GRANT COUNTY: Horse camp restored following wildfire

GRANT COUNTY: Horse camp restored following wildfire

(From the Malheur National Forest)

In 2015 the Pine Creek Horse Camp was devastated by the Canyon Creek wildfire leaving only the toilet.

Last year Malheur National Forest recreation crews along with support from Oregon Equestrian Trails group were able to rebuild two of the five original campsites, repair two of the corrals and hang a new sign for the Pine Creek Trailhead. The Oregon Equestrian Trails group has also provided assistance with other projects on the forest including new horse corrals installed last year at the Big Creek Trailhead.

The horse camp is located near the Pine Creek Trailhead, this trail leads into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Many of the trails in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness were greatly affected by the Canyon Creek fire, recreation crews continue to work to get them opened up and remove hazards. Please be prepared for downed trees, stump holes or other hazards while hiking in areas effected by fire.

For more information about the forest please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/malheur/home, or call 541-575-3000.