Horse Camp: Kalama


Area Status: Open
Campsite with horse pen

Kalama Horse Camp is located just outside the west boundary of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. 27 sites accomodate primarily equestrian users, with nearby access to trails for horseback riding, hiking and biking. Sixteen campsites are for equestrians with trailers only. There are ten standard non-equestrian sites, and one host site. 

The campground loop trail allows easy access to the main trailhead which accesses Toutle Trail #238, Cinnamon Trail #204 & Fossil Trail #242 . A trailhead parking area, found at the east end of the campground provides parking for day use. Over 50 miles of trails and closed roads are available from the campground.

No potable water at this site. Water is suitable for horses only.

Alert: During the shoulder season, early spring and late fall, there is NO garbage service at this facility. Be prepared to pack out all garbage. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/08/2022: Kalama Horse Camp is open for the season! For further information contact Rocky Mountain Recreation 661-702-1420. Visit Recreation.gov to make reservations in advance.
Reservations:
  • Horse campsites: Reservations for horse campsites are available late May/early June - Sept. 11 at Recreation.gov. Campsites are first come, first served outside of peak season. 
  • Campers without horses: 10 campsites are available on a first come, first served basis throughout the open season.
Fees:
  • Single: $18/Site
  • Extra Vehicle: $8/Vehicle
Open Season: Late May/early June - Mid November
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Ceritified weed-free feed is required.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1), Compost Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

From Woodland, WA take state Route 503 east for approximately 28 miles to Forest Road 81. Take a left on Forest Road 81 towards Kalama Horse Camp Recreation Area. Follow Forest Road 81 north for approximately 8 miles.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Camping

Group Picnicking

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.142931

  Longitude : 
-122.324099

  Elevation : 
2028' - 2000'