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34 Ranch & Campground
Herod: camping, Dances, Guided rides. PH 618-264-2141
Web page 34 Ranch Click Here
E-mail: 34 Ranch Click Here

Big River State Forest
Keithsburg: Trails are old fire lanes, 40 miles of trail, water, outhouse Closed during deer season. Il 164 to CR 3; North on CR 3 about 10 to 12 miles to ranger headquarters; get directions to horse camp. Compas or GPS recommended, easy to get disoriented. SF is trying to eliminate horse camp. Option is nearby Sandy Oaks CG with easy access to SF trails.
PH 309-374-2496
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click Here

Sandy Oaks CG
Keithsburg: Il 156 to sign for Big River State Forest (CR3); about 8mi North on CR3 follow signs. Motor-X and equestrian camp with easy acess to big river State Forest trails.
First camping spaces on right have water and electric hook-up, sites are grass, use high lines or tie horses to trailer. Heavy use on weekends by both equestrians and Motor-X.
Rented out for group use. Owner is Dale Garner.
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click Here

Devils Backbone Horse Camp
Grand Tower: Unlimited miles of trail, camping. electric hookups, water toilets, showers, Contact "Grand Tower Saddle Club" RR1 Box 51H, Grand Tower, Il 62942 PH 618-565-2196

Wolf Creek Ranch
Pomona: on river to River trail, camping take 127 to Alto Pass, West over 127 overpass, stay on blacktop for 3.6 miles blacktop turns to gravel go .3 miles go left at T (white barn on left) go .6 miles take road to to left for 1.1 miles. look for mailbox #111 lane on right of road also Wolf Creek ranch sign, .4 miles straight ahead PH 618-893-4440 or 618-687-1175

Chain-O-Lakes State Park
Spring Grove: 8.6 miles of trail, no camping PH 312-587-5512

Ferne Clyffe State Park
Goreville: 10.5 miles of trail, has a walk in or pack in horse camp no vehicular access, water, outhouse, PH 618-995-2411

Shenandoah Riding Center
Galenea: Have overnight stable for horses, People lodging nearby.
Forty miles of picturesque and manicured trails and traverse the stunning landscape of rugged hills, deep ravines, and panoramic ridge tops through meadows and woodlands abundant with wildlife. Come ride the trails for a day, a weekend, or take a horse vacation and stay a week or more. Shenandoah Riding Center is surrounded with your choice of resort homes in every style and size. They are available to rent for a day or the week. There are many rental options tucked inside the 6,800 acres of breathtaking landscape in The Galena Territory. And last, but certainly not least, there is ample parking space for horse trailers.

2000 Territory Drive, 61036, Ph 815-777-2373.
Web page Shenandoah Riding Center Click Here
E-mail: Shenandoah Riding Center Click Here

Giant City State Park
Makanda: 22 Miles of trail, Modern toilet with showers, water, fishing, PH 618-457-4836

Green River State Wildlife area
Harmon: 12 miles of trail, Camping, water, outhouse, PH 815-379-2324

Hennepin Canal State Trail
Sheffield: 40 miles of trail, no horse camp PH 815-454-2328

Jubilee College State Park
Brimfield: 25 miles of trail, camping, they do have water for the horses at the horse camp. The water is not piped to each campsite - there is a well for use for the horses, outhouse
PH 309-2437638

Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park
Lena: Le Aqua Na Has 7-8 miles of wide groomed trails and about that many more of small challenging trails with downed trees and other obstacles. The main trails have several good stream crossings that are great for training since they are too wide to jump. but not at all deep.
The camp ground was completely redone last fall. Their are restrooms and a handpump for water, it is possible there is piped water since the new construction, I am not sure.
They close for rain conditions. They plan to open April 15th 2003.
You can spend a whole day if you can handle ungroomed trails. And half a day if you stay on the groomed trails. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails, I only see hikers and bikers.

Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park
8542 North Lake Road
Lena, IL 61048
Phone 815-369-4282
Web page Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park Click Here
Submitted By: Bill and Deb Dietz, Appleridge Mountain Horses, Lena,IL Click Here

Middlefork State Fish and Wildlife Area
Oakwood: 35 miles of trail, camping, water, outhouse, PH 217-442-4915

Mississippi Palisades State Park
Savana: 6 miles of trail, camping, water, outhouse, PH 815-273-2731

Moraine View State Park
LeRoy: 13 miles of trail, camping, elect, showers, water, Ph 309-724-8032

Morrison Rockwood State Park
Morrison: 16 miles of trail, camping, water, outhouse, PH 815-772-4708

Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife area
Newton: 18 miles of trail, no camping Ph 618-783-3478

Pyamid State Park
Pinckneyville: 4 miles of trail, camping, water at headquarters, Ph 618-357-2574

Pere Marquette State Park
Grafton: trails, Camping?? Ph 618-786-3323

Kankakee River State park
Boubonnais: trails, camping?? Ph 815-933-1383

Randolph County Conservation Area
Chester: 7 miles of trail, no camping PH 618-826-2706

Red Hills State Park
Summer: 4 miles of trail.Easy access from Il 250 from Summer: easy trails, each site has hitch rail. One water pump. At far end of camp is a shaded area for day use parking. No reservations. pay Shady Oaks CG camp host or ranger will collect. Local saddle club hosts riding events every third weekend in a large well maintained open riding arena. Horse camp has moderate use on weekends. Heavy use on holidays.
Showers, phone and dump station (with easy access) at Shady Oak CG.
trace Inn overlooks lake, very nice restaurant.
PH 618-936-2469
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click Here

Rock Cut State Park
Caledonia: 8 miles of trail, camping, no water, outhouse, PH 815-885-3612

Saline County Conservation Area
Equality: 5 miles of trail, connects to 56 mile trail River to River in Shawnee National Forest, camping, no water in camp, PH 618-276-4405

Sam Parr State Park
Newton: 13 miles of trail, no camping, water on trail, outhouse, PH 618-783-2661

Sand Ridge State Forest
Forest City: Equestrian Trails Horseman's Park is the starting point for all equestrian use. The 55 miles of trails and over 150 miles of fire lanes offer the average horse rider an excellent opportunity.
Firepads, hitching rails, and pit-valut toilets are provided for visitor use. There is a shelter for day use or can be reserved by sending the shelter reservation application to the forest headquarters.
Groups must have an activity permit.

Directions: From the west, east or south: Follow IL Rt 136 to Mason County Road 2800E and turn north. Continue in a straight line for about 6 miles, through the village of Forest City. This road will turn to the west and become Mason County Road 2300N and will lead you directly into the forest.

From the north, follow IL Rt 29 south out of Pekin to the Manito Road, turn west and go to Manito, about 20 miles. In Manito, watch for the sign for Mason County Road 2500N and again turn west (right). In about 6 miles you will have entered the forest.

From either entrance, follow our clearly marked signs to the facility or destination of your choice.

For more information contact site personnel at Sand Ridge State Forest, P.O. Box 111, Forest City, IL 61532 or by phone at 309-597-2212.

Web page Sand Ridge State Forest Click Here
Submitted By: Bill and Deb Dietz, Appleridge Mountain Horses, Lena,IL Click Here

Siloam Springs State Park
Clayton: 18 miles of trail, camping, elect, water PH 217-894-6205

Silver Springs State Park
Yorkville: 6 miles of trail, no camping, no water, PH 312-553-6279

Starved Rock & Matthissen State Parks
Utica: 8 miles of trail, camping, water in campground and at the day use trail head PH 815-667-4726

Stephen A Forbes
Kinmundy: 15 miles of trail, camping, outhouse, no water PH 618-547-3381

Trail of Tears State Forest
Jonesboro: 35 miles of trail, no camping, water in picnic area, PH 618-833-6125

Weinburg King State Park
Augusta: fee: $7.00 per night
4 miles east of Augusta IL on SR 101.
19 miles of trails through rolling hills, water xings, scenic lookouts, can picnic on the trail. Heavy day use on weekends.
City water hydrants; restrooms w/vault toilets; group pavilion with electrical outlets; 2 handicap sites; horse mounting ramp; hitch rails; fire rings; picnic tables; dump station. Open area sites suitable for large rigs; shaded area sites better suited for smaller rigs.
Cell phone reception is poor.
Grocery, laundromat in Augusta.
PO Box 203
Augusta IL 62311
PH 217-392-2345
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click Here

