Quinn Meadow Horse Camp
Effective July 12, 2021, all open fires, including charcoal fires, will be prohibited on all lands administered by the Deschutes National Forest. There are no exceptions for developed or hosted campgrounds. Further information is found on the USDA Forest Service website.
Quinn Meadow Horse Campground is situated along the Cascasde Lake Highway within Central Oregon's Cascade range.
Quinn Creek Trail, which begins in the campground, follows Quinn Creek past the north end of Hosmer Lake and ties into the Metolius-Windigo Trail. With only a short shuttle between Sparks and Devils Lake, a longer, 11-mile loop can be made by connecting the Katsuk Pond Trail from Devils Lake Trailhead to Quinn Creek, and then on to Sparks Lake via the Metolius-Windigo Horse Trail. The Metolius-Windigo Trail is a long-distance trail open to horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers. It can be accessed from several trailheads. At over 100 miles in length, this trail begins near the Metolius River headwaters west of Sisters and runs south to Windigo Pass near Crescent Lake. The trail was created in the 1980s, primarily to serve long-distance horseback riders seeking an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail. Because of its lower elevation, this trail is snow-free longer than trails at higher elevations. It passes through a wide variety of scenic terrain and forest types.
Spring-fed Quinn Creek, which flows into Hosmer Lake, sits adjacent to the campground. Quinn Meadow spreads south from the campground. The area provides habitat for mammals such as mule deer, coyotes and bears. Migratory birds and native fish also call the area home.
- Bike Riding
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Watching
Horse campgrounds have been designed to accommodate campers with horses. With a limited number of these kinds of facilities, please consider camping in one of the many other campgrounds nearby if you do not have a horse.
Horses require certified weed-seed-free hay or feed.
Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the 24-hour Fire Precaution information 800-523-4737 or the Deschutes National Forest 541-383-5300.
Please Note: Check out time now 12:00 PM, check in time 2:00 PM.
Site fees include 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle. Any additional vehicles are subject to an extra vehicle fee on-site, space permitting.
This facility is pet friendly so long as animals are picked up after and kept on their leashes.
Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment and tires before using lake or trails.
Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
Camping for a period in excess of 14 days consecutively in any one campsite is not allowed. Prior to returning to the campground after an initial 14 day stay, any person that was a part of the group must move to a new location at least 5 air miles from the previous location for at least 30 days.