Wild Mare Horse Campground is located along the central Oregon coast, 22 miles south of Reedsport and 2 miles north of North Bend. Horse campers come here to explore the Wild Mare Horse Trail and take in captivating views of Oregon's Pacific Coast, which is just a half mile from the campground.
Equestrian campers are fond of the Wild Mare Horse Trail #4500. This trail begins under a canopy of alder and spruce, and then emerges into an open dune area that crosses down to the beach. The dunes south of Horsfall Beach Road are designated for hiking and horseback riding only, while off-road vehicle enthusiasts can roam free on the dunes north of the campground.
This year-round campground is equipped with drinking water, vault toilets, a picnic area, picnic tables, campfire rings, trash bins, and recycling receptacles. Horses are welcome in the campground's 12 corrals.
Tucked away among shore pine, Douglas fir, and huckleberry, Wild Mare is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which is known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level. The campground is less than 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean.
Scenic water attractions are available in every direction from the campground. Head south to Coos Bay, west to the Pacific, and east to Horsfall Lake and Bluebill Lake.
Normally, a campsite will be released to first-come, first-serve status if it is not occupied within the first 24 hours of the arrival time on the reservation. This campground does not have any first-come, first-serve sites available at this time; with this in mind, the 24-hour arrival policy is temporarily suspended until further notice.