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: 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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