Sam Brown Horse Camp

Only horse camp on the Wild Rivers Ranger District.  


From Merlin Exit off of Interstate 5, take the Merlin / Galice Road approximately 12 miles to the Briggs Valley Road (Forest Service Road #2500). Follow the #2500 road approximately 15 miles to Forest Service Road #2512, turn right and the campground will be on the right just past Briggs Creek bridge.

From Grants Pass travel north on I-5 to Exit 61 (Merlin). Turn left (west) on the Merlin-Galice Road for 12 miles to Taylor Creek Road (FS Road 25), turn left. Continue 14 miles to FS Road 2512, turn right. Sam Brown Horse Camp is just across the bridge, adjacent to Sam Brown Campground.Facilities 7 sites with corrals for 2-4 horses each, hitching posts, horse corrals, and accessible toilet facility.

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  • 5 campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • 2 double campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • Drinking water (hand pump)
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

 Horse Camping

  • There are several trails in the area for horseback riding.
  • A large fire ring in the center of camp for group gatherings.
  • A training coral above the campground.
  • Each site has access to a coral for horses and areas for hobbling or high-lining.

At a Glance



First come first served


  • $ for campsite
  • $ for extra vehicle
Open Season:Spring - Fall
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns:Grants Pass, OR
Operated By:Galice Ranger District, (541) 471-6500

General Information

Only horse camp on the Wild Rivers Ranger District.

  • Maximum vehicle lenght: 24 feet

 Horse Trails

Dutchy Creek Trail (#1146), Briggs Creek Trail (#1132), Taylor Creek Trail (#1142), Onion Way Trail (#1157).