Allen Creek Horse Camp

Area Status: Open

Located south of Bridge Creek Wilderness, Allen Creek Horse Camp sits among large ponderosa pine trees and along the creek that feeds Allen Creek Reservoir.

There are five campsites which are currently maintained and several corrals on site. There are no manure pits at this campground so the Forest Service requests that you pack out waste from your horses.

Horse campgrounds have been designed to accommodate people who need to corral their horses. We have a limited number of these kinds of campgrounds and ask, out of courtesy and safety for you and the horses, to consider camping elsewhere if you do not have a horse.

There is no water system at the camp, but a stream borders the east side of the camp from which you can water your animals. Allen Creek Reservoir is very close to the campground, though it cannot be accessed directly from the site; instead it can be accessed through BLM land just a few miles away.

Learn about Leave No Trace principles of horse camping

View a map of the Allen Creek equestrian trails

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: This is a free facility.
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities.
Closest Towns: Mitchell, Oregon
Water: Water for animals available ; no potable water source provided
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Prineville, Oregon:

Head east on Hwy 26 for approximately 27 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 2630 and continue for approximately 3 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 2210 and continue for 2 miles.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 22 and continue for approximately 12 miles.

Allen Creek Horse Camp will be on your right.

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RV Camping

Campsites and parking areas associated with campsites are quite large, so folks intending to camp with and RV or a trailer will find this campground easily accessible.  There are no developed hook-ups offered here, so those camping with an RV should be able to function as self-contained.

Horse Camping

Each campsite has a metal corral associated with it, as well as a picnic table and a fire ring.

There are no horse riding trails connected to the camp, but there are riding opportunities in the general area.

Water for animals is available from a stream that borders the east side of the camp; otherwise, Allen Creek Reservoir is accessible through BLM land.

No. of Sites Currently 5 campsites are usable.


Camping trailer: Trailer space varies by campsite
Picnic tables: Each campsite has one picnic table
Tent camping: Each campsite has plenty of space for tent camping.
Parking: Parking varies in campsites
Toilets: Vault Toilets (2)

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