Wolf Creek State Park
Windsor: The horse campground in the park has 18 camping sites, all with hitching posts. Out of these 4 have electric. There is 1 handicap site accessable also with electric. There are 2 male and 2 female outdoor bathrooms at the campsites with more at the main campground. There is also a shower site at the main campground just a 1/4 mile away or so. There is one water spigot in the campground to water horses. This horse campground is located next to the beginning of a very nice 15 mile scenic trail.
This is the main trail for the park with many outlaw trails that have been made by riders over the last two decades. At about the halfway mark there is an outdoor bathroom.
The main trail itself winds through woods above the lake and at one point you can ride down to a beach to water horses or take a break and rest the buns. There is also a scenic lookout just south of beach with picnic tables and hitching post, a very nice place to have lunch or a snack. PH 217-459-2831

Wolfcreek Riding Stables

Wolfcreek riding stables just a hop, skip and jump from the Horsecamp. There is usually 12 head of trail horses on hand during the riding season.
We also have pony rides that we send all over the eastern US.
We offer 30 min, 1 hour and 2 hour trails. Longer rides, nightrides and overnight rides can be arranged. The telephone number for the stables office (during winter) is 1-217-229-4518, talk to MO or Ann to make reservations or to get more information about the stables. During the riding season you can also call 1-217-459-2538, this is the stables and you can leave a message if we are out on the trail.
Wolf Creek Riding stables, RR1 Box 99, Windsor, Il. 61917., 1-217-459-2538
M and A Stable, 4002 N 21st Ave, Raymond, Il. 62560 Ph 1-217-229-4518
Also can be reached at Ph 1-217-268-3682
Submitted By Rusty Brown Click Here

Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife area, or Site M
Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife area or also called Site M by some. It is a 24 mile tract in rolling countryside in west-central Illinois. It is located in Cass County between Ashland and Chandlerville, 25 miles northwest of Springfield off State 125. It has two 22 car/trailer parking lots, along with 26 mile Governor's Hiking and Equestrian Trails. This 51 site Class A Equestrian campground opened in August of 1999. It is a wonderful place to ride and camp. The trails are well maintained, hitching rails, modern bath house with showers and flush toilets, a barn/shelter for groups and several clean outhouses that are well taken care of by the workers.
For more information contact:
Jim Edgar Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife Area
10149 County Highway 11
Chandlerville, IL 62627
Submitted By: Cheryl Casper Click Here

Miller State Forest - Oregon, Illinois (south of Castle Rock S.P.)
Lowden: There is a nice parking lot with picnic tables, an outhouse and they were just finishing up a hand pump when we there in September.
It is in a quiet and very picturesque area; pine tree lined paths, and a nice stretch along the Rock River. It has just been opened for horses and they want people to sign in to see how much traffic there really is. If there is enough, they will add more trails (right now it is only about 5 miles long). There is great potential for many more miles of lovely trails to be added if riders will just show up, sign in, and ask for more trails.
Ride on!
Submitted By: Cindy Davidson Click Here

Triple J Ranch
Brownstown: We live 7 miles south of I-70 in Brownstown, IL. about 60 miles east of St. Louis, MO.
Have an arena to put horses in. Electric hook up for campers, or motels 12 miles from house.
Also have a nice trail if you have time to ride. Neg. coggins and health papers appreciated.
Please call in advance. Look forward to meeting you. God Bless.
Tony & Shari Jaworski
RR 2 Box 182
Brownstown, Il. 62418
PH 618-322-6373
Submitted By: Tony Jaworski Click Here

Wild West Campground & Trail Ride
Oquawka: Approxiamtely 30 miles of trails with waterfalls, caves, rolling hills, rocky ravines, deep forest. Also have a campground established with bunk beds, water, showers and a cafeteria.
Sound more intriquing?? Right now we would be willing to accomodate campers w/horses - we have facilites available at our home. Wild West Campground & Trail Ride
Fri 6 PM potluck supper - bring a dish to pass
Sat/Sun 10:00am organized trail ride
Call, email and I will send you a brochure that is brimming with exciting information!
RR1 Box 119A
Oquawka, IL 61469
E-mail Lisa Lock Click Here
Wild West Campground & Trail Ride web page Click Here

Gary and Lynda Fahy
Maeystown: We are located about 35 miles South of downtown St. Louis. We are 1 1/2 to 3 hours North of Shawnee National Forest, depending upon where you're headed in Shawnee.

