.64189147949W (UTM 10U e675830 n5321248) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Will not be constructed until at least 2013.

North Fork Trailhead

48.011173N, 120.572076W (UTM 10U e681067 n5320394) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Will not be constructed until at least 2013.
 
Cottonwood Cabin

Elev 3075
48.02072326N, 120.6408524W (UTM 10U e675906 n5321296) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Entiat Ranger District
2108 Entiat Way
P.O. Box 476
Entiat, WA 98822
509-784-1511

Directly adjacent to the Entiat River in a mature lodgepole pine and spruce forest, Cottonwood Cabin rests at an elevation of approximately 3,075 feet.

Cottonwood Cabin is 20' x 16', suitable for four people at a time. It is accessible in summer by car and by snowmobile or skis in the winter. Water is available in the summer via a hand pump.

Cabin amenities include indoor hot and cold running water (Summer months only), propane cook stove, wall heater, refrigerator, and LED lights. Outside is a private shower facility and pit toilet. The water and light system is solar powered. Furnishings include a dining table, lounge chair, futon sofa that coverts to a double bed, and a separate double bed. The small kitchen area is supplied with basic pots, pans, silverware and plates. A picnic table and fire ring is located adjacent to the cabin on the river bank. Visitors are allowed to erect one outside tent at the designated tent pad for additional guests.

Availability: Cottonwood Cabin is available June through November.
Price and Capacity: $60 per night, with a maximum of four occupants. The minimum length stay is two nights for non-holiday weekdays, three nights for a weekend, and three nights for a holiday weekend. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the cabin. Reservations: The maximum length stay is fourteen consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov

Use of the stock corral is available for $20/night. A maximum of four head is permitted. A stock tank and feed bunk is provided. Visitors are required to bring their own weed free hay or pellet style feed for their livestock. Corral must be reserved in advance through the Entiat Ranger Station, 2108 Entiat Way, P.O. Box 476, Entiat, WA 98822, 509-784-1511.

Cottonwood Cabin, located 38 miles up the Entiat Valley, was constructed in the 1940's as an administrative site to house fire, trail and campground crew personnel. The facility also includes a barn and corral where the district's stock was kept during a portion of the season for use by the trail crew and lookouts.

A photo of the cabin.

USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: From Wenatchee: Junction of State Route 2 and State Route 97A, travel north 14.4 miles on State Route 97A along the west bank of the Columbia River. Turn left (State Route 97A milepost 214.29) 100 yards north of the Entiat River Bridge on to Entiat River Road (Chelan County Route 19). Continue west/northwest 24 miles to the Wenatchee National Forest boundary. Continue on Entiat Valley Road (which becomes Forest Road 51) to end of the pavement (milepost 34) where you will see North Fork Campground on the left. Continue past North Fork Campground to mile post 38 where you will see Cottonwood Cabin on the left.
 
Lake Chelan
Handy Springs

Elev 6400
47.979129791259N, 120.41237640380W (UTM 10U e693096 n5317221 ) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan Ranger District
428 W. Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816-9724
509-682-4900

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Entiat Ranger District
2108 Entiat Way
P.O. Box 476
Entiat, WA 98822
509-784-1511

Water is available.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Devils Backbone Trail #1448 Camp is on the north end of the Devils Backbone trail. Trail recommended for experienced riders only! Trail open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Chelan, take Alt State Route 97 south for 4 miles (milepost 230.46) to State Route 971/South Lakeshore Road. Proceed west on South Lakeshore Road 15.6 miles to FS Road 23/Twenty-Five Mile Creek Road. Continue on FS Road 23 for 0.8 miles to FS Road 5900/Shady Pass Road. Turn onto Shady Pass Road and continue up the grade for 14.6 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 114 and drive another 0.4 miles to FS Road 118. Handy Springs Campground is in another 0.1 mile on the spur to your left.

From Wenatchee, take Alt State Route 97 to milepost 223.18 - State Route 971/Navarre Coulee Road. Turn left on State Route 971/Navarre Coulee Road and continue 9.1 miles to South Lakeshore Road, turning left onto South Lakeshore Road. Proceed west on South Lakeshore Road 15.6 miles to FS Road 23/Twenty-Five Mile Creek Road. Continue on FS Road 23 for 0.8 miles to FS Road 5900/Shady Pass Road. Turn onto Shady Pass Road and continue up the grade for 14.6 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 114 and drive another 0.4 miles to FS Road 118. Handy Springs Campground is in another 0.1 mile on the spur to your left.
 
Windy Camp

Elev 5890
47.899070739746N, 120.3316726684W (UTM 10U e699426 n5308529) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan Ranger District
428 W. Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816-9724
509-682-4900

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Entiat Ranger District
2108 Entiat Way
P.O. Box 476
Entiat, WA 98822
509-784-1511

Water is available.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Devils Backbone Trail #1448 Camp is on the south end of the Devils Backbone trail. Trail recommended for experienced riders only! Trail open to hikers, horses, mountain bikes and motorcycles.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Chelan, take Alt State Route 97 south for 4 miles (milepost 230.46) to State Route 971/South Shore Road. Proceed west on South Shore Road 5.9 miles (to milepost 9.07). Turn left onto State Route 971/ Navarre Coulee Road and continue another 1.4 miles (milepost 7.65). Turn right onto FS Road 8500, keep left as you leave the highway, and drive 7.7 miles, turning right onto FS Road 8410. Continue driving on FS Road 8410 for 7.6 miles. Camp will be on the right.

From Wenatchee, take Alt State Route 97 to milepost 223.18 - State Route 971/Navarre Coulee Road. Turn left on State Route 971/Navarre Coulee Road and continue 7.6 miles to milepost 7.63. Turn left onto FS Road 8500, keep left as you leave the highway, and drive 7.7 miles, turning right onto FS Road 8410. Continue driving on FS Road 8410 for 7.6 miles. Camp will be on the right.
 
South Navarre Campground

Elev 6425
48.1072883605957N, 120.3390884399414W (UTM 10U e698073 n5331650) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan Ranger District
428 W. Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816-9724
509-682-4900

USFS status web link

This campground is the only developed horse camp on the Chelan Ranger District. It is located approximately 17 miles north of Antilon Lake on the #8200 Road. This campground has a loading ramp, one hitching rail, 4 tables, 4 fire rings, 3 toilets, and water for livestock (no purified drinking water or forage is available). There are 4 campsites and the maximum horse capacity is 4-6 animals. No camping fee is required. This is a semi-developed campground, check with the ranger district office, 428 W. Woodin Avenue, Chelan, 509-682-4900 to see if the water is turned on.

This camp sits up high on the ridge between Lake Chelan and the Methow. Trees are far and few so views are wide open.

Photo of North and South Navarre peaks to the right in the photo. You should get a sense of the elevation. South peak on the left in front and about 100 feet lower than the north. The north peak is 7,963 feet. Camp is at the snow line, on a saddle. You are on the boundary with the Sawtooth Wilderness.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Summit Wilderness Trail #1259.1 and 1259.2 as well as other trails in the Sawtooth Wilderness.

An image of the Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. Yet another gorgeous shot.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 150 - Chelan to Manson on the east shore of Lake Chelan - State Route 150 milepost 1.54 - Wapato Lake Road : From Chelan turn right onto Wapato Lake Road and in 2.3 miles turn right onto Upper Joe Creek Road. Continue on Upper Joe Creek Road for 2.2 miles. Then continue onto Grade Creek Road and follow it for another 29.0 miles to camp.

Alternate directions: From Chelan, drive north on State Route 97 to Pateros (milepost 253.28) and State Route 153. Turn left onto State Route 153 for and continue for 16.82 miles to Gold Creek Loop Road (milepost 16.82). Turn left onto Gold Creek Loop Road for 0.8 miles and turn left onto Gold Creek Road/County Road 1034 continuing 1.0 mile. Turn Left onto South Fork Gold Creek Road/FS Road 4330 and drive another 3.6 miles. Continue (USFS calls this Spur Road 600) another 9.8 miles until the junction of Grade Creek Road 8200 and Cooper Mt. road 8020. Turn right on Grade Creek Road and continue for 10.7 miles to South Navarre Campground.
 
N Cascades
North Cascades National Park

Stock Camps
Park/Trail access points


Ross Lake National Recreation Area
North Cascades National Park

Wilderness Trip Planner map (PDF 2.75 Mb)
Trail Guide
Wilderness Trip Planner
Horseback Riding
Trail Conditions
Stock Camps Interactive map

Contact the park (web link)

Wilderness Backcountry Permit required (free) - Wilderness Information Station in Marblemount or the US Forest Service Ranger Station closest to your starting trailhead.
Parking requires a Forest Recreation Pass

North Cascades National Park Visitor Center
Newhalim Creek Road
Newhalim
State Route 20, milepost 119.92
Google Map link

North Cascades Wilderness Information Center
Ranger Station Road
Marblemount
360-854-7245
State Route 20, milepost 105.24
Google Map link

Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop
509-996-4003
Google Map link

Photos of the park on Flickr.com (run the slideshow)
Photo of Ross Lake from the Lightning Creek Trail on Flickr.com
Photos of the North Cascades on Panoramio.com (no slideshow)

Stock allowed on trails: (If unsure of status - ask park staff)
Big Beaver
Boulder Creek (Stehekin)
Brush Creek to Whatcom Pass
Bullion Loop (Stehekin)
Company Creek (Stehekin)
Dagger Lake / Twisp Pass
East Bank / Hozomeen Lake
Flat Creek (Stehekin)
Goode Ridge (Stehekin)
Hannegan Pass / Chilliwack River (Hiker only north of Brush Creek)
Happy Panther
Lakeshore Trail (Stehekin) (Not passable to stock below Moore Point)
Little Beaver to Whatcom Pass (Hiker only from Little Beaver to Stillwell)
McAlester Lake / South Pass
McGregor Mountain (Stehekin)
North Fork Bridge Creek
Old Wagon (Pacific Crest) Trail
Pacific Crest Trail North (Bridge Creek Trail)
Park Creek Pass
Purple Creek / War Creek
Rainbow Creek (Stehekin)
Rainbow Lake (Not passable to stock north of Bowan Pass)
Rainbow Loop (Stehekin)
Stiletto Spur / Stiletto Peak
Summit Trail (Stehekin)
Thunder Creek (see Trail Conditions link above for stock closure info)
Upper Stehekin Valley Trail

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions (Multiple Locations):

Colonial Creek trailhead - State Route 20, milepost 130.24 - Accesses the Thunder Creek Trail to the south. Google Map link

East Bank Trail trailhead/Ruby Creek Trail # 736 - State Route 20, milepost 138.35 (Google Map link) Plenty of room for both vehicles and horse trailers. USFS Recreation pass or $5 per day required. Ruby Creek accesses Devils Ridge Trail #752 (NCNP shows it as Devil's Dome Loop Trail)

Canyon Creek Trailhead. State Route 20 milepost 141.20. Accesses Devils Ridge Trail #752. and Devils Creek Stock Camp on Ross lake. Google Map link

East Creek Trailhead. State Route 20 milepost 144.73. Accesses the Pacific Crest Trail. Google Map link

Easy Pass Trail # 741 trailhead - State Route 20, milepost 151.45 - Accesses the Easy Pass Trail and the Fisher Creek Trail to the west. USFS Easy Pass Trailhead web link. USFS Easy Pass Trail # 741 web link. Recreation pass or $5 per day required. Google Map link

Hannegan Trail trailhead - State Route 542 to milepost 46.52 - Hannegan Road-FS RD #402. (Sign out of date with FS Road #) Follow FS Road 32 east for 5.3 miles to the road end and trailhead (stay left at the fork at 1.4 miles). Accesses the Chilliwack River Trail, Brush Creek Trail and Little Beaver/Big Beaver trails. (Sourdough Mountain Trail is hiker only.) USFS trailhead, Recreation pass required. Google Map link

Rainy Pass Trailhead - State Route 20, milepost 157.60 - Stiletto Spur Trail accesses Twisp Pass Trail, Bridge Creek Trail and the McAlester Lake Trail. USFS trailhead, Recreation pass or $5 per day required. Google Map link

Twisp River Horse Camp - In the city of Twisp at the intersection (milepost 201.54) of State Route 20 and Second Avenue ("Twisp R Rd" sign with arrow pointing west), take the Twisp River Road west 18.1 miles to a "Y" intersection (Twisp R Horse Camp sign). Bear left onto FS Road 4435 and go 0.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on FS Road 4435 and go 3.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. Accesses the Twisp Pass Trail. USFS site - Recreation pass or $5 per day required. Google Map link

South Pass Trail Trailhead - Accesses South Creek Trail # 401 From Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114 (Twisp River Road). At about 12.5 miles the County Road joins Forest Service Road 44. Continue on FS Road 44, which becomes FS Road 4440 to South Creek Campground and Trailhead. Campground - $8 per night fee. Google Map link

War Creek Pass Trail Trailhead 48.358341N, 120.416583W From Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114 (Twisp River Road). In about 10 miles the county road becomes Forest Service Road 44 (Forest Service Road 43 takes off to the left at that point). Continue on Forest Service Road 44 to Forest Service Road 4430 and turn left. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4430-100 and travel about 1.5 miles to the War Creek Trailhead. Google Map link

South Navarre Campground - From Chelan, drive north on State Route 97 to Pateros (milepost 253.28) and State Route 153. Turn left onto State Route 153 for and continue for 16.82 miles to Gold Creek Loop Road (milepost 16.82). Turn left onto Gold Creek Loop Road for 0.8 miles and turn left onto Gold Creek Road/County Road 1034 continuing 1.0 mile. Turn Left onto South Fork Gold Creek Road/FS Road 4330 and drive another 3.6 miles. Continue (USFS calls this Spur Road 600) another 9.8 miles until the junction of Grade Creek Road 8200 and Cooper Mt. road 8020. Turn right on Grade Creek Road and continue for 10.7 miles to South Navarre Campground. OR State Route 150 - Chelan to Manson on the east shore of Lake Chelan - State Route 150 milepost 1.54 - Wapato Lake Road : From Chelan turn right onto Wapato Lake Road and in 2.3 miles turn right onto Upper Joe Creek Road. Continue on Upper Joe Creek Road for 2.2 miles. Then continue onto Grade Creek Road and follow it for another 29.0 miles to South Navarre Campground. Accesses Summit Wilderness Trail #1259.1 and 1259.2 which will take you to War Creek Pass, or Prince Creek Trail # 1254 which will take you to the Chelan Lakeshore Trail # 1247 and thus into Stehekin. No recreation pass or fee is required. Also see Horse Camp Info. Google Map link

Pacific Crest Trail via Suiattle River, accessed either from the end of the Chiwawa River Road (Phelps Creek Horse Camp - Google Map link) Directions: State Route 2 to milepost 84.76 - State Route 207 - Lake Wenatchee : State Route 207 (milepost 4.34 ) 500 feet after crossing the Wenatchee River, turn right onto Chiwawa Loop Road. Follow Chiwawa Loop Road for 1.2 miles to Chiwawa River Road on the left. Turn onto Chiwawa River Road and drive for 3.3 miles. Continue onto FS Road 62 and go another 6.2 miles. Continue onto FS Road 6200 and drive another 12.9 miles (almost the end of the road) to the camp entrance on the left. Also see Horse Camp info.

Or the Suiattle River Road (Google Map link) and the Suiattle River Trail. (Suiattle River Road currently impassable due to multiple washouts. Slated for full restoration within the next few years. Current Date Nov 2012) This note will be updated when the road is functional once again.
 
Mazama
Mazama Ranch House

Elev 2106
48.593484N, 120.404556W (UTM 10T e691369 n5385519) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Located on the eastern slope of the North Cascades in Washington. Spring, summer, and fall we offer horse facilities: corrals, stables, arena, and miles of trail riding for our horse guests. We have been in operation for 11 yrs as a 14 room Inn with a ranch setting and have recommended in "Northwest Best Places" in the past.

10 Country Road
Mazama, WA 98833
509-996-2040
devin@methownet.com, Steve and Kristin Devin
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to Mazama (milepost 179.58) Lost River Road : Turn onto Lost River Road and drive 0.4 miles, continuing straight across the intersection to Country Road. Continue approx. 330 feet to your destination on the right.
 
Goat Creek Springs Cabin & Corral

Elev 1970
48.545812N, 120.328826W (UTM 10T e697138 n5380413) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Our cozy, comfy cedar cabin, put together from a Pan Abode kit in the 70s, invites you back into history on 45 acres of woods, river, and pasture–most often full of deer grazing in the mornings and evenings.

Rates for horses are included in the rates. A bale of hay is included. Water is available at the corral.

18435 Hwy 20
Mazama, WA 98862
503-308-9179
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Interactive on-line map showing USFS trails in the area. Default center is the cabin location.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to milepost 183.88 (driveway on the north side of the highway. See image coming from the west (driveway up on the left and note the fence along the right) and coming from the east.)
 
Oroville
Eden Valley Guest Ranch

Elev 3270
48.904435N, 119.244039W (UTM 11U e335557 n5419260) WGS84 datum  Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Located in what is known as the Okanogan Highlands.
With just under 900 acres and bordering 25,000 more acres of the Mt. Hull section of the Okanogan National Forest (ONF) a rider's time runs out before their space. If you want more space to ride, six miles south is a trail head to the Bonaparte section of the ONF (another 75,000+ acres).

People Accommodations: The ranch has ten (1-bedroom) deluxe mountain houses spaced out along the edge of the tree line. Each has fully furnished kitchens right down to the coffee makers and dishes, full bathrooms, beds with linen, tables with 4 chairs, a futon, a wood stove and great views. All are car accessible and affordable!

Horse & Mule Accommodations: Corrals and highlines are available with adjacent land for guests' temporary corrals. There is no additional charge for stock if their owners clean up. Water is available at a trough or guests may fill their own buckets from the hose. Stock Trailer parking south of corrals. Bring your own feed or call about hay available.

Four cabins allow well trained dogs.
Pack Llamas and Goats: Same as for horses and mules.

