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Wild Mare Horse Campground


Campground Description:  Wild Mare Horse Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service.  The Horsfall Recreation Area consists of the Horsfall Campground, Horsfall Beach Campground, Bluebill Campground, Eel Creek Campground and the Wild Mare Horse Campground.  This area is set up for off road vehicle enthusiasts to take their vehicles out and explore sand dunes that reach from the edge of the ocean to heights of almost 500 feet.  Wild Mare Horse Campground is unlike any of the others in that it is set up specifically for horses and their owners to explore the dunes.  Unlike the Horsfall Campground and the Horsfall Beach Campground, Wild Mare Campground offers campers the luxury of individual campsites and trees.  Wild Mare Campground is the only one of the campgrounds in the Horsfall Recreation Area set up as a horse camp.  Open year round.  Reservations are possible.  Complete shopping and services are available in Coos Bay.

Number of Sites:  12 campsites with corrals

Electricity:  No

Water:  At several central locations

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  None in campground.  The nearest is in Coos Bay (2.2) miles south) which offers the Public Sani Dump Station - Hwy. 101, south end of town, Front Street between Alder Avenue (125 yards) and East Market Avenue (125 yards) $1.00 fee Map to the public Sani Dump
Directions:  Follow Highway 101 to the Trans Pacific Parkway located approximately 5.8 miles north of the town of Coos Bay.  The Trans Pacific Parkway is easily identified as it is on a narrow man made causeway that crosses the north section of Coos Bay itself.  Follow the Trans Pacific Parkway west.  Bear right onto Horsfall Beach Road.  Follow the signs to the campground, approximately 1.4 miles west on Horsfall Beach Road.

Fishing:  Deep sea fishing, Salmon and Steelhead charters are available in Coos Bay.  Crabbing is productive in Coos Bay

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good as the only light pollution is from the park and from the city, 6 miles south.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 43.45361 N, -124.27611 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Kentuck Golf Course
94469 Golf Course Ln
North Bend, OR  97459-8306
Kentuck Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Siuslaw National Forest
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Wild Mare Horse Campground

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The sign at the entrance to Wild Mare Horse Campground


A map of the facilities at Wild Mare Horse Campground


The restrooms at Wild Mare Horse Campground are modern pit toilets


All of the campsites at Wild Mare Horse Campground have horse (or children) corrals


Most of the campsites at Wild Mare Horse Campground are long enough for a truck and horse trailer


The campsites at Wild Mare Horse Campground are spaced well apart from one another


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