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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Louisiana 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. 

Harmon Acres Horse Ranch and RV Park Karen Harmon Rt. 1, Box 117A Transylvania, LA 71286 Tel: 318-552-8858 E-mail: docb@bayou.com Located on highway 65, 15 miles north of I-20, in the Transylvania community. There are numerous fast food restaurants and motels within 15 minutes of the ranch, and access to fuel 25 hours each day. Call Karen Harmon at Harmon Acres Horse Ranch. We are a full-service horse ranch with 15′ x 15’stalls, plenty of pasture and/or corrals for overnight stabling. We have hookups for horse trailers with living quarters and RV’s. We have a playground with petting zoo including many miniature horses to enjoy. You will have room for an evening walk and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises imaginable. This is a wonderful area for trailing through woods, across levees, and through water if you desire, or just a nice, long ride in the open. The Mississippi River is just across the road with boat ramps, etc. available. $10 per night per horse, $15 per night for RV hookups. Come and enjoy Harmon Acres Horse Ranch (children and pets welcome) 

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Kentucky 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. 

Land Between the Lakes Wrangler’s Campground TVA 100 Van Morgan Drive Golden Pond, KY 42211 502/924-2000 Located south of Golden Pond, on Rt. 68 Facilities: Large primitive camp area, 99 sites with electric hoop-ups, modern bath house, potable water and horse troughs, stalls , 35+ miles of marked and unmarked horse trails  

Mammoth Cave National Park Maple Springs Group Campground Mammoth Cave National Park Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 502/758-2251 Located off KY Hwy. 1352, off KY Hwy. 1827 Four large primitive sites, potable water, picket lines, picnic tables, and toilets Reservations required. 60 miles of marked trails. Beautiful forests, waterfalls, creek crossing.  

First Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast 2510 Stevens Road Petersburg, KY 41080 Tel: 606-586-0199; 800-277-9527; Fax: 606-586-0299 E-mail: firstfarm@goodnews.net First Farm Inn offers bed & breakfast, horse boarding & horseback riding. Elegantly renovated 1870s farm home above the Ohio River where Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio join. Located less than two miles off I-275, Cincinnati’s beltline.  

Little Lick Horse Camp Daniel Boone National Forest Somerset District Ranger 135 Reality Lane Somerset, KY 42501 606/679-2018 Located south of KY 192 at Mt. Victory off forest road 122. Eight primitive sites, no water, pit toilets, hitch rails Marked trails  

Tar Ridge Stanton District Ranger 705 W. College Ave. Stanton, KY 40380 606/663-2852 Located on KY 77 between Slade and Frenchburg Six primitive sites, no water 

Cottonmouth Lodge 4020 Greens Chapel Rd White Plains, Ky 42464 270 338 0909 Do enjoy horseback riding? If so, then Cottonmouth Lodge is the place to be. Our private trails are maintained and offer a variety of riding environments from tree covered woods to open grass fields. For your convenience we have our own stables just a short walk from the lodge and RV Park. Rates: Camp sites and horseback riding $19.00 per night Rough camping or tent with no hookup is $10.00 per night. Stable fees are $5.00 per night per horse. Wilderness trail fees are $5.00 per day per horse. Call 270-338-0909 for additional information and availability.  

Bell Farm Horse Camp Daniel Boone National Forest. Stearns District Ranger PO Box 429 US Highway 27N Whitley City, KY 42653 606/376-5323 Located off KY 1363, and KY 92. Primitive camp, tie stalls, toilets, picnic tables and creek for horse water, no potable water  

Barren Fork Horse Camp Daniel Boone National Forest Stearns District Ranger PO Box 429 US Highway 27N Whitley City, KY 42653 606/376-5323 Located just off US 27, north of Whitley City. Access road near Stearns District ranger office 41 primitive sites, water for horses, potable water, and toilets. Day use area Fees Extensive trail system in including Sheltowee Trace Trail 

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Kansas 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. 

