Cayuse Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The campground has 11 single campsites and 3 double campsites. It is a popular gathering place for trail riders to head up into the mountains on several popular trails. The campground has spacious tenting and RV sites. Opening date dependent on snow melt and access to the trails may be held back until late June or early July. This campground requires a minimum of one stock animal per campsite.

Horses must be kept in the corrals and no high-lining or hobbles are allowed.  The corrals are located in a common area with two water troughs on opposite sides of the corrals and the corrals are not near the campsites. Horses need to be sociable as the corrals share common boundaries.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Reservations: Select sites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777; TDD 877-833-6777; International 518-885-3639, or on-line at www.recreation.gov. There are 6 first come/first serve sites available.
Fees Single Site: $21 Double Site: $42 Extra vehicles: $8 (second vehicle for single sites, third and fourth vehicles for double sites). Extra vehicle is defined as any vehicle (motorhome, trailer or passenger vehicle) that is not towed in with the first vehicle.  If primary vehicle fills parking pad, no additional vehicles will be allowed.
Open Season: May - September
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Water: Potable Water from Handpump
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: 50% discount for camping in single site with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access. Discounts do not apply to double or group sites. 
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Cle Elum, WA take Highway 903 North for 19 miles. The campground entrance is on the right. 


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Horse Riding

Cayuse Campground is near the Salmon la Sac Trailhead.

Trails lead to Waptus Lake, Polallie Ridge, Pete Lake and Lemah Meadows. A wide variety of scenery awaits those headed out for a day ride or an overnighter. 

Trails typically become snow free in late June to early July and remain open until snowfall in October or November.

Horse Camping

No. of Sites11 single sites & 3 double sites
Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73720&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sitesNone