We have overnight boarding available. Or, we can accommodate you for a few days. There are 6, 10 x 12 stalls. One 8 acre pasture available with electric fencing with lots of shade. One small pasture available with electric fencing - no shade. One pen big enough for two horses - no shade, or a large dry lot that could easily accommodate 6 hores - no shade.
Your horses would be kept separate from ours.

We can also accommodate a couple of trailers. There is electric and water at the barn.
You would be welcome to hook your trailer up to our electric.

We have trails to ride if you have time to stay for awhile.

Please email us if you would like more info. We look forward to seeing you.
The nearest town is Waterloo, Illinois, which is about 25 minutes South of the Jefferson Barricks Bridge in South County, St. Louis. From the JB Bridge take the Columbia, Illinois South Exit. - This is Route 3. Follow Route 3 through Columbia, and it will take you straight into Waterloo. Continue straight through Waterloo on the by-pass. (Straight ahead at the Walmart).

The First stop light on the by-pass will be Route 156. Turn right. Make the first left - Maeystown Road. 8 Miles to Maeystown. Go through town. Make the first Right on the outside of town. - Brandt Road. First Rock Driveway on the right - about 1 mile. This is Foxtail Lane. We are at the top of the driveway. 3424 Foxtail Lane.

Mailing address is Fults, Illinois 62244 ,even though we live just outside of Mayestown.

Phone number is 618-458-7044.

E-mail Gary and Lynda Click Here

Hidden Hollow Stables
Peoria: Our facilities are situated on 85 acres with stalling available for 30 horses in 2 barns, 3 tackrooms, large pastures and individual turnouts. We also offer scenic trails, an 80 x 140 indoor arena, a 90 x 180 outdoor arena, a 1/3 mile race track, a stadium jump course, cross country fences, hotwalker, round pen, 24-hour care, broodmare/foaling monitoring services, trail courses and overnight boarding.

In Dunlap, just a few miles away from Peoria Illinois, and 3 miles from Jubilee State Park

Phone (309)243-7979
Cel (309)231-7979
E-mail Keri Simpson, Hidden Hollow Stables Click Here

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
There is both overnight camping and day use. There is a picnic shelter, water faucet and an outdoor arena. There are two loops of trails - one is 1 1/2 miles, the other is 6 miles. The trails are mainly wooded and moderately hilly and tend to be pretty soft after it rains. They are shared with bikers and LOTS of deer. There are several wooden bridges as well. Our biking friends have a map posted on their website: . Clicking on the two separate "loops" will bring up a better map of each loop.

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
19408 Loud Thunder Road
Illinois City, IL
(Southwest of the Quad Cities)
Submitted By: Angie Click Here

Moccasin Creek Boarding Stables
Altamont: There are 3 motels in Altamont as well as several fine eating establishments. It offers overnight lodging as well as long term boarding for your horse in a spacious 12'x12' or 12 'x15' box stall or group pens.
It has a lighted 60' round pen and a 90' x 160' arena . They have a trailer hookup for you to use.
They also have 105 acres of wooded trails set in a scenic atmosphere among the longhorn cattle and pet buffalo.
They sponser an "on premise" full Rodeo in May. This year it is May 14. Don't miss it!!

It is located 5 Miles straight North of I 70 exit 82 in Rural Altamont IL 62411.
Phone # 618 483 6363 or Fritz's cell # is 217 821 8412. You exit I 70 and go north on 300th street for 5 miles it is located on your right. Owners Fritz and Karen live on premises.

Web page Moccasin Creek Boarding Stables Click Here
E-mail: Moccasin Creek Boarding Stables Click Here

Harpole's Heartland Lodge
We have 1200 acres of trails both wooded and fields along with stables, outdoor arena, camping or lodging. We are located off of Hwy 96 (Great River Road that runs along the Mississippi River)

From St. Louis take highway 70 to highway 79-North to Louisiana, MO. In Louisiana, turn east on highway 54. Cross the Mississippi River, travel to Atlas, turn right at stop sign on to highway 96. You will be traveling south. From there(see below)

From Alton/East St. Louis you can travel north on the Illinois side of the Mississippi to highway 96.
Look for our sign on highway 96.

