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Clark State Forest
In Pekin there are some day use areas that are on the back side of Clark State Forest.
Henryville: PH 812-294-4306
Submitted by: Anna Martinez

Hoosier National Forest
In Hoosier National Forest there is Mogan Ridge, Oriole East and Oriole West, Birdseye and Little Italy that have day use trails.
Submitted by: Anna Martinez

Monk's Mule and Horse Camp
Norman: We have access to Miles of Hoosier National Forest.
Campground has 32 electric and water sites; also 15 primitive sites (all with hitching rails) 32 box stalls. Shower house, pit toilets, picnic shelter house. Office sells, forest passes, ice, drinks and snacks. Restaurant 1 mile from camp in Norman.

Jean and Marty Monk
6732 N. Co Rd 1250 W
Norman, In 47264
Phone 812-995-8046
E-Mail: Jean and Marty Monk

Mane Trails, Inc.
Paoli: My husband and I just opened a new Horsemen's Campground called The MANE Trails, Inc.
We have a special permit which allows us to connect our campgrounds with the Hoosier National Forest Springs Valley Trail which is a multi-purpose trail for horses, hiking, and non-motorized bikes.
Our campsites offer water and electric sites, primitive, stalls, and a 65' X 124' indoor arena.
Address: 3778 W. County Rd. 550 S., Paoli, IN 47454. Phone (812) 723-9553.
E-Mail: MANE Trails, Inc.
Web page MANE Trails, Inc.

Potato Creek State Park
North Liberty: 25601 State Road #4, North Liberty, IN 46554, (219) 656-8186 , day use area, horseman's campground, 8 miles of trails, water at each camp site, SHOWERS, bicycle trails, boats and canoes, family cabins, fishing, Nature center, and a pop machine. Get on the US 31 bypass south, exit at Mayflour Road, turn right (South), turn right (West) at the 4th stop sign (SR4), the park entrance will be on your right in about 2 miles.

Versailles State Park
Versallies: send info. PH 812-689-6424

German Ridge Horse Camp and Trail
Tell City: Trails and camping PH 812-547-7051

Hickory Ridge Horse Camp and Trail
Brownstown: Trails and Camping PH 812-358-2675

Tippecanoe River State Park
Winamac:, Route 4, Box 95A, Winamac, IN 46996, (219) 946-3213, horseman's campground, boats, fishing, hiking, over 12 miles of trails, pit toilets, and many sites with shade trees. You can take 94 west and get off at 35 South, the park entrance will be on your left (East) several miles after Beardstown. It takes about one hour and 45 minutes driving time from Stevensville. You can also travel South down 31 and turn right (West) on 14 before Rochester, turn right (North) on 35, the park entrance will be on your right (East) in a mile or two.
The horsemen's campground at Tippecanoe is open now and looking good! They put in an extra road down the center of the campground and added stone on all roads and the parking pads. There are also new hitching posts. The horizonal pieces are now pipe instead of wood so the horses can't chew on them any more!

Salamonie State Park
South Bend: (219) 782-2349, trail conditions (219) 468-2125, from the South Bend area take 31 South to 24; go east on 24 to Lagros; take 524 South to 124; go east on 124 to 800 east and turn North and you will go right to the entrance. They have a horseman's campground, 12 miles of trails, beach, boat ramp and rental, marina, and a snack bar.

Brown County State Park
Nashville: Box 608, Nashville, IN 47488, (812) 988-6406, horseman's campground class A with 401 sites and class B with 28 sites, Trails A-J are 49.4 miles and trails 1-16 are 20 miles, can ride out of the park into Hoosier National Forest but these trails are unmarked, SHOWERS, fishing, nature center, tennis, and swimming pool.

DNR (812) 988-6406
Their web site address is: to ride.
Indiana DNR web page Click here

1. They DO take reservations but NOT by phone. Reservations must be made in person or by mail. They do have a "reservations form" you can request to be mailed to you, or if you want to do the reservation on your own, the following info. is REQUIRED/needed:
The larger campsites (for bigger rigs) are:
1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 46, 50, 52, 54, 60 & 82

I asked if any of those sites were shady & she gave me the following ones:
9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 50, 54, 60 & 82

Indiana DNR web page

Salamonie Lake Reservoir
Horseman's campground with 40 sites, 11,594 acres with bridle trails, It is almost always wet and muddy here.

Francis Slocum
miles of very rocky and sometimes muddy trails, no campground.

Harrison Crawford/Wyandotte Complex
Corydon: 7240 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon, IN 47112 (812) 738-8232, bridle trails, Horsemens campground class B with 47 sites. This is a state forest with unknown miles of trails.

