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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts
Clark State Forest
In Pekin there are some day use
areas that are on the back side of Clark State Forest.
Hoosier National Forest
Henryville: PH 812-294-4306
Submitted by: Anna Martinez
In Hoosier National Forest there is Mogan Ridge, Oriole East and Oriole West,
Birdseye and Little Italy that have day use trails.
Monk's Mule and Horse Camp
Submitted by: Anna Martinez
Norman: We have access to Miles of Hoosier National Forest.
Mane Trails, Inc.
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
E-Mail: Jean and Marty Monk
Paoli: My husband and I just opened a new Horsemen's Campground called The MANE Trails, Inc.
Potato Creek State Park
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.
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.
Salamonie State Park
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!
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
Salamonie Lake Reservoir
DNR (812) 988-6406
Their web site address is: www.state.in.us/dnr 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:
- mail address:
- specify you want the HORSE CAMP
- include your name/address/day time ph. no.
- include your personal check/money order/etc. for $12
- Dates: the date you will arrive, the date you will leave
- What you are camping in & it's LENGTH (a horse trailer/RV/does it have a slide-out, etc.)
- There are sites w/electric, but not water. Water is available however throughout the camping area.
- $12/per campsite
- They are open year round, BUT, they shut off the water in Nov. & do not turn it back on till April 1st of each year
- They stop taking reservations 10/31 & do not take any more until Memorial Day weekend of each year.
- She would not advise people risking chancing it on a first come, first serve basis especially in Sept. or Oct. because they are full almost 7 days/week.
- They have NO stalls. There is a hitching post per site that you can tie several horses too (limit is 6 horses/per site!)
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
Horseman's campground with 40 sites, 11,594 acres with bridle
trails, It is almost always wet and muddy here.
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.
Jackson-Washington state forest
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,
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.
Owen Putnam State Forest
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
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.
Salamonie River State Forest
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.
Andrews: 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, IN 46702-9731 (219)
468-2125, horseman's campground with 15 sites, unknown miles of
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
Whitewater Memorial State park
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
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.
Youngs creek horse trail
The number to call for information is 765-458-5565.
Submitted by: Alyce Nicholson
Bedford: trail, Ph 812-275-5987
Indiana Dunes Trail Riding
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:
Spice Valley Campground
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
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.
SHIRLY CREEK TRAILHEAD
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.
Stoney Run County Park
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
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
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.
Cardinal Greenway and Prairie Creek Reservoir horse trail.
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.
Rural Route #4 Box 287
Spencer, Indiana 47460
E-mail: Heartsease Farm
They are located in Delaware county Indiana.
Lazy AA Ranch
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: www.delgreenways.org or 765-287-0399
Web page Cardinal Greenway and Prairie Creek Reservoir Click Here
Submitted By: Shonda McKissack-Kane Click Here
Depot Manager & Greenway Giddy-up Director
Delaware Greenways, Inc.
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.
Come Again Horse Camp - Harrison / Crawford Forest & O'Bannon Woods
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
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
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
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.
York Township Park
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
Albion, 30 miles of trails
Deam Lake State Recreation Area in southeast Indiana
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
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
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.
Web page Crazyhorse Ranch Click Here
Phone 812-936-9199 or 812-653-7218
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
Auburn Horse Center
Auburn: County Road 427 at 60, 46706, overnight or longer, Reservations
Trail's End B&B
Rockport: Trail's End 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
Shaky Hill Ranch
54835 C.R. 33, 46540, Ph 219-825-5707
Cloverdale: Indoor stalls and round pen. Ph. 765-795-6344
Frost Hill Farm
Darrell & Kathy Jordan, 7837 South US Hwy. 231, 46120
Edinburgh: 22 Stalls, 16 paddocks, run-in sheds, 5 stalls for barren mares, electric for campers.
Hoosier Horse Park
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
Edinburgh: 320 indoor stalls, 7 arena's, $10.00 per night, Electric and water for
campers. Ph 812-526-5929.
Ramey Riding Stables and Trail's End B&B
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
Rockport: Stalls, Holding pens, pasture, arena, round pen.
Janet Keesling Stables
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
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.
Persimmon Hollow Farm
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.
Terre Houte: Indoor stalls, holding pens, arena and stalls. Canping and motels
located nearby. Bill and Donna Isaacs
Travis and Beverly Gloyd
2966 E. Harlan Drive, 47802, Ph 1-812-299-4754
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.
Cross Creek Stables
Call 24 hours before arrival 219-637-6645
Travis and Beverly Gloyd, 13014 Auburn Road, Fort Wayne, In. 46845
Ft Wayne area: 80 acre ranch, with 24 stalls
Sugar Creek Stables
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
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.
Country Haven Stables and Campgrounds
Submitted By: Wil Collins
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.
Rocky Ridge Horse Farm & Horse Motel
Rt1 Box 188 Bloomingdale IN 47832, PH 765-498-2532.
Submitted By: R.Neil Earl
RR13 Box 306-B
Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast
Brazil, IN 47834
Web Page Rocky Ridge Horse Farm & Horse Motel
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.
Moonshadow Riding Arena
E-mail: Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast
Web Page Big Pine Farm Bed and Breakfast
Dave and Toni Nelson
6606 S. Wheeling Pike
Jonesboro, IN 46933
Upland: We can hold layover overnight, emergency boarders for $10/ night.
Crazyhorse Ranch & Lodge
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
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
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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.
E-mail: Crazyhorse Ranch & Lodge
Web Page Crazyhorse Ranch & Lodge
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.
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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
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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