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Vern Whitaker Horse Camp

Near: Borrego Springs/San DiegoCA (Weather)
Number of
10 Total
50 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description Miles of desert trails. Beautiful in winter/spring. Known for desert flowers in spring
Best Time to Visit Winter/Spring
Times to Avoid Summer!
Campground Long row of camp sites big enough for big rigs. The best manure disposal I have seen!The camp restrooms and showers are ADA approved (Quarters are needed for the showers). There is an ADA campsite, with wheelchair ramp to assist with mounting and dismounting (Yes, it has been used by those with a disability, including those in wheelchairs who ride horses). Dogs are welcome. However, they need to be on a leash and are welcome in the campground and the road leading into the camp. Please clean up after them. Dogs are not allowed on any trail. Fee includes a campsite with grill, fire ring, picnic table, and also includes a tow vehicle and trailer, two people and two horses. Additional vehicles/horses/people fees will be collected by host. Reserve America lists 9 sites. When these 9 sites are reserved they show full or reserved. There is a group site with wind ramada and group fire ring with grills and tables. There is a lunge area as well and wash rack for your horse. If a camper is 63 or older the camp fee is reduced from $20 to $18. With an ADA California parks permit, the ADA site is $10 per night. ADA California permits can be obtained at the Anza Borrego Visitors Center 7 days a week or just about any California state park. The water is potable and treated by trained park personnel and checked daily. Interpretive talks are often given in the wind ramada on Saturday nights, if interest is shown. Ask Dick the host one day ahead of time, he is very helpful and a great speaker.The Campground is closed from 1 June to 30 September due to heat.
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showers/water/toilet corral/water California State Parks

, CA
Directions From Borrego Springs Road turn right on Henderson Canyon Road approx 1/8 of a mile turn left (north) on Horse Camp Road. There is a big sign. Follow the dirt road straight through the beautiful orange groves, approx 4 miles to camp.
This information was provided by Julie Murphy on 1/12/2009 7:48:29 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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