Collier Memorial State Park is a beautiful spot a half hour north of Klamath Falls on Hwy. 97, near the town of Chiloquin. The lovely Williamson River flows through the park.
The park’s horse camp is located on the west side of Hwy. 97. It has 4 corrals, potable water, a hitching rail, and a picnic table. There’s no toilet in the horse camp, but you’ll find one a short distance away in the family day-use area.
The horse camp has plenty of parking for overnight campers and for day-use riders.
From Collier Horse Camp you can ride a network of forest roads with great footing for horses.
The Collier-Kimball Trail follows these dirt roads past ponderosa pine forest and pretty meadows to Jackson F. Kimball State Park.
The Wood River originates at Kimball State Park, where a huge spring flows out of the hillside and creates a full-sized river within just a few hundred yards. It’s impressive.
Or, you can ride to the headwaters of Spring Creek,
which starts out like this
and in a few hundred feet it looks like this,
and soon is a real river.
Or you can cross Hwy. 97 and ride the park’s trails on the east side of the road. One single-track trail runs along the bank of the Williamson River.
So next summer, be sure to plan a trip to Collier State Park. You’ll enjoy the fine riding in this beautiful area!