Additional Information from: Sandy Mattingly
There are 63 campsites in Harrison Crawford and 83 miles of trails. Pit toilets, Shower House, 3 horse wash areas, picket lines, picnic tables, fire pits, maps available

Jackson-Washington state forest
1278 E. State Road 250, Brownstown, IN 47220 (812) 358-2160, bridle trails, no horseman's campground.

Greene Sullivan State Forest
Dugger: R.1, Box 382, Dugger, IN 47848 (812) 648-2810, Horsemen's camp with 20 sites, bridle trails.
Greene Sullivan also has day parking with two hitch rails but no water or picnic tables... lots of trails from easy to pretty rough.
Horsecamp there has water faucets and about 15 sites pit toilets, no electric alot of the trails cross each other some mud but GREAT riding

Owen Putnam State Forest
Spencer: R.R.4, Box 214, Spencer, IN 47460 (812) 829-2462, some of the best hardwood forests in the country, deer, squirrel, and turkey hunting in season, fishing, horseback ride by a 50 foot sandstone bluff, horseman's campground with 9 sites.
No elect no running water and three main trails almost always has mud once again some trails are short and easy while others are pretty rough.

Salamonie River State Forest
Andrews: 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, IN 46702-9731 (219) 468-2125, horseman's campground with 15 sites, unknown miles of trails.

Yellowwood State Forest
Nashville:772 S. Yellowwood Road, Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-7945, Bridle trails, horsemens camp with 10 sites.

Midwest Trail Ride, camping avilable when there is not a organized ride.
See the trailride section for more trail ride description
Bloomington: Midwest Trail Ride, Hoosier National Forest: Midwest Trail Ride is a Horseman's Campground adjacent to Hoosier National Forest 15 miles south of Bloomington on US 446 that offers organized rides and open camping from April to November.
Midwest has immediate trail access to nearly 100 miles of well-marked trails in the Hoosier National Forest. The Midwest facility provides 8 x 8 covered box stalls and bedding for your horse as well as electric and water hook ups at each camp campsite, firewood, modern restrooms and shower facilites. Food service is available. Please call to make reservations.
Campground number is (812) 834-6686.
Web page Midwest Trail Ride Click Here
E-Mail Camp Managers Click Here

Whitewater Memorial State park
Liberty: Has about 40 overnight horse camping sites, most sites are suitable for large rigs, pit toilets, water for people and horses, tie rails or can put up a corral. Trails are 9-10 mile loop. Footing is excellent, can be ridden any time of year, no mud! Trails are easy to moderate, great for young horses.
The number to call for information is 765-458-5565.
Submitted by: Alyce Nicholson

Youngs creek horse trail
Bedford: trail, Ph 812-275-5987

Indiana Dunes Trail Riding
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:
Horseback riding is permitted only on the Ly-co-ki-we Trail, located on U.S. Highway 20, 1/4 mile west of Kemil Road near Hwy 49 and Chesterton, Indiana. There is no charge for bringing your horse into the park.
Ly-co-ki-we roughly translated from the Miami Indian language means, sandy ground. The trail was mostly firm sand, with some dune-like conditions in places. It is a very narrow trail, just wide enough for one horse, but there were very few low branches along the way.
Unfortunately, it is not a very long trail, only about 3 1/2 to 4 miles, and it does not take you near the shores of Lake Michigan.
Submitted by: George Tachtiris

Spice Valley Campground
Ride the scenic hills of southern Indiana. Camping w/electric and water Shaded campsites, tie rails and lots of hospitality. 4 miles from the town of Mitchell off of Hwy. 60.
For reservations call 1-812-849-3003 ask for Dee or Jerald
Submitted by: Dee Smith

This is part of Hoosier National Forest it has 20 miles of trails has vault toilets.
15 campsites with hitching rails and picnic tables and fire rings no water just a spring for horses.
Located 6 miles from French Lick IN.go to the split of ST.RD.150 ST.RD.56 in Prospect and follow the signs if you cant find the signs stop at grocery store in the split they will send you on your way.
Maybe I'll see you there.
Submitted by: Wayne Bashaw

Stoney Run County Park
Leroy: Stoney Run County Park is located at 142nd & Union Street Leroy Indiana 46355. Northeast of Leroy off Route 231.
It is vary clean and trails were kept up really well also it is open 364 days a year closed Christmas.
There is Bridle trails, Cross country ski trail, Picnic areas, Big playground, camping, hiking, fishing, hayrides, fitness trail.
For more information call 219-996-6500.
Submitted by: Lisa Muirhead

Heartsease Farm
Spencer: Heartsease Farm is an hour south of Indy, thirty minutes west of Bloomington and about thirty five minutes east of Terre Haute. Overnight stays are welcome at ten dollars per night. If you enjoy the idea of a stay with our family you and your horse are welcome at forty dollars per night.
Tent camping by our pond is you and your horse at twenty per night.
Heartsease is ten minutes from Spencer which has the Patriot Inn Motel, and several restaurants.
We offer monthly horse boarding. We are fifteen minutes from the Horseman's camp at Owen-Putnam State Forest and offer 296 acres of pasture and trail riding on site at the farm.

