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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts

Lake Scott State Park
Scott City: 11 Miles of trail PH 316-872-2061

Glen Elder State Park
Sandy Point trail, 2 Miles, state park phone 913-545-3345

Elderado State Park
Bolder Bluff trail, 15 miles of trail, Ph 316-321-7180

Sand Hills State Park
Prarie trail 1.8 miles and Pond Trail 1.8 miles, both in Sand Hills State Park, Ph 316-663-5272

Prarie Dog State Park
Branded Cedar Horse trail, 8 miles ph 913-877-2953

Hillsdale State Park
Hillsdale State Park Trail System, 24 miles of trail, PH 913-783-4507

Milford State Park
Milford Equestrian trail, 10 miles, PH 785-238-3014

Perry Lake State Park
Perry Equestrian trail, 15 miles, Ph 913-246-2449
Web page Perry State Park Click Here

Gypsum Hills Trail Rides
Medicine Lodge, KS
Gant-Larson Ranch
P.O. Box 128
Medicine Lodge, Kansas 67104
Bob & Charlene Larson, Proprietors
PH 620-886-5390
Web page Gypsum Hills Trail Rides Click Here

Saline County Park
Salina: send info. PH 913-826-6531

Kanapolis State Park
Marquette: We are located 35 miles SW of Salina, closest town is Marquette
Kanopolis State park
200 Horsethief Road
Marquette, KS 67464
Phone 785-546-2565
Web page Kanapolis State Park Click Here
E-Mail: Kanapolis State Park Click Here

Mulberry Creek - Ride, Rope & Camp
Morrill: Holding pens, arena, 60 + camper sites, 2 swimming pools, Club-rec.hall pavilions, catered events, cabins, mini golf. Overnight, Ph 785-459-2533.
Addr: Route 1 Box 10, 66515. Linda Bailey

Melvern Bridal Trail
Melvern Bridal Trail at Melvern Lake on I-35, 22 miles of trail. Their phone number for information is: 913-528-4102.
Submitted By: Tim & Carol McLaughlin Click Here

Big Hill Lake, Cherville
Cherville: Big hill lake they have two orginized rides a year. Over night camping allowed no facilities. But they have a good turnout every year. The trails are good with beautiful scenerey. you can go anytime and ride. Call Big Hill Lake in Cherryvale KS for more info.
Submitted By: Mr. Nickels Click Here

Turkey Creek Ranch
Turkey Creek Ranch in Sun City, KS.
We offer BYOH trailrides.
Web page Turkey Creek Ranch Click Here
E-mail: Ann Click Here

Tucker Ranch at Rock Creek
Cedar Vale: 3000 +/- acres of open trail in southeastern Kansas, Chautauqua County.
Accomodations and pasturing available.

Tucker Ranch at Rock Creek
Roy and Dorie Tucker
360 Rd. #2
Cedar Vale, KS 67024
877-653-2657 toll free
620-758-2056 fax

Web page Tucker Ranch at Rock Creek Click Here
E-mail: Roy and Dorie Tucker Click Here

Triple B Ranch
Fall River: This is a working horse ranch and training facility. They have recently started offering trailrides. I have ridden many areas in Kansas and this ranch offers very unique terrain. For those familiar with the Flint Hills in Kansas this ranch combines the beauty of the rolling hills with Oak tree groves. We rode up to an old homestead on the property and found a stone foundation in another area of the property. There were creeks to cross, large pastures to ride around and several ponds for fishing as well as widlife of all kinds, Deer, Turkey and Quail that we saw and others we only heard.
Triple B Ranch
Fall River, KS
Brad Ivey, Ranch Manager

Submitted By: Kathy, the Kansas Trailrider, web page Click here

Mills Ranch
This is a privately owned 3500 acre Cattle Ranch that is open to trail riders. Located in South Central KS in the Gypsum Hills the riding is spectacular. Horses and wagons are welcome. There is a marked trail along the Mulberry Creek, this trail leads the rider to the NE corner of the pasture, from there you can ride off along the border fence, follow a cattle trail up, down or around the bluffs or ride back to camp on the wagon road.
There are several directions that one can head out of camp, the camp is roughly located in the middle of the property, 3 miles from the black top road. The drive into camp is on a good road with no trouble passing in any kind of weather, we should know, we've been there during a few gully-washers and have never had trouble getting in/out with or without our trailer. Rigs of all sizes are welcome, camping is primative (generators are allowed), horse water is available, there is an outhouse near camp and horse pens are available on a first come first serve basis (if he pens are all full you can picket or put up a portable pen), the hosts are always willing to accomodate.
Nearest town is Sun City (10 min), nearest town with services (Gas/Grocery) is Medicine Lodge (30 min). Ride on your own or ride with the hosts, they are always willing to saddle up and ride if they know you are coming.
Mills Ranch
Sun City, KS
Phone 620-248-3277

