Box Canyon Horse Camp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Box Canyon Horse Camp was developed to provide access for equestrians to both wilderness and undeveloped roadless areas west of the Cascade crest. Campers without stock are also welcome.

Groves of conifers and scattered meadows make an appealing setting for both hikers and packsaddle enthusiasts. In summer, water is piped into trough and  for stock only (not for drinking).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Camp CLOSED through May 19, 2017
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No Fee
Open Season: 5/20/2017 - 10/23/2017
Usage: Medium
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 30 feet
Water: No drinking water
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information


From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19).

Continue south on Aufderheide Drive, taking a right at the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  

Continue south on Aurderheide Drive past Cougar Reservoir for 31 miles to Box Canyon Horse Camp on the west side of the road at the top of the pass.

General Notes:

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  • Fire rings, corrals, ample parking, tables
  • Watering for animals only, NO drinking water
  • NO garbage service. Please pack it in, pack it out!

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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