Author: Gabriella Lowe

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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Missouri 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. 

Meramec Trail Riding Vacations 

Meramec Farm 

208 Thickety Ford Road 

Bourbon, Missouri 65441 

Phone: 1-573-732-4765    

Set on the spring-fed Meramec River in East Central Missouri, Meramec Farm has been in the same family 

since 1811. It’s a working cattle farm surrounded by wild country. Your ride begins at your cabin door! 

Bring Your Own Horse 

Horse owners are invited to join our tours. We provide lodging, picnic lunches, and a guide, stalls or pens 

for your horses. Rates are 40 usd less per day if you bring your own horse. 

Overnight Layovers 

We’re just 9 miles south of I-44. Even if you can’t stay and ride quiet lodgings are available for you and 

your horses. Corrals 10 usd per night. Cabins rent for 75 u.s.d. per night for 2 people. 10. u.s.d. for 

each additional person. 

Royalty Arena, John Gunnett 

9895 Cork Lane 

Carthage, MO 64836 

Tel: 417-548-7722   

Location: I-44, exit 22 county rd 100, 1/2 mile north of interstate. Just 10 min.from Joplin, MO. 

Facilities: 200+ stalls, 15 outdoor pens, 2 arenas indoor/outdoor, 4 holding pens, electric hookups, host 

motel Holiday Inn of Joplin 

Huckleberry Stables And Cabin Rental 

Rick and Mary Bousfield 

HC 60 box 258 

Pineville, MO 64856 

417-223-2343   

Huckleberry Stables sits in the middle of Missouri’s Huckleberry Ridge State Forest. Miles of trails. 

Directions: Joplin, Mo Take Interstate 44 East to US 71 South (Exit 11). Continue about 45 miles on US 

71 through Pineville, MO. Just South of Pineville is the intersection of US 71 and state highway K (on the 

left). Drive four miles East on highway K to Huckleberry Stables. Look for our sign on the right hand side 

of the highway. 

A&T’s Northfork Wilderness Lodge 

Alice and Terry Fitzgerald 

HCR 362   Box 62B 

Pottersville, Missouri 65792 

Phone: 417 275 6081 

They have a small wire corral for guests and five guest rooms. The beauty of the place is that they are the 

only horse lodging facility in the area and they have direct access to the Wilderness Area in Missouri which 

has trails in the Devil’s Backbone area ( 11 miles) and then there is direct access from the wilderness area 

to the Mark Twain National Forest Willow Springs area which has 31 miles of horse multi use trails. 

From West Plains take State Route “K” west 10.4 miles to State Route “KK”, turn right. Take “KK” west 

3.6 miles to county road “HCR362”, turn right. Go 2-tenths of a mile until you spot several mailboxes on 

your right as the road curves to the right. (Do not follow “HCR362” around curve.) At curve go straight 

ahead onto a white rock drive (entrance to drive is located between wood shed on left and fence on right. 

Submitted by Sharon Lesner 

Golden Hills Trail Rides & Resort 

19546 Golden Drive 

Raymondville, MO 65555 

Tel: 800-874-1157     

Location: 90 miles East of Springfield and 160 miles South of St. Louis. Facilities: 5,100 acres, 300 

campsites with electrical and water hookups, 900 horse stalls, restroom/shower facilities, lodging, 

restaurant, gas station, convenient store, western store, exercise facility, tack store, farrier, and brier patch 

gift shop. 

New Liberty Horse Camp 

Nancy & Beau Knight-Tilley 

HC 89 Box 386 

Winona, MO 65588 

Phone: (573) 325-1292  

Come explore the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest with your horse! 

Our family farm is home to the New Liberty Horse Camp: we have electrical hook-ups for up to eight RV’s; 

water; a bath house with separate hot showers and washrooms with flush toilets for “colts” and “fillies”; 

and for the horses we have eight 10×10 box stalls, three paddocks, and hitching posts. A gate in our 

fence opens into the Mark Twain National Forest, which provides approximately 100 miles of trails to 

springs, streams, lakes, and caves! We’d love to meet you and your horse(s), and maybe tell you some 

tales about life in Hawaii, which was our former home. 

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Mississippi 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. 

OAKDALE FARMS 245 Loydale Drive, Brandon, MS 39047 601 825-2612 601 238-9333 Oakdale Farms offers guestroom accommodations for travelers that include a continental breakfast of fresh fruits, homemade muffins, gourmet coffee and teas. shedroe style barn, down by our lake, a beautiful facility, complete with a large lighted arena and a smaller arena and round pen, all lighted. 12’ x 12’ Stalls Lighted Hilltop Arena & Round Pen Scenic View & Nearby Riding  

Whispering Pines Ranch Hattiesburg, MS 601-268-6827 sallyrob99@aol.com We are in MS and have a boarding facility with room for travelers that could be added to your listing. We are a hub city on the way to New Orleans, Mobile, Gulfport, Memphis, Florida, or Texas, depending on your direction of travel! We have a clean, spacious new 22 stall barn with concrete aisle and wash rack. Overnighters can come with advance notice and current Coggins. 

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Minnesota 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. 

