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Quinn Meadow Horse Campground Overview

Quinn Meadow Horse Campground is specifically designed to cater to campers who wish to bring their horses. Located in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon, this campground offers access to a variety of trails, providing excellent opportunities for horseback riding in a beautiful forest setting.

Amenities & Facilities

  • Horse Facilities: Each campsite is equipped with horse corrals or poles to tie horses.
  • Water: Drinking water for humans is available, but it might be limited, so visitors should bring additional water or have a means to treat or filter natural water sources for their horses.
  • Sites: There are multiple sites with different capacities, suitable for small or larger groups.
  • Access: The campground is typically accessible by vehicles, including those with horse trailers.
  • Toilets: There are vault toilets available at the campground.
  • Picnic Tables & Fire Rings: Each campsite usually features a picnic table and fire ring for cooking and campfires.


  • Horseback Riding: With direct trail access, horseback riding is the primary activity.
  • Hiking: Many trails are also suitable for hiking.
  • Wildlife Watching: The area is rich in wildlife, and visitors may see a variety of animals and birds.
  • Fishing: Nearby lakes and streams may offer fishing opportunities.

Reservations & Season

  • Advance Reservations: Reservations are highly recommended, especially during peak season, and can usually be made through a reservation system.
  • Season: The campground operates seasonally, typically from late spring to early fall. Specific opening and closing dates may vary depending on weather and forest conditions.

Regulations & Guidelines

  • Leave No Trace: Visitors should practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the natural environment.
  • Campfire Restrictions: Depending on conditions, campfire restrictions may be in place; always check current fire danger levels and rules before lighting a fire.
  • Pets: While horses are welcome, other pets usually need to be kept on a leash.
  • Quiet Hours: Observe quiet hours, often from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Access & Location

  • Getting There: Detailed directions should be obtained prior to traveling to the campground, using the latest maps or GPS, as remote areas may have limited signage.
  • Address & Contact: Prior to your visit, check the latest contact details and physical address for Quinn Meadow Horse Campground from the Deschutes National Forest website or local ranger district office for current information.

Safety & Considerations

  • Weather: Prepare for sudden weather changes and cooler nights, typical of forested environments.
  • Wildlife: Store food and scented items securely to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.
  • Trail Conditions: Check with the ranger district for current trail conditions and any recent alerts or notices that may affect your stay.

Quinn Meadow Horse Campground is an ideal spot for horse enthusiasts looking for a camping experience in the wilderness with their equine companions. Always ensure you have the most up-to-date information before planning your trip, as conditions and regulations can change.

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