Home on the Range Tin Acres Quarter Horse Farm Theron and Jane Johnson 2626 North Kansas Hwy 25 Colby, KS 67701 Tel: 785-462-3600 or 785-462-7525 E-mail: jjohnson@colby.ixks.com Located off I-70, 110 miles west of Hays, KS and 230 miles east of Denver, CO. Take Kansas exit 53 in Colby, KS – travel 9 miles north on Kansas Highway 25 – The farm is on the west side of the road and has a complete perimeter fence for the safety of the horses – Watch for the white pipe fence! Facilities: Home on the Range Bed and Breakfast – heated barn with 10 14′ x 14′ stalls – indoor riding arena – wash bay – 60′ solid round pen with 17% vertical slope to save your knees – 10 inside/outside stalls with 48′ runs/pens – camper hook-ups and overnight parking – We also have outside pens. 185 acre facility – Complete artificial insemination vet lab – heated breeding barn with wash bay and 4 24′ x 12′ foaling stalls – 24 hours supervision – large outdoor riding arena. We have a large turn around area which accommodates all size vehicles. Mostly we offer mid-west hospitality for horses and people too! Sand Hills State Park 4207 East 56th St. Hutchinson, KS 67025 316-542-3664 Acres: 1,123 Description: sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands and woodlands. Permits required for horseback riding.  

Kanopolis Reservoir State Park and Wildlife Area 200 Horsethief Road Marquette, KS 67464 913-546-2565 11.5 miles of trails in Horsethief Canyon at Kanopolis. Users: Hike, bike, horse Prairie Dog State Park and Norton Wildlife Area Box 431 Norton, KS 67654 913-877-2953 Seven-mile trail Description: Creek, woodlands, prairie and croplands. Eisenhower State Park and Milvern Wildlife Area RR 2 Box 306 Osage City, KS 66523 913-528-4102 Descriptions: grasslands, woods, wetlands and croplands 22 miles of horseback trails. Season: open year-round  

Hillsdale State Park and Wildlife Area 26001 West 255th St. Paola, KS 66071 913-783-4507 Horseback riding on several trails. Acres: 7,000 Lake Scott State Park and Wildlife Area Route 1 Box 50 Scott City, KS 67871 316-872-2061 Descriptions: artesian springs, wooded canyons and craggy bluffs Seven-mile multi-use trail Users: hike, bike, horse.  

Perry Reservoir State Park and Wildlife Area RR 1 Box 464A Valley Falls, KS 66088 913-246-3449 18 miles of trails Pomona State Park and Reservoir RR 1 Box 118 Vassar, KS 66543 913-828-4933 Description: grassland, woodland and a lake. Acres: 500 Users: hike, bike, horse Blackhawk trail32+ miles. Primitive camping, water available. 

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Iowa 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. 

Shade Tree RV Park Your Horses, Your Family, Your Club Dave and Melissa Adams RR1 Box 59 Kellerton, Iowa 50133 (641)783-2595 E-mail:cam360@hotmail.com Located:80 miles south of Des Moines, IA; 120 miles north of Kansas City, MO; 135 miles east of Omaha, NE. 12 miles west of Exit 4, I-35, at Lamoni, Iowa(3 miles north of IA-MO state line.) Hard surface J-55 west to hard surface P64 south. Section 18, Riley Township, Ringgold County, IA. We have a unique riding opportunity in the picturesque farm and ranch country of Southern Iowa. The 320 acres of farmland surrounding the park is available for riding. Less than a 1-mile ride from the park is 2,000 acres of public wildlife area. Ride miles of county dirt roads as well as maintenance trails or strike off on your own through varied habitat from river bottom and upland timber to short and tall grass prairie. Three other wildlife areas available for riding are within an easy drive. The rustic park is located on a family farm and has 6 graveled parking spaces with electric and water hookups. Restrooms are on site and 3 spaces have sewer access. A grove of trees gives plentiful shade and ample room for picket lines and portable corrals. Whether you are looking for an overnight stay or a vacation spot, we offer convenient location and pleasant surroundings.  

North Iowa Fair Facilities 3700 Fourth Street SW Mason City, IA 50401-1590 Tel: 641-423-3811 E-mail: office@northiowafair.org Web Site: http://www.northiowafair.org Location: Business Highway 18 West and Eisenhower in Mason City, Iowa. 5 miles east of Exit 194 from I35. 2 miles North of Eisenhower Exit on Highway 18, Avenue of the Saints. Facilities: Stalls, bedding, electrical hook-ups, nearby motels. 

