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Wyoming 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. 

Forest Park Campground/Trails Greys River Ranger District Bridger-Teton National Forest 125 Washington Afton , WY 83110 886-3166 Directions: From Alpine Junction, go south .7 mile on US 89, and then go south 32 miles on forest road 10138. Description: 13 campsites near the Greys River . No horse facilities Many nearby trails and forest roads to explore.. Season: May 30 – October 30 Fee: camping  

Circle Park Trailhead Buffalo Ranger District Bighorn National Forest 300 Spruce Street Buffalo , WY 82834 307-684-7981 Directions: From Buffalo , WY , take US Rt. 16 west 13.4 miles to forest road 20 ( Circle Park Rd. ). Turn right at sign and go 2.1 miles. Description: Elevation 8100`. The campground is convenient to the South Fork Trail (#182) trail head, which accesses the Cloud Peak Wilderness and a network of trails. Season: Memorial Day- September 21 Fee: yes  

CENTRAL WYOMING FAIRGROUNDS 1700 Fairgrounds Rd. Casper, Wyoming 82604 Ph: 307-235-5775 Location: Off Hwy 220 Facilities: 500 outdoor stalls, holding pens, indoor/outdoor arenas & camper hookups A.  

Drummond’s Ranch Bed & Breakfast Taydie and Kent Drummond 399 Happy Jack Road, Cheyenne/Laramie, WY 82007 Reservations: (307) 634-6042 (voice and FAX) Price range: $65 to $175 plus 7% tax (includes full breakfast) Method of Payment: Visa, Mastercard, personal/travelers checks Check-in: 4 pm (please call to arrange earlier arrivals) Check-out: 11 am Children and pets welcome – please call for details. No smoking. No minimum stay.  

Eagle Creek Trailhead Wapiti Ranger District Shoshone National Forest 203A West Yellowstone Cody , WY 82414 307-527-6921 Directions 44.7 miles west of Cody on US 14/16/20. Description: 6500` elevation. Camping is restricted to visitors with hard-sided campers only. No tents or pop-ups are allowed in these campgrounds due to grizzly bear activity. Two trailheads, one 1/2 mile east of Campground with corrals, that lead into the Washakie wilderness. Stay limit 14 days. Season: June 1 – September 15 Fee: $5/ night  

Elk Fork Trailhead Wapiti Ranger District Shoshone National Forest 203A West Yellowstone Cody , WY 82414 307-527-6921 Directions: 29.2 miles west of Cody on US 14/16/20. Description: 6000` elevation. Trailhead for trail which follows Elk Creek into the Washakie Wilderness. Corrals at the trailhead. Season: June 1 – September 15 Fee: yes  

Heart 2 Heart Ranch bed & breakfast Tom Lewis & Glynn Trombetta 483 Rd. 2AB, Cody, WY 82414 307-587-2906 E-mail: heart2heart_ranch@yahoo.com Year-round accommodations for traveler’s and their horses and pets Hearty country breakfast available Corrals & heated water tanks for horses Hookup sites for live-in trailers available  

Shoshone National Forest 808 Meadow Lane Cody , WY 82414 307-754-7207 Wilderness access primarily from North Crandall & Clarks Fork trailheads, northeast of the wilderness, from the Dead Indian Trailhead, on the eastern arm, and the Pahaska Trailhead, on the southern end. Description: 350,488 acres, remote mountains and steep drainages that empty into the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River. Most areas of the wilderness are only accessible by horse or mule, and all trailheads have corrals. This wilderness adjoins Yellowstone National Park . Season: summer 

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Virginia 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. 

Fox Hill – A Virginia Bed & Breakfast Sue & Mark Erwin, Innkeepers 4383 Borden Grant Trail Fairfield, VA 24435 800-369-8005 540-377-9922 stay@foxhillbb.com  

BRIAR PATCH Bed & Breakfast 23130 Briar Patch Lane Middleburg, Virginia 20117 703 327 5911 | (toll free) 866 327 5911 | (fax) 703 327 5933 Poverty Creek & Gap Mountain Trails Blacksburg/Wythe Ranger District Directions: From Blacksburg take route 460 west turn left directly across from Rt 621. Poverty Creek Trail 14.4 miles Elevation: 2100-2700 feet Gap Mountain Trail Length: 1.4 miles Elevation: 2200 feet  

White Pines Horse Camp Blacksburg/Wythe Ranger District Directions: From Blacksburg follow Rt 460 to Pearisburg, travel 10 miles to Rt 100 then on to Rt 42 Follow Rt 42 for 10 miles. Turn right onto Rt 606. Go 1 mile, turn right onto Rt 201 just past store. Go about 1.7 miles. White Pines Horse Camp is on the right. Facilites: small primitive campground in a stand of white pine, five sites with grills, water, toilets, loading ramps, hitching posts, Elevation: 2300 feet 

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Utah 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. 