From Chicago: take Interstate 55-S to Springfield. Then take Interstate 72-W to Atlas-at four way make a left on Hwy 96 (you will be going south) Head south 5 miles to Pleasant Hill.

From there:
Take Highway 96-South to the four way stop in Pleasant Hill, Illinois.
Go straight for 4.7 miles into Calhoun County.
Turn left after you cross a small bridge; #3680N Howell Hollow Rd.
Take first left; Carrolton Road #770E. (about 1 1/4 miles)
Travel up the big hill and go about 1/4 mile.
Lodge is on right and sits behind an 'off white' house.
Red and Black wagon sits in front yard.

Tonya Kurz
Harpole's Heartland Lodge
10236 393rd St.
Nebo, IL 62355

Web page Harpole's Heartland Lodge Click Here
E-mail: Tonya Kurz, Harpole's Heartland Lodge Click Here

Singing Hills Forest Preserve
Volo, Nothern Illinois, near Volo, Illinois (Rte 12 and Gilmer). Run by Lake County Forest Preserve. Good trailer parking. I think about 11 miles of trails. Nicely groomed.
Submitted By: D Rembacz Click Here

Mills Farm Horse Motel
Appointment Only
East-Central Illinois; Near I-74

Danville, IL Area: We are located approximately 14 miles south from I-74 (exit 215A) and approximately 2 miles off Route 1. All paved roads. Please call first; appointment only; South of I-74 on Route 1; take Route 1 south; past Westville, Georgetown; turn right (west) at Vermilion Grove; go through Vermilion Grove; to T; second house on the right.

Camper Site: $30 per night; 30 amp; water; no sewer; all rock pad; 2 camper sites Horse Boarding: $25 per night/horse; brand new and clean barn’ 3 stalls; Amish-built stalls with limestone and rubber pads. Includes pasture, training arena, and 4 miles of trail.
We keep a clean barn and camp site.

13363 E 450 North Road; Indianola, IL 61850; 217.247.2830
Submitted By: Debbie Mills Click Here
Web page Mills Farm Click Here

High Knob
High-Knob Ranch at Equality, Illinois. They have 60 miles of trails that are the prettiest in Shawnee National Forest. It is located two miles North of Karber's Ridge, Illinois. They have a camp store, dump station, electricity, water, and a shower house.
Miles and miles of beautiful trails in the Shawnee National Forest.
We are located 23 miles southeast of Harrisburg, Illinois.
More infortmation call us!

High Knob Ranch
2245 High Knob Rd.
Equality, Ill 62934
Web Page High Knob Campground Click Here

Double M Campground and the Trails End Resturant
Bring your own horse & ride for hours or days in beautiful Southern Illinois. See the lush forest & astounding rock formations with breathtaking overlooks & abundant wildlife all on the southern tip of Illinois.
We have over 130 campsites with full hookup, primitive camping, & RV pads.
This allows us to cater to most any size group, large or small.
We also have a shower house for after those long days on the trail & cabins for those who don't want to "rough it".
If you would like to cool off, Pounds Hollow Lake is about one mile through the woods, which has fishing, swimming.
Trails End Restaurant is our on site restaurant that features Louisiana batter dipped catfish, steak, half pound horseshoe burgers, homemade pies, & many other mouthwatering dishes.
Restaurant open weekends & holidays.

We take reservations, however they are not required.
1 nights rent to reserve, except on holiday weekends which are 100% prepay, nonrefundable, 3 night minimum. Check by mail will be fine. We do not reserve specific campsites. Contact us for availability.
Tie line poles available at every site.

