Horseshoe Lake Campground

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

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Horseshoe Lake Campground

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  • Horseshoe Lake from the campground.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Horseshoe Lake Campground's vault toilet facility.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Horseshoe Lake from the campground.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
  • NF-4220 passing through the campground.- Horseshoe Lake Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to Horseshoe Lake. Perfect paddling location.
Cons: 
Mosquitos in early summer. Access includes 16 miles of rough gravel road.
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Alerts: 
August, 2017: The expanding Whitewater Fire has caused the Forest Service to close significant portions of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness at least through August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. The closures may expand, and they may extend beyond August 21. More information can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd553952.pdf https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5420/
Region:
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, OR
Managed by: 
Mount Hood National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Located just south of Monon Lake in the Olallie Scenic Area, Horseshoe Lake Campground is a series of 10 campsites sandwiched between the shoreline of Horseshoe Lake and NF-4220. Due to the area's remote nature, although the campsites are just off of NF-4220, few vehicles pass by…which is the aspect that makes this outdoor recreation area so special.

The lake, as the name might imply, is horseshoe-shaped with a small channel leading to the lake’s southern half.  Pack your canoe or kayak as this is a fun little lake to explore, along with Olallie and Monon Lakes less than a mile to the north.

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