Tennessee 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. 

Riddle Creek Campground 901 Morrell Creek Ln. Bluff City, TN 37618 Phone: 423.538-5097 423.391.0118 Directions: From Bristol via Weaver Pike….Follow Weaver Pike 9.5 miles to stop sign, go left on Hwy. 44, north 4.2 miles through Hickory Tree area. Turn right onto Morrell Creek Rd. for .7 mile then turn left onto Morrell Creek Lane for 1.4 mile. Camp is on the left. From Bristol via Hwy 421….From Bristol, Tennessee’s city limits follow 421 south 3 miles to Hwy 44 S. turn right and go 2.1 miles to a 4 way stop, turn right following 44 S. 1.5 miles ( you should cross Holston River) to Morrell Creek Rd. Turn left and go .7 miles to Morrell Creek Lane, turn left and go 1.4 mile. Camp is on the left. Facilities: cabins, camping, hook-ups and pens.  

Cordell Hull Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 71 Corps Lane, Carthage, Tennessee 37030. (615) 735-1034, Fax (615) 735-1032. Ten-mile and twelve-mile trails. Primitive camping  

Miller Hollow Equestrian Center Jane Weaver 500 Miller Road Clinton, TN 37716 E-mail: Bjwtnwalkers@aol.com Miller Hollow Equestrian Center is located 1.5 miles off I-75, 20 miles North of Knoxville, in East Tennessee. We are near the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and near Big South Fork National Park and Recreation Area.  

Circle R Ranch Jackie Roberts 4720 Hwy 231 S Castaling Springs, TN 37031 1-615-374-9723 e-mail: jackiespets@edge.net Big clean safe box stalls, outdoor pens, camper hookups Hotels nearby 40 miles out side of Nashville Directions: Take I- 40 towards Lebanon, get off at the Lebanon exit, take route 231 north. Go thru Lebanon Square and we are 12 miles on the right.  

Red Oak Ridge Hiking and Riding Trail U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resource Manager’s Office, Dale Hollow Lake, 5050 Dale Hollow Dam Road, Celina, Tennessee 38551. (931) 243-3136. Eighteen miles of trails. Primitive camping and horse ties.  

Cherokee National Forest P.O. Box D, Etowah, Tennessee 37331. (423) 263-5486, Fax (423) 263-1899. Chestnut Mountain Trail, 5.7 miles; Unicoi Mountain Trail, 9.9 mile loop; and Starr Mountain Horse Trail, 17 miles. Dispersed horse camping  

Bowie Nature Park P.O. Box 69 Fairview, Tennessee 37062 (615) 799-5544 Office (615) 799-1383 Fax E-mail fairview-tn@usa.net Fifteen miles multi-use trails. Parking, picnic areas and restrooms  

Blue Moon Farm Bed & Board Susan & Bob Eidam, Proprietors 4441 North Chapel Road Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 497-4518 mailto:innkeepers@bluemoonfarmbb.com www.bluemoonfarmbb.com Traveling with a horse is easy. Boarding facilities are available on the premises, both barn stall and pasture accommodations, as well as tack storage and trailer parking. 

 Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail 5430 Pinewood Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37064. (615) 790-9323 Voice and (615) 790-7493 Fax. 23 miles of trails. Four staging areas, nine picnic areas. Day use only. 

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