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Horse Camp Primitive Campground


This campground is located in the southeast corner of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 15 miles west of Redding, California, and three and a half hours north of Sacramento. This is the only campground in the park that can accommodate camping with horses, but horseback riders must share the campground with visitors who may not have horses.
The cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake provide endless water activities. The picturesque mountain setting and extensive forested backcountry offer ample opportunities for horseback riding, hiking and biking.


Facilities

Horse Camp can accommodate any vehicle or combination of vehicles, including trailers, RVs and RVs pulling other vehicles. Overflow parking is available. Each campsite is equipped with two picnic tables, two large bear-resistant storage lockers, a metal fire pit with a swing-arm barbecue grill and a lamp pole. The two campsites share a vault toilet. A hand pump provides potable water when available. There is no electricity at the site. There are no corrals, hitching posts or troughs at the site. Horses must be high-lined or tethered to trailer.

Nearby attractions

Brandy Creek Beach is located five and a half miles from the campground and features sandy beaches, a large swimming area, picnicking and barbecuing facilities. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there are showers, a store with food and supplies and rentals of paddle boards and kayaks.

Natural feaures

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges, and the Sacramento Valley meet, creating a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes. Foothill pines lightly shade Horse Camp.

Recreation

During the summer heat, swimming, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and water skiing are popular on the 3,200 acre lake. Year round, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gold panning, fishing and picnicking attract visitors. Hunting is allowed in the appropriate season.


Driving directions to Horse Camp Primitive Campground

From Interstate 5 in Redding, CA, drive 10 miles west on Highway 299. Turn left on Kennedy Memorial Drive at the visitor center and follow it for 1.6 miles until you reach a fork in the road at the dam. Turn left on Paige Bar Road and drive for two miles until you reach another fork in the road at the NEED Camp. Turn left onto the gravel road and proceed .5 miles to Horse Camp.

Location and contact info

Paige Bar Road, CA 96001

For campground inquires, please call:530-242-3412

Horse Camp Primitive Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 1:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12:00 PM
  • Hike in distance to site: 10
  • Location rating: Good
  • Max num of people: 6
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 40
  • Pets allowed: Horse
  • Site rating: Standard
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Horse Camp Primitive Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Grills/Fire ring


Activities at Horse Camp Primitive Campground

Camping

Hiking

Hunting

Gold panning

Horseback riding

Mountain biking


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