Submitted By: Kathy, the Kansas Trailrider Click Here

Corps of Engineers Trails

Kansas Equestrian Trails
Below is a list of the Equestrian Trails in Kansas.
Submitted By: Jim Thomas Click Here

1. Big Hill Lake - Cherryvale area in SE Labette County = 17+ miles. Primitive camps on North and South ends with water available. For information go to http://www.swt.usace.army.mil./and click on information box or call 620-336-2741. Scroll down to "Recreation Information".

2. Cedar Bluff Lake -SW of Hays. With advanced planning, group rides are allowed by special permit. Contact: KDWP Kent Hensley - (785) 726-3212

3. Cimarron National Grassland - East and West Turkey Trail, SW KS, Morton County, 9.3 miles of trails, 620-697-4621.

4. Clinton Lake - Rockhaven Horse Camp in NE Douglas County = 35 + miles. Primitive camping, horse ties, water hydrant available. Info at 785-843-7665.

5. El Dorado Lake - SC Butler County = About 10 miles of trails. 316-321-7180.

6. Elk City Lake - Wildlife Mgmt. Area (by reservation only) SE Montgomery Co. = 15 miles. 620-331-0315. (Ask to keep open to equine use year round.)

7. Fort Leavenworth - Gateway to the West in Leavenworth County = 18 miles. Prior notification required, 785-684-2749 or 684-5604. Primitive camping by reservation located East of Fort by Airport and River.

8. Harvey County East Lake- Circle H Horse Trail = about 2 miles with plans to extend trail around lake. (Also "Osage Nature trail" for hikers.) Located 5 miles east of I-135 on First Street, then 1 � miles north on East Lake Road. Day use parking only, permits required. Call 316-283-5420 for more information. Click link for more information.

9. Heritage Park - Johnson County = Approximately 150 acres of open riding in area leased to Mid-America Combined Training Association (MACTA). There is course within MACTA area with approximately 4.72 miles of trail that is open to public when not in use for MACTA event. At no time are jumps on MACTA course open to general public. Day use parking only, no fees to use area. For more information contact, Johnson County Park & Recreation District 913-831-3355 or go to www.jcprd.com

10. Hillsdale Lake - State Park in NE Miami County = 20 miles. Nice new camp area, rest room and water, and shelter house. Park Office 785-783-4507.

11. Kanopolis Lake - State Park in NE Ellsworth County = 25 miles. Full facilities water, electric, shower and rest room, and horse ties, new corrals with horse wash stations. Shelter house. Park Office 785-546-2565.

12. Kill Creek - Johnson County = 4.88 miles of trails, day use parking only, no fees to use area. For more information, contact Johnson County Parks and Recreation District 913-831-3355 or go to www.jcprd.com

13. LaCygne Lake - Linn County Park in SE Linn County = 23 miles of trails. Primitive camping. Park Office 785-757-6633.

14. Lake Scott State Park - SW KS, Scott County = 8.5 miles of trails. Park Office 620-872-2061.

15. Melvern Lake Trails Link

Melvern Lake, Eisenhower State Park = 17+ miles on North side of Lake (35 miles south of Topeka). Day use parking at Crooked Knee Trail Head; primitive camping at Cowboy Camp with horse ties, shower house near; 15 new camping pads with water and electric hookups and 15 pipe corrals at West Point area. Park Office 785-528-4102. (Click on the link to view trail map and more information.)

Melvern Lake - Corps primitive use area, no designated trails on south side of lake. Olivet Park to Lowman Cove about 12 miles and another 10 miles on west to Sundance Park. Osage County.

16. Milford Lake - 10 new campsites (with another 10 by summer 2006), with water, electric, and sewer. Bathroom, hitching posts, corrals and wash bay station; Eagle Ridge Equestrian Trail (8+ miles) in State Park joins River Walk Trail (along Republican River to Fort Riley) to make a total of 18 miles.
Park Office 785-238-3014.