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Indiana 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. 

Trail’s End Bed & Breakfast 5931 Highway #56 Owensboro, Ky 42301 812-649-9575 jramey@mindspring.com www.mindspring.com/jramey Directions: 27 miles south I-64 and 3 miles west of Rockport, Indiana Facilities: B&B and overnight stabling.  

Shaky Hill Ranch Horse Motel 7837 South US Highway 231 Cloverdale, IN 46120 Tel: 765-795-6344 E-mail: Ranch@ccrtc.com Located mid way between Indianapolis and Terre Haute on I-70, exit 41. Facilities: 6 stalls, round pen & turn out, feed & hay avail., 5 motels & food within 1 mile. Health papers and negative Coggins required.  

Rocky Ridge Horse Farm RR 13, Box 306-B Brazil, IN 47834 Tel: 765-672-4085; Fax: 765-672-4086 Location: We are located 45 minutes west of Indianapolis just off of I-70. Very easy access for those traveling cross country to shows or equine vacations. Facilities: We have an authentic log cabin with 2 bedrooms that sleeps 4 comfortably and six at the most. This rustic cabin features one bathroom, a full kitchen with microwave, living room, and a wood burning stove for heat. There is a campground located within one mile of our facility. We can also provide you with hookups for your horse trailers. We have horse facilities indoor and outdoor arenas/round pens. So come and spend the night with us.  

Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds 17746-D CR 34 Goshen, In 46528 219/533FAIR (3247) Fax 219/534-3743 Overnight stables are available throughout the year. Over 900 sites with water and electrical hook-ups are available during the summer & limited camping during the winter. The fairgrounds has 10 dump stations. Hoosier Horse Park Rt 1 Box 75 Indianapolis, Indiana 46124, 812-526-5929 for reservations. 30 miles South of Indianapolis, overnight, camping, 324 stalls water, electric for campers. Have trails and horse camping, showers, water, dump station.  

Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E. 38th St. Indianapolis, IN 46205-2869 Phone: 317.927.7500 fax:317.927.7578 The Indiana State Fairgrounds is located off of Fall Creek Parkway and 38th Street.  

Brown County State Park Box 608, Nashville, IN 47488 (812) 988-6406 Located in Brown County off Highway 46, the campground entrance is located in the southeast of the park off of SR 135. Facilities: showers, flush toilets, saddle barn, 118 Class A sites and 61 Class C sites, Camp Store, Dumping 70 miles of trails, rolling hills with trails varying from easy to moderately rugged. Potato Creek State Park 25601 State Road 4 North Liberty, IN 46554 (219) 656-8186 Directions: From the US 31 bypass south, exit Mayflour Road, turn right (South), go to the 4th stop sign and turn right on SR 4, go 2 miles to the park entrance on your right . Facilities: Eight miles of trails through woods and meadows. Open Year-Round  

Fees Windara Farms Wanda and Mark Dodd 7979 W Fall Creek Drive Pendleton, IN (317) 485-4604 FAX (317) 485-4228 Located: 2 miles off I69 just 14 miles NE of Indianapolis Facilities: Beautiful, safe, private facility, (12) 12 X 12 stalls, (2) 12 X 16 stalls, turnout, round pen, large indoor & outdoor, heated washrack, lounge, shower, restroom, washer/dryer. Some trails/creek, electrical hookup, on-site supervision. Call ahead, please.  

Tippecanoe River State Park Route 4, Box 95A 4200 N. U.S. 35 Winamac, IN 46996, Phone (219) 946-3213 Directions: From 94 west and exit at 35 South, the park entrance will be on your left. Facilities: 60 developed sites, pit toilets and hitching posts 12 miles of trails 

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Illinois 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. 

Apple River Canyon State Park 

8763 E. Canyon Road 

Apple River, IL 61001 

815.745.3302 

Located 2 ½ hours west of Chicago. Directions: Take I-90 West to US Rt. 20, travel west for 50 miles to 

Rt. 78 North. Turn right and go 6 miles turn left onto Canyon Road. The park is well signed on Rt. 20 and 

Rt. 78. 