Double M Campground
5200 Thacker Hollow Rd.
Junction, IL. 62954

Web Page Double M Campground Click Here

Bear Branch Horse Camp ~ Outfitter ~ Resturant
Eddyville: Bear Branch is located in the heart of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest, on Route 145, three miles north of Eddyville and fifteen miles south of Harrisburg, Illinois. Bear Branch, sits on a hilltop just above Lusk Creek Canyon. Named after a creek that runs through the property, Bear Branch offers multiple access to the Forest's most scenic riding and hiking trails. Within easy riding distance to Indian Kitchen, High Point, Devil's Backbone, Natural Rock Bridge, Salt Peter Cave, Jackson Hole, Burden Falls, Bellsmith Springs and Hayes Creek Canyon. Just minutes from the River-to-River Trail. Featuring a Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant with seating for 60, and full Tack Shop and General Store as well as a 36 stall barn for the comfort and safety of your horse. Bear Branch also offers a heated and air conditioned shower house with laundry facilites, a dump station, a two acre fishing pond and cabins. All 80 Campsites have water and electric. Reservations recommended. Horse rentals avaliable. New Owner Dick Manders welcomes your visit. Bear Branch ~ Horse Camp ~ Outfitter ~ Restaurant PO Box 40 Eddyville IL 62928 (618)672-4249 Fax(618)672-4739
Dick Manders
Bear Branch Horse Camp~Outfitter~Log Cabin Restaurant
PO Box 40, Highway 145
Eddyville, IL 62928
Bear Branch Horse Camp web page Click Here
E-mail: Richard Manders Click Here

Hayes Canyon Campground at Eddyville
Eddyville: Featured on RFD Tv's Best of America by Horseback, who chose the location based on trail riders referrals. Direct access to scenic trails in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest with multiple trail heads leaving camp. Many shady sites with water, sewer, electricity, and horse pens at every site (some covered). Cabin rental. Clean restrooms and showers. Restaurants 1 mile away. Laundry.
Free wi-fi internet. Bring your own horses for camping and trail riding at its finest!
Hunters welcome -- closed to riding during deer shotgun seasons, the weekend before Thanksgiving and the weekend that falls 2 weeks after that.

Hayes Canyon Campground is located just outside the village of Eddyville IL.
Take IL Route 145 to Eddyville. Turn at the Red Cedar Restaurant on Main Street (follow the sign there on that corner for the campground), and proceed 1 mile to the camp.

Hayes Canyon Campground
PO Box 186
Main Street Road
Eddyville IL 62928
(618) 672-4751

Web Page Hayes Canyon Campground Click Here
E-mail: Hayes Canyon Campground Click Here

Bay Creek Ranch
Simpson: Year round accommodations for horseback riding and hunting. 62 campsites with water/electric/picketlines. 4 bedroom lodge, restaurant, shower house, dump station, stalls and pens available, direct access to the finest trails in the Shawnee National Forest.
Featuring Bay Creek Wilderness Rides.
On 147 14 miles east of Vienna.
For information or reservations contact:
Chuck and Linda Kesul 618-695-2670 R# 1 Box 189 Simpson, IL 62985
Web page Bay Creek Ranch Click Here

Circle B Ranch & Horsemans Campground
Eddyville: Open March through November, Camping with Elect and water, modern restrooms, recreation room, Horse Pens. Over 100 miles of trails. Located South of Harrisberg Il. PH 618-672-4748
Circle B Ranch web page
E-mail Circle B Ranch Click Here

Little Lusk Trail Lodge
Stonefort: Stalls, corrals, camping, RV hookup's, dump station, Private rooms with bath. Beach, swimming.
Room Rates: Large with Queen $50.00 + Tax, Medium, with full size bed $45.00 + tax.
Private Party rates for all 6 rooms, with full baths $250.00 + tax.
Have great room, Kitchen and Laundry facilities, linen and towls furnished, cook ware and dishes.
Camping: $16.00 per night, full hookup's and 2 bath houses, stalls or corrals
PH 618-672-4303
Addr: Rt. 1 Box 245, Stonefort Il. 62987


Layover Hosts for your horse or mule. (No Trail access)

Rodeo Grounds, Fair Grounds, B and B's, Horse Motels, Private residences

Campgrounds, ranches and trail ride places are also Overnight hosts. The places listed here are "OVERNIGHT ONLY".