17. Perry Lake - State Park in NE Jefferson County = 15+ miles. Primitive camp, water available (rest room and shower nearby). Park Office 785-246-3449.
Web page Perry State Park Click Here

18. Pomona Lake - Blackhawk Trail - 110 Mile Park in NE Osage County = 32+ miles. Primitive camping, water hydrant available. Park Office 785-453-2201.

19. Redmond Lake - Redmond Cove/ Hickory Creek Trail, Coffey County = 15 miles. Rest room and shower available, water and electric hook ups. Park Office 620-364-8614.

20. Sand Hills State Park - Central KS, East of Hutchinson on Hwy. 50 = 7 miles of trails, trail access permit required - 316-542-3664 or 241-7669.

21. Shawnee Mission Park Equine Trails - A 1,250-acre park located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee. The largest park in Johnson County with 120-acre lake. About 8.3 miles of trails with parking at North Walnut Grove or at Archery Range, no organized camping available. No cost or permits required to ride in park. Park information at 913-894-3350, Grant Evans, Park Manager.
For copy of trail map go to web page; http://www.jcprd.com/parks_facilities/map_shawnee_mission.cfm

22. Tuttle Creek Lake - Carnahan Creek Park = 12 miles in Riley County. Pit toilet. Park Office 785-539-8511.
Tuttle Creek Lake - Randolph State Park = 12 miles. Primitive camping and 20 electric campsites with water available in campground, shower building, dump station, pit toilet, corrals and wash station.
Updated map of Randolph Area trails available. Park Office 785-539-7941.

23. Wichita - Pawnee Prairie Park in SW Sedgwick County, west of Airport and south of Kellogg, = 10 miles. Park Office 316-264-8323. Pawnee Prairie Park Nature Center at 2625 S. Tyler. http://www.gpnc.org/cityof.htm

24. Wilson Lake - No use at this time. Contact 785-658-2551 & 658-2465 to support opening areas for equine trails.

25. Wyandotte County Lake - in NE Wyandotte County = 10 miles. No camping. Park Office 913-299-0550.


Jim Thomas, Kansas Horse Council Trails Development Chair
Submitted By: Jim & Cheryl Thomas Click Here

For list of volunteer trail coordinators and contacts,
go to www.kansashorsecouncil.com
Web page Kansas Horse Council Click Here

Homestead Ranch Horse Trails And Camping
Blue Rapids: We are in NE Kansas. (South of Blue Rapids) Just off of highway 77. We have 500 acreas to ride with marked trails. Gorgeous scenery of the Flint Hills, several shallow rock bottom creek crossings with easy riding.
We have a spacious camp site to offer with primitive camping. The property is very secluded.
There is lots of pull thru sites. There is a portable toilet, campfire ring and water for the horses to drink.
Tons of trees for shade.
For information call 1-785-458-8354
Web page Homestead Ranch Horse Trails And Camping Click Here
E-Mail: Homestead Ranch Horse Trails And Camping Click Here

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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

Thistle Hill B & B
WaKeeney: Halfway between Kansas City and Denver along I-70 and only 1 and 1/2 mile from exit # 120. Detailed directions are given when reservations are made. One indoor pen and three large outdoor pens.
WaKeeney: Rt 1 Box 93, 67672
Phone 785-743-2644
Web page Thistle Hill B & B Click Here
E-Mail Thistle Hill B & B Click Here

L & L Lodge
Concordia: B & B, Stalls PH 913-243-1785

Briar Fox Farm
Augusta: Reservations required, hay, feed, box stalls, or turnout. $20.00 per night per horse. 9718 Hwy 54 Augusta KS. 67010 PH 316-775-5512 E-Mail Briar Fox Farm Click Here

Kathleen F. McDougal
Osawatomie: We have stalls available and would be glad to put up some horse folks overnight. We live in Eastern Kansas south of Osawatomie. We are about two miles off of U.S. Highway 169. Our phone number is 913-755-3988.
E-Mail Kathleen and Robert McDougal Click Here

Slash L Farm
Dodge City: We have inside or outside stalls and large parking area. Close to campground and motel's. Ph. 316-227-6364. Bob and Jean Lantis
Addr: 10782 US hwy. 50 West. about 1.5 mile's from town.

