Willow Prairie Horse Camp
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Nestled in tall timber just southwest of Mt. McLoughlin is a beautiful meadow called Willow Prairie. Adjacent to the camp is a wetlands with a beaver swamp, and several large ponds where wildlife abounds. Keep your eyes open for sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, ducks, elk, and deer.
The campground has ten campsites with four corrals at each site. Each site also has a picnic table and fire pit. Two vault toilets are available and situated for easy access from all sites. There is also potable water from a hand-pumped well, and two troughs for your horses. Day-use parking is available across from the horse camp.
Campground Host is onsite between Memorial Day and Labor Day to answer any questions about the campground, the nineteen miles of maintained horse trails, or about the surrounding area in general. As volunteers, our hosts provide a great service for our visitors. If they make contact and ask you to comply with a specific regulation, they are only doing what the Forest Service has asked them to do. Please respect this, and if you have a disagreement, contact the Butte Falls Ranger District.
RULES AND REGULATIONS :
Besides the campground rules and regulations posted on the information board, please observe the following rules and regulations to make camping at Willow Prairie Horsecamp a unique and enjoyable experience:
*Checkout time is 2:00 PM, and the stay limit is 14 days;
*Please display your confirmation card in the wood display box provided at your campsite, and return the existing vacant~card when leaving.
*Please do not run, trot, or lunge horses in the meadows, roads, or trails in or near the campground. Please minimize the use of the campground roadway as an access route, and please use the designated trail way at the back of each campsite to access the main trail system.
*Please keep horses in the stalls when not riding, and do not tie horses to picket lines or trees.
*Please water your horses at the troughs and not at the hand pump designated for human consumption.
*Please thoroughly clean up manure, hay, and garbage from the campsite and corrals before you leave, and please clean up the manure from the roadway immediately. The manure and hay can be placed in the designated trailer.
*Please do not ride within the fenced area surrounding Willow Prairie.