Oklahoma Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

House Horse Motel Contact Pete or Kathy House for more information (405)378-6864 or Location: Central Okla.. 25 miles SE of Shawnee, OK. 20 miles south of I-40, near Seminole, OK. Available stalls: 15 Water, Electric & horse washroom available 1 bedroom in barn available Cost: $100.00 per night (each additional horse $10.00) Fee does not include feed Feed & Hay available ($6.00 per horse per day) 1,000 acres available for trail riding-extra fee Reservation requirements: 24 hrs. Neg Coggins Required  

Creek Ranch Training Center 11501-72nd Ave NE Norman, OK (405) 447-2101 Directions: In Norman, go east on Robinson Rd. to 72nd Ave. Turn north (left) and go 1/4 mile to entry on right. Facilities: Large stalls with paddocks. Two 20×10 stalls for horses not able to turnout. Indoor and Outdoor arenas. 2 dressage arenas, jumping stadium and x-country course (beginner novice thru intermediate Levels). 105 acres includes trails to relax on. Bunkhouse with bath. Meals available. RV hookups 

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Ohio Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Wayne National Forest USDA Forest Service 219 Columbus Road Athens, OH 45701-1399 Phone: 614-592-6644 Strouds Run State Park 11661 State Park Road Athens, OH 45701 8.5-mil equestrian trail. Paint Creek State Park 14265 U.S. Route 50 Bainbridge, OH 45612 Voice: 513.365.140 Facilities: 15 camp sites, potable water; toilets 26 miles of well-marked trails Fees: Description: streams, hills, woods and meadows  

Tanglewood Acres 2779 Pike Lake Road Bainbridge, OH 45612 614.493.3142 Located 800′ north of Pike Lake State Park Faciilities 50 sites (25 with electrical hook up); flush toilets and hot showers, Gift shop, Dairy Bar, firewood, Scheduled rides, group rides; group rates. 50 miles of trails in the Pike Lake State Forest very well marked  

BARKCAMP STATE PARK 65330 Barkcamp Road Belmont, Ohio 43718 740-484-4064. Directions: Take I-70 Exit 208, state route 149 south about 2 miles. Park is on your left. Description: The horse camp is located in the general camping area. Trails: 3 with 20 miles rolling hills; mostly single-track Elect and water hookups  

Horse Camp Facilities: Water, Tie-up East Fork State Park P.O. Box 119, Bethel, OH, 45106, Phone: 513-734-4323 Directions: From Williamsburg, travel west on Old Route 32 follow signs. 17-site horsemen’s camp Harrison State Forest Bloomingdale, Ohio 614-264-5671. primitive campsites no water toilets 10 miles of trails  

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, OH, 44141 Phone: 216-526-5256 Description – 33,000 acres along 22 miles of the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. The park can be accessed from Interstates 77 and 271. Users: bike, hike, horse  

Great Seal State Park c/o Scioto Trail State Park, 144 Lake Road, Chillicothe, OH, 45601-9478, Phone: 740-633-2125 Directions: From Chillicothe follow State Route 159 north to Delano Road, turn right and go to Marietta Road intersection; turn right into the park entrance. Follow signs to multi-use campground. Campground is convenient to the horse trails Sugarloaf Mountain Trail , a 2.1-mile yellow blazed route through dense forests and over rugged terrain; the Ridge Trail, a blue-blazed 7.8-mile rough route; and Mt. Ives Trail, 6.4-mile orange blazes trail offering scenic vistas. Horse facilities: Tie rails, potable water Level gravel pads for Rigs  

Hueston Woods State Park 6301 Park Office Road College Corner, OH, 45003 Phone: 513-523-6347 Directions: From Oxford, follow State Route 732 north, main entrance in 5 miles. horsemen’s camping is north of the lake Six miles of trails and a horsemen’s camp are located off S.R. 177 on Four Mile Valley Road.   

