Slide Horse Camp

Area Status: Open

The Slide Horse Camp is a wonderful campground for horse enthusiasts, the campground offers sites with horse stalls and corrals. Just up the road from the campground is the Slide Connector Trail #386, this trail is a great starting point for horse riders heading into the wilderness. The campground sets amongst pondersa pines and is one mile from Strawberry Campground and the Strawberry Basin Trailhead.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Pack it in/Pack it out. Anything take home anything you bring with you into the forest, including all trash. Examples of trash: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food. 
Fees: $8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


In the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street.  The second right, turn onto Bridge Street again, follow Bridge Street to city limits, the road then becomes County Road 60.  Continue on County Road 60 for approximatley 7 miles the road then becomes Forest Road 6001.  Continue on Forest Road 6001 for approximately 1 mile, the campground will be on the right. 


Ample parking for camp trailers and vehicles hauling a horse trailer.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Horse Camping

2 sites have 4 single horse stalls and 1 site has 3 single horse corrals. Stock water is available within 100 yards at Strawberry Creek. Please use certified weed free hay and take what you do not use home.

No. of Sites 3 site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Water Availability Strawberry Creek

Horse Riding

The Slide Horse Campground is just across the road from the Slide Connector Trail #386.  This trail allows riders the opportunity to ride the 3.8 mile trail into the wilderness and connect with other trails such as the Skyline Trail #385 to enjoy longer rides. 

Riders can also enjoy Strawberry Basin Trail #375, a short 1.5 mile ride from the campground.  The trail leads into the wilderness, allowing access to Strawberry Lake, Strawberry Falls and Little Strawberry Lake.  From Strawberry Basin Trail #375 connect to other trails such as the Slide Basin Trail #372 to further explore the wilderness.

Big Game Hunting

Big game hunting is very popular from this campground during the fall and early winter months.  Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer are popular hunts in the area.  For regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife is abundant in the area of the campground and throughout the wilderness.  Visitors can see a wide range of animals from big game animals such as  Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer to a large variety of birds and smaller creatures such as squirrels and chipmunks.  Visitors to the area should be prepared for black bear, cougar and coyotes in the area. 

Viewing Plants

Visitors to the campground can enjoy a beautiful selection of plants throughout the year.  In spring and early summer beautiful wildflowers can be seen throughout the area.  The campground sets amongst stands of ponderosa pines, and is nestled near the Slide Creek allowing for a different variety of plants such as aspen trees and huckleberry bushes.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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