County Line Farm Kim Otterson and Glenn Benson 1389 200th Street Long Prairie, MN 56347 phone: (320)-749-2473 County Line Farm is a breeder of American Quarter Horse (AQHA registered) and American Paint (APHA registered) horses. Kim Otterson and Glenn Benson combine years of experience in breeding, raising and showing quality horses. County Line Farm stands a number of very well-bred stallions to the public. There is something for everyone! County Line Farm is located between Little Falls and Long Prairie, MN on the Todd/Morrison county line in central Minnesota. Visitors are encouraged, and always welcomed. Contact County Line Farm 

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Michigan 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. 

Allegan State Game Area 4590 118th Ave. Allegan, MI 49101 Directions: Located at the corner of 120th Ave. and 51st Street Acres: 45,000 Users: horse, hike Fort Custer Recreation Area 5163 W. Fort Custer Dr. Augusta, MI 49012 616-731-4200 Directions: From Battle Creek take M-96 west for 10 miles 16 miles of horse trails. Open Year around Bowman Lake Area Baldwin Ranger District Baldwin, MI 49304 800-821-6263 Directions: From Baldwin, go west on 52nd Street to the trails Primitive camping and marked trails The Wooden Nickel Linda Lange W. U.S. Hwy. 10 Baldwin, MI. 49304  

Waterloo Recreation Area 16345 McClure Road Chelsea, MI 48118 313-475-8307 Directions: From I-94 take exit 157 (Pierce Road) and go north to Bush Road, travel west to the park entrance Acres: 20,000 Lots of horse trails. Open year around. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 9922 Front St. Empire, MI 49630. Directions: Take State Highway 22 to go north on Hwy 109, go 4 miles to Day Forest Rd., continue to the trailhead 8 miles of marked trails  

Mackinaw State Forest Black Mountain Forest Recreation Area P.O. Box 667 Gaylord, MI 49735 517-732-3541 Directions: From Onaway, take I-75 north, take exit 310 and travel east on M-68 turn north on to M-33 turn right onto Mann Road then north on Gaynor Road, continue on Twin Lakes Road turning right on to Doriva Beech Road continue north Facilities: Primitive  

Brighton Recreation Area 6360 Chilson Route 3 Howell, MI 48843 810-229-6566 Directions: I-96 to exit 147 to Brighton, go west for 6 miles to Bishop Lake Road 18 miles horse trails. Open from April 1 to Dec 1 Ionia Recreation Area 2880 David Hwy. Ionia, MI 48846 616-527-3750 Directions: From I-96, take exit 64 and travel north 3 miles to the park entrance 20 miles of horse trails. Open April 1 to Dec. 1.  

Rose Lake Wildlife Research Area 8562 E. Stoll Road E. Lansing, MI 48823 Directions: Take route 69 to exit 94, continue to the light and turn left onto old M078, travel 5 miles, turn left onto Upton Road go 1.5 miles and turn right on Stoll Road Acres: 3,646 Description: farmland, fields, woods and marsh. Facilities: Horsemen’s camp, water. And a day use parking lot  

Pine Martin Run Trail Manistique Ranger District, Manistique, MI 49843 906-341-5666 Directions: Travel west on US 2 for 10.5 miles to county road 437 (Cooks School Road), turn north and travel 18 miles to county road 440 turn west and go 1 mile to the trailhead 26-miles of trails Description: woods, toilet and fire rings Kensington Metropark 2240 W. Buno Road Milford, MI 49380 810-685-1561 Directions: From I-96 take exit 153, take Kent Lake Road north to Huron River Parkway to W. Buno Road Acres: 5,000 8.5 miles of marked trails Description: woods, fields and hills.  

Proud Lake Recreation Area 3500 Wixom Road Milford, MI 48382 810-685-2433 Description: From I-96 take the Wixom Road exit and travel north 6 miles to the park entrance Open year around  

Yankee Springs Recreation Area 2104 Gun Lake Road, Middleville, MI 49333 616-795-9081 Directions: From US 131 take exit 61 travel east on A-42 go 8 miles to the park entrance 8 miles of horse trails. 

Monroe County KOA Kampground 734-856-4972 Directions: 9 miles north of Ohio/Michigan line on US 23 at Summerfield Rd. exit 9 NE Corner. From I75 take the Luna Pier exit 6, west about 10 miles, right on Summerfield go about 3 miles. There are NO horse facilities but if you have your own electric fence or corral it will be fine. Facilities: Store, game room/laundry, food wagon, horseshoe pit, playground, swimming lake, fishing lake, ball field, cabins. Monroe County Fairgrounds Located on the main street of Monroe 

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Maryland 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. 

AMERICANA BED & BREAKFAST 2400 Constantine Drive Eldersburg, MD 21784 (410) 549-5763 (800) 437-5770 www.americanabnb.com A unique bed and breakfast where you and your horse are welcome. This immaculate spacious rambler backs up to glorious wooded trails around a drinking reservoir with spectacular views and footing. Americana bed and breakfast features Randi’s famous cowboy cookies and Udderly Precious Goat Milk soaps. The inn is conveniently located to major metropolitan areas, D.C., Baltimore, Gettysburg.  

Above All Else @ Windsong 13134A Old Annapolis Road Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771 C&O Canal or one of the many Maryland State Parks. Rent includes the entire house and a corral for up to 4 compatible horses. Depending on stall availability, you may rent a stall at Windsong Arabians. For more information, e-mail Jim and Sue Doll  

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