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Wild Horses

Klamath Ranch Resort & RV Park offers campers the chance to experience wild horses.

Klamath Ranch Resort in Hornbrook Calif., is now offering a rare year-round wild horse experience and viewing opportunity to its guests, according to a press release.

Free-roaming wild horses and other wildlife regularly visit Klamath Ranch Resort RV Park and the local herd’s home range is in the nearby mountain meadows, providing exceptional opportunities for our guests to see, photograph and, occasionally experience them close-up under the park’s published guidelines (‘Wild Horse Encounters – Dos and Don’ts’).

“The local wild horses have become a drawing attraction for visitors at the RV park over the years. Some of our clients return annually just to see the wild horses!
This in turn has created new commerce for our RV park and for other local businesses who serve our guests with supplies and services creating a revenue stream and jobs, all stemming from the presence of our majestic wild horses.” said Tammy Madden, who manages the Klamath Resort and RV Park.

Brief History of the Local Wild Horse Herd

The park’s local herd of wild horses lives in the mountains 15-miles east of Hornbrook CA. This herd can be traced back to the days of the 18th-century gold-miners, stagecoaches and battles between the U.S. Calvary and the local native American tribe (Shasta Nation). The oldest local news publishers, journals and ranchers in the area cite herd size in the hundreds during that period.

The famous local cowboy George T. Wright, who lived in the present-day Soda Mountain Wilderness Area, often wrote in his personal journal about the local wild horses and his love of them, which today are considered ‘feral’ by some people. Nevertheless, the local herd has long-established habitat across the nearby local open range which is primarily privately-owned land in Siskiyou County.

The herd is privately managed using low-impact methods, which allow them to remain as unmolested and as natural as possible. The local herd consists of various types of horses, including; Appaloosa, Paint, Iberian and Kiger horses.

Klamath Ranch Resort Amenities

  • Full hookups (electric, water, sewer) with 50 amp electrical
  • 70′ X 35′ concrete pads and patio
  • Paved streets
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Riverfront sites with exceptional river views
  • Beautiful restroom, bathhouse and laundry facility
  • Lots of grass and green areas
  • Big Rigs welcome
  • Secure Dog Park for big and small dogs

Local Attractions Include

  • Wild Horse and wildlife watching/photography
  • Fish the banks of the Klamath River or Iron Gate Reservoir
  • Float Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking, Biking and Bird Watching
  • Snow Skiing at beautiful Mt. Ashland Ski Park, just a few miles away
  • Water-Skiing