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WHITEFISH HORSE CAMP, OR
Status: Closed through Wed May 07 2014 Season Dates
OverviewIn Deschutes National Forest, Whitefish Horse Campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities in the Cascade region.
A favorite among horse enthusiasts, the campground looks out onto the waters of Crescent Lake. With snow-capped peaks, high elevation lakes, scenic rivers, and several wilderness areas located nearby, this campground offers visitors the opportunity to experience both the serene and wild aspects of central Oregon.
Cresent Lake is nestled in a naturally glaciated basin behind a moraine dam, east of the towering Cascade Mountain Range. Its brilliant blue-green water, sandy beaches, and water temperature are exceptional for a high-elevation lake.
A favorite among horse enthusiasts, the campground provides visitors with access to a variety of trails. Lakes, lava flows, and forested areas provide the backdrop for many of these rides.
The campground has 17 large equestrian sites, each equipped with double or quadruple metal corrals. Sites 008, 013 and 018 have four horse stalls, while all the others have two horse stalls.
Visitors can explore wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and approximately 1,600 miles of trails in the 2.5 million-acre Deschutes National Forest and adjacent Ochoco National Forest.
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Know Before You Go
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I-5, take exit 188A towards Oakridge, continue on Hwy 58 for 69.3 miles, then turn right at NF Road 60 and continue for 2.2 miles. Turn right at Crescent Lake Road and continue for 1.2 miles. Make a slight right at NF Road 60 and travel for 3.5 miles to your destination on the left.
From La Pine, travel south on Hwy 97 for 17.5 miles, then turn right at the Crescent Cutoff Road, continuing for 11.9 miles. Turn right at Hwy 58 and travel for about 2 miles, before turning left at NF Road 60. Continue for 2.2 miles, then turn right at Crescent Lake Road. Go 1.2 miles, make a slight right at NF Road 60, and continue 3.5 miles to your destination on the left.
Mailing Address:WHITEFISH HORSE CAMP
PO BOX 8516
Coburg OR 97408
Phone Number:Information: (541)338-7869