Santiam Horse Camp to reopen

Santiam Horse Camp in the Santiam State Forest, south of Gates and north of Green Peter Lake, reopens to campers beginning Friday, July 1.

Reservations will be accepted after that date by visit reserveamerica.com and searching for “Santiam Horse Camp.”

The camp was damaged in the 2020 Labor Day fires, and was closed for the 2021 camping season. It is primarily for people camping with horses, and some spots are reserved exclusively for equestrians.

Visitors to the area are likely to see a patchwork of fire effects from 2020. Most trees in the camp area survived, but staff and volunteers had to rebuild corrals and other infrastructure. Other areas close to the camp were heavily damaged. Visitors are asked to respect all closures and take caution in burned areas. Do not enter closed areas.

Maps, closure areas, and anticipated re-opening timelines for popular areas are posted to the Santiam State Forest recovery site at oregon.gov/odf/recreation/Pages/santiam-state-forest.aspx.

Reopenings will also be announced on ODF’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.