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North Carolina Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Purple Pony Cottage & Stables at Walnut Hollow Ranch 

Charlie & Barbara Kissling 

1226 Carter Cove Road 

Hayesville, NC 28904 

828-389-8931   

Overnight Stables/ Lodging & Awesome Mountain Trail Riding Vacations with Your Horses 

Location: In the beautiful Nantahala Mountains area of the Great Smokies in Western NC 

2 hours from Asheville, Atlanta or Chattanooga. 1 mile in on the right on Carter Cove Road, next to Grace 

Baptist Church, across from Jenny’s Alpaca Farm. Minutes away from miles of trail riding at its best at 

Fires Creek, Tusquitee Mt.  

Moore’s Horseplay Ranch/ Lazy P Ranch 

Lenoir, NC 28645 

828-757-9114 Moore’s 

Horse rentals: 828-256-1899 Carl Porter, by day, week, etc. 

Tack shop: 828-495-7635 Carl Porter 

Beautiful trail riding. Your horse or rentals. Sleeping cabin, western town sleeping rooms, bunk house for 

groups, camping areas for large trailers, stall barn, fishing, and more. Hay, tack shop and feed store 

nearby. 

New Hope Stables & Campgrounds 

Mike & Simone Smith 

Statesville, N.C. 

Phone: 704-592-5034    

New Hope Stables & Campgrounds is located on 25 acres in North Iredell, North Carolina. We are just minutes (on horseback) from Love Valley, the Cowboy Capital, with about 75 miles of beautiful trails of riding. New Hope Stables focuses on small groups to provide a private, peaceful and family oriented atmosphere. Our facilities and services include: 12×12 and 12×14 stalls, overnight camping with 20 AMP electric and water, clean restroom facility, free firewood, shaded campsites, corral conveniently close to sites, spacious tack room, 64′ round-pen, trails. Come and join us for your riding experiences. 

Serenity Stables & Campground 

4422 Shoals Road 

Pinnacle, NC 27043 

RESIDENCE 336-325-2762 

OFFICE 336-325-2229 

Just minutes in any direction from restaurants and unique shops. Serenity is located in the quaint 

community of Shoals, NC. Serenity Stables is a short horseback ride from the Yadkin River Section of the 

Pilot Mountain State Park. Step back in time with safe, quiet, family oriented camping. 

The campground is equipped with picnic tables, firepits, electricity, outhouse, community water, and 

pasture turnout. Also available is an authentic rustic log cabin. Originally built in the 1880’s, it is now 

tucked away in a beautiful wooded area at Serenity Stables. It is a spacious one-room cabin complete with 

oil lamps, double bed, table for two, wash stand and gas logs. Cool in the summer and warm in the 

winter, it is the perfect ‘escape’. 

It has its own private entrance with picnic table, water, firepit, outhouse, grill, and pasture turnout. 

Serenity Stables and Campground is located near the Yadkin River with easy access to approximately 50 

miles of beautiful trails. 

The Walk Inn 

157 Little River Campground Road 

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 

(828)-884-WALK  

Accommodations include a 1200 Sq. foot house and tent camping. 

$10 per night, per horse, (6) 12 x 12 stall “barn”, Initial bedding provided, 1 year current coggins 

required, bales of hay may be purchased,20 minutes from WNC Ag. Center Maps provided for – Dupont 

State Forest, Popular Trails in Pisgah National Forest.Take a spin up the road and ride Dupont State Forest 

or load up and haul to Pisgah National Forest or Biltmore Estate. 

Guests from states might need to provide “vet certificates. 

Sorry, due to insurance regulations we are unable to provide horses for guests to ride. 

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North Dakota Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

North Park Campground Ted and Maureen Bratten Owners 753 Chestnut Lane Dickinson, ND 58601 701-227-8498 E-Mail: Ted and Maureen Bratten Web Page: North Park Campground Quiet area to picket horses on a large grassy field. RV camp sites with full hook-ups available and plenty of room for big rigs. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is just 35 minutes from here and it is a beautiful place to ride. From I-94, exit 61, head North 1/2 mile on Highway 22 to 21st Street. Go East on 21st Street 1/2 mile to 5th avenue East and go 1 block North. Turn right on Chestnut Lane.  

