Tamarack Horse Campground and Day-Use Area



From Hinckley take State Hwy. 48 (E) from I-35, 23 mi. to Pine Co. 173; turn left (N) 5 mi. to Tamarack Forest Rd. Follow forest road approx. 3 mi.; turn left (S) 2 mi.



Phone: 320-384-6591

Managed by: St. Croix State Park

photo: Tamarack Horse Campground and Day-Use Area

Fees: Fee information
Equestrian site $16

Approved Firewood Vendors

Description: The campground is considered primitive, designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. In addition, vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available.

All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee.

Highlights: Tamarack Horse Campground offers pull-through campsites, picket lines at each campsite, and manure bunkers. There is also a day-use rider parking lot.

Approximately 25 miles of horse trails exist within St. Croix State Forest. The Matthew Lourey State Trail, a multi-use trail open to horseback riding, also passes through the forest toward Duluth.

Visitor Alert:

St. Croix state forest recreation areas and trail are due to heavy recent rains and downed trees. Areas include:

  • Tamarack Horse Campground
  • Day-Use Area and Boulder Campground and Day-Use Area
  • State forst roads
  • OHV trails


55 horse sites

2 toilets symbol wheelchair(2)

1 wells symbol wheelchair (1)

3 picnic tables

symbol wheelchair denotes accessible feature, (#) denotes number that are accessible.