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.
2017 Winter Storm Damage to Horseshoe Meadow Road
Inyo National Forest Alert: "Horseshoe Meadows Road is partially open. The gate at Carroll Creek is open, the upper gate is closed. Full road opening is anticipated in June. Caution should be used in the section of road that is reduced to a single lane. Look ahead for oncoming vehicles. Yield to uphill traffic."
Inyo National Forest Alerts
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.