Huufda Hotel and Trail Rides 9410 – 171 Ave SE, Hankinson, ND 58041 (701) 242-9898 Home (701) 899-4595 Cell Located right off I-29, near Fargo, ND, an easy location for overnight stable horses, trail ride guests and/or B&B. We offer 80,000 acres at 3 nearby locations for a splendid spectrum of variety for our trail rides such as: forested hills, sand dunes, and wildlife. Daily trail rides, or custom lessons and vacations are available using your horse or our horse rentals at an economical fee. Beautiful and kind horses are offered for sale. We specialize in gaited Tennessee Walking Horses and Quarter Horses.  

NAARD CREEK RANCH Harry & Maureen Olson HC01-Box 32 Killdeer, ND 58640 701-863-6911 – 800-511-0434 www.naardcreek.com lolson@pop.ctctel.com We would like to welcome you to come visit us at Naard Creek Ranch for a relaxing slower-paced lifestyle. Our cabin is a two-bedroom lodge equipped with modern conveniences for your comfort. Want a little more adventure and a sample of western North Dakota culture, you’ll find many Opportunities such as the Little Missouri State Park or Theodore Roosevelt National Park – North and South Units.  

Sully Creek State Location: 3 miles South of Medora access from Interstate 94. Located at the head of the Maah Daah Hey trail system, with connecting trails to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and National Grasslands along the Little Missouri River. Facilities: primitive horse camp, corrals, water, tables, and fire rings 

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New Mexico Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park 409 Dog Canyon Road Alamogordo, NM 88310 505-437-8284 Location: 10 miles south of Alamogordo on US 54. Horseback riding and camping There are no designated trails Rio Grande Nature Center 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 505-344-7240 Acres: 270 Day use only.  

Brantley Lake State Park PO Box 2288 Carlsbad, NM 88221 505-457-2384 Located: 12 miles north of Carlsbad on route 285 Fees No potable water. Clayton State Park 141 Clayton Lake Road Clayton, NM 88415 505-374-8808 Located 15 miles north of Clayton on NM 370. Horseback riding is permitted on the north trail and the north camping area. 

Elephant Butte Lake State Park PO Box 13 Elephant Butte, NM 87935 505-744-5421 Location: Seven miles north of Truth or Consequences on I-25. 

Horses Sumner Lake State Park HC64 Box 125 Fort Sumner, NM 88119 505-355-2541 Directions: Off I-84, take state road 203 for 6 miles, turn right before crossing the dam, drive past the east campground and past the second cattle guard. Users: horse, hike Camping in the Alamogordo Creek campground Glenrio Welcome Center (shared by Skip Clayborn, Michigan/Utah) Located on the NM & Texas border off of I-40 Pens and water.  

Coyote Creek State Park PO Box 1477 Guadalupa, NM 87722 505-387-2328 Location: 14 miles north of Mora on NM 434. Users, hike, horse  

Murphy Lake State Park PO Box 1477 Guadalupa, NM 87722 505-387-2328 Location: Four miles south of Mora via NM 94, seven miles west of Ledoux. Primitive use area. No water  

En Sueno Bed & Breakfast and Rocking Horse Stables 3505 W. Alabama, Hobbs, New Mexico 88241 (505) 392-9347 Fenton Lake State Park 455 Fenton Lake Road Jemez Springs, NM 87025 505-829-3630 Location: 33 miles northwest of San Ysidro on NM 44 and NM 4. Horses are allowed in designated campsites (#11, #25, & #28). Users: hike, horse  

Tumbleweed Equestrian Center – Boarding-Training-Horse Hotel P.O. Box 628, Las Vegas, NM 87701 (505) 454-8377 or (505) 799-8511 for reservations. E-mail: info@tumbleweedequestriancenter.com Location: We are located right off of I-25, exit 347. Description: Indoor stalls, stalls with runs, trailer parking, 4 camper hookups (coming soon), guest house, several motels within 2 miles from stables. Cost is $15.00 per night for stall, $12.00 per night for panel runs. Prices include 2 feedings of high-quality hay, good water and clean pens. High standards for a healthy environment. Trailer/LQ hookup $25 per night or stay at our doublewide guest house: $65.00 per night. Health papers incl. negative Coggins required. 

