Gibson Prairie Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Four camp sites are available at this primitive campground. Water is available for horses, there is a stock tank with spring water.

At a Glance

Open Season: April
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 56 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Government Camp, OR take US Highway 26 east for 2 miles then head north on OR Highway 35 for 13.5 miles. Turn right (east) on Forest Service Road 44 (Brooks Meadow Road) and follow for 5.7 miles. Go left (north) on Forest Road 17 (Surveyors Ridge) and follow 5.6 miles to the campground.

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Horse Camping

No. of Sites4 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites1 of 4

There is a vault toilet

There is a stock tank with spring water for the horses 

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