Heartsease Farm
Rural Route #4 Box 287
Spencer, Indiana 47460
E-mail: Heartsease Farm

Cardinal Greenway and Prairie Creek Reservoir horse trail.
They are located in Delaware county Indiana.
Cardinal Parking at CR 500 S. off hwy. 35 in Delaware County south of Muncie
This trail head has hitching rails & restrooms
Reservoir Parking at CR 475 E. in Delaware County on west side of Prairie Creek Reservoir.

This trail head has hitching rails
There is no water supply at either parking area � unless you count the reservoir
Trails are dirt surface with 2 brief road sections. Arrows marked on road sections.
Out and back is approximately 10 miles.
Single to double wide trail.
Easy to moderate trail.

Prairie Creek Reservoir has $2.00 day passes that are paid at park office on east side of reservoir.
Cardinal does not have a user fee.
Two water crossings
Trail information or maps: or 765-287-0399

Web page Cardinal Greenway and Prairie Creek Reservoir Click Here
Submitted By: Shonda McKissack-Kane Click Here
Shonda McKissack-Kane
Depot Manager & Greenway Giddy-up Director
Delaware Greenways, Inc.

Lazy AA Ranch
Burlington: Located 3 miles east of hwy 421/29 on county road 600, first rd south of Burlington, IN. 25 miles east of interstate 65 at state hwy 26 exit at lafayette IN.
4 stalls round pen. turn out's 2 hours of trails, we are a horsemens bed & breakfast featuring surrey & buggy rides,gardens to stroll, trailer conversions, camping along a stream.
Submitted By: Lazy AA Ranch Click Here
Web page Lazy AA Ranch Click Here

Come Again Horse Camp - Harrison / Crawford Forest & O'Bannon Woods
Corydon: Come Again Horse Camp borders Harrison / Crawford Forestry & O'Bannon Woods State Park located near Corydon, IN.
We currently have 20 electric sites, and 17 primitive sites. Horse water only right now. Hitching Post or Picket Line Post. Rates are: Electric: Monday - Thursday $20 per night. Friday, Saturday and Holidays $23 per night.
Primitive $14 per night. Shower House coming soon.
We also have a Tack Shop on site and do custom leather work.
The trails are beautiful but at times rugged terrain. Several creek crossings which are great for a picnic or a swim. Trails are nothing the average rider could not handle. You have access to more than 100 miles of horseback riding off the campground in Harrison / Crawford Forestry & O'Bannon Woods State Park.
Please contact Norman or Laura for further information at 812-738-8981

Come Again Enterprises
6192 S Wyandotte Cave Rd
Leavenworth, IN 47137
Phone 812-738-8981

E-mail: Come Again Horse Camp - Harrison / Crawford Forest & O'Bannon Woods Click Here
Web page Come Again Horse Camp - Harrison / Crawford Forest & O'Bannon Woods Click Here

Stephen Murphy
Shelburn: My family and I are personaly building an exclusive equine trail system on 7000 Acres that belong to American Electric & Power. We now have 20-25 miles open with a goal to have 50-60 miles completed by spring next year (2007). The trails will include over six miles of closed rail system that goes from the Wabash River to Hwy 41 in Shelburn, IN. There is overnight camping available at the Fairbanks Community Center for $20.00 a night for electric sites and $15.00 a night for primitive. Electric sites are first come first serve and others site will be added next year as funds become available. Either includes restroom and shower facilities inside the building as well as ice. Day ride parking is $5.00 trailer.
There is also a day ride trail head on the northwest side of the system and another will be added on the southwest system that are free to use. All riders must be members of the Indiana Horse Council and have their membership cards with them when riding the trails. DNR horse tags are not needed to ride this system as it is private property. The system is open now for riding and more trails will be added. If you need anymore info please contact me.

Submitted By: Stephen Murphy Click Here

York Township Park
Albion, 30 miles of trails
650 acres
camping sites - electric camp sites.
new showerhouse with horse wash rack with warm soft water

We are located two miles west of the stop light at SR 8 and SR 9 in Albion,Indiana.
By appointment only For more information, call: 260-564-0305 or 260-636-7858.