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Nevada Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Soldier Meadows Guest Ranch Soldier Meadows Rd, Gerlach, NV 89412 (530) 233-4881 Fax (530) 233-1183 Dating back to 1865 when it was known as Camp McGarry, this historic cattle ranch lies in the Black Rock Desert about three hours north of Reno, Nevada and 60 miles beyond Bruno’s Country Club in Gerlach, Nevada. Soldier Meadows is a family owned working cattle ranch with over 500,000 acres of public and private land to enjoy. The ranch headquarters includes the main lodge, refurbished stone house (the original cavalry officer’s quarters, now our ranch foreman’s home), rock stables, and willow corrals. The park-like lawns and natural hot springs are truly an oasis in the Black Rock Desert. Horseback riders can work with the cowboys, take trail rides to track wild mustangs and other wildlife, or ride out to the natural hot springs for a soak.  

Beckridge Ranch Dick & Gina Beck 8375 Gilespie Street Las Vegas, NV 89123 Tel: 1-800-704-8127 Facilities: Covered stalls, shed row, arena, round pen, wash rack, hay available, limited trailer hookups. Location: SW Las Vegas, easy access from I-15, Exit 33 (Blue Diamond exit), rural neighborhood close to strip, motels, casinos. Convenient to Thomas and Mack Center. NFR contestants welcome 

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Nebraska Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Nebraska Overnight Stables & Campground Hobelman Quarter Horses 1625 Rd. 203, Big Springs, NE. 69122 Contact us: Toll Free 877-241-8653 / Reservations Required. Also, Negative Coggins and Health Papers. Location Just off I- 80 and I-76…Near Colorado-Nebraska border Camping (water & electricity, only) with use of horse facilities $20.00 Overnight Camping, only when using Indoor stalls…$10.00 10×10 Indoor Stalls [can extend to 10×20]… $18.00 Stalls with Run-pens $20.00 Outdoor Stalls or Holding pens $10.00 P/ horse Facilities RoundPen/Arena, Walker 110 Acres to Ride and “Room To Run”  

Uncle Buck’s Lodge Monty Decker, General Manager P.O. Box 100 Brewster, Nebraska 68821 (800) 239-9190 (308) 547-2210 Day (308) 547 0419 Night DAILY RATES Lodging: $65.00 R.V. Camping: $15.00 Horse Lodging: $10.00  

Flying Bee Beefmaster Ranch LLC Conrad & Louise Kinnaman Trail Riding, Camping, & B&B Cabin Retreat Bayard, Nebraska Location: 20 miles Southeast of Scottsbluff, Nebraska Near historic Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail Come ride or hike with us in Western Nebraska’s Scenic Wildcat Hills! Facilities: Cabin sleeps 6, RV and Camper Hookups, Horse Trailer Parking, Corrals with or without hay. 

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Wisconsin Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Wiouwash State Trail c/o Outagamie County Parks, 1375 E. Broadway Dr., Appleton, WI 54915 (920) 832-4791 Outagamie County segment 6.1 miles Cattail State Trail Polk County Parks & Recreation, Courthouse P.O. Box 623, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 (715) 485-3161 Polk County segment 11.7 miles  

Cattail State Trail Barron Co Forest & Recreation, 1418 E. LaSalle Ave., Barron, WI 54812 (715) 637-4275 Barron County segment 7.4 miles Wild Rivers State Trail c/o Barron County Forests, 311 E. LaSalle Ave., Barron. WI 54812 (715) 537-6295 (715) 537-3246 Fax North of Rice Lake 9.3 miles of trails  

Black River State Forest 910 Highway 54 East Black River Falls, WI 54615-7296 (715) 284-4103 (715) 284-3153 Fax Located off of I-94 12 horse campsites 34.4 miles of trails Acres: 67,000 Open year around  

Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest Trout Lake Headquarters, 41235 County Highway M, Boulder Jct. WI 54512 (715) 385-2727 (715) 385-2752  

Fax Brule River State Forest 6250 S. Ranger Rd., Box 125, Brule, WI 54820 (715) 372-4866 (715) 372-4836 Fax 41,000 acres  