Weinburg-King State Park 

P.O. Box 203 

Augusta, IL 62311 

217-392-2345 

Directions: 4 miles east of Augusta on state route 101 Facilities: water, toilets, pavilion, hitch rails, fire 

rings, picnic tables and dump station. 19 miles of trail. Description: rolling hills, water crossings and 

scenic overlooks. 

Wayne Fitzgerald State Park (Rend lake) 

10885 E. Jefferson Rd. 

Bonnie, IL 62816 

618.279.3110 

Facilities: camping, water and toilets 9 miles of trails 

Kankakee River State Park 

5314 West Rt. 102 

Bourbonnais, IL 60914 

815.933.1383 

Directions: Take I-57 to Exit 315 – Bradley-Bourbonnais, take route 50 south to the first stop light – 

Armour Rd., turn right and go to the 3rd stop light – route 102, turn right (west), travel 7 miles to the 

park. Description: Forest and meadows. Non-potable water 

Jubilee College State Park 

13921 W. Rte. 150 

Brimfield, IL 61517 

309-446-3758 

Directions: From I-74 eastbound take the Brimfield Exit #75, turn left onto US route 150 and go 4 miles 

to park entrance on left. From westbound I-74 take the Kickapoo-Edwards Exit #82, turn right go 1.5 

miles to Kickapoo, turn left onto US route 150 travel 4 miles to park entrance on right. Facilities: 

Primitive camping is located at the north end of the park. trees, water, (no potable water) and 

toilets. Easy access. 25 miles of trails can be accessed from the campground. Description: Hilly, 

wooded, water crossing 

Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife Area 

10149 County Highway 11 

Chandlerville, IL 62627 

(217) 452-7741 

Located: 25 miles northwest of Springfield off state 125. Facilities: 51 sites, hitching rails, modern bath 

house with showers and flush toilets, a barn/shelter for groups. 26 miles of trails. Users: hike, horse  

Fox Ridge State Park 

R.R. 1 Box 234 18175 State Park Road 

Charleston, IL 61920 

217.345.6416 

Directions: From I-57, take the route 16 exit go east to Charleston continue on Rt. 16, to the Intersection 

of Rt. 130, turn right (South) and continue for 7 miles. From I-70, take the route 130 exit north. 

Continue for 11 miles. 4 miles of horse trails. 

Randolph County State Fish And Wildlife Area 

4301 S. Lakeside Dr. 

Chester, IL 62233 

618-826-2706 

7 miles of trails 

Siloam Springs State Park 

R.R. 1 Box 204 938 E. 3003rd Lane 

Clayton, IL 62324 

217-894-6205 

Directions: From Springfield, take I-72 west to Griggsville where you will go north on route 107 for 11 

miles, turn west on route 104 and continue for 15 miles to county road 2873E, turn north and continue 

for 6 miles to the park entrance. Follow the park signs on route 104 to the park entrance. Facilities: 

Horse camping, water, and toilets. limited electricity 23 miles of horse trails 

Argyle Lake State Park 

640 Argyle Park Rd. 

Colchester, IL 62326 

309-776-3422 

Directions: From Chicago, take either I- 80 or I- 88 west to I-74. Take I-74 south to route 34. Take route 

34 west to route 67 to route 136 and go west to Colchester, continue north 2 miles on Coal Road to the 

park. Horse Campground and Trails 

Sand Creek Recreation Area 

Macon County Conservation District 

1495 Brozio Lane 

Decatur, IL 62521 

Phone: 217-423-7708 or 217-423-4913. 

Located just south of the City of Decatur Facilities: Non-potable water, parking area and toilets 

Fees No overnight camping. 7.5 miles of maintained and marked trails 

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area 

R.R. 1 Box 4 

DeWitt, IL 61735 

217-935-8722 

Directions: Take route 51 north to the 2nd stop light at Clinton (Rt. 54); turn right and follow route 54 

through Clinton, continue to DeWitt. Turn right onto Hwy 14 and continue to the park which is on the 

right. A ten mile equestrian trail is located on the north side of the lake east of the Parnell Access Area. 

Horse trailer parking at trail head. 