Pat & Robin Stice
Eden Valley Guest Ranch
31 Eden Valley Lane
Oroville, WA 98844
Phone (509) 485-4002
info@edenvalleyranch.net
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 97 to Oroville (milepost 332.02) - Central Avenue : Turn east onto Central Avenue and drive 5 blocks to Cherry Street. Turn left onto Cherry Street and drive for 0.2 miles, continuing onto Chesaw Road. Drive another 9.9 miles. Turn right onto Dry Gulch Road and drive another 0.6 miles to Eden Valley Lane on the right. Turn onto Eden Valley lane and your destination is in 0.3 miles on the right.
 
Tonasket
Long Swamp Campground

Elev 5500
48.855258941650N, 119.94503021240W (UTM 11U e283982 n5415548) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Set in a mixed forest setting on Long Swamp. Fish for trout or swim nearby. Supplies available at Loomis. Deer, bears and birds are common to the area. Campers may gather firewood. Northwest Forest Pass required. There are a total of 2 sites. No potable water. One vault toilet. $5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass required.

USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : Windy Peak Trail #342.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

An image of the campground. One of the views in the area (not sure where this is exactly.)

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” continue on the lower road (Toats Coulee road/USFS 39) for 12.5 miles.
 
Salmon Meadows Campground

Elev 4500
48.658372N, 119.84024W (UTM 11U e290851 n5393373) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Fee site
3 campsites, 1 group site and 3 picnic sites, includes a covered outdoor kitchen and a horse corral. Located on Mutton Creek and near a hiking/horse riding trail in an open forested area.

Horses not allowed in the campground, only the adjacent meadow.

USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Angel Pass Trail #344 which joins Mutton Ridge Trail #365

An image of the meadow. Yet another image.

Driving Directions: From Tonasket travel Highway 97 approx. 16.5 miles to the Riverside Cut-off Rd. (State Route 97 milepost 299.06, in the town of Riverside) Turn right on the Riverside Cut-off Road and continue to Conconully. In Conconully, turn north on Main Street and drive through town onto the N Fork Salmon Creek Road and 8.6 miles to the campground.

Also see Salmon Meadows Trailhead
 
Fourteen Mile Trailhead

Elev 4670
48.909141540527N, 119.83235931396W (UTM 11U e292469 n5421223) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Toilet, loading ramp, hitch rails, corral and stock water in creek.
Albert Camp Trail #375 starts at Fourteen Mile Trailhead.
USFS Recreation pass required.
CAPACITY: 2 horses per campsite at 6 sites.

USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Albert Camp Trail #375, and 2 miles in, Deer Park Trail #341. Deer Park Trail connects with Boundary Trail #533 and Clutch Creek Trail #343 just north of Irongate Trailhead.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” take the upper road. At the next “Y” at 0.3 miles take the lower road and at 4.6 miles from the first “Y” take the lower road and continue for 0.2 miles to the trailhead.
 
Irongate Trailhead

Elev 6120
48.9086494445800N, 119.90395355224W (UTM 11U e287222 n5421366) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Irongate Trailhead has a loading ramp, hitch rails, and an outhouse. No water is available. The Boundary Trail takes off from this trailhead and intersects with a number of other trails along the way. This is a popular trailhead for both hikers and horseback riders looking for the quickest access into Horseshoe Basin. The trailhead is best suited to those starting out early in the day and planning to go some distance before setting up camp. A recreation pass is required.

NUMBER OF CAMPSITES: None  (dispersed camping in the vicinity)

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Boundary Trail #533 with Clutch Creek Trail #343 north of the trailhead

An image of the Boundary Trail near the Irongate Trailhead.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and drive 4.5 miles to a "Y". Keep right on Toats Coulee Road (Gold Hill Road to the left). Continue for another 1.1 miles to another "Y" keeping right. In another 4.5 miles, keep right at the fork. In another 3.3 miles, keep right at the "Y". Drive another 5.7 miles to Irongate Trailhead. The road is very rough and recommended for high clearance vehicles only.
 
Bonaparte Trailhead

Elev 4500
48.826136N, 119.123597W (UTM 11U e344140 n5410303) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Built and maintained by the Okanogan Chapter. Not a large parking lot but room for several rigs, outhouse and dispersed camping.
Carry your own water. Trail accesses the Bonaparte Mountain Fire Lookout which is manned in the summertime, or cross country on FS land. The lookout is at 7,200 ft and has an awesome view.
http://www.firelookout.com/wa/bonaparte.html (click the links at the bottom next to "view from the top")

Check with the USFS to be sure the trail is cleared. Tonasket Ranger District, Dale Olson, District Ranger, 1 West Winesap, Tonasket, WA 98855, 509-486-2186 Voice, 509-486-0000 TTY, 509-486-1922 Fax

This is known as the Lower trailhead with the upper being another mile up the road.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Bonaparte Trail #306 and 1 mile below the lookout, Antoine Trail #304. One mile from the trailhead is a junction with Southside Trail #308.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Tonasket on State Route 97 milepost 315.31 - Jonathan Street east to Havillah Road (0.2 miles). Continue on Havillah Road for 15.7 miles to W Lost Lake Road. Turn right onto W Lost Lake Road and continue 0.8 miles where the road turns into FS Road 33. Continue another 0.2 miles, turning left to stay on FS Road 33. Continue 3.1 miles to FS Road 300 on the right. Turn onto FS Road 300. Camp is in another 1.3 miles.

USFS Status web page
 
Wauconda
K & S Saddlery Private Campground

Elev 3950
48.755298N, 118.874763W (UTM 11U e362208 n5401949) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private camp for BCHW members only

Call Ken Wegner, K&S Saddlery, 253-537-1275, to make arrangements to visit.
A key is needed and you will be required to sign in upon arrival.

Eight sites with 1 or 2 steel pipe corrals each. There is a covered area with table (that seats about fourteen) for potlucks, graded pull-through spots for campers/trailers, well water, outhouses, no tables or fire rings.

400+ acres with private trails. Lots of riding on adjacent Clackamas Mountain and limitless riding cross-country on the national forest.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

See Maps page for a Topographic map.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to milepost 285.63 - Toroda Creek Road : Turn north onto Toroda Creek Road and drive for 7.4 miles. Turn right onto Cougar Creek Road and drive another 0.5 miles, continuing onto Sherman Road for 0.2 miles. Keep right on Cougar Creek Road/FS Road 3800 for another 2.0 miles.
 
Loomis
Toats Coulee campground

Elev 2645
(location in process of being corrected)

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northeast Region
225 S Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114-9369
509-684-7474
northeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Stream side camping in a fir forest. Primarily used as a hunting camp in fall. Bring your own water.
9 sites, picnic area and restrooms

Location is the lower site. Continue up the road 0.1 mile to the upper site.

Labeled as "South Fork Junction campground" on topographic maps
No obvious trails from this campground.

Fishing: Fly or spinning. Fish Species: Trout : Release of Dolly Varden/Bull trout and wild steelhead required.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 4.5 miles. Keep right to stay on Toats Coulee Road and continue another 1.0 mile to the camp on your left.
 
Middle Fork Camp

Elev 5045
48.874679565429N, 119.89865112304W (UTM 11U e287466 n5417576) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Primitive toilet, stock water and campsites are available.
NW Forest pass required.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions:
In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” continue on the lower road (Toats Coulee road/USFS 39) for 8.9 miles. Presently there is no sign, but the trailhead is on the right side of the road where the road crosses the Middle Fork. There is a 12 foot or larger culvert under the road.
 
Chewuch Trailhead

Elev 5600
48.872291564941N, 120.00361633300W (UTM 10U e719709 n5417589) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Toilet, hitch rails and stock ramps are available.
Limited seasonal stock water is available.
One campsite is available.
NW Forest pass required.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Cathedral Driveway Trail #510A, and 2 miles in, Chewuch Trail #510. In another 2 miles on Chewuch Trail #510, Basin Creek Trail #360. Also access to Windy Creek Trail #362 off Cathedral Driveway which provides access to Windy Peak Trail #342 and Long Swamp Campground.

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” proceed on the lower road (Toats Coulee Road USFS 39) for 12.5 miles to a "Y". Bear right onto USFS Rd 300 and travel for an additional 3 miles to the Chewuch Trailhead.
 
Salmon Meadows Trailhead

Elev 4480
48.658599853515N, 119.8416824340W (UTM 11U e290746 n5393403) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

Coordinates are to the campground.

Forest pass NOT required to park at the upper meadow.

Upon reaching the Meadows and just before the campground, turn right and proceed up the hill. Camp or park in available areas.
The closest toilets are located at the Salmon Meadows Campground nearby and stock water is available in Meadow Creek below the campground.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Angel Pass Trail #344 which joins Mutton Ridge Trail #365

Driving Directions: From Tonasket travel Highway 97 approx. 16.5 miles to the Riverside Cut-off Rd. (State Route 97 milepost 299.06, in the town of Riverside) Turn right and continue to Conconully. Drive through town approximately 9 miles. Upon reaching the Meadows and just before the campground, turn right and proceed up the hill. Camp or park in available areas. From Omak, take Conconully Highway to Conconully and follow above instructions.

Also see Salmon Meadows Campground
 
North Fork Salmon Trailhead

Elev 4940
48.661178588867N, 119.85909271240W (UTM 11U e289475 n5393737) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Tonasket Ranger District
1 West Winesap
Tonasket, WA 98855
509-486-2186

North Fork campground on the right side of the road. The campground has a toilet, hitch rails, and stock ramp. Stock water is 1⁄4 mile SW of  the trailhead.
NW Forest pass is required at the North Fork Salmon Trailhead.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Clutch Creek Trail #343, Tiffany Lake Trail #373.

Driving Directions: From Tonasket travel Highway 97 approx. 16.5 miles to the Riverside Cut-off Rd (State Route 97 milepost 299.06, in the town of Riverside). Turn right and continue to Conconully. Drive through town approximately 9 miles. The trailhead is located beyond the lower Salmon Meadows campground. At the entrance to the campground, continue bearing left and proceed approx. 1 mile to the North Fork campground on the right side of the road.
 
Lower Cold Springs Campground

Elev 6060
48.938758850097N, 119.7903976440W (UTM 11U e295664 n5424401) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northeast Region
225 S Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114-9369
509-684-7474
northeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

5 sites, open year round weather permitting.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” take the upper road for 0.3 miles to a second “Y”. From this point take the upper road (right). Continue past the Chopaka cutoff at 4 miles. The Lower Cold Springs picnic/camping area is 6.4 miles from the first “Y”.

"As for Cold Springs Campground, there is no overwhelming draw that puts this place on the map— and believe me, very few maps identify it—other than that it is very high and very remote. It’s a backdoor view into the endless terrain of the Pasayten Wilderness to the west, a soulful reflection northward to Snowshoe Mountain, and a sidelong gaze east to Chopaka Mountain. Perhaps the best part of the trip to Cold Springs is on the descent (make that plummet) when the entire panoply of Okanogan geologic time is laid out before you in IMAX theater scale."
 
Upper Cold Springs Trailhead and Vista Point

Elev 6330
48.93601989N, 119.7969284W (UTM 11U e295175 n5424114) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northeast Region
225 S Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114-9369
509-684-7474
northeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Toilet, limited camping, and a picnic table

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” take the upper road for 0.3 miles to a second “Y”. From this point take the upper road (right). Continue past the Chopaka cutoff at 4 miles. The Lower Cold Springs picnic/camping area is 6.4 miles from the first “Y”. From Lower Cold Springs continue on up the hill for 0.6 mile to the circular parking area.
 
North Fork Nine Mile Campground

Elev 3580
48.867599487304N, 119.76983642578W (UTM 11U e296881 n5416437) WGS84 datum Google Map link

DNR lands (Discover Pass required)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Northeast Region
225 S Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114-9369
509-684-7474
northeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

11 camp sites
Open Year-Round, weather permitting

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing DNR land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions:
In Tonasket, turn west off State Route 97 on Fourth Street and cross the Okanogan River Bridge to Old Highway 7, turn right (North) and go approximately 5 miles to Loomis Highway Cut-off. Proceed to Loomis (16 miles) and continue north for another 2 miles (18.5 from Tonasket) to Toats Coulee Rd. Turn left onto the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) and travel an additional 7.6 miles to a “Y”.
From the “Y” continue on the Toats Coulee Road (USFS 39) for another 0.3 miles.
 
Winthrop
Andrews Creek Trailhead

Elev 3080
48.784118652343N, 120.10859680175W (UTM 10U e712385 n5407491) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-4003

No camping is allowed at the trailhead, however dispersed sites are located nearby

Andrew’s Creek Trailhead (on Road #5160) has a loading ramp, hitch rails, an outhouse, and parking for four vehicles. There is a corral located across the road from the outhouse and parking area.
Current Conditions

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : Andrews Creek Trail #504 and the Pasayten Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to Winthrop. At the north end of town (milepost 192.91), turn left if heading east on State Route 20, otherwise continue straight off State Route 20 onto Main Street. (State Route 20 is at a 90 degree intersection with stop sign here. See image.) Turn towards Perrygin Lake State park. Continue 0.2 miles to Bluff Street. and in 0.4 miles continue onto E Chewuch Road. In another 2.1 miles stay on E Chewuch Road and drive another 4.0 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 51 and drive another 6.9 miles. Continue onto FS Road 5160 and the trailhead will be in another 9.7 miles.
 
Lake Creek Trailhead

Elev 3200
48.783329010009N, 120.16156768798W (UTM 10U e708498 n5407256) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-4003

No camping is allowed at the trailhead, however dispersed sites are located nearby

Lake Creek Trailhead has a loading ramp, hitch rails, an outhouse, corral, and parking for four vehicles.

Trail impassable to stock past Black Lake due to 2003 fires. Trail not maintained past the lake.

Current Conditions: Trail burned over by a 2003 wildfire. Many snags along the trail could come down in windy weather. There are fish in the lake (check Washington State Fishing regulations). The trail to Black Lake is heavily used, and most visitors do not travel beyond it, there is limited camping in the Black Lake area.

Fees $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass, or its equivalent (Golden Age, Golden Access, America the Beautiful Pass) required for parking at trailhead. ($5/vehicle/day pass can be purchased at the trailhead.)

Provided for your convenience: Parking area, self-pay station, bulletin board, picnic table, vault toilet, and trash can.

Permit Info: Self issuing Wilderness permits are required for the Pasayten Wilderness. They are available at trailheads, headquarters, and the district office. 36 CFR 261.57

Open Season: June - October Best Season: June-September Busiest Season: June-September

Restrictions: No motorized or mechanized vehicles. Wilderness use restrictions apply. Fires are prohibited along most of the shoreline. Special fishing regulations affect both Black Lake and Lake Creek.

Camping is prohibited within 200 feet of Black Lake shoreline in the Pasayten Wilderness: if in possession of pack or riding animals it is prohibited to camp within ˝ mile, horizontal distance of the Black Lake shoreline. 36CFR 261.58(e) camping

Closest Towns: Winthrop, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Not beyond trailhead area
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Lake Creek Trail #500

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to Winthrop. At the north end of town (milepost 192.91), turn left if heading east on State Route 20, otherwise continue straight off State Route 20 onto Main Street. (State Route 20 is at a 90 degree intersection with stop sign here. See image.) Turn towards Perrygin Lake State park. Continue 0.2 miles to Bluff Street. and in 0.4 miles continue onto E Chewuch Road. In another 2.1 miles stay on E Chewuch Road and drive another 4.0 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 51 and drive another 6.9 miles. Continue onto FS Road 5160 and continue for 7.3 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 100 and the trailhead will be in another 2.4 miles.
 
Thirty Mile Campground and Trailhead

Burned over in 2001
48.822266N, 120.019523W (UTM 10U e718761 n5411983) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-4003

No camping allowed at the trailhead. No dispersed site nearby (campground burned over in 2001). Trailhead amenities consist of picnic table, outhouse, trash can, self-pay station, bulletin board, parking and firefighter memorial (3.4 miles up the road from the Andrews Creek Trailhead, on the left.)

Provides access to Chewuch Trail #510 and the Pasayten Wilderness.

 
Chewuch Inn

Elev 1760
48.470987N, 120.182623W (UTM 10U e708234 n5372485) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

223 White Avenue
Winthrop, Washington 98862
Toll free: 800-747-3107
Phone: 509-996-3107

Horse boarding is available on the property.

Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to Winthrop - milepost 193.46 Twin Lakes Road. The inn is 0.2 miles west of State Route 20 on the left. You will have passed the Methow Valley Community School on the right. The Twin Lakes Road intersection is on a curve of State Route 20. It looks like this image.
 
George (Interstate 90)
Burke Lake

Elev 1210
47.137878417968N, 119.93128967285W (UTM 11T e277728 n5224656) WGS84 datum Google Map link

WDFW lands, Columbia Basin Wildlife Area, Quincy Lakes Unit (Discover Pass or WDFW vehicle sticker required) Web link
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1550 Alder Street NW
Ephrata, WA 98823-9699
509-754-4624
TeamEphrata@dfw.wa.gov

Practice LNT principles (Pack it in - pack it out. This includes your horse manure and hay.) Don’t alter the desert environment to suit your horses
Dispersed camping in a gravel lot.
No potable water.
Toilet
Tie horses or highlines to trailers (no trees for highlining.)
Weed free hay not required but recommended.

Trails are rocky. Shoes or boots are advised. Trails down to the water can be challenging. Less experienced riders and horses should stay up top. There are some roads in addition to the trails. Other users in the area such as fishermen, hikers and campers.

Late spring into summer can be very hot. The area is breezy, especially at night.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing WDFW land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Trailmeister map of the area.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit # 149 - George. Head north on State Route 281 for 5.5 miles to "Rd Q NW" on the right and "White Trail Rd" on the left. Turn left onto "White Trail Road". Continue on this road for 3.1 miles. Turn left and continue for another 1.9 miles to the lake on your left.

Contact Betty Wagoner at 509-997-1312 if you want to camp on a private landowner's land which is adjacent to the wildlife area (BCH members only please.)