Web page York Hills Horse Park Click Here

Deam Lake State Recreation Area in southeast Indiana
Here is a new "2007" Horse Campground" that was opened up in 07. It now has for 2009 about 80 + brand new stalls that will be available for the lake sites.
Web page Deam Lake State Recreation Area Click Here
Submitted By: Bf Click Here

Crazyhorse Ranch
We have a new horse/RV camp & lodging facility in southern Indiana.
We are located within 20 minutes of Shirly Creek & Youngs Creek Horse Camps.
Our campsites are very nice with water, electric, firepits (wood available), hitching post as well as turn out pasture. We also have limited trails, a nice heated bath/shower house.
We have rooms available, one with a full kitchen, a full service restaurant with fire grilled steak, chicken & salmond, karaoke at night & a ladies shop.
We are within minutes of the new French Lick Springs Casino & Resort, Paoli Peaks and Patoka Lake.
Phone 812-936-9199
Web page Crazyhorse Ranch Click Here
Phone 812-936-9199 or 812-653-7218


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

Auburn Horse Center
Auburn: County Road 427 at 60, 46706, overnight or longer, Reservations PH 219-925-4913

Trail's End B&B
Rockport: Trail's End B&B Ph 270-771-5590.

Coneygar B&B
Middlebury: This is a B & B with stable facilities. Have riding trails in Bonneyville Mill Park stalls are 12X12 and pasture or barnlot. Owner Mary D. Hankins
54835 C.R. 33, 46540, Ph 219-825-5707

Shaky Hill Ranch
Cloverdale: Indoor stalls and round pen. Ph. 765-795-6344
Darrell & Kathy Jordan, 7837 South US Hwy. 231, 46120

Frost Hill Farm
Edinburgh: 22 Stalls, 16 paddocks, run-in sheds, 5 stalls for barren mares, electric for campers.
We are 7 miles from Hoosier Horse Park. 4 miles from 50 store manufacture market place.
Ph. 812-526-6102 or 812-526-6013. Addr. 8248 W.1150 S., 46124. Debra Cook Mgr.
Located I-65 Exit 80

Hoosier Horse Park
Edinburgh: 320 indoor stalls, 7 arena's, $10.00 per night, Electric and water for campers. Ph 812-526-5929.
Addr: P.O. Box 67, 46124. I65 exit 80 take 252 West through Edinburgh follow HHP signs 3mi to US 31 intersection go straight 3 more miles to Schoolhouse Rd. turn right HHP is .7 mi on left.
E-mail: Doreen Powers
E-mail: Hoosier Horse Park

Ramey Riding Stables and Trail's End B&B
Rockport: Stalls, Holding pens, pasture, arena, round pen.
I have a tennis camp business as well; however, the B & B cottage is located on the stables property. The two operations are 20 minutes apart, the stables in Indiana and the indoor tennis, pool, outdoor courts, etc. in Kentucky.
Ph 270-771-5590 or 812-649-9579
Ms. Joan G. Ramey
CHA Certified Riding Instructor
E-mail: Ms. Joan G. Ramey
Web PageRamey Riding Stables
B&B OnlineTrail's End B&B

Janet Keesling Stables
Noblesville: Indoor 12 X 12 stalls, arena, round pen, feed, hay, trailer parking. Sleeping accommodations available. $15.00 - $20.00 per night. Call for reservations. PH 317-773-5482.
Addr: Janet Keesling, 11930 E. 211th St., Noblesville, In. 46060.
1/2 mile from US 37, 16 miles from I-465, 7 miles from I-69.

Persimmon Hollow Farm
Terre Houte: Indoor stalls, holding pens, arena and stalls. Canping and motels located nearby. Bill and Donna Isaacs
2966 E. Harlan Drive, 47802, Ph 1-812-299-4754

Travis and Beverly Gloyd
Fort Wayne: 5 minutes from North intersection of I-69 and I-469. Have 4 box stalls with runs, small pasture available, RV hookup with elect and water only.
Call 24 hours before arrival 219-637-6645
Travis and Beverly Gloyd, 13014 Auburn Road, Fort Wayne, In. 46845

Cross Creek Stables
Ft Wayne area: 80 acre ranch, with 24 stalls
We are right off of I 69 and US 6 in Indiana
We charge $2.00 per day for sleep of few hours after 5 we charge 10.00 per nite the horse gets it own stall and turn out feed fresh water, and clean surroundings way back off road, folks can park thier horse trailer and sleep over for 5.00 per nite.
30 min north of Ft Wayne Indiana
right off exit 134 turn right
first road left
first road right
first drive right
Phone 260-837-7338, cell in emergancy on phone machine
Web Page Cross Creek Stables
E-mail: Kathy Butler

