Sam Brown Horse Campground

Sam Brown Horse Campground is the only horse camp on the Wild Rivers Ranger District! Located in the midst of the area's amazing biodiversity, it's a great place to wander and take in the sites and sounds of the Illinois Valley. 


  • 5 campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • 2 double campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • No water available.  Please bring your own water.
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
  • $15 for campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns:
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Cave Junction, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information

  • Maximum vehicle lenght: 24 feet


From Interstate 5, take Merlin Exit to Merlin / Galice Road approximately 12 miles to the Briggs Valley Road (Forest Road 2500). Follow Forest Road 2500 approximately 15 miles to Forest Road 2512, turn right and the campground will be on the right just past Briggs Creek bridge.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Horse Camping

  • There are several trails in the area for horseback riding.
  • A large fire ring in the center of camp for group gatherings.
  • A training coral above the campground.
  • Each site has access to a corral for horses and areas for hobbling or high-lining.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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