Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground

Lake Oroville


Lake Oroville


Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground

Lake Oroville
Attractions and Activities

Lake Oroville is very popular with anglers seeking bass, with boaters and water skiers, hikers, horseback riders, and anyone looking for outdoor recreation. Campers at Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground have great facilities from which to begin their explorations of the area.

  • Ride the 17.5-mile Loafer Creek Loop Trail that begins and ends at the Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground.
  • Head out on a trail ride on the Dan Beebe Trail.
  • Tour the Lake Oroville Visitor Center with museum and exhibits.
  • Enjoy the refreshing waters of Lake Oroville for water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, cruising, wake boarding, and swimming.
  • Around the lake find an excellent horse camp and boat-in camps. Unique floating campsites may also be reserved.
  • Around the lake find marinas with boat rentals and launch ramps.
  • Spend a week on a houseboat cruising all the inlets and coves.
  • Hike the trails around the lake, including the popular Feather Falls trail.
  • Bicycle on the many roads and paths open to cycling.
  • In Oroville visit the Feather River Nature Center, the Pioneer History Museum, and the Feather River Fish Hatchery.

Key Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground Regulations

  1. Please do not tie horses to trees. Clean up after your animals.
  2. Horses are limited to 15-minute per horse in the warm-up area. Horses may not be left unattended in the warm-up area.
  3. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  4. Fires must be confined to provided fire rings.
  5. Help prevent the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.
  6. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground stands out as one of the finest horse camps in the region. The campground is located in Lake Oroville State Recreation Area on the southeast side of the lake. The Equestrian Camp is a short drive beyond the main Loafer Creek Campground. Campers find a fairly level and spacious area shaded by oaks.

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground has 15 campsites designated for equestrian use. Each site can accommodate up to 8 people, 2 horses, and 2 vehicles. Tethering and feeding stations are near each site. The driveway length is 42 feet. Amenities include restrooms with flush toilets and showers, horse washing stations, and a warm up area. Large groups may reserve more than one site.

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground Basics
Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground Location: Loafer Creek Road, off Hwy. 62 on the southeastern side of Lake Oroville
Elevation: 980 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Oroville - 8 miles, 12 minutes
Sacramento - 76 miles, 1:28
Number of Sites: 15
Open - Closed: April through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (530) 538-2217

Reservations for Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground
Reservations available April 1 to October 15, up to 6 months in advance of arrival date; other times of year first-come, first-served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 42 feet
Accessible Sites: accessible sites available
Fees: $45
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Loafer Creek Equestrian Campsite Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, hitching rack, corral; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, horse washing station, warm-up ring
Showers: Yes, nearby
Dump station: Yes, nearby
Campgrounds Map: Lake Oroville Campgrounds Map
Attractions near Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground: Ride along miles of equestrian trails leading out from the campground. Enjoy Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. Explore local hiking trails. Take a tour of the Visitor Center and climb the 47-foot viewpoint tower. At the top of the tower are high-power telescopes for views from the lake to the Sierra. Saddle up with Lazy T Trail Rides.

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood should be obtained locally.

Accessible Sites

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

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