Clark Fork Horse Camp

Area Status: Closed

Clark Fork Horse Camp is located past the dump station at Clark Fork Campground, five miles from the junction of Clark Fork Road and Highway 108. It is about 25 miles east of the Summit Ranger Station. There are 13 sites available. Some sites have picnic tables.  There are three vault toilets and no potable drinking water. There is a watering trough for stock.  Road and parking pads are dirt. Campers are asked to use existing fire rings.  Please camp in numbered sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) 
Operational Hours: Campground is scheduled to be open from last Saturday in May through October, weather permitting.
Reservations: First come, first served. No reservations may be made for Clark Fork Horse Camp.
Fees: The Forest Service in conjunction with Backcountry Horsemen of California Mid-Valley Unit operates Clark Fork Horse Camp and suggests a donation to cover the cost of maintaining the campground.
Permit Info: If you wish to use a stove, grill, or have a campfire it is recommended, but not required, that you get a campfire permit.  This FREE Permit can be obtained at or at any ranger station. Do not burn plastic or metal. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it.
Open Season: May - October
Restrictions: Camp in designated sites only. The number of people allowed in a single campsite is six. The maximum length of stay in any campground is 14 days. Please leave the area in as good (or better) condition than you found it. Often, locations destroyed by thoughtless campers must be closed to restore the area's natural health. Help ensure your favorite area remains open.
Closest Towns: Communities with gas and/or groceries:
  • Highway 108:
    • Sonora
    • Twain Harte
    • Cold Springs (last gas when traveling east)
    • Pinecrest
    • Strawberry
Water: Potable water is not available. Untreated water available from stream (if flowing). Treat water.
Restroom: Several vault toilets are located throughout the campground. RV dump station available.
Operated By: Forest Service in partnership with the Backcountry Horseman of California, Mid-Valley Unit

General Information

Directions: 25 miles east of Pinecrest on Clark Fork Road, near Clark Fork Campground and Iceberg Meadow Trailhead.

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