Mud Springs Horse Camp

This campground is a gorgeous developed site located on the southeast flank of Wolf Mountain just outside Black Canyon Wilderness, which makes long rides through pristine country very possible.

There are 6 campsites and 9 corrals at the site so folks planning for packing trips or visiting with friends who may not actually want to camp will still have room for their stock.

Wilderness limitations require that group sizes be 12 heartbeats or less on a trail at the same time, but the campground does not have the same limitations. Come enjoy this beautiful site with easy access.

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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: Paulina, Oregon or Dayville, Oregon
Water: No
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 Paulina, Oregon:

Continue east on Hwy 112 approx 3.5 miles.

Turn left onto County Road 113 and continue for approximately 1.5 miles.

Turn right onto County Road 135 and continue for approximately 9 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 58 and continue for approximately 4 miles.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 5840 and continue for approximately 7 miles.

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 800 and continue to Mud Springs Horse Camp.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


RV Camping

The parking spurs in this campground vary in size however, there is at least one pull through site to make for easier parking with a trailer or recreational vehicle.  Though the sites may be large enough to accommodate your vehicle there are no hook-ups offered at this site so visitors should be self-contained.

Horse Camping

This campground is an ideal place to use as a base for your wilderness adventure.  With 6 campsites and 9 corrals you can bring some friends without a worry.  Please ride responsibly and adhere to the weed-free hay requirements which are in place to keep invasive species from spreading in our forest.  Thank you and have a great time!

No. of Sites 6 single site(s)
Water Availability Stock water only.


Camping trailer: Trailer space varies by campsite
Picnic tables: Each campsite has one picnic table
Tent camping: There is room for tent(s) at every campsite
Parking: Parking varies in campsites
Toilets: Vault Toilet (1)

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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