Twisp River Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Twisp River Horse Camp Entrance Sign

This forested horse camp is located in the southwest end of Twisp River Area. Gives access to nearby trails Twisp River Trail #440South Creek Trail #401 and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.



Loading ramp, hitch rails and feed stations are available.

Campground area is intended for stock users. Maximum length of site is 30 feet. This camp is maintained by the Methow Valley Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington. 

No trash receptacles provided.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions and water availability, go to:Ā 
Reservations: First Come First Served
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees A recreation pass is required when parking or camping in Twisp River Horse Camp. (A $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the Twisp River Horse Camp).
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness.  A backcountry permit is required from North Cascades National Park to camp on the National Park. A backcountry pemit can be obtained at the National Park Service office in Marblemount or week-days at Methow Valley Ranger District office in Winthrop. Motorized or mechanized vehicles are prohibited. Certified weed free hay is required on National forestlands (processed grains are okay).
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilet Wheelchair Accessible
Passes: Recreation Pass is required for parking or camping in this horse campground.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District 509 996-4003

General Information


Turn west off State Highway 20 onto paved Okanogan County road #9114 (Twisp River road), that turns into forest road #44.  After War Creek campground, cross the Twisp River and continue on forest road #4430 which turns into forest road #4435, drive to the end of the road, about 22.6 miles northwest of Twisp.

General Notes:

No trash receptacles provided.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables At each campsite
Drinking water No potable water - only stock water available
Interpretive Site interpretive information
Toilets vault toilets
Parking with stock ramp, and hitch rail
Tent camping Available
Camping trailer Maximum length of campsite is 30 feet.
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Recreate Responsibly

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Going Number 1 & 2 in the Forest

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Fire Danger

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Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails

Enchantments Permit Information [link]

Enchantments Permit Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

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Outdoor Essentials poster

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