Georgia 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.
Jon & Billie Erwin 1750 Union Grove Church Rd. SE Adairsville, GA 30103 706/629-4882 – barn Office 706/629-2877 Pager 706/217-4407 Location: I-75, exit 312. 60 miles north of Atlanta Facilities: 9 stalls, 2 – 15 acre pastures, feed, 80 x 128 arena, 28′ round pen, B&B w/continental breakfast and 1 office apartment
Fleming Road Stables Capp Council 3916 Fleming Road Albany, GA 31705 912-439-4166 Directions: Hwy US 19, Moultrie Road exit. Go left at first light onto Mock Road. Next road on right is Fleming Road. Facilities: 60 indoor stalls, pasture/turnout areas, trailer parking. $10/per night.
Carolyn McCall/Chevaun Gillson 15570 Birmingham Hwy Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-777-2143 Directions: GA 400 exit 11. W., 3 miles left on 372 Facilities: 9-18 indoor stalls, 2 holding pens, 4 pastures, quality orchard grass hay, round pen, 1 jumping/grass footing arena, hot/cold water washrack & 1 double w/private bath available.
Synergy Stables, Inc. 2346 Louisville Rd. Appling, GA 30802 706-541-9572 Directions: Located convenient to I-20. Just 20 miles west of Augusta, GA. Please call for directions and availability. Facilities: 6 stall barn, wash rack. Well ventilated barn. 5+ acres, outdoor arena and variable speed treadmill.
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area C/O GA Wildlife Resources, 2592 Floyd Springs Road Armuchee, GA 30105 706-295-6041 Access to Crockford-Pigeon Mountain via Georgia Hwy. 193 west of Lafayette. Go 2.5 miles to Chamberlain Road; turn left and go three miles to gravel-surfaced Rocky Lane Road. Turn right and go a half-mile to the check station. No developed facilities. 30-plus miles of trails Users: hike, bike, horse
The Rocktown section of the unit is closed to bikes and horses. Open Year-Round Zion Farms, INC 2979 Big Texas Valley Road N.W. Armuchee, GA 30105-0860 706-232-4323, (706)235-8002, Located in 1 1/2 hours from Atlanta, Facility: Bed and Breakfast. 340 acres of pastures, private paddocks, winding mountain trails, state-of-the art facilities and a cross-country course created by Olympic designer Roger Haller. Two guest cottages are available for the night or weekend’s stay, a homecooked breakfast is included with each night. For larger groups, can accommodate up to 45.
Strickland Farms & Stables 6050 Smokey Road Athens, GA 30601 706-543-7822 Facilities: 10 indoor stalls, pasture/turnout area, feed/hay incl. $15/per night. Augusta Riding Center Ruth & Jim Jatho 1403
Flowing Wells Road Augusta, GA 30909 706-863-9044 Directions: From I-20: Bel-Air Road exit. Turn south & take first road on left (Frontage Rd.) Go down 1 mile & turn right on Flowing Wells Road. Center is 1/2 – 3/4 m. on right. Facilities: 5 indoor stalls, 3 large pastures & 3 paddock areas, feed/hay at extra cost, trailer parking avail. Call ahead. $20/per night.