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WILD MARE HORSE CAMP, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: WILD MARE HORSE CAMP
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Wild Mare Horse Campground is located along the central Oregon coast, 22 miles south of the town of Reedsport, and 2 miles north of Coos Bay.

Horse campers come here to explore the Wild Mare Horse Trail and take in captivating views of Oregon's Pacific Coast, just a half mile from the campground.

Natural Features:

Tucked among shore pine, Douglas fir and huckleberry, Wild Mare is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level. This region is in the southern tip of Siuslaw National Forest, hugging the Pacific Ocean.

Recreation:

Equestrian campers are fond of the Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500. This trail begins under a canopy of alder and spruce, and then emerges into an open dune area that crosses down to the beach.

Some parts of the dunes are designated for hiking and horseback riding only, while off-road vehicle enthusiasts can roam free on the dunes north of the campground.

Facilities:

The year-round campground is equipped with drinking water, vault toilets, a picnic area, trash bins and recycling receptacles. Horses are welcome in the 12 corrals provided.

Head to Horsfall Campground for the use of coin showers.

Nearby Attractions:

Scenic water attractions are in every direction of the campground. Head south to Coos Bay, west to the Pacific, and east to Horsfall Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Corrals, Horse
  • Drinking Water
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • Hay brought to this facility must be certified weed-free
  • No off-road vehicle riding in campground
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites outside the reservation season
  • For more information on Siuslaw 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):
43.45444, -124.26722
43°27'16"N, 124°16'2"W

From Reedsport, Oregon, take Highway 101 south for 22 miles to the Horsfall Dunes and Beach road sign. Turn right and follow signs.

From Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon, take Highway 101 north for about 2 miles to the Horsfall Dunes and Beach road sign. Turn left and follow signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WILD MARE HORSE CAMP

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Phone Number:

Information:  (541)271-6000
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