Kettle Moraine State Forest–Northern Unit N1765 Hwy. G, Campbellsport, WI 53010 (262) 626-2116 (262) 626-2117 Fax New Prospect Horseriders Campground has 12 horse campsites 42 miles of trails. Closed in the winter. Acres: 29,268 Crooked Lake Horse Trail 2.5 miles, Forest Lake Horse Trail 4.0 miles, Horse trail 33.0 miles, Kewaskum Horse Trail 1.0 miles, and New Prospect horse trail 1.0 miles Description: rolling hills, woods, and lakes  

Lake Wissota State Park 18127 County Highway O, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 382-4574 (715) 382-5187 Fax 7 miles of horse trails. Closed in Winter  

Lapham Peak Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest W329 N846 County Hwy. C, Delafield, WI 53018 (262) 646-3025 (262) 646-4782 Fax Located near Delafield, 1 mile south of I-94  

Governor Dodge State Park 4175 State Rd. 23 N. Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608) 935-2315 (608) 935-3959 Fax 17 horse campsites 29 miles of trails Closed during the winter Acres: 5,000 Description: hills, sandstone bluffs, lakes, oak-hickory forests, and valleys. 

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Washington Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

Kittitas County Fairgrounds 512 North Poplar Ellensburg, WA 98926 Tel: 1-800-426-5340; 509-962-7639 E-mail: fairman@eburg.com Web Site: http://www.somepig.org Location: Ellensburg is at junction of I-90 & I-82. Facilities: 120 stalls, holding pens, indoor/outdoor arenas, trails and full hookups Reservations required  

Triple J Equestrian Center 221905 E. Bowles Road Kennewick, WA 99337 Tel: 509-586-6653 Location: I-240 east – Exit to Columbia Drive East, go right on Chemical Highway/S397, turn left on Bowles Road to ranch (corner of Bowles and Finley). Facilities: 12×12 indoor stalls, holding pens, feed, arena, walker, & trails. 

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Montana Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

DJ Bar Ranch 5155 Round Mountain Road, Belgrade, MT 59714 (406) 388-7463 info@djbarranch.com We have many varied size corrals, 3 runs with stalls or 2 large pens. Located about 10 miles north of Interstate 90. We have a bunkhouse for people accommodations, Overnight horse boarding is $15 for box stall $10 for corrals. Please call ahead and let us know you are coming!  

Ksanka Mountain Ranch Bob or Ming Lovejoy 3890 Indian Creek Road Eureka, MT 59917 Toll Free – 866-682-2246 To contact us via telephone: (406) 889-5684 montana-cabins@montanasky.net http://www.montana-cabins.com Ksanka Mountain Ranch is located in the northwest corner of Montana in the beautiful Tobacco Valley. We are located just to the west of Glacier National Park and are only four hours from Lake Louise and Banff. Your Horse is Welcome – Bring your horse with you on vacation Pasture, corral, or stalls available $10 per horse per night. Fenced post and rail pastures are available on a first come, first served basis with your cabin rental. Feeders and water provided.  

PARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Donna Goldner, manager PO Box 146 LIVINGSTON, Mt. 59047 Ph. 406/222-4185 Directions I-90W, exit 331; I-90 E., exit 335 S. on Main, left on View Vista Dr. Facilities: 23 indoor/25 outdoor stalls, 10 pens, arena (hold-harmless claim required) and parking w/elec & water. Showers avail. between May 15 – Sept. 15.  

Bull Lake Guest Ranch Karla Barnes, owner 15303 Bull Lake Rd. Troy, Montana 59935 Phone – 406-295-4228 Toll free – 800-995-4228. Web site: www.geocities.com/jettarose_99/index.html. email: Karla Barnes Rustic Horse Campground $10 per night per site $10 per night per horse Rooms in our lodge are $50 per room (double beds), and that includes breakfast. We have 4 indoor stalls, a round pen, and two outdoor stalls available. Located in the Northwest corner of Montana just 15 miles south of the town of Troy in the Cabinet Mountains on Hwy 56. We have trails that lead into the Cabinet wilderness area directly from the ranch. 

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