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.
Changes in California State Parks Reservation System
California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.