Bear Branch Horse Camp & Outfitter 

PO Box 40, Hwy 145 

Eddyville, Ill 62928 

618 672 4249 

Located: in the Shawnee National Forest. Facilities: Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant, Tack shop 80 sites, 40 

box stalls, Cabins & Lodging 

Hayes Canyon Campground 

PO Box 186 Main Street 

Eddyville, IL 62928 

(618)672-4751      

Quiet, Shady, Family Oriented camground and RV park. Campsites with water, electric, and septic hookups, and 

horse/mule pens (2-4). Adjacent to Shawnee National Forest with multiple trail heads leaving right out of camp. 

Saline County Conservation Area 

85 Glen O. Jones Rd. 

Equality, IL 62934 

618-276-4405 

Facilities: camping 5 miles of trails that connects to the 56 miles of River to River trail. 

Sand Ridge State Forest 

P.O. Box 111 

Forest City, IL 61532 

309-597-2212 

Directions: Follow state route 136 to Mason County Road 2800E and turn north. Continue for 6 miles, 

through the village of Forest City. After turning west this road become Mason County Road 2300N 

continue to the forest. From Pekin, follow state route 29 south to the Manito Road, turn west and go to 

Manito, which is about 20 miles. In Manito, turn right onto Mason County Road 2500N. Go 6 miles to the 

forest. 

Franklin Creek State Park 

1872 Twist Rd. 

Franklin Grove, IL 61031 

815-456-2878 

Located between Rochelle and Dixon, just north on state route 38. From Franklin Grove, turn north on 

Daysville Road and go one block to Old Mill Road, turn left (west) on Old Mill Road and proceed one mile 

to the State Natural Area. Facilities: picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking water, and six miles of trails. 

Ferne Clyffe State Park 

Rt.37 P.O. Box 10 

Goreville, IL 62939 

618-995-2411 

Directions: From I-57 south, take the Goreville exit, #40, turn left (east), go 5 miles and turn right onto 

state route 37, park entrance located 1 mile south of Goreville. From I-24, take exit #7 (Goreville), 

turn west and go 2 miles to state route 37, turn left (south) and go ½ mile to park entrance. Facilities: 

Class C Equestrian campground, 25 well-shaded sites, with picnic tables, drinking water, grills, toilets, 

parking and showers. 10.5 miles of trails. Trails are closed to horses from November 1 to April 30 

Pere Marquette State Park 

P.O. Box 158, Route 100 

Grafton, IL 62037 

618-786-3323 

Facilities: 12 miles of equestrian trails and a parking for trailers. Contact the Visitor Center to make 

arrangements before coming to the park to ride. 

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Idaho 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. 

Hidden Valley Ranch Sabrina Leonard 8699 S. Gantz Ave. Boise, ID , 83709 208-362-4345 Fax: 208-362-4242 Location: I-84, Eagle Rd. exit #46 Facilities: 4 barn stalls w/runs, 3 holding pens w/run-in shed, 3 corrals, pasture, alfalfa hay, 120×120 arena, walker, trails, camper hookup & Bed & Breakfast. Lonesome  

Dove Ranch Chuck Nichol & Carmen Graham PO Box 1387 Eagle, ID 83816 208-939-2183 Email: ccdove@juno.com Location: 1505 Riverside – From I-84, Exit 46, 8 miles north to State Hwy 44, east 1 mile to Riverside/traffic light, turn south Facilities: Indoor stalls, paddocks, pasture, alfalfa or grass hay, arenas & round pen. $15 per head/night. 

High Hopes Farm Shelley Fredrickson, owner 1915 South 750 East Bliss, ID 83314 208-352-4678 Email: h9h6@rmci.net Location: Bliss exit from I-84, turn south at the Texaco Station, drive 1/2 block, and take paved road to the right. Go south; follow road around corner to the left, white house/blue shop can be seen from the Texaco Station. Facilities: 12ft x 12ft or 12ft x 24ft stalls with 70-80 ft runs, corral with 3 sided shed or 1-acre pastures. Outdoor arena and open riding areas. Nightly fee is $10.00. Weekly is $50.00. Two motels, camping facilities and 24 hr restaurants all within 1/2 mile.  

C&D Stables Donna Garriott 3909 N. 15 E., St. Leon Rd. Idaho Falls, ID 83401 208-522-1439 Out of state: 800-837-1439 Location: I-15, exit 119, Hwy 20 two miles east, exit 15th East, 1/4 mile south Easy access Facilities: 24 indoor bedded stalls w/water, alfalfa pellets, indoor arena, wash rack, 20 acres for riding & plenty of parking. Reservations required.  

