HORSE CAMPGROUND, CA

Horse Camp is located on the eastern shore of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir, giving visitors ample opportunity to fish, swim, boat and enjoy nature. The camp is one of eight campgrounds in the area, but the only one equipped to handle equestrian campers. It provides access...
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  • Drinking water and hookups are not available
  • Bears may frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage
  • Horse Campground is for equestrian camping only
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AREA HORSE CAMPGROUND EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 30 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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AREA HORSE CAMPGROUND EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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AREA HORSE CAMPGROUND EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 30 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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AREA HORSE CAMPGROUND EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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AREA HORSE CAMPGROUND EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 30 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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AREA HORSE CAMPGROUND EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Horse Camp is located on the eastern shore of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir, giving visitors ample opportunity to fish, swim, boat and enjoy nature.

The camp is one of eight campgrounds in the area, but the only one equipped to handle equestrian campers. It provides access to a beautiful, adjacent mountain lake and various hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails that meander through the scenic hills and valleys.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, in northern California, at an elevation of about 5,060 feet. It is on the eastern shore of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir, which was formed by flooding in the 1960s. The campground and the lake are surrounded by thick stands of pine and fir trees.

There are multiple campgrounds located around the lake as well as cabins on the south side. The campground is also the center of a popular snowmobiling area during winter months.

Recreation:

The 1,615-acre lake provides ample opportunities for visitors to fish, boat, swim and water ski. Anglers can expect a catch of a variety of trout and kokanee salmon, among other species of fish, however, fishing licenses are required to participate.

The Lakeshore Trail, which loops 14.5 miles around the lake, is available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The trail connects to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which stretches from 2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico, across three states. A variety of day hikes can be done on portions of the trail.

Facilities:

The campground offers about 10, single-family, equestrian campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Hookups are not available and the parking surfaces are gravel. Lantern posts and hitching racks are provided at each site.

Each site is also equipped with a table and a campfire ring with a grill. Accessible vault toilets are provided. An on-site host may be available.

Nearby Attractions:

About 12 miles northeast of the lake lies a small, natural lily pond, called Fowler Lake. It sits at an altitude of 5,446 feet and is a beautiful sight.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mountain Biking
  • RV sites
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Apr 25 2014 -
Apr 25 2015
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $22.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.73528, -120.95306
39°44'7"N, 120°57'11"W

From Oroville, California, travel east on Highway 162 to Olive Highway. Turn right and continue 5 miles to Forbestown Road. Turn right and go 16 miles to La Porte Road. Turn left and travel 27 miles to La Porte, then 2 miles to signs for the recreation area. Turn right and continue just over 3 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HORSE CAMPGROUND
875 Mitchell Ave.
Oroville CA 95965

Phone Number:

Information: (530)534-6500
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