Farm Well Horse Camp/Trailhead


At 35 minutes southeast of Silver Lake, Oregon, Farm Well is conveniently located along the Fremont National Recreation Trail. Farm Well offers five campsites, picnic tables, camp fire rings, one vaulted toilet, horse corrals, and room to maneuver a horse trailer.

The forest-mountain setting affords views of farm and range land as well as a great vista of Hager Mountain. The cone-shaped single peak dominates the landscape and the look-out tower is visible atop the 7,200 foot pinnacle. Wildlife you may spy at Farm Well and connecting trails include deer, songbirds, hawks, and bald and golden eagles.

It’s about a three mile ride from Farm Well to the Hager Mountain Lookout. This summit rewards riders with a panoramic view, including the Cascades to the west and Mount Shasta to the south. You can keep riding to Thompson Reservoir (five more miles), a popular fishing destination. Trout are stocked in the reservoir on a regular basis. This reservoir was created in 1921 and provides water for more than 2,700 acres of irrigated land.

There is no portable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Reservations: First come, first serve.
Fees No fee
Open Season: June 15 - Sept. 15, 09/16-06/14 Open with Reduce Services
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Motorized use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Silver Lake, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Silver Lake Ranger District

General Information


From Silver Lake, OR head east on OR-31 S for 2.1 miles then turn right at County Road 5-13A and follow for about 8 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 2916 and follow to the Horse Camp/Trailhead.

From Silver Lake, OR take County Road 4-12 (which turns into Forest Road 28), for about 6 miles to the intersection of Forest Roads 2917 and 2916. Turn left onto Road 2916, and follow it for about 6 miles to the trailhead/campground.

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