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part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Oct 25 2015   Season Dates


Horse Creek Group Campground is located on the banks of Horse Creek. The rushing water and tall Douglas fir trees offer a cool, shady spot to enjoy the outdoors.

An open field on the west side of the campground allows guests to play sports like Frisbee or kickball, and a picnic area offers a great spot for grilling and group gatherings.

Natural Features:

The campground sits along Horse Creek among Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar. The creek flows into the McKenzie River, a 90-mile tributary that transports snowmelt from the Cascade Range to the Willamette Valley.

Set along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, gorgeous, lush mountain landscapes are found in every direction.


Fishing for steelhead in Horse Creek is enjoyable pastime. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trailhead is nearby, offering fun-filled hiking and biking opportunities. The 26-mile trail boasts wonderful scenery along the river, and is an easy hike for all ages.


Horse Creek accommodates 60 campers and 23 vehicles. The campground comes with drinking water, picnic tables, vault toilets and campfire rings. Visitors need to bring their own firewood.

Nearby Attractions:

Cougar Reservoir is about 10 miles southwest and boasts excellent boating opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Entry to site is through a locked gate; Call (541) 822-3381 at least 72 hours prior to arrival to confirm combination code and for updates.
  • The McKenzie River Ranger District office is open Monday-Friday, and is closed on the weekends. Please call ahead for information at least 72 hours prior to arrival for updates or other information.Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The office will not be open on weekends.
  • No electric hookups are available
  • No firearms, fireworks or chainsaws
  • For more information on Willamette National Forest, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.16222, -122.15333
44°9'44"N, 122°9'12"W

From Eugene, Oregon: Take I-105 East McKenzie River to highway 126E. Go 55 miles on Hwy 126 to McKenzie Bridge. Turn right onto Horse Creek Road #2638. Follow Horse Creek Road for 2 miles to Horse Creek Group Site. Entry is through a locked gate with a combination. Call (541) 822-3381 prior to arrival to receive combination.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

57600 McKenzie Hwy.

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)822-3381
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