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.

  • Lake Oroville water skiing, jet boating, sailing, boating, wake boarding, and swimming
  • Horse camps and floating and boat-in camps
  • Lake Oroville Visitor Center with museum and exhibits
  • Marinas with boat rentals, 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 Campground Regulations

  1. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. 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 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.

Campground Basics
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 though 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
Reservations available April 1 to October 15, up to 7 months in advance; other times of year first-come, first-served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 42 feet
Accessible Sites: accessible sites available
Fees: $45
Reservations: Loafer Creek Equestrian Campsite Reservations
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
Nearby attractions: Miles of equestrian trails leading out from the campground, Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing, hiking trails, boat launch ramp, Visitor Center, including a 47-foot viewpoint tower with high-power telescopes for views from the lake to the Sierra, Lazy T Trail Rides

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground

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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