Winn’s Wild West Kash and Valerie Winn P.O. Box 246 Ferron, UT 84523 Phone: 435-384-2592 Fax: 435-384-3084 Email: valeriew@etv.net Web Site: www.winnwildwest.com Located in Ferron, Utah right in the middle of the San Rafael swell and the Manti-La Sal National Forest. We cater to any type of rider while offering dazzling scenery “Barn Em’ at Bailey’s” Bar Cross Horses Larry & Johnni Bailey PO Box 1166 Monticello, Utah 84535 (435) 459-2310 Golden Spike Arena Events Center 1000 S. 1200 W. OGDEN, 84404 Ph: 801/399-8798 1-800/44-ARENA (2-7362) – outside Utah Directions: From I-15, exit 349; follow signs to Fairgrounds Facilities: 549 covered box stalls, holding pens & 2 indoor/1 outdoor stadiums. Call in advance for reservations. Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness Arizona Strip Field Office Bureau of Land Management 345 E. Riverside Dr. St. George, UT 84790 Phone: (435) 688-3200 Directions: From St. George, travel southwest on Interstate 15 for 15 miles to Cedar Pockets rest area. Rugged mountains an the Virgin River run through the wilderness. Season: year round Activities: hike, horse Cottonwood Point Wilderness Arizona Strip Field Office Bureau of Land Management 345 E. Riverside Dr. St. George, UT 84790 Phone: (435) 688-3200 Directions: Access from AZ 389 or Mohave County road 237. The Wilderness contains 400 ft. high, Navajo sandstone cliffs, canyons and craggy pinnacles. Season: year round Activities: hike, horse Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness Arizona Strip Field Office Bureau of Land Management 345 E. Riverside Dr. St. George, UT 84790 Phone: (435) 688-3200 Location: From St. George take Interstate 15 and the Quail Hill, Hobble, St George Canyon and Hidden Canyon roads. Description: Rugged canyons, towering cliffs and sandstone buttes Acres: 37,030 Season: year round Activities: hike, horse   

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Texas 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. 

Onion Creek Ranch Barn-and-bale stabling and overnight lodging for traveling horse people and their horses 8707 Bluff Springs Road #D Austin, TX 78744 phone: (512) 292-1607 fax: (512) 292-6742 e-mail: lsutherland@austin.rr.com Almost Heaven Stables 1046  

Almost Heaven Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 Peggy Samford Home: (979) 732-8697 Cell: (979) 732-7937 (preferred) Tiny Guthmann Home: (979) 733-9680 Stables, Overnight horse Motel, and Riding Lessons We are located within 5 minutes of I-10 at mile marker 699 in Columbus,Texas, halfway between Houston and San Antonio.  

Green Acres Ranch & Equestrian Club 576 Sabine Creek Road – Route 2, Box 64A Royse City, Texas Discover Texas wildlife up close! Guests at Green Acres Ranch and Equestrian Club can explore by foot or horseback over 7 miles of nature trails. Enjoy a hay ride, feast on a delicious BBQ dinner, canoe, fish, swim, play tennis, have a square dance, enjoy the music of a country western band, or even see a rodeo. Membership into our exclusive Equestrian Club is available for horse enthusiasts who want the ultimate riding facility. Use the ranch and its more than 600 acres of open space as if it were your own. Available to our members is a trainer, use of the stables and our over 7 miles of nature trails. You’ll always have a companion to ride with you, if desired. For more information and Color Brochure, please call: (972)-636-2007  

Yellow Rose Ranch Tarpley, Texas 830-562-3660 – Weekends & Holidays 210-698-2001 – Weekday Email: hdaughtry@aol.com Web Site: yellowroseranch.com Directions:Take Highway 16 North from San Antonio to Bandera. Continue on Hwy 16 past Bandera approximately 2 miles to Hwy 470. Take a left on Hwy 470 to Tarpley. Continue on 470 past Tarpley to Rio Hondo Road (5.5 miles past Tarpley). See Yellow Rose Ranch sign on the corner. This road winds up over a hill and then down and over a dam next to a lake and small park. The first road to the left after the park is Deer Run Road. Turn left onto Deer Run road and go to the end of the road and enter the Yellow Rose Ranch. 

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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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South 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. 