Ellis Supreme Arabians Terie Ellis 1438 West 97 South Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Location: 5 miles off of I-15. Facilities: 27 indoor 12′ x 12′ stalls, 14 w/outside runs, 70′ x 150′ indoor arena, 60′ x 100′ outdoor arena, round pen, grooming stalls, year-round wash bay, Call for reservations $15/per night.  

Days Inn Darlene Matlock/Gen. Mgr. 1200 Centennial Spur Jerome, ID 83338 208-324-6400 Fax: 208-324-9207 Email: DaysInn@pmt.org Location: 4 miles north of Twin Falls at Jct of I-84 & Hwy 93, Exit 173. Facilities: Corrals w/locks & parking w/water. 73 guest rooms, outdoor jacuzzi, TV/VCR w/remote in every room. Free continental breakfast. One horse per corral. Call for reservations.  

White Heart Deborah White, Mgr. 232 W. 300 S. Jerome, ID 83338 208/324-9180 Located 4 miles off I-84, exit 168. Easy access Facilities: 9 indoor stalls, holding pens w/shelters, feed included indoor/outdoor arenas & parking/elec/water for trailers & campers. Very clean. 

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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. 

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Connecticut 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. 

Huntington State Park Huntington State Park Sunset Hill Road, Bethel, CT 860-424-3200 Acres: 700 Rocky trails, Popular area, Users: hike, bike, horse Small parking area  

Putnam Park Route 58 Bethel, CT Tarrywile Park and Mansion 70 Southern Boulevard Danbury, CT 06810 (203) 744-3130 7 miles of trails. Description: mountain laurel, pine forests, and wildflowers.  

Natchaug State Forest Eastford, Ct 203-928-6121 Location: 4 miles south of Phoenixville on Route 198. Horse campground and trails Acres: 12,935 Users: hike, bike, horse 

Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort Goshen, Ct From Danbury go north on route 7, at intersection of route 4 turn right on 4 east and go 5 miles Trail Riders camp is located off of route 63 James L. Goodwin State Park Hampton, Ct. Location: 3 miles east of South Chaplin on Route 6. Acres: 2,171 Users: hike, horse  

Sleeping Giant State Park 200 Mount Carmel Ave. Hamden, CT 06518 203-789-7498 30 miles of trails Users: hike, horse Description: ponds, gorges, woods, and scenic vistas. A parking fee is charged on weekends and holidays April through October.  

Larkin State Bridle Trail DEPARPTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Office of Park and Recreation Hartford, Connecticut 06115 Large parking lot on the route 63 (accommodates large trailers). another parking area off Route 188 Users: hike, bike, and horse. 16 miles of well-maintained trails  

Hopeville Pond State Park 193 Roode Road, Jewett Cit, Ct 06351 203-376-2920 White Memorial 80 Whitehall Road Litchfield, Connecticut 06759 (860) 567-0857 Acres: 4,000 Facilities: parking lot Well maintained and marked multi-use trails.  

Gay City State Park C/O DEP Eastern Headquarters 209 Hebron Road Marlborough, CT 06447 860-295-9523 Located on Route 85 about 12 miles from downtown Hartford and close to I-384. Acres: 1,569 11 miles of trails Users: hike, bike, horse Description: a pond, an old dam and mill site 

Salmon River State Forest C/O DEP Eastern Headquarters 209 Hebron Road Marlborough, CT 06447 860-295-9523 Acres: 6,700. Five miles of rail-to-trails Part of the 20-mile Airline State Park Trail that links Willamantic to Portland. Users: hike, bike, horse Collins P.  

Huntington State Park RT. 58 Redding, Ct Location: Take Route 58 to Sunset Hill Road. Park entrance is on east side of the road Acres: 878 Users: hike and horse  

Pauchaug State Forest RFD 1 Voluntown, Ct 06384 PH 203-376-4075 Location: 1 mile north of Voluntown on Route 49. Frog hollow horse campground 18 semi-wooded sites Acres: 22,938 acres Miles of roads and trails. Users: hike, bike, motorcycles and horses. 

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