This is a link to B & B Online,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

Shenandoah Riding Center
Galenea: 2000 Territory Drive, 61036, Ph 815-777-2373. Have overnight stabling for horses, People lodging nearby. Also have trails. no camping

Gateway Stables
Pontoon Beach: (St Lewis area) 3514 lake Drive, 62040, Ph 618-931-3527, Kelly Arnold owner, Horse Boarding and overnight, $15.00 per night, close to motels for people

Phoenix East
Goreville: 1380 Sullivan Road, 62939 Ph 618-995-9443, Danielle Adams owner, indoor stalls, pen, arena, 1 mile to national forest, $15.00 per night/Horse,

Huskey's Horse Motel
Wyanet: RR 1 Box 67, 61379, Karen Huskey, Just 3 miles from historic hennepin Canal parkway, has 80 miles of trail. Ph 309-895-2314
box stalls, holding pens, arena, camper hookup.

Canter Call Farm
Downers Grove: stalls, pasture, hay and grain. We are limited to trailer space and have room for 2 horses and two couples if traveling through.
We have access to great riding trails in Argonne National Forest which is a 2 minute trailer ride. B & B nearby. Ph 708-958-4828.
1102 Woodcrest Dr., 60516.
Submitted By: Frances Jacobson Click Here

Livin' Color Farm
Simpson: 10X12 stalls, bedding provided, round pen, trailer parking, Nearby Shawnee Forest Trail access points. Reservations required. Appaloosa Breeding, Broodmare/foal care, Overnight Stabling $15.00/night.
Ph. 618-695-3570 Fax 618-695-3571. Address: RR1, Box 221A, 62985. Dennis & Terri Marr
Located in Glendale Illinois, there are nearby Motels and Cabins.
E-Mail: Livin' Color Farm Click Here

Richardson Stables
Mt.Vernon: Have 12 to 14 stalls available and turnout and 1 camper hookup.
Prices are $20.00 per horse.
unless it's a mare with foal, no extra charge. Located near I57 and I64.
Require at least 24 hour advance but will accept emergencies.
Cell Phone No 618-231-1629

Our New address is:
Richardson Stables
Wayne & Judy Richardson
11327 N. IL. HWY 142
Mt. Vernon IL. 62864

E-Mail: Richardson Stables Click Here

The Pony Place
Seneca: 12X12 Box stalls, turnouts, riding arena, electric and water for campers.
Motel available within 5 miles, super 8 and Holiday Inn within 20 miles.
We raise Morgans and Welsh Cobs, have Morgan stallion and Welch cob stallion.
PH 815-695-5913, addr: 2945 N. 37th, Seneca Il. 61360. Elane Ostheimer

Marcia's B & B
Ottawa: Stable and lot for 3 or more horses. pens and stalls. Trail ride club every Saturday. Close to Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State park which has horse trails.
Marcia's B & B has upstairs rooms, shared bath, queen beds. one upstairs room has single bed own entrance. One large ground floor room waterbed, private bath, lounge chairs.
Ph 815-434-5217. Marcia Nelson.
Location: Interstate 80 to Ill Route 71, 2 houses south.
Addr: 3003 N. Rt. 71, 61350.
E-Mail:Marcia Nelson Click Here
Web Page Marcia's B & B Click Here

Althoff's Stables
Effingham: Althoff's Stables, just north of Effingham, Illinois & I-70. It is owned by Becky & Ron Althoff - ph # 217-868-5182. They have stalls & outdoor corrals & parking for trailers & are easily accessible.
Submitted By: Deanna Click Here

Silver Maple Farm
Peotone: Silver Maple Farm - Peotone, Illinios
About 30 miles south of Chicago. 10 miles from I-80, 2 miles from I-57, 25 miles from I-55. About 10 miles from Indiana boarder.
Near Kankakee River State Park - (Great Trails) and The Desplains Conservation area.
We are a private stable offering 10X14 stalls, Shavings or Straw bedding, trailer parking, cross-fenced turn-out.ect
Hotels nearby.
Ron & Paula Martineau
Peotone, Illinois
E-mail: Ron & Paula Martineau Click Here

Highland Stables
Highland: Closest major city St Louis, Mo.
KEVIN/ANGELA GLEASON owner, 80 stalls, turnout available, Horse Boarding and Overnight, $15.00 per night, five minutes to hotels, Bed and Breakfast for people
12118 ELLIS RD. 62249, PH 618-654-3401
E-Mail: Kevin & Shannon Gleason, Highland Stables Click Here

