Three Creek Meadow Horse Camp
photo credits: Charlie DeVoe
Pine Street and HWY 20
Sisters, OR 97759
Trail Summary Data
- General Trail Location: Central/Eastern Oregon
- Average Trail Terrain: Mix
- Total Trail Miles: 20+
- Camping : Yes
- Parking : Difficult
- Restrooms : Yes
- Potable Water : No
The Three Creek area is known for its beautiful view of the Sisters/Bend area and the Three Sisters Wilderness. The area features volcanic cinder cones and other volcanic landscapes. Some people like to come to this campground using it as a staging area to go into the Wilderness. Wildflowers and bugs abound in the Springtime!
Trail Type, Distance & Elevation:
The trail system in this area includes more than 20 miles of trails for your enjoyment. Side trails that extend your ride are plentiful. Trails can be completed as loops or out and back. Vehicle access to Park Meadow Trail head can be difficult -recommend parking at Three Creek Meadows Campground. Trails in this area include:
Park Meadow - 10 miles RT - Moderately Challenging Terrain
Golden Lake - 15.5 miles RT - Moderately Challenging Terrain
Tam McArthur Rim - 8 miles RT - Very Challenging Terrain (steep and rocky)
Three Creek Lake Loop - 5 Miles RT - Moderately Challenging Terrain
Trails are moderately challenging to very challenging. Some trail sections are quite steep and rocky and include switchbacks. Physical challenges include creeks and bridges.
Elevation 6,000 - 7,700 MSL.
For detailed directions, trail descriptions and maps see pg. 353 ”Revised Riding Central Oregon Horse Trails” by Kim McCarrel and pg 295 ”Trail Busters” by Josie Rusho
June – mid October. Very snow dependent. August is very popular, but September is better if the snow hasn't started to fall yet. Weather conditions can render some trails unsafe - check weather forecast and trail conditions before you ride.
The sites in the Horse Camp are relatively tight for a horse camp, but the area is popular due to the beautiful rides available. Parking for 4-5 rigs is available in the day use area.
Camping & Corral Availability:
Horse camping in this area is available at the Three Creek Meadow Horse Camp. This campground offers opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. There are 9 horse trailer/tent sites with 4 box stalls per site. Most sites are back in.
Vault Toilet. Stock Water but no potable water.
Rules & Regulations:
No reservations required - first come first served. Per night, per site fee is $14/first vehicle; $7/each additional vehicle. Two vehicles allowed per camping space. A permit is required to access the Wilderness area in the summer and a sno-park permit is also required for winter access. Camping in the meadow is absolutely prohibited.
Three Creek Meadow Horse Camp,
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