Notes: The Channeled Scab lands in central Washington was the created by repeated cataclysmic releases of water from Glacial Lake Missoula 13-18,000 years ago. Most studies have focus on landforms formed during peak discharge (estimated at 600,000,000 cfs). Potholes Coulee reveals not only peak discharge features eroded into bedrock, but a series of landforms created during the waning stages (receding limb of the flood hydrograph) of the final flood. During the early waning flow the Coulee was completely filled water and gravel to boulder size sediment was deposited in megabars up to 3 km long and 1.5 km wide. The megabars are covered with megaripples with sediment sizes 20-200 cm. As the flood waned a smaller volume of water only partially filled the Coulee, yet still had velocities capable of transporting boulders. This flow eroded a series of potholes into the megabars, alternating side to side down the valley in a thalweg pattern. As this final flow waned to a relative trickle, 0.5-1 m thick fine grain sediments (sand to silt size) were deposited atop the megabar. The modern hydrology was established in 1955 when a yearlong test of the West Canal of the Central Columbia Basin Project dumped water into the Coulee, creating a lake over 40 m deep, 1 km wide and 3 km long. In the following decade, the lake gradually evaporated, etching dozens of shorelines into the landscape. By the late-1960s, the net evaporation stopped, balance by irrigation runoff from surrounding farms and the current ponds became established.
 
Republic
Lambert Creek Horse Camp

Elev 3880
48.728298187255N, 118.52268218994W (UTM 11U e388024 n5398371) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
Republic Ranger District
650 East Delaware Avenue
Republic, WA 99166
509-775-7400

Near the site of the Old Stage Trailhead. Small camp area with room for trailers, next to Lambert Creek.

Facilities 5 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
No drinking water
Vault toilet
Watering trough
Fenced area
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: 18 miles from Republic, WA
Operated By: Forest Service and Ferry County Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington
USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Old Stage Trail #1 and Midnight Ridge Trail #41

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails. See the interactive map showing all USFS trails.

Driving Directions: From Republic, take State Route 21 north approximately 12 miles to county road 546/Lambert Creek (State Route 21 milepost 171.66, the north end of Curlew Lake). Follow Lambert Creek Road approximately 6.5 miles to Lambert Creek Horse Camp campground, which will be on your right.

North on State Route 21 you will see this sign first, then the intersection looking like this. Driving south you will see the advance sign looking like this, then the intersection on the left.
 
Old Stage Trailhead

Elev 3915
48.728872N, 118.521688W (UTM 11U e388099 n5398434) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
Republic Ranger District
650 East Delaware Avenue
Republic, WA 99166
509-775-7400

Near Lambert Creek Horse Camp
There are 3 sites with fire pits, picnic tables, and a pit toilet.
USFS web link

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Old Stage Trail #1, Midnight Ridge Trail #41, Kettle Crest North Trail #13 and Lambert Horse Camp Campground

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails. See the interactive map showing all USFS trails.

Driving Directions: From Republic, take State Route 21 north approximately 12 miles to county road 546 - Lambert Creek (State Route 21 milepost 171.66, the north end of Curlew Lake). Follow Lambert Creek road approximately 6.5 miles to Lambert Creek Horse Camp campground, which will be on your right. Continue a couple hundred feet to the trailhead located on the curve as the road heads back to the west. Camp is on the inside of the curve.

North on State Route 21 you will see this sign first, then the intersection looking like this. Driving south you will see the advance sign looking like this, then the intersection on the left.

Historical Note: The Old Stage Trail is the last remaining segment of the first Washington State highway and is the only wagon trail in the Colville National Forest. Due to its historical significance, there are various interpretive steel and rock cairns along the route. Water is available from small streams. Stock water can be drawn from a pine trough at the historic Lust Spring. The old State Wagon Trail was constructed as the first highway in Washington State. A bill was passed through the State legislature in 1892 that would establish a wagon road system to link the town of Marblemount to the Columbia River port town of Marcus (Marcus Oppenheimer who settled in the area in 1863. The original town site was submerged beneath the waters of Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake when Grand Coulee Dam was built.) and the bustling gold camp of Republic. The State Wagon Trail was built for wagons and passengers to cross over the Kettle Crest mountains to the Republic gold fields. This first state highway attempted to connect commerce west of the Cascades with the expanding frontier of the Upper Columbia River. The demand for the road became more urgent in 1896 with the need to supply the mining boomtowns of the Republic gold fields. But this torturous route over the mountains proved to be impassable by freight wagon. It was abandoned in 1898, when an easier route was opened over Sherman Pass. From the west, Old Stage Road Trail 1 connects at the Kettle Crest with Trail 75, which goes down to the East Fork Mick Creek Road on the east side of the range. This 7-mile stretch is the only remnant of the road grade from the original state highway.
 
Thirteen Mile Trailhead

Elev 2030
48.481330871582N, 118.7277832031W (UTM 11U e372321 n5371242) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
Republic Ranger District
650 East Delaware Avenue
Republic, WA 99166
509-775-7400

Located just off highway 21, this rustic trailhead offers access for larger vehicles, or trailers. Lots of space to get ready for the trail.

Provides access to: Thirteen Mile Trail #23

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Facilities
2 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
Stock friendly camping
Stock ramp
Toilet
No drinking water
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Republic, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

General Information
Parking: Easy access off highway 21, and a large turnaround make using this trailhead easy, even for larger vehicles or trailers.

Driving Directions: From Republic, take State Route 21 south 13 miles to the trailhead (State Route 21 milepost 147.84). The trailhead is located on the east side of the road, at the boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Driving north on State Route 21 as you approach the campground you will see this sign. The driveway looks like this. Coming south and approaching the campground you will notice this sign. The driveway to the campground looks like this.
 

Snow Peak Cabin

Elev 6215
48.573581N, 118.489091W (UTM 11U e390159 n5381125) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
Republic Ranger District
650 East Delaware Avenue
Republic, WA 99166
509-775-7400

Depending on the season, visitors may ski, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike, or ride horses high into the backcountry and spend the night at this charming remote cabin high on a ridge in the Kettle Mountain Range. At an elevation of 6,215 feet, views from the Cabin stretch from the Cascades to the mountains of Canada and northern Idaho. Take in the spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and starry night skies. Snow Peak Cabin is a quaint, rustic log cabin measuring 17 feet by 19 feet, and although it was recently constructed, it has the feel and charm of a historic landmark. It is well-equipped with a wood stove, table, sleeping cots, propane cook stove, basic cookware and cutlery, and solar lighting.

There is no potable water on site. Visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing.
An outhouse and horse corrals are provided nearby.
Firewood is provided, but must be chopped by the guest.

Guests can view the night sky (no light pollution up here) while enjoying the warmth of a small evening campfire in the outdoor rock fire ring. The inviting covered front porch is a great spot to sit down and enjoy the beauty of a quiet sunrise or sunset.

Availability: Snow Peak Cabin is available for rent all year.
Price and Capacity: $30 per night, per group, with a maximum of six occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the cabin.
Reservations: Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. The maximum-length stay is five consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov

History
Snow Peak Cabin was built through the cooperative efforts of the Snow Peak Shelter Alliance and the Colville National Forest. Construction took nearly three years and was completed in 1995. The Snow Peak Shelter Alliance consisted of volunteers from the Colville Outdoor Club, Kettle Range Ski Club, Kettle Ridge Riders Back Country Horsemen, and the Inland Empire Back Country Horsemen.

General Information Directions:
Winter Access: Use the Kettle Crest Trailhead located on top of Sherman Pass. At this point, visitors must park (a Sno-Parks permit is required) and ski or snowshoe to the cabin. Follow the Kettle Crest South Trail #13 south one mile to the junction of the Sherman Loop Trail #72. Follow the Sherman Loop Trail #72 around the west side of Sherman Peak to the junction of the Kettle Crest Trail #13. Continue south on the Kettle Crest Trail #13 until you reach the cabin. Approximate distance one-way is five miles.
Summer and Fall Access: In addition to the above route, the Cabin may be reached via the Snow Peak Trailhead. At the trailhead, visitors must park and hike, bike or ride horses or stock to the cabin. Follow the Snow Peak Trail #10 east for approximately 2.7 miles to its junction with the Kettle Crest South Trail #13. Turn right on the Kettle Crest South Trail #13 and continue south for approximately 0.5 mile until you reach the cabin.

USFS web page

Google images of the cabin and surrounding area

General Notes: Pets, horses and pack stock are welcome. No smoking

Amenities
The 17 x 19 one room rustic cabin is designed to sleep six and is equipped with:
- Sleeping cots
- Basic cookware and cutlery
- Stock corrals
- Firewood, to be split by the guest
- Outside rock fire ring
- Axe
- Beds and foam pads
- Broom and dust pan
- Propane Coleman cook stove
- Cots
- Fire extinguisher
- Hitch rails
- Horse corrals
- No drinking water
- Pit toilet
- No cell service
- Solar and battery lights
- Table and chairs
- Wood stove
- Snow scoop/shovel

The cabin is located on a saddle south-southwest of Snow Peak summit (7,103 feet). 165 feet from the front of the cabin to the northeast are two rectangular corrals. The trail runs through the trees and the cabin itself sits in a area free of trees to protect it from fires.

Topographic maps show two springs - one is almost due northeast of the cabin, above the trail at 6,378 feet in elevation (48.5745315551N, 118.485786437W). The second is back down the trail almost to the first saddle at 48.5789489746N, 118.488983154W and 6,307 feet. (A boggy area along the trail has been described in trip reports.) Depending on time of the year they could provide a water source.

Unwanted guests of the human kind have been known to appear in the middle of the night! Since you paid to use the cabin it's up to you to invite them in. They can always sleep on the porch.

Elevation IS NOT 6,400 as the reservations web page claims.

From the Snow Peak trailhead it's approximately 3.2 miles in to the cabin. (summer/fall route) From the Kettle Crest trailhead (winter route) it's approximately 5 miles in.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Snow Peak Trail #10 and Kettle Crest South Trail #13.

See Maps page for Topographic map showing trails.

Driving Directions:
Kettle Crest Trailhead : State Route 20 milepost 319.50 (on the right if headed east on State Route 20). The intersection to the trailhead looks like this coming from the west and like this from the east.

Snow Peak Trailhead : From Republic take State Route 20 east to milepost 309.60 (County road 99 - Hall Creek). Turn right. Hall Creek road becomes forest road 2053. Follow forest road 2053 for 4 miles to Hall Creek Sno-Park, which has a parking area and a toilet. Turn slight left onto forest road 2053-100. Follow this road for 4 miles to trailhead. Elev 5230. Pull-through turnaround, parking (4-5 truck-trailers) and space for a few tents. No restroom or tables. Google Map link Hall Creek Road and State Route 20 intersection looks like this headed east. Going west on State Route 20 it looks like this.

 
Edds Mountain Trailhead

Elev 4865
48.554712N, 118.564496W (UTM 11U e384554 n5379139) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
Republic Ranger District
650 East Delaware Avenue
Republic, WA 99166
509-775-7400

Facilities

2 Picnic tables
No fire pit
No drinking water
Toilet
Room for 4-5 truck-trailers
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: 14 miles from Republic, WA
Operated By: Forest Service and Ferry County Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Edds Mountain Trail #3 with a connection to the Kettle Crest South Trail #13

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Republic, take highway 20 east 8 miles to county road 99/Hall Creek (State Route 20 milepost 309.60). Turn right. Hall Creek becomes 2053. Follow 2053 for 5 miles to 2053-300. Turn left. Follow 2053-300 1.5 miles to trailhead. Hall Creek Road and State Route 20 intersection looks like this headed east. Going west on State Route 20 it looks like this.

Parking: There is room for up to 6 truck/trailer combinations. No pull through parking.
 
Kettle Falls
Jungle Hill Horse Camp

Elev 3890
48.63444444N, 118.55055556W (UTM 11U e385763 n5387980) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
765 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
509-684-7000

Campground status

Facilities

5 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
Loading ramp
No drinking water
Toilet
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Colville, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Jungle Hill Trail #16 and Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 milepost 314.93 - Karamip Rd/FS Road 2040 : Turn north onto Karamip Rd/FS Road 2040 and continue 2.6 miles to camp. The intersection on State Route 20 coming from the west like this and coming from the east looks like this.
 
Wapaloosie Horse Camp

Elev 4975
48.66333333N, 118.4383333W (UTM 11U e394091 n5391030) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands
Three Rivers Ranger District
255 W. 11th Avenue
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
509-738-7700

Campground status

Facilities

5 campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
Stock loading dock
No drinking water
Toilet
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light

Restrictions:
Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Campfires in developed fire pits only
Fireworks are prohibited
Dogs must be on leash
OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
Maximum length of stay: 14 days

Closest Towns: Kettle Falls, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Wapaloosie Mountain Trail #15 and Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From Kettle Falls follow U.S. Highway 395 to state Route 20. Follow state Route 20 for 20 miles and turn right on Albian Hill Road 2030 (State Route 20 milepost 323.66) . Follow road 2030 for 3.3 miles to camp.

If coming from the west, prior to Albian Hill Road you should notice this sign and the intersection looks like this. From the east you will see this sign first, then this one and finally the intersection looks like this.
 
Colville
Horse Camp

Elev 2325
48.479221N, 117.689055W (UTM 11U e449078 n5369795) WGS84 datum Google Map link

National Fish and Wildlife Service link Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Pacific Region
911 NE 11th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97232
503-231-6120

Fee is $3 per family ($15 annually), payable at the visitor center or trailhead. Also accepted is the Interagency Annual and Senior passes, as well as the Federal Duck Stamp pass.

Refuge map

Camping : Our campgrounds are now open on a first come first serve basis. Camping is allowed only in campgrounds at sites with metal fire rings from April 14 through Dec 31.
Camping Limit : April 14 through September 30 - 7 day camping limit October 1 through Dec 31 - 14 day camping limit Additional Regulations : All visitors must follow Industrial Fire Precaution Levels posted at the Headquarters kiosk. In sites without pit toilets, bury all solid human waste in a hole 6-8 inches deep, at least 300' from water. Use only downed trees for firewood. Remove all garbage, horse manure, straw and hay. Do not feed wild animals. Do not leave food outside overnight. Target shooting is prohibited. Dogs must be leashed. Camping with horses is allowed only in Horse Camp and Bear Creek Camp. ATV/ORV use is prohibited. Nearby communities are Arden and Colville, Washington. Both are approximately 13 miles from Refuge Headquarters. Arden has a convenience store and gas station. Colville, a city of 5,000, has full shopping and services available. Contact the Colville Chamber of Commerce at 509/684-5973 for more information.

Confined horses must be at least 100 feet from streams or other water bodies. Horses cannot be tied directly to trees. Horses must be confined in camp by hitch rails, tied to a high picket line, or confined in portable corrals. Visitors must provide food for their horses. Remove all garbage, horse manure, and excess straw and hay. Horseback riding is only allowed on maintained roads and trails.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Interactive map showing DFW land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 milepost 364.87 (east of Colville east city limits approx 10 miles) - Starvation Lake Rd : Turn right  (if heading east on State Route 20) and continue 0.4 miles on Starvation Lake Rd. Turn left to stay on Starvation Lake Rd and drive another 0.5 miles. Stay left to stay on Starvation Lake Rd and continue for 0.4 miles. Take a slight left and continue another 0.8 miles. Turn right and camp will be on the left in 0.2 miles.

Driving east on State Route 20 and approaching the Starvation Lake Road intersection, there are no highways signs indicating you are approaching. If you look to your right at milepost 364.59 you will notice this structure. The intersection itself looks like this. Driving west on State Route 20, the intersection looks like this with the road to your left. Again, there are no advance highway signs.
 
Bear Creek Camp

Elev 2240
48.441522N, 117.674625W (UTM 11U e450107 n5365595) WGS84 datum Google Map link

National Fish and Wildlife Service link Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Pacific Region
911 NE 11th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97232
503-231-6120

Fee is $3 per family ($15 annually), payable at the visitor center or trailhead. Also accepted is the Interagency Annual and Senior passes, as well as the Federal Duck Stamp pass.

Refuge map

Camping : Our campgrounds are now open on a first come first serve basis. Camping is allowed only in campgrounds at sites with metal fire rings from April 14 through Dec 31.
Camping Limit : April 14 through September 30 - 7 day camping limit October 1 through Dec 31 - 14 day camping limit Additional Regulations : All visitors must follow Industrial Fire Precaution Levels posted at the Headquarters kiosk. In sites without pit toilets, bury all solid human waste in a hole 6-8 inches deep, at least 300' from water. Use only downed trees for firewood. Remove all garbage, horse manure, straw and hay. Do not feed wild animals. Do not leave food outside overnight. Target shooting is prohibited. Dogs must be leashed. Camping with horses is allowed only in Horse Camp and Bear Creek Camp. ATV/ORV use is prohibited. Nearby communities are Arden and Colville, Washington. Both are approximately 13 miles from Refuge Headquarters. Arden has a convenience store and gas station. Colville, a city of 5,000, has full shopping and services available. Contact the Colville Chamber of Commerce at 509/684-5973 for more information.

Confined horses must be at least 100 feet from streams or other water bodies. Horses cannot be tied directly to trees. Horses must be confined in camp by hitch rails, tied to a high picket line, or confined in portable corrals. Visitors must provide food for their horses. Remove all garbage, horse manure, and excess straw and hay. Horseback riding is only allowed on maintained roads and trails.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Interactive map showing DFW land boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 milepost 364.87 (east of Colville east city limits approx 10 miles) - Starvation Lake Rd : Turn right  (if heading east on State Route 20) and continue 0.4 miles on Starvation Lake Rd. Turn left to stay on Starvation Lake Rd and drive another 0.5 miles. Stay left to stay on Starvation Lake Rd and continue for 0.4 miles. Take a slight left and continue another 0.8 miles. Turn right and continue another 0.8 miles. Then turn left and drive 3.7 miles on Bear Creek Rd, then turn right to stay on Bear Creek Rd and continue another 0.4 miles. Then turn right again and camp will be in 0.2 miles.
 