Castle Rock Ranch B & B
Brookville: 4 stalls with water, . We have an insulated barn with 2 acres surrounding it where they can let them run if desired. Also are within 10 miles of Kanopolis Lake where there are trails to ride and 2 miles from Brookville Hotel.
Ph. 1-888-225-6865, Addr: 1086 29th Road, 67425.
20 miles West of I-35 and 8 miles South of I-70 at the Brookville exit.
E-Mail Judy Akers, Castle Rock Ranch Click Here

Tolima Farms
Garden City: Stalls, Holding pens, pasture, Office Ph 620-275-0114, Home 620-275-2324, Farm 620-276-6649
Addr: PO box 686, 5185 E. Hwy US 50, 67846.
Steve Burgess - owner

Pat & Bill Weeks
Hoxie: outdoor stalls, large running paddock and can set up portable pens.
It is 12.5 miles north of I 70 exit 95 at grainfield to Hwy. 23 North 12.5 miles, first road east between mile marker 174 and 175 then one mile east.
Ph 785-675-3770
Addr: RR 2 Box 52 67740, Pat and Bill Weeks

Shamrock Bed & Breakfast
Emporia: 12x12 barn stalls, small lot w/pole barn, turn-out corral, large lighted indoor arena, round pen, parking space w/elec. and bunkhouse for up to 4, limited cooking facilities, w/continental breakfast. Reservations preferred. Prefer no smoking.
Tim & Carol McLaughlin
1323 S. Hwy. 99 (2 1/2 m. S. of Emporia. 5 m. from I-35) 620-342-5941.
Web page Shamrock Bed & Breakfast Click Here
E-Mail Tim & Carol McLaughlin Click Here

West Kansas Horse Motel
Levant: West Kansas Horse Motel. West Kansas is a 150 acre farm in Western Kansas. The Horse Motel consists of 24 indoor ( 10 x 12 ) stalls, a 10 x 12' indoor horse bathing room, 100' x 60' indoor arena, outdoor holding pens, and 150 acres of pasture.
Located 3.5 miles north of Levant, Kansas exit # 45.
Web page West Kansas Horse Motel Click Here

Dodge City Rodeo Grounds
Dodge City: We recently traveled thru Kansas and stayed at Dodge City Rodeo roundup. It's a rodeo grounds. electric, water and nice stalls/pens. you need to make sure you stay at the rodeo roundup grounds verses the fairgrounds. It's confusing untill you get there. They won't charge for overnight stays if your passing thru with horses. They said it will be free as long as they can afford it for horse people. very nice persons.
Submitted By: Teresa Click Here

Home on the Range - Tin Acres Quarter Horse Farm
Colby: Home on the Range Bed and Breakfast - heated barn with 10 14' x 14' stalls - indoor riding arena - wash bay - 60' solid round pen with 17% vertical slope to save your knees - 10 inside/outside stalls with 48' runs/pens - camper hook-ups and overnight parking - We also have outside pens. 185 acre facility - Complete artificial insemination vet lab - heated breeding barn with wash bay and 4 24' x 12' foaling stalls - 24 hours supervision - large outdoor riding arena.
We have a large turn around area which accommodates all size vehicles. We offer professional massages to weary travelers AND their horses. (reservations are needed to book our physical therapists) BOOK YOUR HORSES IN OUR INDOOR WELL BEDDED STALLS AND YOUR RV HOOKUPS ARE FREE!!!!!! WE ALSO HAVE A SECURITY SYSTEM, INCLUDING FACILITY CAMERAS, WHICH ALERTS OUR PERSONNEL TO ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING THE FARM; YOUR FAMILY AND HORSES CAN FEEL SAFE AND SECURE.
Our Bed and Breakfast friends enjoy elegant bedrooms with plush d�cor and private baths in our new solid concrete 4,600 square ft passive solar home. Kansas wind requires secure structures for safety � we also have a storm shelter. In addition, we provide a full spread old fashioned country breakfast � Mostly we offer Midwest hospitality for horses and people too!

Location: Off I-70, 110 miles west of Hays, KS and 230 miles east of Denver, CO. Take Kansas exit 53 in Colby, KS - travel 9 miles north on Kansas Highway 25 - The farm is on the west side of the road and has a complete perimeter fence for the safety of the horses - Watch for the white pipe fence!

