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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

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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:

    The entire Tamarack Horse Camp is now open for use. Timber from the July 1, 2011 windstorm has been removed, sites cleared of debris and all safety repairs completed. Staff from St. Croix State Park and the Minnesota Horse Council will be adding gravel and reshaping several sites in the upper loop until approximately mid June.
  • The horse trail system in St. Croix State Forest has been cleared and is in fair condition at this time. There are still active timber sales in several locations and riders should make sure they maintain awareness in these areas. Some locations were cleared through timber sales last fall/winter and it may be difficult to travel as trees and brush will be sprouting post harvest. There will be ongoing work over the summer to continue the restoration process. We have bridges to rebuild, erosion control structures to replace and a great deal of clearing/stumping to accomplish. We hope to have work crews (both state and private) throughout the summer on this trail system. Trail segments may be closed for periods of time.


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.