Twisp
Twisp River Horse Camp

Elev 3130
48.433528900146N, 120.52393341064W (UTM 10U e683144 n5367449) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-4003

USFS Status web link

The only developed horse camp in the Methow Valley Ranger District. This site offers camping areas, hitch rails, restroom, feed stations, fire rings, highlines and limited parking for trailers and stock trucks (maximum length is 30 feet). Twisp River trails are accessible from the horse camp and access Sawtooth Wilderness. CAPACITY: 4-6 horses per campsite NUMBER OF CAMPSITES: 12

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Twisp

RESERVATIONS: No

GENERAL COMMENTS: This pack it in, pack it out campground was developed by the Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen and is open to only stock campers. The campground is located in the shadow of Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness' towering mountains and near the Twisp River. Sites are tucked in under a pleasant mixture of conifers including Jeffrey pine and Douglas fir. Wooden troughs or "feeders" are provided at most sites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No
Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through October 31.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: Northwest Forests Pass or $5 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12
Total Sites: 12
Tent Pads: No
Group Tent Sites: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes
No. Tables on Sites: 12
No. Grilles on Sites: 12

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
Group RV Sites: Yes
No. RV Pull Thru's: 8
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 40'
Comments: The parking aprons are dirt.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No
Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
Comments: Only stock water is available using hand pumps.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Twisp River Trail #440, with other trails such as Scatter Creek Trail #427 and Louis Lake Trail #428 connections and ultimate access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 (North of SR 20, South of SR 20).

South Pass trail out of camp. (image)

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing the USFS trails.

Driving Directions: In the city of Twisp at the intersection (milepost 201.54) of State Route 20 and Second Avenue ("Twisp R Rd" sign with arrow pointing west), take the Twisp River Road west 18.1 miles to a "Y" intersection (Twisp R Horse Camp sign). Bear left onto FS Road 4435 and go 0.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on FS Road 4435 and go 3.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground.

NOTE: FS Road 4435 is gravel, single-lane with turnouts.
 

Beaver Creek Campground

Elev 2740
48.433601N, 120.023575W (UTM 10U e720149 n5368775) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Methow Unit (Discover Pass required)

Within the 2014 Carlton Complex fire boundaries. Status unknown (7/19/14)

Unit Web link, How to Get There

Approximately 30 spots in a timbered setting. Trees for highlines. Twenty-five tables, fire rings/grates at all the sites. Water from the creek for stock (no more than 50 yards to the creek from the furthest site), no potable water. Two concrete vault toilets as well as portable. The creek is fenced off from stock but you can take them over and thus fill buckets and give to them there. If you want a fire you'll need to supply your own wood.

The Beaver Creek campground is ten miles from the town of Twisp. So if you forgot to check the propane before you left, it is a fairly short drive into town. Twisp also has a pharmacy, large grocery store, two feed stores, Les Schwab, two gas stations and a Pacific Pride, a liquor store, a vet clinic, ambulance service and small medical clinic. If your horse throws a shoe, and there’s nobody in camp that can help, there are several farriers to choose from as well. However, most farriers work fulltime at other jobs, so availability on an emergency basis may be limited. Bottom line—check your horses feet before you leave. Shoes are definitely recommended as rocky ground is the norm in the Methow.

Spring or fall bring extra bedding as it does get cold. A hat with "hurricane strings" is a good idea as it can be windy on the ridge tops.

Photos of the camp and surrounding rocky ridges and rolling green hills.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required. No grass or natural feed is available.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails in the area.

Reasonable access to USFS Middle Fork Beaver Creek Trail #406. Note that it's used by mountain bikes. Most trails in the Okanogan and Colville are.

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Driving Directions: State Route 20 milepost 206.99 - Beaver Creek Rd (east from Twisp) : Turn left onto Beaver Creek Rd and drive for 5.5 miles. Take a slight right and continue for 0.2 miles to camp.

 
Crater Creek Trailhead

Elev 4760
48.22034072875N, 120.2688217163W (UTM 10U e702856 n5344397) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-4003

No camping at the trailhead but dispersed camping with creek water in the vicinity.

On Road #300 off Road #4340, has a loading ramp, hitch rails, an outhouse, and parking for eight vehicles.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Crater Lake, Eagles Lakes, and Boiling Lake via Crater Creek Trail #416, Martin Creek Trail #429 and Eagle Lakes Trail #431.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Horse camping allowed close to the lakes (no closer than 200 feet) for those adventuresome enough to pack in some gear.

Driving Directions: State Route 153 from Methow to milepost  16.82 - Gold Creek Loop Rd : South on Gold Creek Loop Rd for 1.6 miles, turning right onto Gold Creek Rd. Follow Gold Creek Rd for 5.0 miles, turning right onto FS Road 4340. Continue for 1.6 miles to the trailhead.
 
North Summit Horse Camp (Loup Loup)

Temporary high lines in place at planned camp.

Elev 4030
48.390586N, 119.888649W (UTM 11U e286162 n5363746) WGS datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Adjacent to the 2014 Carlton Complex fire boundary as of 7/19/14. Lands to the west will be burned over.

Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-4003

Methow Valley Chapter of BCHW is working on establishing a new camp at a USFS sno-park site. Initial plans are for 10 sites, eventually 20. The USFS is moving ahead with the planning process including a NEPA. Will have tables, fire rings and probably a portable water tank. Temporary highlines are available as is a toilet and an information kiosk which will eventually show the surrounding trails.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to milepost 214.73 (east of Twisp approx. 12 miles, west of Okanogan approx. 18 miles) Starvation Mtn Rd/FS #42, 0.3 miles off State Route 20.

Driving east, you will see a Loup Loup Campground. sign that looks like this, then the intersection which looks like this. Coming from the east, you will see a Loup Loup Campground. that looks like this, then a Sno-Park sign and cattle guard. The intersection looks like this (on the right)
 
Metaline Falls
Salmo Basin Trail #506

Elev 5975
48.95553N, 117.080892W (UTM 11U e494078 n5422516) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Colville National Forest
Sullivan Lake District
12641 Sullivan Lake Road
Metaline Falls, WA 99153
509-446-7500

Salmo-Priest Wilderness

Site has a toilet, two hitch rails, an intermittent water source and fire pit.
The site is suitable for a small packstock group or larger hiker group.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Salmo Basin Trail #506, Shedroof Divide Trail #512 and Salmo Divide Trail #535 with further access to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: Drive east from Metaline Falls on State Route 31 to Old Sullivan Lake Road (State Route 31 milepost 15.77) : Turn right onto Old Sullivan Lake Road and continue for 4.8 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 22/Sullivan Lake Road and continue for another 12.6 miles. Turn right onto FS Road 2220 and continue 5.4 miles to camp on the right. The trail is across the road from camp.
 
Pend Oreille
Pend Oreille County Park

Elev 2440
48.08507N, 117.334428W (UTM 11U e475094 n5325810) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Pend Oreille County Park
Newport, WA

Overnight camping with horses between Memorial weekend and Labor Day.
As of now it is primitive camping for horse folks. (2011)
There is water, toilet and shower in the main camping area.
Fee is $10.00 a night for over night camping ----- day use is free.
The trails offer a "wilderness experience in the miniature" and can be ridden as soon as the snow is gone.
The Northeast Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen keeps the trails open.
The park is located 25 miles North of Spokane, Washington on Highway 2.

Web link

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

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Driving Directions: State Route 2 north from Spokane. This section of State Route 2 is divided. Driving north the park entrance is on the left or west side of the highway. There is a median crossing however so turn left and enter the park at milepost 318.19. Be careful crossing the southbound lanes. Southbound - turn right into the park entrance at milepost 318.19.

Approaching the intersection from the north it looks like this. Driving up from the south you will see this.
 
Lakeview Ranch

Elev 1610
47.414081573486N, 118.74054718017W (UTM 11T e368701 n5252650) WGS84 datum Google Map link

BLM lands

No fees
Certified weed/seed free hay required
Stalls and corrals
Loading chute
Chemical toilet
2 Picnic tables
Fire pit
Trash service
Overhead light in the outbuildings
Stock water only (with nitrates)
Supply your own hoses to reach the water troughs
No potable water
No trees so highlines need to run between trailers
Use LNT principles
Manure pile north of the pens/corrals (supply your own wheelbarrow or borrow from BLM)
Maps of the area are available and are free (stay on BLM lands, marked in Tan on the maps. Other lands are private/other. Respect the restrictions or lose access. If you wish to ride on private lands get permission from the landowner.)

Hot season - ride early morning and evening

Call ahead to be sure the water is turned on or if you have a large group
Spokane District
Bureau of Land Management
1103 North Fancher Road
Spokane, WA 99212-1275
509-536-1200
BLM_OR_SP_Mail@blm.gov
www.blm.gov/or/districts/spokane
BLM caretaker on-site

Tanks at the natural springs for cattle, horse and other wildlife.

It is the heart of the Channeled Scab lands Low, rolling hills are dissected by canyons carved by ancient glacial floodwaters. Basalt outcrops and pothole ponds are distinct features.

You'll find quiet picnic and camping areas a short distance east of the Lakeview Ranch buildings and within view of the now dry Pacific and Walter Lakes. Corrals at the ranch, used sometimes to hold wild horse adoptions, are usually available for trail horses overnight.

The area boasts unique geological features such as the Odessa Craters area, 5 miles north of Odessa, Washington off Highway 21. There are a number of hiking trails in the area including the 12.5 mile Odessa to Pacific Lake Trail that winds through shrub-steppe uplands and the Lake Creek Canyon between the town of Odessa, Washington and Pacific Lake/Lakeview Ranch.

Use of weed free feed is required.

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Driving Directions: From Vantage, drive east on Interstate 90 to exit 206, signed "State Route 21--Lind/Odessa." After exiting, turn left and drive 18.1 miles north on State Route 21 to Odessa. In town, turn right at the junction with State Route 28. In 0.1 mile, turn left and follow the signs to "Hwy 21--Wilbur." Continue on State Route 21 for 2.8 miles. Turn left (State Route 21 milepost 58.71) onto Lakeview Ranch Loop Road, which is signed with a BLM brown binoculars "wildlife viewing" sign. Take this good gravel road 5.2 miles and pull into the well-signed Lakeview Ranch BLM area on the left side of the road.

Approaching the Lakeview Ranch Loop Road on State Route 21 from the south you will see this Binocular sign on Brown background first, then the intersection to your left. Driving from the north you will see this Binocular sign on the Brown background and then the intersection on your right.

BLM web link Lakeview Ranch BLM map
 
Escure Ranch

Elev 1460
47.01441955566406N, 117.9434509277344W (UTM 11T e428293 n5207198) WGS84 datum Google Map link

BLM lands

Bureau of Land Management
1103 North Fancher Road
Spokane, WA 99212-1275
509-536-1200
BLM_OR_SP_Mail@blm.gov
www.blm.gov/or/districts/spokane

No fees
Certified weed/seed free hay required
First come - first served
Six graveled parking slots in an equestrian/trailer camping area
Two 16 x 16 stock corrals
Stream-fed water trough
Outhouse
No potable water
No trees so highlines need to run between trailers
Use LNT principles

Open country with lots of draws and places to explore.
Stay on BLM lands, marked in Tan on the maps. Other lands are private/other. Respect the restrictions or lose access. If you wish to ride on private lands get permission from the landowner.

Hot season - ride early morning and evening

Use of weed free feed is required.

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Driving Directions: From Spokane, take Interstate 90 west to Sprague, exit 245. Turn left at the stop sign onto Highway 23, traveling south for 12.2 miles to Davis Rd. (State Route 23 milepost 31.33) Turn right onto Davis Rd., at 4 miles there is a "Y", stay to the right continuing south for 3 miles to Jordan Knott Rd. Turn left onto Jordan Knott Rd. and travel for 2.1 miles to the Rock Creek BLM public land access. Follow the BLM access road until it ends, about 2 miles.

The Davis Road intersection on State Route 23 has this sign prior to it driving from the south. The intersection looks like this (turn left). Coming from the north (per the instructions above) you will see this sign before the intersection and the intersection looks like this (turn right).

BLM web link Escure Ranch BLM map
 
Grouse Creek Bed and Barn

Elev 2255
48.149023N, 117.6566W (UTM 11U e451162 n5333072) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

A quiet retreat tucked into the mountains 35 miles north of Spokane in Valley Washington. This quaint and peaceful Bed and Barn is near many outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking, skiing and ATV trails. Several great fishing and swimming lakes are within minutes of the facility. Hunters Welcome. Overnight stabling is available for guest horses. Spend your time here enjoying the great outdoors, or relaxing in a hammock under the trees.

Lorie Stobie
3446 Solokar Road
Valley, Washington 99181
509-937-2108
pikn5strings@gmail.com
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 395 north from Spokane (milepost 196.78) - Roitz Road : Turn east on Roitz Road driving 0.6 miles to Solokar Road. Turn left onto Solokar Road and your destination will be on the left in approx. 350 feet.

Approaching the Roitz Road intersection from the south you will see this sign and the intersection looks like this minus the flagger (turn right). If coming from the north there is a yellow intersection ahead sign but no road name. The intersection looks like this (turn left).
 
Caanan Ranch

Elev 3415
48.624215N, 119.023844W (UTM 11U e350864 n5387660) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Fully equipped cabins
Barns and Corrals
Bring your own Horses
Miles of Riding Trails

474 Cape LaBelle Road,
Tonasket, Washington 98855
509-486-1191
Toll Free: 866- 295- 4217
canranch@bossig.com
Web link

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: State Route 97 to Tonasket (milepost 314.83) Turn east on State Route 20 driving to milepost 274.72. Turn right onto Aeneas Valley Road. Continue for 7.6 miles to Cape LaBelle Road. Turn left and drive another 2.9 miles. Turn left to stay on Cape LaBelle Road and drive another 2.1 miles. Take a sharp right into the driveway.

If driving east you will see this sign before the Aeneas Valley Road and the intersection looks like this (turn right). If driving from the east you will see this sign and the intersection looks like this (turn left).
 
Crab Creek Wildlife Area
Lower Crab Creek Road

Elev 514-567 (road west to east)
46.832835N, 119.936543W (UTM 11T e276058 n5190775) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife lands (Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Pass is required)

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
1550 Alder Street NW
Ephrata, WA 98823-9699
509-754-4624
TeamEphrata@dfw.wa.gov

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Greg Fitzgerald, Manager
6653 Road K NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6641
colbaswa@dfw.wa.gov

No fees or permits required other than parking.

WDFW Wildlife Unit web link

Coordinates shown are the west end of Lower Crab Creek Road. The east end's Google Map link is just below.

Dispersed primitive camping along the Lower Crab Creek Road. The road runs from State Route 243 and the small town of Beverly along the Columbia River south of Vantage, almost due east to the intersection with County Road E SW at 46.840879N, 119.603004W, 16.1 miles.

Crab Creek is a stream in the U.S. state of Washington. Named for the presence of crayfish, it is one of the few perennial streams in the Columbia Basin of central Washington, flowing from the northeastern Columbia River Plateau, roughly 5 km (3 miles) east of Reardan, west-southwest to empty into the Columbia River near the small town of Beverly. Its course exhibits many examples of the erosive powers of extremely large glacial Missoula Floods of the late Pleistocene, which scoured the region. In addition, Crab Creek and its region have been transformed by the large-scale irrigation of the Bureau of Reclamation's Columbia Basin Project (CBP), which has raised water table levels, significantly extending the length of Crab Creek and created new lakes and streams.

Crab Creek is 163 miles (262 km) long and drains a watershed in eastern Washington of 5,097 square miles (13,200 km2). It is sometimes referred to as the "longest ephemeral stream in North America". An ephemeral water body is a wetland, spring, stream, river, pond or lake that only exists for a short period following precipitation or snow melt. They are not the same as intermittent or seasonal water bodies, which exist for longer periods, but not all year round. Viewed on a topographic map, the extent of Crab Creek can be plainly seen.

Some trails are in the Crab Creek Wildlife Unit and others are in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge.
Namely - Merry and Lenice Lakes Loop, Milwaukee Road Corridor/John Wayne Trail, and Sand Hollow Lake Loop.
Lower Crab Creek Road parallels and even crosses the John Wayne Trail (Milwaukee Road Corridor)
The hills you will see are the Saddle Mountains - Wikipedia

Crab Creek - Wikipedia

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

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Driving Directions: From the west - Go east on Interstate 90 to exit 137 - State Route 26. Drive south 0.9 miles on State Route 26 to milepost 1.01. Turn right onto State Route 243. Drive 7.2 miles (milepost 7.17) to Road 17 SW/Lower Crab Creek Road (signed as "R SW") and drive east.

From the east - Go west on Interstate 90 to Dodson Road, exit 164. Go south on Dodson Road 15 miles to State Route 26. On State Route 26 go west two miles from Dodson Road to County Road E SW (State Route 26 milepost 19.01). Turn south (left) on Road E SW and proceed south four miles to the intersection of Lower Crab Creek Road. Follow this road west 16.1 miles, through the Lower Crab Creek Unit, to State Route 243 on the Columbia River.

Trails: Merry and Lenice Lakes Loop - From State Route 243, drive east 1.9 miles on the paved portion of Lower Crab Creek Road. Turn left on a gravel road with the sign "Public Fishing". Trailhead is at the end of the road. Vault toilet. Enough space to turn a rig around and a long narrow spot to back into. For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643

Milwaukee Road Corridor/John Wayne Trail - See Merry and Lenice Lakes Loop. Or at 11.7 miles east of State Route 243. Do a "U" turn onto a gravel road and drive to a wide turnaround. Trail is here. For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643

Sand Hollow Lake Loop - From State Route 243 drive east for 6.0 miles. Park on the shoulder or continue a bit further, cross a bridge with a parking area just beyond. Head east on the Milwaukee Road Corridor/John Wayne Trail to start the ride. For more information refer to "Ride, Ride, Ride", Outpost Books, PO Box 762, Kittitas, WA 98934. 509-925-5643
 
Buck Creek Recreation Area

Elev 2565
47.021511077880N, 121.53839874267W (UTM 10T e611074 n5208591) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Snoqualmie Ranger District
Enumclaw Office
450 Roosevelt Ave. E.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360-825-6585

Permits and Fees: Northwest Forest Pass required for Ranger Creek trail head. (Mt Baker-Snoqualmie NF) $5 per vehicle per day. No camping fee.