Theron and Jane Johnson
2626 North Kansas Hwy 25
Colby, KS 67701
Tel: 785-462-3600 or 785-462-7525

Web page Home on the Range - Tin Acres Quarter Horse Farm Click Here
E-Mail Theron and Jane Johnson Click Here

Saline River Hunting Lodge & Guide Service
WaKeeney: Easy access from I-70, take exit 128, turn south 2 miles to entrance. Exactly halfway between Kansas City and Denver.
Outdoor corral and holding pens, 50 acres native grass available. Easy truck and trailer turn around with limited camper hookups.
Bed and breakfast includes lodging with breakfast, family room with satellite TV, bar with fridge.
Kevin and Julia Struss
RR2 Box 14B
WaKeeney, Kansas 67672
866-892-5878 toll free

Web page Saline River Hunting Lodge Click Here
E-Mail Kevin and Julia Struss Click Here

S & S Stables LLC
We are located adjacent to Hillsdale State Park & offer Guided Trail Rides on our Missouri Fox Trotter horses.
Overnight stabling and rental Horses.
Hillsdale, Ks
Web page S and S Stables LLC Click Here
E-Mail S and S Stables LLC Click Here
Phone 913-856-5570

Equi-Stop Ranch
Russell: There are several motels they will pass, and two vet clinics 2 blocks away from the ranch.
NO Trails are available, but a good nights rest, and The BEST Steak-house in Kansas is only 2 blocks away!

S.E. Corner of Dorrance St. & Windsor St., Russell, KS 67665
Hookups available for electric for Camper Trailers, and Living Quarter Trailers as well, at a small additional charge when boarding equines!

The ranch is only 4 minutes from the Interstate 70 (I-70) interchange.
Russell, Kansas, at Exit 184.
My phone number is cell: (303) 250-3258, and the location is easy to find!
Health Papers and Negative Coggins are required!

Web page Equi-Stop Ranch Click Here
E-Mail Equi-Stop Ranch, Denny Click Here

JB Horseboarding Stables
Hays, 2 Miles off I-70 $20 per horse per night, also board horses weekly and monthly.
Round Pen, 12X12 stalls, paddocks and pasture, large area of grass to ride
Overnight parking, Camper hookups available
Hays Motels just 2 miles from stables
Contact Jon - 785-639-2204
Jon & Barb Kisner
bkisner@media-net.net E-Mail Click Here
Chapman: Located on I-70.
Phone 785-761-5900

Wayne and Julie Darsow
1737 2600 Ave.
Chapman, KS 67431

785-761-5911 for the horses offered
Web page
Pretty-Horses Click Here

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Ride Kansas
Augusta: Trail site accomodating to small and large groups. Western entertainment and country trail style cooking always available. 600 acres of rolling hills, fresh water springs, river and many many trees.
Trails for Beginners and Experienced riders.
East of Augusta, KS. 4.5 miles to Haverhill Rd. Go south approximately another 4.5 miles and look for the trail site sign on the East side of Haverhilal Rd.
Guided & Open Trails - boarding facility available
Only 15 minutes from El Dorado. KS. and 25 minutes from downtown Wichita, KS.
Contact kmosley@feist.com or at (316)733-5769.
"Because everyday is a good day to ride."
E-Mail Kelly Mosley Click Here

Happy Trail Rides
Topeka: I offer guided trail rides on horseback to age 7 on up.I am located 15 minutes SW of Topeka.
I have been doing this for the public for 2 years now.
My phone# is 785-256-6535
Web page Happy Trail Rides Click Here
E-Mail Happy Trail Rides Click Here

3rd Annual Wright Flight Trail Ride
Come ride the beautiful prairies of Eisenhower State Park, surrounding Melvern Lake, Lyndon, KS on the third annual Wright Flight Trail Ride "Helping Kids Reach New Heights" Sunday, May 24th.
The trail ride will consist of a leisurely 2-3 hour ride, and will be followed by a catered barbecued pork dinner, which will include door prize drawings, a silent auction and a spirited live auction featuring lots of wonderful items including Ariat, Tony Lama, Road Wolf, Muck and Old West boots, Wall Jackets, Petrol Jeans, Cowboy Magic Products, and a spot for two riders on the Purina/Better Horses Network Fall Dream Ride!

Registration begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, May 24, 2009. Ride is from 11 am to 2 pm.
Dinner and silent and live auction is immediately following the ride.
Cost is $35 for ride and dinner; $15 for dinner and auction.
Pre-register by April 30, 2009 to win Purina Feed from Heritage Tractor.
Ride is limited to first 100 riders.
Camping reservations can be made through Eisenhower State Park at 785-528-4102.
This event will be held rain or shine.

Roy Frey Western
121 NE US Hwy 24
Topeka, KS 66608

Web page Wright Flight Trail Ride Click Here
E-Mail Jo Turner Click Here

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