Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground

Inyo National Forest

Cottonwood Lakes

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground, CA

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

South of Mammoth Lakes are a number of wonderful camping areas along the Eastern Sierra. Among them are Convict Lake, Rock Creek, Sabrina Lake, South Lake, and Big Pine. Those camping at Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground might want to consider some of these destinations for future rides or just for visits.

  • Plan a trail ride up to Big Pines Lakes/
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Enjoy wonderful hiking trails all along the eastern slope leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Spend days among the beautiful Mammoth Lakes.
  • Take a day ride up the trail into Little Lakes Valley at Rock Creek.
  • Enjoy a day at Rock Creek Lake's beach area, swimming and fishing.
  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • Hike up Big Pine Creek past waterfalls to actor Lon Chaney's wilderness cabin.
  • Go on a trail ride with Rock Creek Pack Station or near Lake Sabrina and North Lake see Bishop Pack Outfitters.
  • Mountain bike along challenging trails in the Rock Creek area.

Key Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  2. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets are allowed per campsite. Dogs are not permitted on National Park trails.
  3. To avoid problems with bears campers are required to store food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  4. Fires are only allowed in provided fire rings. No firewood is available for collecting around the campground.

Nearby Campgrounds

Cottonwood-Horseshoe Meadow Campgrounds

Whitney Portal Area Campgrounds

Inyo County Parks Campgrounds

Onion Valley Campgrounds

Death Valley

Southern Inyo National Forest

Sequoia National Forest Campgrounds

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground is located at the end of Horseshoe Meadow Road in the Inyo National Forest. The campground is 24 miles southwest of the town of Lone Pine. The road is steep with many switchbacks. Those pulling horse trailers should plan on a slow uphill drive and have good brakes for the return trip. From the equestrian camp, riders often set out for destinations such as Cottonwood Pass, Cottonwood Lakes and Trail Pass, all of which lead to wonderful areas to explore. Among them are the Kern River Canyon, Golden Trout Wilderness, and Sequoia National Park.

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground has a dozen drive-to campsites for visitors with horses. Each campsite has a corral and hitch rail. Campers are limited to 4 head of stock per campsite. Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead Campground and Cottonwood Pass Trailhead Campground are nearby. Cottonwood Pack Station and a horse staging area are also close to the equestrian camp.

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground Basics
Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground Location: Horseshoe Meadows Road off Whitney Portal Road, 24 miles southwest of Lone Pine on Highway 395
Elevation: 10,050 feet
Mileage from major cities: 233 miles north of Los Angeles
From Bakersfield - 192 miles
Number of Campsites: 12
Open - Closed: Late May through October (depending on snow)
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles, 2nd vehicle $7
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Inyo National Forest
Information: Inyo National Forest (Bishop):
(760) 873-2400 or
Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center: (760) 876-6200

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 16 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $12 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, 1:00 PM

Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, lantern hanger, bear-proof food storage locker, small corral, hitch rail; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, larger corral
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian Campground: Enjoy riding out trails over Cottonwood Pass and New Army Pass, connecting to the Pacific Crest Trail and other destinations in the John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia National Park. Ride west into the Domeland Wilderness. Visit the old Cottonwood Sawmill site. Cottonwood Pack Station - (760) 878-2015

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Horseshoe Meadow Road, Lone Pine, CA

Horseshoe Meadow Road


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