Vault toilets are available and the nearest potable water is Silver Springs Campground. There is ample room for vehicles and trailers and some sites have highline poles. There are no designated equine sites so choose carefully.

Be aware that the open space is a working airport. If you see or hear an airplane buzzing the strip, the pilot is checking out the landing conditions. Make sure animals and people stay clear. KEEP CLEAR OF THE ASPHALT RUNWAY! Be cautious of the area outside the tree line. Web link to the WSDOT airport page.

Notes regarding livestock use in Mount Rainier National Park: Saddle and pack animals (horses, mules, burros and llamas) are welcome on the Pacific Crest Trail and on the Laughingwater Creek Trail from Highway 123 to the Pacific Crest Trail near Carlton Pass. Three Lakes Camp is open to stock use. Please keep stock animals at least 100 yards from other campsites. Tie stock only at hitching rails. To camp at Three Lakes, you will need a wilderness permit, available at wilderness information centers and most ranger stations. You may bring a maximum combination of 12 people and stock animals on the Pacific Crest Trail and a maximum of 5 head of stock on the Laughingwater Creek Trail. In order to protect fragile native vegetation, stock animals must not graze in the park. Carry an adequate supply of pellet feed. To prevent the spread of alien plants and weeds, feed animals pellet feed for at least two days prior to entry into the park. Never dump or leave animal droppings in parking areas or along roadways. Stock trailer parking is available across the road from the trailhead at Laughingwater Creek. Two parking lots suitable for stock trailers are also available at Chinook Pass for access to the Pacific Crest Trail. These parking lots are just outside the National Park boundary.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Ranger Creek Trail #1197, the Dalles Ridge Trail #1173, and the Noble Knob Trail #1184 amongst others.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: State Route 410 east through Enumclaw, heading towards Chinook Pass. From the east end of Enumclaw and the US Forest Service Ranger Station there on your right, it is approximately 29.2 miles to Forest Service road 7160 where you need to turn right (milepost 54.32). After crossing the bridge over the White River, take the second left and then another sharp left. (You should see restrooms in front of you.)

Coming from Enumclaw you will see this sign and just before the intersection you will see this sign! Coming from the east you will see this sign first, then this sign, and finally the intersection will look like this. The wooden bridge over the White River looks like this from the highway.

 
Dayton

Godman Campground

Elev 5700
46.100629N, 117.787042W (UTM 11T e439168 n5105529) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands

Umatilla National Forest
Pomeroy Ranger District
71 West Main
Pomeroy, WA 99347
509-843-1891
(corner of US 12 and Port Way)
Port of Garfield - US Forest Service site

8 tent sites (3 Tent/Trailer, 5 Tent Only), tables and a group picnic shelter available
No potable water
Hitch rails
Feed mangers
Spring water for stock (see image, Guard Station in the background)
vault toilet

Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited within the wilderness area.

Wilderness specific regulations:
ALL VISITORS
Maximum group size is 12 persons.
Caching of equipment, personal property or supplies for longer than 72 hours is prohibited.
OVERNIGHT VISITORS
There is a 14 day camping stay limit within any 30 day period.
Camp at least 75 feet from any live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
STOCK USERS
The maximum number of stock is 18 head.
Hitch, tether or hobble a horse or other saddle or pack animal at least 75 feet from a live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
Certified weed free including hay cubes, straw, crop or mulch product is required at all wilderness trailheads and within the wilderness. Commercially processed feed, such as feed pellets or steamed, rolled grains is acceptable.

USFS web link

Images of the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness on Google

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : West Butte Trail #3138 which connects to East Butte Trail #3112 and other trails in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Be warned: LOTS of elevation changes on these trails. Your stock should be in top condition before riding these trails.

Approximately 200 miles of trail system stays high on the open ridges, winding and connecting often enough to provide long loops through the Washington side and down into Oregon. Entry points can be found in both Washington and Oregon, with Three Forks, Godman, Troy, Cross Canyon, Hoodoo, Elk Flats and Timothy being the most easily accessed trailhead locations.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 to milepost 367.41, city of Dayton, S Fourth Street. Turn southeast onto S Fourth Street and travel for 12 blocks (except for the last two, short city blocks), and turn east on Mustard Street which turns into Eckler Mountain Road (also the turn off for the cemetery) for 15.1 miles. Turn right at the Y in the road on to Kendall Skyline Road/FS Road 46. Drive another 11.4 miles to where FS Road 4608 takes off to the left. Follow it for 0.2 miles and the campground will be on your right.

The Fourth Street intersection looks like this coming from the west (turn right). From the east it looks like this (turn left).

 

Godman Guard Station

Elev 5700
46.10054N, 117.785057W (UTM 11T e439321 n5105518) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS Lands

Umatilla National Forest
Pomeroy Ranger District
71 West Main
Pomeroy, WA 99347
509-843-1891
(corner of US 12 and Port Way)
Port of Garfield - US Forest Service site

Make reservations at www.recreation.com or 1-877-444-6777
USFS web link to cabin information
USFS cabin rental brochure (PDF)

The Godman Guard Station sits just outside the impressive Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, an expanse of 177,465 acres of rugged, basaltic ridges and steep canyons, rushing rivers and their tributaries, stunning views, quiet beauty and abundant wildlife. Access wilderness via West Butte Trail #3138. Built in the 1930s, this two-story, wood frame structure is surrounded by tall timbers such as grand fir, Douglas-fir, engleman spruce, lodgepole pine, and sub-alpine fir, that hug the cabin’s walls and provide a sheltering second roof of sweeping branches.

It features two bedrooms, a living area and kitchen. It is furnished with three bunk beds, two single beds, a couch and chair, and a table and chairs. An outhouse is located close to the cabin. The kitchen is equipped with a propane stove and propane refrigerator as well as some eating/cooking utensils. However, renters are encouraged to bring their own bedding, dishes, cooking/eating utensils and pots/pans. There are propane lights and heat throughout the cabin. Visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing. A spring is nearby (campground) for stock and those who wish to treat and boil water for drinking.

The complex is adjacent to a historic Civilian Conservation Corps campground. Horseback riding and hiking trails into the wilderness are easily accessed from the cabin. Horses are allowed and may be tied near the cabin, and a barn about 200 yards up the hill is available for use (barn Google Maps link)

Winter access is by snowmobile, snowshoes or cross country skis. A groomed snowmobile trail passes right by the cabin. From the barn up the hill from the cabin, expansive views of the wilderness can be seen. Rocky Mountain Elk, bighorn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer, black bears, cougars, coyotes and pine martens inhabit the region.

During the summer months, horseback riding or hiking in the wilderness are popular pastimes. Many trails descend into the rugged river canyons and offer an angler's paradise. The Godman Trailhead can be accessed from the cabin. In winter, campers enjoy snowmobiling on groomed trails, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The cabin is 28 miles or a one-hour drive from Dayton. Groceries and fuel are available. The Tucannon Last Resort Store (Dayton - KOA campground) is also about an hour's drive away.

Activities and Amenities:
NONE ELECTRIC
Bed(s)
Cleaning Supplies
Propane Heat
Propane Lights
Refrigerator
Stove
Table & Chairs
Vault Toilets close to the cabin
Horse Stalls
Spring water for stock (see image, Guard Station in the background)
Hiking
Historic Sites
Snowmobile Trails
Pets Allowed. Horses are allowed at the barn approximately 200 yards up the hill from the cabin.
There is a picnic table and fire ring close to the cabin for outdoor dining.

There is another structure on the site, a warming shelter used by the snowmobile club, which is not available to the public for rent.

Availability: Godman Guard Station is available for rent year round. Price and Capacity: $60 per night from May 1 through September 30, and $75 per night from October 1 through April 30, with a maximum of ten. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station. Reservations: The maximum-length stay is fourteen consecutive nights.

* Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; please call the Pomeroy Ranger District at 509-843-1891 one week prior to your arrival for the combination to the cabin.
* No running water available; no indoor restrooms, shower or bath facilities available.
* Please bring your own garbage bags and clean the facility before you leave; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" site.
* This is a non-smoking facility.
* Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the guard station to check any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storm conditions that may affect the quality of your stay.
* If you have children or pets, please be aware that this facility may have mice killing poison (d-con) placed within its perimeter.
* Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; click here for more information.

Operational Hours: Check in time is 1:00pm, and check out time is 11:00am
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Dayton, WA
Passes: Passes are not accepted at this site.

General Notes: No smoking. Pets are welcome, visitors must pick up after them. This is a pack it in pack it out site, no garbage service. The site is accessible to vehicles from mid to late June until mid October to the first of November, depending on the weather. Call Pomeroy Ranger District for road conditions before making your reservations, as refunds will no longer be authorized due to inclement weather.

Winter use will require alternate transportation such as skis, snowshoes, or snowmobile. From Dayton, Washington, travel 4th Street south. Follow road directions to Bluewood Ski Area. Before the entrance to the ski area, park in the available snowmobile parking area at Touchet Corral. Travel the groomed snowmobile route, taking all lefts to Godman, approximately 13 miles. There are direction signs along the route put up by the local snowmobile club. Although visitors may ski to the cabin, the route is difficult and for advanced skiers only. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required to park at the Sno-Park. Permits may be obtained from any State Park.

Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited within the wilderness area.

Wilderness specific regulations:
ALL VISITORS
Maximum group size is 12 persons.
Caching of equipment, personal property or supplies for longer than 72 hours is prohibited.
OVERNIGHT VISITORS
There is a 14 day camping stay limit within any 30 day period.
Camp at least 75 feet from any live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
STOCK USERS
The maximum number of stock is 18 head.
Hitch, tether or hobble a horse or other saddle or pack animal at least 75 feet from a live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
Certified weed free including hay cubes, straw, crop or mulch product is required at all wilderness trailheads and within the wilderness. Commercially processed feed, such as feed pellets or steamed, rolled grains is acceptable.

USFS web link to the trailhead

Images of the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness on Google

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : West Butte Trail #3138 which connects to East Butte Trail #3112 and other trails in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Be warned: LOTS of elevation changes on these trails. Your stock should be in top condition before riding these trails.

Approximately 200 miles of trail system stays high on the open ridges, winding and connecting often enough to provide long loops through the Washington side and down into Oregon. Entry points can be found in both Washington and Oregon, with Three Forks, Godman, Troy, Cross Canyon, Hoodoo, Elk Flats and Timothy being the most easily accessed trailhead locations.

Driving Directions: US Route 12 to milepost 367.41, city of Dayton, S Fourth Street. Turn southeast onto S Fourth Street and travel for 12 blocks (except for the last two, short city blocks), and turn east on Mustard Street which turns into Eckler Mountain Road (also the turn off for the cemetery) for 15.1 miles. Turn right at the Y in the road on to Kendall Skyline Road/FS Road 46. Drive another 11.4 miles to where FS Road 4608 takes off to the left. Follow it for 0.2 miles and the campground will be on your right.

The Fourth Street intersection looks like this coming from the west (turn right). From the east it looks like this (turn left).

 
Wenatchee Guard Station

Elev 5435
46.121872N, 117.379603W (UTM 11T e470671 n5107659) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS Lands

Umatilla National Forest
Pomeroy Ranger District
71 West Main
Pomeroy, WA 99347
509-843-1891
(corner of US 12 and Port Way)
Port of Garfield - US Forest Service site

Make reservations at www.recreation.com or 1-877-444-6777
USFS web link to cabin information
USFS cabin rental brochure (PDF)

Wenatchee Guard Station, located about 40 miles southeast of Pomeroy, offers a panoramic view of Wenatchee Creek and access to a scenic drive along Wenatchee Creek Canyon. The year-round cabin attracts cross country skiers and snowmobilers in winter and horseback riders and hikers in summer. Dogs and horses are allowed at the cabin. As early as the 1910s, the site was used as a Forest Guard Camp. In 1927, a log cabin was built and used until it was replaced with the current guard station, completed in 1935 by the Civil Conservation Corps (The cabin no longer exists).

Wenatchee Guard Station sits in a grassy clearing on a high plateau dotted with mixed conifers, offering majestic views of the northern tip of the Blue Mountains. In the spring, wildflowers, such as yarrow, Piper's anemone, Big-leaf sandwort, Showy Aster, Camas pink fairy, daisy and sagebrush sweep color down the slopes into the valleys. Campers enjoy the view of Grouse Flats and look for herds of Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. They can also listen for the call of geese, ducks, hawks, grouse, wild turkeys, screech owls and wrens.

Horseback riding and hiking trails can be accessed from the cabin (Wenatchee Trail #3137 starts 1/4 mile to the west along the crest). Another way to enjoy views along Wenatchee Creek is by taking a scenic drive. Berry and mushroom picking is possible, and in winter, trails are groomed for snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

The wood-framed, single story cabin accommodates up to four people. It features a living room, kitchen and bedroom, and is furnished with two single beds, a futon with a mattress, chairs and a table. The cabin is equipped with propane lights and a propane heater, and the kitchen has a propane refrigerator, combined oven and stove, and some cooking and serving utensils. Renters are encouraged to bring their own cookware and utensils. Water is not available on-site. An outhouse is located nearby. Though horses are allowed, there is no corral nor barn. Please tether them down the hill behind the cabin.

Things to bring include food, water, sleeping bags or bedding, a flashlight, matches, first aid kit, trash bags, towels and washcloths. The cabin is about an hour from any general store. The town of Pomeroy has a county museum, art gallery and antiques.

No smoking. Pets are welcome, visitors are required to pick up after them.

Availability: Wenatchee Guard Station is available for rent year round. Price and Capacity: $50 per night per group, with a maximum of four occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station. Reservations: The maximum-length stay is fourteen consecutive nights.

* Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; please call the Pomeroy Ranger District at 509-843-1891 one week prior to your arrival for the combination to the cabin.
* No running water available; no indoor restrooms, shower or bath facilities available.
* Please bring your own garbage bags and clean the facility before you leave; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" site.
* This is a non-smoking facility.
* Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the guard station to check any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storm conditions that may affect the quality of your stay.
* If you have children or pets, please be aware that this facility may have mice killing poison (d-con) placed within its perimeter.
* Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; click here for more information.

Operational Hours: Check in is at 1:00pm, check out is at 11:00am.
Has Picnic tables outside.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Pomeroy, WA
Passes: Passes are not accepted at this site.

General Notes: No smoking. Pets are welcome, visitors must pick up after them. Horses are welcome, although there is no corral. Please tether them down the hill behind the cabin.

Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited within the wilderness area.

Wilderness specific regulations:
ALL VISITORS
Maximum group size is 12 persons.
Caching of equipment, personal property or supplies for longer than 72 hours is prohibited.
OVERNIGHT VISITORS
There is a 14 day camping stay limit within any 30 day period.
Camp at least 75 feet from any live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
STOCK USERS
The maximum number of stock is 18 head.
Hitch, tether or hobble a horse or other saddle or pack animal at least 75 feet from a live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
Certified weed free including hay cubes, straw, crop or mulch product is required at all wilderness trailheads and within the wilderness. Commercially processed feed, such as feed pellets or steamed, rolled grains is acceptable.

Images of the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness on Google

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : Wenatchee Trail #3137 which connects to other trails in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Be warned: LOTS of elevation changes on these trails. Your stock should be in top condition before riding these trails.

Approximately 200 miles of trail system stays high on the open ridges, winding and connecting often enough to provide long loops through the Washington side and down into Oregon. Entry points can be found in both Washington and Oregon, with Three Forks, Godman, Troy, Cross Canyon, Hoodoo, Elk Flats and Timothy being the most easily accessed trailhead locations.

Directions: US 12 to milepost 403.96 (Pomeroy, WA) and turn south on 15th Street (which becomes Peola Road at the city limits) for approximately 15 miles to the forest boundary. The paved road will end here. Continue on Forest Service Road 40 for 17 miles to Misery Junction. Take Forest Service Road 44 east for three miles, then Forest Service Road 43 east for approximately 3 miles. The guard station will be on the left. This route may also be used during winter months by snowmobile only. The site is accessible by automobile June 1 to November 1 depending on the weather. Refunds will no longer be authorized due to inclement weather so winter use will require alternate transportation such as skis, snowshoes, or snowmobile.

For winter use: From Pomeroy, WA, travel east on US 12 to Clarkston, WA and milepost 433.74. From here, travel south on State Route 129 to Asotin, WA. Just before entering Asotin, turn right at the bridge on to County Road 105 to Cloverland (milepost 36.65 at Baumeister Drive), approximately 14 miles. Continue past Cloverland approximately 8-9 miles to the Sno-Park (Google Maps link). Park here, and then travel by snowmobile or cross-country ski (beginning to intermediate level skiing) southwest on Forest Service Road 43 to the junction with Forest Service Road 4304, about three miles (a terrific view is now visible). Turn right and travel west on Forest Service Road 43 for approximately 0.5 mile to Wenatchee Guard Station. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required to park at the Sno-park.
 
Clearwater Big House

Elev 3160
46.200619N, 117.567884W (UTM 11T e456187 n5116495) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS Lands

Umatilla National Forest
Pomeroy Ranger District
71 West Main
Pomeroy, WA 99347
509-843-1891
(corner of US 12 and Port Way)
Port of Garfield - US Forest Service site

Make reservations at www.recreation.com or 1-877-444-6777
USFS web link to cabin information
USFS cabin rental brochure (PDF)

Clearwater Big House gives the feel of a winter chalet hideaway, even during the warmest months of the summer. Hiking, horseback riding and scenic drives abound, delighting guests year after year. The Clearwater Lookout Tower is a mile away. The tower is not open, but the area is nice for scenic views. An old trapper cabin was located at the current site and was later used as a ranger station. In 1928-29, Ranger Grover Blake built a three-room house out of scrap lumber donated by local stockmen and the game department. In 1933, 200 Civilian Conservation Corps men staying at the District built a barn, warehouse, outhouse and garage.