Sugar Creek Stables
Fairland: I have spent the last three weeks at Sugar Creek Stables 8533 Frontage Rd. Fairland, IN 46126. Phone numbers are Barn 317-835-4208 Home 317-835-7511. It cost $6.00 per night including grain and hay. the barn is clean and they take good care of your horses. There is a turn out and round pen. Harold and Judy are good people and I highly recommend this stable for a overnight stay. They serve quality feed to your horses. Coggins and vet check papers are required.
Submitted By: Wil Collins

Country Haven Stables and Campgrounds
Bloomingdale: Country Haven Stables and Campgrounds is in West central Indiana and has 22 camp sites with modern showers and toilets. 40 stalls with overnight travelers welcome with notice. Bunk houses and a guest cottage available with reservations.
Rt1 Box 188 Bloomingdale IN 47832, PH 765-498-2532.
Submitted By: R.Neil Earl

Rocky Ridge Horse Farm & Horse Motel
RR13 Box 306-B
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone (765)672-4085
Fax (765)672-4086
Web Page Rocky Ridge Horse Farm & Horse Motel

Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast
Jonesboro, Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast, we also run a Guided Trail Rides. We have rides here at our farm or transport our horses to one of the reserviors that are close to our area. We can also board horses for people that are passing through and want to camp or stay in our bed and breakfast.

E-mail: Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast
Web Page Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast

Dave Nelson
Dave and Toni Nelson
6606 S. Wheeling Pike
Jonesboro, IN 46933
Phone: 765-674-3902
Fax: 765-674-4733

Moonshadow Riding Arena
Upland: We can hold layover overnight, emergency boarders for $10/ night.
We live here at the Arena/ Stable.
We have many hotels etc... near parking available.
Working on getting restrooms hooked up.
Have pasture 40 acres/ run in shed, heated water. Have 10 acres of seperate pasture as well.
Have indoor arena/ outdoor arena.
MD stalls & steel barn. Stalls are 12x12 kickproof/fireproof.
Close to Muncie, Marion, Anderson, & driving distance from MI< OH, KY, IL.
Phone is 765-998-2803 home, & 765-206-0478 cell

Lori L. Meyers
8908 E 825 S
Upland, IN 46989-9704
Phone (765) 998 - 2803

Crazyhorse Ranch & Lodge
We have a new horse friendly overnight lodging facility in southern Indiana. We are located within 20 minutes of Shirly Creek & Youngs Creek Horse Camps. There are campsites with water, electric, firepits and hitching post as well as turn out pasture.
We also have rooms available and a community room with a full kitchen. We are within minutes of the new French Lick Springs Casino & Resort, Paoli Peaks and Patoka Lake.
Phone 812-936-9199

E-mail: Crazyhorse Ranch & Lodge
Web Page Crazyhorse Ranch & Lodge

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Midwest Trail Ride
Midwest Trail Ride, Hoosier National Forest: Midwest Trail Ride is a privately owned Horseman's Campground bordering Hoosier National Forest, 15 miles south of Bloomington, Indiana. From Midwest property, enjoy immediate access to nearly 100 miles of well-marked trails and timeless beauty of HNF. These trails will take you to some the most beautiful scenery that Indiana has to offer including a ghost town and an original log cabin church.
Come and join us for a fun time and great trail riding adventure. Lakes and streams and diverse stands of hardwoods, pine and cedar grace the hills and valleys of the forest landscape. Spring is a great time to visit the forest painted with pink and white blossoms of redbud and dogwood. Wildflowers add to the dance of color throughout spring, summer and fall. Autumn colors are even more spectacular. Reds, gold, russets and browns greet you at every turn. In the center of our campground is our large mess hall with kitchen and dining facilities. In the evenings, it doubles as our activity center (dance hall, auction ring, etc.)
It also houses our modern restroom and show facilities, and a gift shop where you can purchase MTR memorabilia. All stalls and campsites are less than a minute walk from the mess hall. Delicious home-cooked meals are included (all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet) in the schedule ride price. Sack lunches are available upon request and there is nightly entertainment. Free hot coffee and cold drinks are available round-the-clock.
The Midwest facility provides 8 x 8 covered box stalls and bedding for your horse as well as electric and water hook ups at each camp campsite, firewood, modern restrooms and shower facilites. There are approximately 8 scheduled rides each year and open camping is available when their is no ride in progress. Advance reservations are required. Campground number is (812) 834-6686.
RR 2 Box 80A
Norman, In. 47264
Midwest Trail Ride, web page Click Here
E-Mail Camp Managers Click Here

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