Sleepy P Ranch
We offer 20 stalls, pasture, an arena, and trails. Lodging available. Camper/RV hookup and primitive camping. Services: feed, hay and vet/farrier on call. We offer a scenic area that is only 25 miles (mi.) from Downtown St. Louis. Cahokia Mounds Historic Site (20 mi.) offers a world-renowned museum of the Mississippian Indians.
Fairmount Racetrack (12 mi.) offers racing action for the Thoroughbred lover.
Coming through Illinois from North, South or East on I-64, I-70 and/or I-55. From I-55 take Exit Route (Rt.) 140 West. Continue on Rt. 140 for 7 miles to stoplight at Rt. 159 - turn left. Go 2.2 miles to Miller Drive - turn right then left on outer road.
Go 6/10 of a mile, Sleepy P is on right.

Coming from Missouri to Illinois pickup I-270 to Illinois. Take I-270 to I-255 North.
I-255 North will end at Rt. 143. Take Rt. 143 East (right) for 4.8 miles to Rt. 159.
Take Rt. 159 North (left) for 3 miles. At Miller Drive turn left and then left again on outer road. Go 6/10 miles, Sleepy P is on right.

John and Victoria Piel
6309 Miller Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Everon Stable
Anna, Il.: Full-service boarding facility in beautiful southern Illinois re-opened under new management .
Indoor and outdoor arenas
Daily paddock turnout
Barn manager lives on the property, so you know your horse will be looked after!
Feeding twice daily, stalls cleaned daily
Near to veterinarian
Additional services available
If you are traveling to extreme southern Illinois for trail riding in the Shawnee Forest, please contact us. We can accomodate you on your travels!
If you live in southern Illinois, contact us for a personal tour of our facility.
We would love to take care of your horse!

Contact: Ruth Levinson
Telephone: 618-893-2778
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Wellgreen Farm
Bloomington: We are a small farm on 30 acres just outside of Bloomington, Illinois off I-74. We have 30 acres, 21 stalls, plenty of room for a living quarter trailer or RV and we have an indoor and an outdoor arenas, round pen, wash rack, local trails, 5 miles from Morraine View State Park with over 15 miles of trails.
We also have an efficiency apartment for overnight guests with two twin beds that overlooks our indoor arena!
It is very cute with a western theme. We also furnish a continental breakfast, located in the refrigerator of the apartment (coffee, juice danish etc.). We require health papers and a negative coggins before unloading and provide the shavings for the stalls. Feed is primarily left up to you but we do have some for an additional amount if necessary. Reservations in advance are suggested. Payment upfront is required.
Please contact me with any additional questions by calling 309-530-0670 or 309-378-2124.
We would enjoy a visit from you! We are about 15 min West of Bloomington/Normal and about 30 min North/East of Champaign/Urbana.
If you get off of I-74 at Downs, drive through town, and pick up 800 N, We are about 3 miles down.
Give us a call though, and well give you detailed directions.

E-mail Wellgreen Farm Click Here
Web Page Wellgreen Farm Click Here

Alloway Creek Stables
Deer Creek, IL halfway between Peoria, IL and Bloomington, IL we can accommodate overnight horses and have an apartment in the barn that we rent out, it accommodates 2 two adults. Nightly fee for each horse is $10.00 and the apartment (newly finished) rents for $35.00 per night.
Alloway Creek Stables 18897 Wiegand Road Deer Creek, IL 67133
Barn (309) 447-6223 David (owner) cell (309) 678-6173 Alternative phone (309) 267-3539

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Trail Rides

One Horse Gap
The One Horse Gap ride is located in southern Illinois. It is run by the Buchanan family. They have a small campground but they have a lot of hospitality. They serve 3 nice meals a day in a new building that also houses the showers and flush toilets. They also have bands come in and some campfire with music.
There was a bingo night with prizes. They know the trails and have access to some private ground.
Do take a lot of water hose as that is the downside as they only had a hose to water horses but you can bring a splitter and hose and split from the original hose. They also have a hot tub you can use.

Web Page One Horse Gap Click Here
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