In winter, the cabin is well-suited for snowmobiling and cross country skiing on groomed snowmobile trails. These modes of over-snow transportation are required for winter access to the cabin. Set on a gently rolling slope at an elevation of 5,600 feet, the cabin is nestled in a clearing dotted with young Christmas trees. The Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness is nearby, stretching across the northern Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. The mountain slopes are carpeted with bunchgrass, lodgepole pine and subalpine fir. An array of wildlife, including Rocky Mountain Elk, bighorn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer, black bears, cougars and coyotes, may be spotted.

The cabin provides nearby access to hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to Teal Springs and the lush Tucannon River Drainage. The scenic drive along the Tucannon River to Sunset Point is also a recommended activity. In winter, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails are right out your front door.

The cabin has 868 square feet of living space on the first floor, and another 336 square feet upstairs, and can accommodate up to 10 people. It is fully furnished with queen, full and twin beds, and a dining table and chairs. Propane heat and lighting are included, and the kitchen is equipped with a propane cook stove and refrigerator. Most cleaning supplies are provided. The cabin does not have indoor bathroom facilities. An outhouse is located across the road. No water is provided. Guests need to bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking, and washing. They should also bring cooking pots and utensils, bedding or sleeping bags, dish soap, matches, a flashlight and all other basic camping items.

The nearest general stores and gas stations are in Pomeroy, a 40-minute drive from the cabin.

The ridge crest is about 1 mile south of cabin. From there you can look down into the Tucannon River drainage and out into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. The wilderness boundary is approximately 3 miles south of the cabin. There are many small springs in the area around the cabin.

Keep horses and mules at the barn and not the cabin location (the barn is about 350 feet SSE of the cabin along the road.)

Things to bring include food, water, sleeping bags or bedding, a flashlight, matches, first aid kit, trash bags, towels and washcloths. The cabin is about an hour from any general store. The town of Pomeroy has a county museum, art gallery and antiques.

No smoking. Pets are welcome, visitors are required to pick up after them.

Availability: Clearwater Big House is available for rent year round. Price and Capacity: $60 per night from May 1 through September 30 and $75 per night from October 1 through April 30, with a maximum of ten. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the cabin. Reservations: The maximum-length stay is fourteen consecutive nights.

* Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; please call the Pomeroy Ranger District at 509-843-1891 one week prior to your arrival for the combination to the cabin.
* No running water available; no indoor restrooms, shower or bath facilities available.
* Please bring your own garbage bags and clean the facility before you leave; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" site.
* This is a non-smoking facility.
* Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the guard station to check any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storm conditions that may affect the quality of your stay.
* If you have children or pets, please be aware that this facility may have mice killing poison (d-con) placed within its perimeter.
* Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; click here for more information.

Operational Hours: Check in is at 1:00pm, check out is at 11:00am.
Has Picnic tables outside.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Pomeroy, WA
Passes: Passes are not accepted at this site.

General Notes: No smoking. Pets are welcome, visitors must pick up after them. Horses are to be kept at the barn.

Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited within the wilderness area.

Wilderness specific regulations:
ALL VISITORS
Maximum group size is 12 persons.
Caching of equipment, personal property or supplies for longer than 72 hours is prohibited.
OVERNIGHT VISITORS
There is a 14 day camping stay limit within any 30 day period.
Camp at least 75 feet from any live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
STOCK USERS
The maximum number of stock is 18 head.
Hitch, tether or hobble a horse or other saddle or pack animal at least 75 feet from a live stream (except Panjab and Meadow Creek Trailheads).
Certified weed free including hay cubes, straw, crop or mulch product is required at all wilderness trailheads and within the wilderness. Commercially processed feed, such as feed pellets or steamed, rolled grains is acceptable.

Images of the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness on Google

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to : Bear Creek Trail # from Hunter Spring takes you down to the banks of the Tucannon River and the Tucannon Trail #3135. From there you can access the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Be warned: LOTS of elevation changes on these trails. Your stock should be in top condition before riding these trails.

Approximately 200 miles of trail system stays high on the open ridges, winding and connecting often enough to provide long loops through the Washington side and down into Oregon. Entry points can be found in both Washington and Oregon, with Three Forks, Godman, Troy, Cross Canyon, Hoodoo, Elk Flats and Timothy being the most easily accessed trailhead locations.

Directions: US 12 to milepost 403.96 (Pomeroy, WA) and turn south on 15th Street (which becomes Peola Road at the city limits) for 8 miles to the junction of Peola Road/Mountain Road, then south on Mountain Road for 7.5 miles to the forest boundary. The paved road ends here. Continue on Forest Service Road 40 for 7 miles to Clearwater Junction (where the fire lookout is located). Turn left onto FSR 42 for 0.25 mile, and then turn right into the Clearwater Guard Station area. The rental cabin is the two-story building. Automobile access to the site runs from June 1 to November 1, depending on weather conditions.

In winter, access is by snowmobile, snowshoes or cross country skis only. Parking is at Rose Springs Sno-Park (Directions: 16 miles south of Pomeroy. Peola Road south to Y-intersection (approx. 10 miles). Continue straight to Mountain Road for 5 miles to the Umatilla National Forest boundary. 1.5 miles on USFS Road 40) (Google Maps link), and a Sno-Park permit is needed prior to arrival. From there, visitors can follow FSR 40 for just over 5 miles and turn left onto FSR 42. Most of the 5.5-mile trail is groomed, save for the 0.25 mile stretch on FSR 42.
 

Steamboat Rock State Park

Elev 1570 (Banks Lake)
47.866127N, 119.085236W (UTM 11T e344052 n5303526) WGS84 datum Google Map link

State Park (Discover Pass required)
State Park web link

Northrup Canyon has five campsites for equestrian campers. These sites require a reservation. To reserve call (509) 633-1304.

13.1 mi of hiking trails, 10 miles of horse trail

5 sites (in the vicinity of the corral)
Pit toilet
Water (Seasonal - See State Park web link above)
picnic tables
no power hookups
large corral/pen

No Fires

Northrup Canyon Road is gated 0.1 mile up the canyon from the camp site. Northrup Canyon contains the only native forest (pine and fir) in Grant County.

See Maps page for 3 mile trail to Northrup Lake.

Wikipedia link for Banks Lake

An image of Banks Lake and State Route 155 headed north. Horse riding image in Northrup Canyon.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Steamboat Rock State Park is located on Banks Lake along State Route 155, 11 miles south of Grand Coulee. West of State Route 155, 9.3 miles south of Electric City or 26.5 miles north of Coulee City.

Drive State Route 155 to milepost 18.90 and the Northrup Canyon Road is on the uphill side of the highway, away from the water. Driving from the south (from Coulee City) the intersection looks like this (on the right). Coming from the north (Electric City) the intersection looks like this (on the left).

 
Horn Rapids County Park

Elev 440
46.38131N, 119.438285W (UTM 11T e312502 n5139304) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Benton County Park

Benton County
620 Market Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-5710
509-783-1310

Horn Rapids has been owned by Benton County since the 1960s and is the premiere natural area of the park system. Protected by over four miles of Yakima River frontage on one side and the public lands of the Hanford Reach National Monument, Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility, and Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area on the other, Horn Rapids Park offers over 800 acres of transitional river-to-upland shrub-steppe habitat. The park has a campground, horse camp, model airplane facility, boat launch, tree collection, and miles of multi-use trails. Horn Rapids Park is renowned as a sanctuary for both quantity and variety of dragonflies and birds, and listing by the Audubon Society as a designated “Important Bird Area” is pending.

Nestled on the north shore of the Yakima River, Horn Rapids Park is a favorite for equestrian enthusiasts. Saddle up at the horse camp and ride along the many horse trails. A 22-site campground is located at the park.

Contact Mark Finkbeiner, Park Ranger, at 509-531-7016

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See the Maps page for a topographic map of the park.

Important - You are on the banks of a cold fast moving river. Please take the appropriate precautions.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 82 to Benton City, exit 96 (State Route 224E/State Route 225N). Exit I-82 and drive north staying on State Route 225 through Benton City. From I-82 it is 10.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

Driving north on State Route 225 you'll have adequate warning of the park entrance as can be seen by this image. The park entrance looks like this. Southbound on State Route 225 you will see this sign and then the entrance at the bottom of the short hill.
 
Riverside State Park

Elev 1735
47.688496N, 117.490218W (UTM 11T e463212 n5281795) WGS84 datum Google Map link

State Park lands (Discover Pass Required)

State Parks web link

16 sites (eventually 20).
Corrals, tables and fire pits as well as tent pads, water hydrants, and highline poles. Two sites are ADA accessible.
Plenty of room for horse trailers. There is one common toilet. There is an arena and shelter. No power or sewer connections.

The Equestrian camp is at the southern end of the 10,000 acre park. There are miles of multi-use trails of which 25 miles are available to horses.

Reservations for 10 of the 16 campsites can be made through the Park reservation system for dates beginning July 1st at www.parks.wa.gov. Prior to July 1, sites are available on a first come first serve basis. When on the web site, go to Reservations. Click on Make an On-line Reservation. When you get to item 3 “Pick your park and/or campground” choose “Riverside – Bowl and Pitcher”. Still under item 3 select “equestrian”. Finally under item 4 - Search Preferences, uncheck the box on the right of Equestrian and check the box on the left. You can also make reservations through the State Park toll free telephone system at 1-888-campout. (1-888-226-7688)

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Horseback Trails
Equestrian trails at Riverside State Park (parks.wa.gov) are primarily single-track dirt trails, though a few two-track trails are in the park. All trails are multi-use, although some marked areas prohibit bicycles and horses near the park's Bowl and Pitcher overlook. The park's south end has some of Riverside's least-difficult trails. For those riders who want more of a challenge, the Deep Creek trail on the park's north end features a steep hill and one crossing of the namesake creek. Trailheads at the Equestrian Area, Pine Bluff and Inland Road provide those on horseback with access to Riverside Park's southern, northern and middle portions, respectively.

Centennial Trail
It is possible for horseback riders to travel from the southern end of Riverside State Park to the northern end using the western portion of the Spokane River Centennial Trail (spokanecentennialtrail.org). The 37-mile-long, multi-use trail generally follows the contour of the river, beginning at the Idaho state line, then winding near downtown Spokane and through Riverside State Park before ending at Sontag Park near Nine Mile Falls. The Centennial Trail includes a 10-foot-wide paved portion for hikers, joggers and bikers and a parallel 6-foot-wide, natural surface for equestrians, who are not allowed on the paved portion. The trail's Riverside State Park portion, which enters the park at the south end near the park's Equestrian Area, features several climbs and often provides riders with glimpses of wildlife such as bald eagles, hawks and deer.

Equestrian Area
Riverside State Park's Equestrian Area lies at the far south end of the park, on the west side of the Spokane River, just off Aubrey L. White Parkway. The area provides access to the park's entire horse-riding trail system and has restroom facilities and ample parking and unloading areas if you have a horse trailer. An equestrian campground with eight large sites was opened in spring 2012. Vault toilets and water are available. No bikers are allowed in the Equestrian Area, although hikers are permitted. Ample parking and unloading spots for horse trailers also are available at Inland Road and at Pine Bluff/Seven Mile roads near Deep Creek.

Considerations
Equestrians are specifically prohibited from both sides of the river around the Bowl and Pitcher, a natural lava-rock formation, as well as any areas identified as a natural forest area or preserve. Horses are allowed on the park's off-road vehicle trails, but ORVs have right-of-way and if horses are not accustomed to such vehicles, it is recommended that they not be ridden there. Riverside State Park is open year-round from early morning to dusk. A Discover Pass is required for all vehicle parking areas at the state park, with one-day passes and discounted seasonal passes available for purchase through the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (DiscoverPass.wa.gov).

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.
Interactive map showing the Centennial Trail.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit 272. On the north side of the freeway take a quick right turn onto Geiger Blvd. (there is a Shell gas station on your west), then a quick left onto Hayford Rd. (heading north). This crosses US Highway 2 at 2.4 miles from the turn onto Geiger Blvd. Pass the Northern Qwest Casino on your left. As the road turns right (to the east) it becomes Trails Road (4.4 miles from where you turned onto Gieger Blvd.). In 3.2 miles turn left (north) on Aubrey L. White Parkway. The entrance to the equestrian area will be on your right in 0.2 miles. Drive another 0.4 miles to the camping area on your left. 47.688496N, 117.490218W

Hayford Rd. can also be reached on US Highway 2 by driving to milepost 279.23 and turning north onto Haywood. This intersection is also the east city limit for Airway Heights such that driving west you will see a sign saying "Entering Airway Heights". There is a Wal Mart in the northeast corner of this intersection.

There are of course other routes in that the locals know about but Haywood/Trails roads is the main one for those not familiar with the area.
 
Battle Ground Lake State Park

Elev 505
45.808222N,122.499897W (UTM 10T e538851 n5072861) WGS84 datum Google Map link

State Park lands (Discover Pass required)
State Parks web link

Battle Ground Lake State Park is a camping park with 280 acres of beautiful, forested land in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The lake itself is of volcanic origin and is considered to be a smaller version of Crater Lake in Oregon.

A horse camp G-2 (Group Accommodations - 2) is available by reservation (see park map). This group camp requires that horses accompany overnight quests. Occupancy is four families. Horse camp includes four two-stall corrals or eight small corrals, one vault toilet, two fire rings and four picnic tables. There is a minimum group size of 10. The park has one RV dump station and four showers (showers are southwest of the play area on the east side of the lake.) To reserve the horse camp, visit online or call 888-CAMPOUT or 888-226-7688.
Map shows trailer parking separate from the camp. (Off load the horse(s) and return the rig to the parking area.) There is also horse trailer parking on the southwest corner of the park (for day users).

See the web site link above for full information and fees at this park.

Located 21 miles northeast of Vancouver, Wash., on the state's western side in Clark County.

Park address:
18002 N.E. 249th St.
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: (Park address takes you to the main entrance!) Interstate 5, Exit #14 / NE 219th Street) - Drive west on NE 219th/State Route 502 into the town of Battle Ground (5.0 miles) to the intersection with State Route 503 / 10th Avenue. Turn left (north on State Route 503 / NW 10th Avenue and drive 1.3 miles to NW 25th Street. Turn right and continue on NW 25th 0.5 miles to the first left on to NE 132nd Avenue. Continue 0.2 miles taking a right on to NE 249th Street (Dublin Cemetery on your right). Drive 0.5 miles to NE 142nd Avenue, turning left. Continue 0.2 miles to NE Axford Road and turn right. Continue on Axford for 0.4 miles to NE 259th Street and turn right. Drive another 1.0 mile to the northwest park entrance and the horse camp on your right (just beyond NE 165th Avenue).
 
Beacon Rock State Park

Elev 775
45.641108N,122.03241W (UTM 10T e575410 n5054618) WGS84 datum Google Map link

State Park lands (Discover Pass required)
State Parks web link

Beacon Rock State Park is a 5,100-acre year-round camping park with historic significance dating back hundreds of years. The park includes 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River.

The equestrian campsites, located at the equestrian trailhead (on Little Creek north of the Upper Picnic Area), features two standard sites that will accommodate a horse trailer each, a highline for horses, livestock water and a CXT vault toilet. There is no potable water and no electricity. Primitive camping fee applies. All campsites are first come, first served. (Park map link)

A "Primitive campsite" shall mean a campsite not provided with a flush comfort station nearby and which may not have any of the amenities of a standard campsite. "Standard campsite" shall mean a designated camping site which is served by nearby domestic water, sink waste, garbage disposal, and flush comfort station.

See the park web link above for full information and fees at this park.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See the Maps page for a Topographic map showing the trail.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: State Route 14 to milepost 34.78 - Turn north onto Kueffler Road and drive 1.1 miles. Turn right into the Equestrian Trailhead and camping, continuing 0.3 miles to the end of the road. The State Route 14 intersection with Kueffler Road looks like this driving from the west. Coming from the east it looks like this. (Note that the driveway in the foreground is the main entrance for the park.)

 
Laney Dispersed Camping Area

Elev 875
47.46242141723N, 123.4495697021W (UTM 10T e466117 n5256651) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands
USFS web link

Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District
295142 Highway 101 S.
PO Box 280
Quilcene, WA 98376
360-765-2200

"Officially" closed due to a road washout but still accessible via trail. Use the LeBar trailhead to access.

No potable water, no toilets, no facilities.

Use of weed free feed is required.

See LeBar Horse Camp for driving directions. See Maps page under Topographic and LeBar for a map showing this camp.
 
Rainbow Falls State Park

Elev 275
46.63259887695N, 123.2326812744W (UTM 10T e482201 n5164359) WGS84 datum Google Map link

State Park lands (Discover Pass required)
State Parks web link

Rainbow Falls State Park is a 139-acre camping park with 3,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Chehalis River. Situated in stands of old-growth forest, the park features a waterfall and a small fuchsia garden.

The park has 45 tent spaces, one dump station, one restroom, two showers and eight hook-up sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Three of the sites are for hikers and cyclists (no vehicles), and three are for horse campers. All campsites are first come, first served. (Park map) The horse camp sites are to your left as you enter the park.

The camp has access to the Willapa Hills Trail system. (behind the horse camp section is a pedestrian entrance in the corner of the park for pedestrians, bicyclists and horse riders. Straight across Leudinghaus Road is a 0.2 mile long trail that heads due north and intersects the Willapa Hills Trail. Along side it is a road.)

This trail has unfinished sections with missing trestles (scheduled to have been replaced by the summer of 2014). Some of it is paved and some is not. Interactive map of the trail.

See the park web link above for full information and fees at this park.

Located 17 miles west of Chehalis, Washington, on the state's western side in Lewis County.

Park address:
4008 State Highway 6
Chehalis, WA 98532

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: From Interstate 5 - Take exit #77, go west on State Route 6 about 17 miles to milepost 34.27. Turn right (north) on Chandler Road (will cross over a new bridge) go 0.3 miles and turn right (east) on Leudinghaus Road. Travel 0.8 miles on Leudinghaus Road and turn right into the park entrance.

Note that there is a park entrance on State Route 6 at milepost 35.18 but it is for day use parking only on the south side of the river. There is no bridge across.
 
