Whitefish Horse Camp
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FACILITIES: The 19 unit campground is designed specifically for horse camping. Each numbers campsite has a picnic table, open fire stove and horse corrals. Site 8, 13 and 18 have four horse corrals. The rest have two horse corrals. The campground has vault toilets and potable water. This camp is available only for persons with horses. The concessionaire provides removal of bagged garbage and manure from designated sites in the campground.
RESERVATIONS: This facility is proposed to operate under the following criteria:
1. This is a reservation site for equestrians. Individual sites may be reserved. Check the bulletin board to make sure you are not in a reserved site. If sites are not reserved, they are available on a first come, first served basis.
2. Reservations can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Center at 1-800-280-CAMP. Reservations should be made well in advance, up to 240 days prior.
3. Maximum stay is limited to 14 consecutive days. Check out time is 2:00 p.m.
4. No motorcycles or ATVs are allowed in the campground.
TRAILS IN THE VICINITY: Several trails and trail-tie options are available from the camp. Obtaining a Deschutes National Forest map is advised before starting out. These show all trails and are available at almost any National Forest office in Oregon. The Whitefish Creek Trail #42 leaves the camp in a northerly direction and ties with several other trails in the vicinity including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Trail #99 leaves the camp going south crossing Whitefish Creek and ties in with the Windy Lakes Trail #40 and Oldenberg Trail #42 on the south end of Crescent Lake. This trail also goes north out of the camp following along Road #60 and connects with the Fawn Lake Trail #44A. Trail #44A connects to Trail #44 which terminates at the southwest end of Odell Lake and with the PCT in Diamond Peak Wilderness.
From Whitefish Camp, riders can access extensive trail networks. These cover the high Cascade country of the Deschutes, Umpqua, and Willamette National Forests as well as the Diamond Peak Wilderness, adjacent to camp. The Three Sisters, Mt. Washington and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Areas farther north are also accessible by trail. All this is available from the Camp without having to move horses by vehicle. Riders can take trip from camp varying from an hour to several days.