Union Grove State Park Beresford, South Dakota (605) 987-2263 Horse Big Sioux Recreation Area 410 Park St. Brandon, SD 57007 (605) 582-7243 Located 4 miles south of Interstate 90 at exit 406 Oakwood Lakes State Park 46109 202nd St. Bruce, SD 57220-5104 (605) 627-5441 Located seven miles north and three miles west of Volga, off SD Highway 14. From I-29 take exit 140  

Newton Hills State Park 28771 482nd Ave. Canton, SD 57013 (605) 987-2263 6 miles of trail Users: hike, bike, horse Description: dense basswood and oak forests, and open grasslands. The horse camp has corrals, water, vault toilets and a large camping and parking area  

French Creek Ranch Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers: Ron & Diane Trithart PO Box 588 Custer, South Dakota, 57730 Toll Free 1 (877) 673-4790 e-mail: trithart@rapidnet.com web site: www.frenchcreekranch.com French Creek Ranch is a beautiful bed and breakfast ranch for horses, riders, hikers, bicyclists or anyone looking for sophisticated, yet comfortable, western hospitality in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

Spirit Horse Escape Barney & Linda Fleming 11596 W. Hwy 16 Custer, S.D. 57730. 605-673-6005 http://www.spirithorseescape.com/ HORSE CAMP Primitive Camping Spaces With Individual Pipe Corrals $10.00 Per Horse per Night. Full Hookup Camping spaces $10.00 per Night. Wash-house with Full Baths….. Surrounded by National Forest with Many Miles of Good Riding. Spirit Horse Escape is Located 7 Miles West of Custer, South Dakota on Hwy 16W 

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South 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. 

Hitchcock Woods South Boundary and Laurens St Aiken , SC 29801 (843) 842-0528. Directions: From Aiken, take US 1 south on York Street and turn right onto South Boundary Street Continue to the parking area at a gated road. Description: 65 miles of marked trails, sandy woodland Acres: 2,000 Users: hike, hike, horse, carriages Hours: Dawn to dusk No camping.  

Fant’s Grove Clemson Experimental Forest 272 Lehotsky Hall Box 341003 Clemson, SC 29634-1003 . (864) 656-4851. Directions: From Interstate 85 at Anderson, take SC 76 (Exit 19) north for approximately seven miles and turn left (west) onto Woodburn Rd. Follow the signs to Garrison Arena and the trailhead. Description: The trail is a 35-mile series of loopsm old pines and rolling pastures with clay footing. Horses must be shod to use this trail. Season: Open year-round No camping.  

Jericho Horse Trail Francis Marion National Forest Witherbee Ranger District 2421 Witherbee Rd. Cordesville, SC 29434 . (843) 336-3248 Directions: From I-26 take Exit 208, drive on SC Hwy. 52 to Moncks Corner then drive east on SC 402 to SC 41. Turn left and drive 7 miles to the trailhead on the left. Facilities: There is primitive camping available, however, a permit is required from the District office. Description: Trail is a 19-mile loop. This trail winds through a mostly longleaf pine forest, dogwood, black-eyed susans, live oak, deer, and wild turkey. Users: hike, bike, horse  

Fell Hunt Camp and trailhead – Long Cane Horse Trail Sumter National Forest Long Cane Ranger District 810 Buncombe St Edgefield , SC 29824 803- 637-5396 Directions: From Greenwood follow SC 10 south for 8 miles. Turn right onto Cedar Springs Road (Greenwood County S-24-47) and continue to Fell Hunt Club at 2.5 miles on the left. Facilities: 40 equestrian sites, hitching posts, tie rails, water, and toilets  

McCalla Horse Trail McCalla State Natural Area 1077 Harpers Ferry Road Iva , SC 29655 864-447-8267 trail is open by appointment Fax: 864- 447-8638 Directions: From Abbeville, drive west on SC 71 to Lowndesville. Travel through Lowndesville, turn left onto Abbeville County S-1-65.  

McCalla State Natural Area and the trailhead are at the end of S-1-65. Facilities: restroom is provided at the parking area Description: Two trails, a large loop, or a short Blue post with arrows or blue paint marks the trail. Length: Mud Bug Inn 1818 Friendfield Road Scranton, SC 29591 Tel: 843-389-3724 E-mail muddbugg2000@yahoo.com The Mud Bug Inn is a boarding stable and horse motel complete with a comfortable, fully contained bunkhouse. For our horse guests we offer 10 12′ x 16′ stalls. Stallions that are well mannered are welcome to stay with us, too. We have a turn out available that has new, no climb and electric fencing. The cost is $20.00 per night, including feed which is grass hay. We have two new full court dressage courts, a new pond for swimming horses or for fishing We have a gallop path available for our guests.  

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Pennsylvania 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. 

Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast 150 Hickorytown Road Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone: 717-258-0717 For reservations call toll-free: 877-258-0717  

Sun and Cricket Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers: Tara Bradley-Steck 1 Tara Lane Gibsonia, PA 15044-7705 724-444-6300  

Buck Valley Ranch LLC A Western Experience on Horseback Leon & Nadine Fox 1344 Negro Mtn. Rd. Warfordsburg, PA 717 294 3759 800 294 3759 http://www.buckvalleyranch.com email  

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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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