Silver Ridge Ranch

Elev 2190
47.246202N, 121.180755W (UTM 10T e637671 n5234129) WGS84 datum Google map link

Private commercial camp

Silver Ridge Ranch
182 Silver Ridge Ranch Rd PO Box 644
Easton WA, 98925

To make reservations:
509-656-0275
Miki@silverridgeranch.com
www.silverridgeranch.com

45 RV sites at $20 per night with electrical and water hook-ups. 30 tent sites at $15 per night. Some sites have a private corral. All sites have a fire pit and table. One night non-refundable deposit for camp sites.

Bathroom and shower as well as RV dump.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Interactive map showing USFS trails in the area. Map default center is on the ranch.

Driving Directions: Take Interstate 90 to exit 70, going north once off the interstate. Turn right on to Sparks Road and drive 0.5 miles, turning left into the ranch driveway (under the Silver Ridge Ranch sign).
 
West Fork Humptulips

Elev varies (460 to 1030)
47.37823N, 123.79405W (UTM 10T e440059 n5247503) WGS84 datum Google Map link

USFS Lands

Pacific Ranger District - Quinault
353 South Shore Road
PO Box 9
Quinault, WA 98575
(360) 288 2525
TDD (360) 288 2525

Coordinates are to the Gorge TH.

A valid recreation pass is required for day use of either Pete's Creek trailhead or the Middle West Fork trailhead.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Gorge Trailhead

No facilities nor toilet. No water (river is 1 mile down the trail from the road). Two hitch rails and two user created highline areas, both in the northwest corner. Tie to trees using tree savers. (Please do not expand the highline area). Room for 3-5 vehicles with horse trailers.

Access to the West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 which provides further access to the Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858.1 and the Colonel Bob Wilderness. Printable trail guide (PDF) link.

Google Map link

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 north from Aberdeen/Hoquiam (or south from Forks) to the Donkey Creek Road at milepost 112.58. Turn east onto the Donkey Creek Road (Forest Road 22) and drive for 9.4 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 2204 and continue for 4.1 miles to the trailhead.

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Joe Creek Rendezvous (Pit site) has no facilities or water. Trails to the river from this location are being developed pending additional grant money.

Google map link

New trail construction - "The roads-to-trail segment would be from MP 0.0-MP 2.5 on the FS 2208-043 Road. Two new trail sections would connect the 2208-043 and 2208-040 Roads with the West Fork Humptulips Trail # 806 and the river for a loop opportunity." As of October 2012 you MUST go back to the Gorge TH for access to the trail. (6.0 miles one way)

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 north from Aberdeen/Hoquiam (or south from Forks) to the Donkey Creek Road at milepost 112.58. Turn east onto the Donkey Creek Road (forest road 22) and drive for 9.4 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 2204 and continue for 2.9 miles. (Pavement ends here and the Gorge TH is another 1.2 miles.) Turn right and continue 4.1 miles on FS Road 2208, keeping left at the fork onto road 2208-040. Drive another 0.7 miles into the Joe Creek pit/Rendezvous site (keeping to the left).

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Middle West Fork Trailhead


Google Map link

No stock camping at the Campbell Tree Grove Campground. Drive 0.1 mile beyond the campground to the Middle West Fork Trailhead (location of the former Campbell shelter). Two camp sites, one hitch rail and vault toilet. No potable water. If you are with a group it's possible to get 6 rigs backed in. Otherwise parking is very tight.

Access to the West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 which provides further access to the Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858.1 and the Colonel Bob Wilderness. Printable trail guide (PDF) link.

See the Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Driving Directions: From the Gorge TH, continue on FS Road 2204 for another 10 miles. The trailhead will be on the right.
 
Sol Duc (Soleduck) River Trail

Elev varies (1,700 minimum at Eagle Ranger Station)
47.97214N, 123.864343W (UTM 10T e435489 n5313565) WGS84 datum Google Map link

NPS lands

Olympic National Park
Eagle Ranger Station
360-327-3534
Open several days a week in summer only

NPS web link to stock user information.

Note that this trail is for experienced stock and riders.

Coordinates are to the Eagle Ranger Station.

Sol Duc Campground has 82 sites and is 0.3 miles up the road from the Eagle Ranger Station (past the road into the Hot Springs). The “barn site” is 0.25 miles (Google Map link) from the Eagle Ranger Station (Soleduck Ranger Station) and is available for overnight holding of stock; reservations should be made through the Eagle Ranger Station 360-327-3534. There is a stock ramp and hitch rail available. The trailhead is 1.9 miles up the road from the Eagle Ranger Station. See the Sol Duc Valley brochure (PDF).

The Sol Duc River Trail accesses the High Divide Trail (at Sol Duc Falls, 0.8 miles from the trailhead.) with no access for stock to the Hoh River Trail on the south side of Seven Lakes Basin. (As of October 2011 the trail from the Hoh River past Hoh Lake to the High Divide Trail is impassible to stock.) Just south of the Sol Duc River at about 3,300 foot elevation is the one stock camp open to horse and mule. This is the Horsehead Stock Camp and it's off the main trail to the west. There are no other stock camps for horse or mule in the Seven Lakes Basin.

Turning left at the junction with the High Divide Trail, Cat Basin and Soleduck (or Sol Duc) River Trail with stock does not get you far. The trail will be marked as being closed to stock and for good reason. Here is one (It's called the Catwalk! Terrain drops steeply on either side of the trail.) Another reason is that the trail ends abruptly and hikers must go cross-country.

Wilderness Food Storage: Park approved bear canisters are required. Horsehead Stock Camp does not have a bear wire. NPS web link. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Wilderness Camping Permit Required: Nearest source is Olympic National Forest Recreation Information Station in Forks. Phone: 360-374-7566 but you may also contact the Main Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles in person or by phone. The WIC is located within the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Phone: 360-565-3100

Reservations Needed: For reservations call the WIC at 360-565-3100. Permits for quota areas must be picked up at the WIC or a staffed ranger station during business hours. Reservations can be made up to 30 days before your arrival.

Fishing in the park: web link.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Provides access to: Sol Duc River Trail, High Divide Loop (7 Lakes Basin) See note above regarding Hoh Lake Trail being inaccessible to stock, and as a result the Hoh River Trail.

NPS web link to trail conditions (scroll down to "Hoh/Bogachiel Area Notices").

See Maps page for Topographic maps showing trails.

Olympic Guidebook: 1940

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 219.21. From Forks travel north for 26.0 miles on US Route 101. From Port Angeles it's 30.7 miles. Turn west onto the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. Drive 11.9 miles to the Eagle Ranger Station on your left. Driving north from Forks you will first see this sign, then the typical Intersection Ahead sign, and finally the intersection itself on your right. Driving from Port Angeles you first see this sign, then the typical Intersection Ahead sign, and finally the intersection itself on your left.


See also the Bogachiel River Trail
 

Lewis and Clark State Park

Elev 500
46.526745N, 122.814531W (UTM 10T e514224 n5152592) WGS84 datum Google Map link

State Park lands (Discover Pass required)
State Parks web link

Lewis and Clark State Park is a 621-acre camping park situated in one of the last major stands of old-growth forest in the state. Coniferous trees, streams, wetlands, dense vegetation and wet prairie comprise the park environment.

This park has five primitive equestrian sites ($12 fee). Maximum of eight people per site. The park has two restrooms and two showers. Five miles of trail open to horses. Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.

A "Primitive campsite" shall mean a campsite not provided with a flush comfort station nearby and which may not have any of the amenities of a standard campsite. "Standard campsite" shall mean a designated camping site which is served by nearby domestic water, sink waste, garbage disposal, and flush comfort station.

4583 Jackson Highway
Winlock WA 98596

Located 12 miles south of Chehalis, Wash., on the I-5 corridor in Lewis County.

Use of weed free feed is encouraged but not required.

Interactive map showing park boundaries. Default center is your destination. Choose other basemap types using the dropdown Map menu in the upper right.

Driving Directions: Interstate 5 to exit # 68. Drive east on US Route 12 for 2.5 miles. Turn right (south) onto the Jackson Highway and continue for 1.7 miles to the park entrance on the left. (Equestrian camping on the left as is the Park Ranger Station. See the map on the Parks web site.)

 
Elwha River Trail

Elev (375 minimum at the Elwha Ranger Station)
48.016819000244N, 123.59059906005W (UTM 10U e455958 n5318338) WGS84 datum Google Map link

NPS lands
NPS Backcountry permit link

Elwha River Trail NPS link

Note that this trail is for experienced stock and riders.

Olympic National Park
Elwha Ranger Station
360-452-9191
Hours vary, consult bulletin boards in the area.

NPS web link to stock user information.

Coordinates are to the Elwha Ranger Station. The trailhead is at Whiskey Bend.

Stock on the Elwha River Trail are allowed all the way to the Low Divide (Chicago Camp). From the Low Divide it's now the North Fork Quinault (also open to stock.) The Low Divide is 28.4 miles from the trailhead. (The North Fork Quinault is another 16.4 miles to that trailhead.)

Whiskey Bend (Trailhead) has a small corral with 2 campsites for stock users. There are loading ramps and hitch racks as well.

Camps along the Elwha River trail are: Lillian River Camp, Mary's Falls Camp, Canyon Camp, Elkhorn (within drift fence enclosure), Hayes River Guard Station, Camp Wilder (single drift fence), and Chicago Camp. The Elkhorn Ranger Station and Hayes River Ranger Station have hitch racks. Just Below the Boulder Creek Campground on the Olympic Hot Springs trail is another hitch rack.

Campsites: Lillian River Camp, Mary's Falls Camp, Canyon Camp, Elkhorn, Hayes River Guard Station, Camp Wilder, Chicago Camp

Bear wires for hanging food are located at Humes Ranch, Lillian Camp, Mary's Falls, Canyon Camp, Elkhorn, Hayes River, Camp Wilder and Chicago Camp. Bear canisters are recommended elsewhere. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Use of weed free feed is required.

See also North Fork Quinault River Trail and Dosewallips River Trail.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 239.53, Olympic Hot Springs Road. Turn south onto Olympic Hot Springs Road and drive 4.1 miles. Turn left onto Whiskey Bend Road and continue another 4.1 miles to the trailhead.

Parking is at the top of Whiskey Bend Road and is a loop type parking lot. Go past the vault toilet and around the loop. You will see the hitching rail on your right and a sign for horse trailer parking. Park along the bank at the edge of the parking lot. There is room for several horse trailers.
 

North Fork Quinault River Trail

Elev (minimum 510 at the trailhead, Low Divide 3665)
47.57590866N, 123.6478271W (UTM 10T e451280 n5269369) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Olympic National Parklands
NPS Backcountry permit link

North Fork Quinault River Trail NPS link
NPS web link to stock user information.

Note that this trail is for experienced stock and riders.

Olympic National Park
South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station (located next to Lake Quinault Lodge) Google Map link
360-288-0232
Open daily in summer, weekdays the rest of the year.

Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station
913 North Shore Road
Google Map link

Plan your visit (brochure)

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

Food Storage Method: Bear canisters and bear wires. Bear wires are located at Wolf Bar, Elip Creek and Low Divide. Bear canisters are recommended in other areas without wires. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Campsites: Wolf Bar, Elip Creek, Trapper, 16-mile and Low Divide.

Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets are available at Elip Creek, Trapper and Low Divide. In other areas bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.

Trails closed to stock: Irely Lake/Big Creek, Elip Creek, Finley Peak Trail (from the Low Divide).

From trailhead to Low Divide is 16.4 miles.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 125.55 (36 miles north of Hoquiam. 64 miles south of Forks.) South Shore Road. Turn east onto South Shore Road and follow it past Lake Quinault for 13.0 miles. Turn left onto the North Shore Road and follow it across the Quinault River, staying straight at the next T intersection, driving 3.6 miles from the South Shore road intersection to the trailhead. Expect potholes and rough road conditions on the unpaved portion of South Shore Road. North Shore Road is not recommended for RVs and trailers.

Alternate: North Shore Road, US Route 101 to milepost 128.63 (39 miles north of Hoquiam. 61 miles south of Forks.) Not recommended for RVs and trailers beyond Finley Creek (just beyond the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station).

Also see Elwha River Trail

 
Dosewallips River Trail (and West Fork)

Elev (minimum of 620 at the trailhead to 5845 at Hayden Pass. West Fork - Anderson Pass at 4520)
47.7349014282N, 123.085060119W (UTM 10T e493622 n5286840) WGS84 datum Google Map link

NPS lands
NPS Backcountry permit link

Dosewallips River Trail NPS link
West Fork Dosewallips River Trail NPS link
NPS web link to stock user information.

Note that this trail is for experienced stock and riders.

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
3002 Mt. Angeles Rd, Port Angeles (Google Map link)
360-565-3100
2012 winter hours Fri-Sat 8 am to 4 pm

The current trailhead is in the Olympic National Forest. No recreation pass required.

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

There is a hitch rack at the trailhead.

Campsites: Deception Creek, Bear Camp, Big Timber (W Fork) and Diamond Meadows (W Fork) are for stock use. Other campsites not available to stock users.

Toilet Facilities: Dose Forks, Deception Creek, Bear Camp, Dose Meadows; Big Timber (W Fork); Diamond Meadows (W Fork); Honeymoon Meadows (W Fork) and Anderson Shelter (W Fork); elsewhere bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.

Food Storage Method: Bear wires are located at some camps (Dose Forks, Burdick Creek, Camp Marion, Bear Camp, Dose Meadows, Big Timber, Diamond Meadows, Honeymoon Meadows (need rope), Jct. with LaCrosse Pass Trail, Lake Constance and Anderson Shelter). Bear canisters are required in the Anderson Pass and Anderson Moraine area. Bear canisters are required where food cannot be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 ft. out from the nearest tree trunk. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Water: There is very little water at Anderson Pass.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 306.07 (1.7 miles north of Brinnon along Hood Canal.) Turn west onto the Dosewallips River Road and follow it for 9.8 miles to the current trailhead. A washout in 2002 blocked access to the final 5.5 miles of road. The USFS needs $4.5 million for the preferred alternative - a 0.84 mile single lane upland re-route with retaining walls that would minimize tree-clearing and affect 6.5 acres.

Also see East Fork Quinault River Trail, Elwha River Trail and the Duckabush River Trail
 
Upper Graywolf River Trail

Elev 2550 (at the trailhead. Graywolf Pass is at 6280 and is 17.3 miles from the trailhead.
47.965061187N, 123.19317626W (UTM 10T e485580 n5312435) WGS84 datum Google Map link

NPS lands
NPS Backcountry permit link

Graywolf River Trail NPS link
NPS web link to stock user information.

Note that this trail is for very experienced stock and riders.

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
3002 Mt. Angeles Rd, Port Angeles (Google Map link)
360-565-3100
2012 winter hours Fri-Sat 8 am to 4 pm

Coordinates are to the Slab Camp Creek trailhead. 2.64 miles to the Graywolf. 947 foot loss in elevation. USFS lands - no pass required.

Campsites: Three Forks/Gray Wolf Camp, Camp Ellis and Falls Camp (2 small sites). All allow stock.

Toilet Facilities: Graywolf Camp; elsewhere bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.

Food Storage Method: Bear canisters are required in the subalpine high country where food cannot be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 ft. out from the nearest tree trunk. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 262.02 - Taylor Cutoff Road (Sequim is 3 miles to the east and Port Angeles is 12.1 miles to the west). Turn south on the Taylor Cutoff Road and continue straight south for 2.6 miles. Cross Olson Road and continue onto Lost Mountain Road. Continue on Lost Mountain Road 2.6 miles to FS Road 2870. Turn left onto FS Road 2870 and drive 0.9 miles to FS Road 2875. Turn right and drive another 3.5 miles on FS Road 2875 to Slab Camp and the trailhead.

We are using the Slab Camp Creek Trail as the Graywolf River Trail has a bridge out downstream of the Slab Camp Creek and Graywolf trail junction.
 
Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2

Elev 2525 (at the trailhead)
47.877111N, 123.136944W (UTM 10T e489760 n5302651) WGS 84 datum Google Map link

USFS lands (recreation pass required for day use)

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District- Quilcene office
295142 Highway 101 S. (Google Map link)
Quilcene, WA 98376
360-765 2200
TDD 360-765-2200

USFS Trail information web link

This 8.1 mile trail makes its way along the Dungeness River for 3.2 miles to Camp Handy then climbs to an intersection with Home Lake and Marmot Pass trails. Grade is 10-15% with some grades to 20%. This trail also connects with the Royal Basin and Tubal Cain Mine Trails. Access to the Olympic National Park and Buckhorn Wilderness.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 269.21 - Louella Road (across from Sequim Bay State Park). Turn west onto Louella Road. Follow Louella Road 1.0 mile to Palo Alto Road and take a left on Palo Alto Road for 1.1 mile to the Forest Boundary. The Palo Alto Road becomes FS Road 28. Turn right onto FS Road 2880, driving past Dungeness Forks Campground for 1 mile. Stay left onto FS Road 2870 for 8.7 miles to the trailhead across the Dungeness River bridge.

Also see Big Quilcene River Trail
 
Duckabush River Trail

Current conditions: 10/2/12: Trail open to hikers only. Trail will remain NOT RECOMMENDED to stock until additional work can be completed. Hazardous conditions such as fallen logs, loose rocks, holes, and very narrow sections of trail are still present. Use extreme caution. No new reports.

Elev 415 (at Trailhead)
47.685N, 123.039722W (UTM 10T e497019 n5281291) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

Trailhead on USFS lands. USFS fee at trailhead $5/vehicle/day
Park Boundary at 6.2 (USFS says 6.7) miles.
No USFS pass required but be sure and obtain a ONP Wilderness permit.

Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District- Quilcene office
295142 Highway 101 S. (Google Map link)
Quilcene, WA 98376
360-765 2200
TDD 360-765-2200

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
3002 Mt. Angeles Rd, Port Angeles (Google Map link)
360-565-3100
2012 winter hours Fri-Sat 8 am to 4 pm

ONP Duckabush River Trail
USFS Duckabush Trail #803
USFS Duckabush Trailhead

Distance: 16.1 miles from park boundary to O'Neil Pass, 6.2 from trailhead to park boundary (USFS says it's 6.7)
Elevation change: 1550 ft. at park boundary to 4950 ft. at O'Neil Pass

Food Storage Method: Bear wires are located at Tenmile Camp, Upper Duckabush and Marmot Lake. Bear canisters are required at Lake LaCrosse and in the subalpine high country where food cannot be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 ft. out from the nearest tree trunk. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.
Designated stock camps: Tenmile Camp, Upper Duckabush Camp (do not camp elsewhere)
Campsites: Tenmile Camp, Upper Duckabush, Marmot Lake.
Toilet Facilities: Tenmile Camp, Upper Duckabush and Marmot Lake; elsewhere bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.
Stock: Allowed to jct with Home Sweet Home Trail, check stock regulations. See ONP Stock Use. Home Sweet Home is just short of the First Divide (18.46 miles from the trailhead.)

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 309.99 at the Duckabush Recreation Area and Duckabush Road/FS Road 2510, 15 miles south of Quilcene. Turn west on FS Road 2510 and drive 6 miles to FS Road 2510-060 and the Duckabush trailhead.

See also East Fork Quinault River Trail and Dosewallips River Trail
 
North Fork Skokomish River Trail

Elev 840 (at Staircase Ranger Station)
47.515418N, 123.328421W (UTM 10T e475273 n5262496) WGS84 datum Google Map link

National Park lands

Coordinates are to the Staircase Ranger Station

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
3002 Mt. Angeles Rd, Port Angeles (Google Map link)
360-565-3100
2012 winter hours Fri-Sat 8 am to 4 pm

Staircase Ranger Station
360-877-5569

ONP North Fork Skokomish River Trail
NPS web link to stock user information.

12.7 miles to First Divide. Elevation change: 785 feet to 4,688 feet at First Divide.

Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits at the Staircase Ranger Station when open or the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles. No reservations necessary.

Food Storage Method: Bear canisters are required where food cannot be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 ft. out from the nearest tree trunk. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Designated stock camps: Nine Stream, Camp Pleasant

Toilet Facilities: Spike Camp, Camp Pleasant, Nine Stream, Home Sweet Home; elsewhere bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 331.74 in downtown Hoodsport, State Route 119-Lk Cushman Rd. Head west on State Route 119-Lake Cushman Road for 9.2 miles to N Upper Finch Creek Road and turn left to stay on State Route 119-Lake Cushman Road. Continue to follow Lake Cushman Road for 5.5 miles and continue onto FS Road 24 (This road may be seasonally closed.) The Staircase Ranger Station will be on the right in 1.0 miles.
 
East Fork Quinault River Trail

Elev 620 at the trailhead
47.57287979N, 123.569580W (UTM 10T e457162 n5268987) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Olympic National Park lands

NPS Backcountry permit link

East Fork Quinault River Trail NPS link
NPS web link to stock user information.

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

Olympic National Park
South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station (located next to Lake Quinault Lodge) Google Map link
360-288-0232
Open daily in summer, weekdays the rest of the year.

Plan your visit (brochure)

Stock use is prohibited on the following trails: Big Creek Trail, Elip Creek Trail, Finley Peak Trail, Graves Creek Trail, Graves Creek Nature Trail, Maple Glade Nature Trail, Martin’s Park Trail, Rustler Creek Trail, Skyline Trail, Sundown Lake Trail, and Wynoochee Trail.

Bear Warning! Bears are common in this area. Enchanted Valley is home to many bears. Always secure all food, garbage and scented items in bear canisters 24 hours a day. Bear canisters are recommended for this entire trail and are available at the South Shore Quinault Ranger Station.

Food Storage Method: Bear canisters and bear wires. Bear wires are located at O'Neil Creek, Pyrites Creek and Enchanted Valley. Bear canisters are recommended in other areas without wires. Stock users should be prepared to secure their own as well as any stock feed from bears and other wildlife. All food, garbage, and any scented such as toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen should be stored in bear proof containers or panniers. Animal feed must also be secured from wildlife.

Campsites: Pony Bridge, O'Neil Creek, Pyrites Creek, Enchanted Valley. There are no designated stock camps.

Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets are available at O'Neil Creek and Enchanted Valley. In other areas bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.

A hitch rack is provided at Enchanted Valley. (The Chalet foundation as of January 5 2014 was 18 inches from the top of the river bank. NPS is considering options.)

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 125.55 (36 miles north of Hoquiam. 64 miles south of Forks.) South Shore Road. Turn east onto South Shore Road and follow it past Lake Quinault and along the river for 19.1 miles to the trailhead. (6.2 miles past the junction with the North Shore Road)

Also see Dosewallips River Trail and Duckabush River Trail
 
Queets River Trail

Elev 285 (at the trailhead)
47.6245384216N, 124.014541625W (UTM 10T e423773 n5275069) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Olympic National Pak lands

NPS Backcountry permit link

Queets River Trail NPS link
NPS web link to stock user information.

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
3002 Mt. Angeles Rd, Port Angeles (Google Map link)
360-565-3100
2012 winter hours Fri-Sat 8 am to 4 pm

Olympic National Park
South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station (located next to Lake Quinault Lodge) Google Map link
360-288-0232
Open daily in summer, weekdays the rest of the year.

A river ford is required to access the Queets from the trailhead. This crossing can be difficult or impossible during periods of heavy rain or snow melt. It is commonly waist deep in summer.

Plan your visit (brochure)

15.8 miles to end of trail. Elevation change: 360 to 800 ft.

Obtain permits at the WIC in Port Angeles or at the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station located next to Lake Quinault Lodge. No reservations necessary.

Food Storage Method: Bear canisters are recommended in this area. All food, garbage and scented items must be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 ft. out from the nearest tree trunk or stored in bear canisters.

Campsites: Spruce Bottom, Bob Creek, gravel bars (no dedicated stock camps)

Toilet Facilities: none; bury waste 6-8" 200 ft from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 144.57 - Queets River Road. Turn north on the Queets River Road and follow it for 13.5 miles to the trailhead.

Note that this trail is for very experienced stock and riders.
 
Bogachiel River Trail

Elev 310 (at the trailhead)
47.8759613037N, 124.291000366W (UTM 10T e403467 n5303321) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Olympic National Park lands

NPS Backcountry permit link

Bogachiel River Trail NPS link
NPS web link to stock user information.

Coordinates are to the trailhead.

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
3002 Mt. Angeles Rd, Port Angeles (Google Map link)
360-565-3100
2012 winter hours Fri-Sat 8 am to 4 pm

Olympic National Park
Forks Information Station
Forks Transit Center, 551 S Forks Ave (Highway 101), Forks, WA 98331. (Google Map link) (just north of Rankin Rd)
360-374-7566
Current Hours: Through December 24 (tentative): 10 to 4, Friday through Sunday.

Obtain permits in person at the WIC in Port Angeles or at the Forks Recreation and Information Center.

24.4 miles to the Mink Lake Trail jct. Elevation change: 400 ft. to 4130 ft.

Food Storage Method: Bear canisters are recommended in this area. All, food, garbage and scented items must be hung at least 12 feet high and 10 feet from the nearest tree trunk or stored in bear canisters. If you are hiking up into the Sol Duc/High Divide/7 Lakes Basin/Mink Lake area, all food, garbage and scented items must be stored in bear canisters.

Location and sites: Bogachiel Camp, Flapjack, 15-mile, Hyak and various gravel bar areas along the river. (no dedicated stock camps)

Toilet Facilities: no toilets. Bury solid waste in a 6-8" hole at least 200 ft. from camp areas and water sources.

Note that this trail is for very experienced stock and riders.

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 185.97 - Undie Road. (Bogachiel State Park) Turn north on Undie Road and continue for 4.6 miles to the trailhead.

Also see the Sol Duc River Trail
 
Three Lakes Campground

Elev 4650
46.7631301879N, 121.473480224W (UTM 10T e616566 n5179974) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Mount Rainier National Park lands

Contact the park

Mount Rainier National Park stock use web link
Wilderness Regulations

Coordinates are to Three Lakes Camp

Saddle and pack animals (horses, mules, burros and llamas) are welcome on the Pacific Crest Trail and on the Laughingwater Creek Trail from Highway 123 to the Pacific Crest Trail near Carlton Pass. Trails are often snow covered until mid-summer. Rough terrain, difficult river crossings, and drastic elevation changes have challenged many people with stock.

Check trail conditions before you arrive.

Three Lakes Camp
Three Lakes Camp is open to stock use. Please keep stock animals at least 100 yards from other campsites. Tie stock only at hitching rails. To camp at Three Lakes, you will need a wilderness permit, available at wilderness information centers and most ranger stations. Two individual, one group site.

Party Size
You may bring a maximum combination of 12 people and stock animals on the Pacific Crest Trail and a maximum of 5 head of stock on the Laughingwater Creek Trail.

Grazing
In order to protect fragile native vegetation, stock animals must not graze in the park. Carry an adequate supply of pellet feed. To prevent the spread of alien plants and weeds, feed animals pellet feed for at least two days prior to entry into the park. Never dump or leave animal droppings in parking areas or along roadways.

Parking
Stock trailer parking is available across the road from the trailhead at Laughingwater Creek (Google Map link [Google trail placement is wrong]), State Route 123, milepost 5.15. The trail is at milepost 5.21. Two parking lots suitable for stock trailers are also available at Chinook Pass for access to the Pacific Crest Trail. These parking lots are just outside the National Park boundary (Google Map link), State Route 410, milepost 69.41.

FEES, CHANGES AND REFUND POLICY

Wilderness Camping Reservations

Reservations cost $20 per party (1-12 people) per trip (up to 14 consecutive nights). Reservation fees are non-refundable.
The park accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DISCOVER credit cards.
There is no charge for Wilderness Camping Permits.
One change may be made to a Wilderness Camping Reservation after it is confirmed at no additional fee, provided the change can be accommodated by the park. Each subsequent change requires an additional charge of $20.

Wilderness Trip Planner Map including trail mileages

Use of weed free feed is required.

Driving Directions: See Google Map links above under Parking.
 
Flying Horseshoe Ranch

Elev 1900
47.190704N, 120.819268W (UTM 10T e665198 n5228664) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch
The Blackburn Family
3190 Red Bridge Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-674-2366
www.flyinghorseshoeranch.com
blackburn @ flyinghorseshoeranch.com

Multiple lodging opportunities with cabins, tents or tipis. Two cookhouses for your use and two shower houses.

Horse boarding is $10 per horse, per night. Thirty steel panel pens are available. Large outdoor arena and parking areas for trucks and trailers. Bring your own feed.

Use of weed free feed is dependant on the landowner. Verify when you contact them.

Driving Directions: Interstate 90 to exit 85 (east end of Cle Elum). Continue on State Route 970 (going toward Wenatchee) to milepost 4.73. The driveway (with large gate) is on your left. What it looks like coming from the west. And what it looks like coming from the east.

Alternate directions - Interstate 90 to exit 85 (east end of Cle Elum). Continue on State Route 970 (going toward Wenatchee) to the Red Bridge Road intersection at milepost 3.73 (Seaton Road to the south, Red Bridge Road to the north). Turn north onto Red Bridge Road and at the next intersection (1,050 feet or 0.2 miles plus or minus) stay right on Red Bridge Road. Continue on Red Bridge Road another 0.8 miles to the back entrance to the ranch.
 
Stehekin Valley Ranch

Elev 1400
48.3775N, 120.7883W (UTM 10U e663768 n5360623) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Stehekin Valley Ranch
PO Box 36
9 Stehekin Valley Road
Stehekin, WA 98852
1-800-536-0745
509-682-4677
ranch@stehekinvalleyranch.com
stehekinvalleyranch.com
48°22'39"N 120°47'18"W

Cabins, lodge, corrals. Rates for stock are $15/night per animal which include corral space, grain, hay and water.

Interactive map showing trails in the park (hiker and stock), stock camps (park) and this location. (be sure and zoom out)

Directions: Ride in if you have your own stock from Rainy Pass, Twisp River Horse Camp, South Pass , War Creek Pass or South Navarre Campground (see below) or other trailheads (See the North Cascades National Park stock camp information). Your options otherwise are to hike, take the "Lady of the Lake" or a float plane from Chelan.

Rainy Pass Trailhead - State Route 20, milepost 157.60 - Stiletto Spur Trail accesses the Bridge Creek Trail and it's an approximately 18 mile ride. USFS trailhead, Recreation pass or $5 per day required. Google Map link

Twisp River Horse Camp - In the city of Twisp at the intersection (milepost 201.54) of State Route 20 and Second Avenue ("Twisp R Rd" sign with arrow pointing west), take the Twisp River Road west 18.1 miles to a "Y" intersection (Twisp R Horse Camp sign). Bear left onto FS Road 4435 and go 0.2 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on FS Road 4435 and go 3.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. Accesses the Twisp Pass Trail. USFS site - Recreation pass or $5 per day required. Google Map link

South Pass Trail Trailhead - Accesses South Creek Trail # 401 From Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114 (Twisp River Road). At about 12.5 miles the County Road joins Forest Service Road 44. Continue on FS Road 44, which becomes FS Road 4440 to South Creek Campground and Trailhead. Campground - $8 per night fee. Google Map link

War Creek Pass Trail Trailhead 48.358341N, 120.416583W From Twisp drive west on Okanogan County Road 9114 (Twisp River Road). In about 10 miles the county road becomes Forest Service Road 44 (Forest Service Road 43 takes off to the left at that point). Continue on Forest Service Road 44 to Forest Service Road 4430 and turn left. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4430-100 and travel about 1.5 miles to the War Creek Trailhead. Google Map link

South Navarre Campground - From Chelan, drive north on State Route 97 to Pateros (milepost 253.28) and State Route 153. Turn left onto State Route 153 for and continue for 16.82 miles to Gold Creek Loop Road (milepost 16.82). Turn left onto Gold Creek Loop Road for 0.8 miles and turn left onto Gold Creek Road/County Road 1034 continuing 1.0 mile. Turn Left onto South Fork Gold Creek Road/FS Road 4330 and drive another 3.6 miles. Continue (USFS calls this Spur Road 600) another 9.8 miles until the junction of Grade Creek Road 8200 and Cooper Mt. road 8020. Turn right on Grade Creek Road and continue for 10.7 miles to South Navarre Campground. OR State Route 150 - Chelan to Manson on the east shore of Lake Chelan - State Route 150 milepost 1.54 - Wapato Lake Road : From Chelan turn right onto Wapato Lake Road and in 2.3 miles turn right onto Upper Joe Creek Road. Continue on Upper Joe Creek Road for 2.2 miles. Then continue onto Grade Creek Road and follow it for another 29.0 miles to South Navarre Campground. Accesses Summit Wilderness Trail #1259.1 and 1259.2 which will take you to War Creek Pass, or Prince Creek Trail # 1254 which will take you to the Chelan Lakeshore Trail # 1247 and thus into Stehekin. No recreation pass or fee is required. Also see Horse Camp Info. Google Map link
 
Chewack River Guest Ranch

Elev 2045
48.555719N, 120.175549W (UTM 10U e708408 n5381921) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Chewack River Guest Ranch
Don & Chris Lundgren
588 East Chewuch
Winthrop WA 98862
509-996-2497
Chewackriverranch@gmail.com
www.chewackranch.com

Reserve a house or room. Offers free horse boarding. Bring your own horse and ride adjacent WDFW or USFS lands.

Driving Directions: State Route 20 to Winthrop, milepost 192.91. (This is a four-way stop and SR 20 makes a 90 degree turn. Coming from Twisp, go straight onto Riverside Avenue. Coming from the west, turn left onto Riverside Avenue.) Follow Riverside as it turns to the right and becomes Bluff Street and follows the river. As you leave the river and the road turns north it becomes East Chewuch Road. Continue 6.0 miles (from the SR 20 intersection) on East Chewuch Road. You will see a large white barn on the left. Across the road is the snowmobile shop and lodges.
 

Layton Hill Horse Camp

Elev 530
48.038151N, 122.948642W (UTM 10U e503828.3 n5320541.8) WGS84 datum Google Map link

Private commercial camp

Layton Hill Horse Camp
2514 Chicken Coop Road
Sequim, WA 98382
Delman Sage: 360-461-3233 Or Anna Neal: 425-737-7404
Facebook
www.laytonhillhorsecamp.com

Camping is by donation! Suggested levels are $20 per night for 2 people and 2 horses/mules. Each additional animal is $10. Day use and parking is $7 per animal.

Eight primitive sites for now (July 2014) with plans for 30 to 40. Each site has a fire pit, corral, picnic table and room for a tent. (portable corrals and highlines available on request.) There is a kiosk with camp rules and registration, a swing set made out of saddle girths, and a communal area with fire pit and kitchen as well as rustic tables and benches constructed from the local timber. Non-potable water and outhouses are provided.

The facilities include a trail obstacle course, a 40 foot round pen and soon to be (as of the end of June 2014) 50-foot by 100-foot outdoor arena. From the campground there is access to endless miles of hiking and riding along Department of Natural Resources roads for those interested in exploring beyond the camp area and it's 6-mile trail system, not to mention the trail system just across US Highway 101 at Miller Peninsula.

The obstacle course has 12 plus different trail obstacles that a rider might find while riding in the back country. From a wooden bridge the horses must calmly walk across to a variety of downed logs and brush that require horse and rider to carefully maneuver through.

From the highest point of the 100 acre camp is a panoramic view of Bell Hill, the Dungeness Spit and Mount Baker hazy in the distance.

Driving Directions: US Route 101 to milepost 271.53 (Chicken Coop Road), east of Port Angeles and west of Sequim. Turn south on Chicken Coop Road drive 0.8 miles to the intersection with Craig Road. Turn right (a very sharp right turn) and continue on Chicken Coop Road another 0.1 miles to the driveway on your left. The intersection on US Route 101 looks like this coming from Port Angeles. Note the Wye. The intersection is on your right. Coming from Sequim the intersection is on your left and looks like this.