Harralson Horse Camp

Area Status: Closed

Although located away from the lake, this small horse camp offers a quiet camping opportunity for equestrians away from the busy North Waldo and Islet Campgrounds. While there are no equestrian improvements (corrals and hitching posts), as well as no water on site, picnic tables and fire rings are available. Drinking water can be obtained at North Waldo Campground and horses can be watered near the campground off the Waldo Lake Trail (#3590).

Harralson is a good staging area for those wanting to explore the trails in or around the Three Sisters and Waldo Lake Wilderness areas. The trail around Waldo Lake is another nice ride, but be aware that stock is not allowed in any of the Waldo Lake campgrounds. Other ride opportunities include the Harralson Trail (#4364), which connects the camp with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (#2000) and the Jim Weaver Loop (Waldo Lake Trail #3590), which connects with trails in the Waldo Lake and Three Sisters Wildernesses.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03/22/24: Temporarily closed due to Cedar Creek Fire. See closure order and map.

Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees: $5 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: Mid July - Late October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August, September
Busiest Season: September, October
  • Weed Free Feed Required
  • No stock allowed in any of the Waldo Lake developed camps.
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time: 1:00 pm 
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
Closest Towns: Oakridge, Oregon (35.7 miles)
Crescent Junction, Oregon (22.9 miles)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger District
46375 Highway 58
Westfir, OR 97492

General Information


35.7 miles northeast of Oakridge, Oregon

From Oakridge, Oregon: At the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along State Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel east on Highway 58 for 23.3 miles. Turn left onto the Waldo Lake Road/Forest Road 5897. Travel for approximately 12 miles.  Where the paved road begins a sharp left curve, stay straight and follow the road (which becomes unpaved) into the camp. 

General Notes:
  • Garbage containers, fire rings, NO water

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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Mountain Biking

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Horse Camping

Max trailer length: 24 feet

Help us protect the trees at Harralson by using a high line picket, hobbles or picket stake. Avoid tying your horse to trees. If a nervous horse paws while tied, hobble it to protect vegetation, trees and roots.

The mosquito population is high from June to mid-August and can be quite bothersome, so be prepared.

No. of Sites 5 tent
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Riding



Toilets: Vault

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5,600 feet