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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
Gypsum Hills Trail Rides
Web page Perry State Park Click Here
Medicine Lodge, KS
Saline County Park
P.O. Box 128
Medicine Lodge, Kansas 67104
Bob & Charlene Larson, Proprietors
Web page Gypsum Hills Trail Rides Click Here
Salina: send info. PH 913-826-6531
Kanapolis State Park
Marquette: We are located 35 miles SW of Salina, closest town is Marquette
Mulberry Creek - Ride, Rope & Camp
Kanopolis State park
200 Horsethief Road
Marquette, KS 67464
Web page Kanapolis State Park Click Here
E-Mail: Kanapolis State Park Click Here
Morrill: Holding pens, arena, 60 + camper sites, 2 swimming pools, Club-rec.hall
pavilions, catered events, cabins, mini golf. Overnight, Ph 785-459-2533.
Melvern Bridal Trail
Addr: Route 1 Box 10, 66515. Linda Bailey
Melvern Bridal Trail at Melvern Lake on I-35, 22 miles of trail. Their phone number for information is:
Big Hill Lake, Cherville
Submitted By: Tim & Carol McLaughlin Click Here
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.
Turkey Creek Ranch
Submitted By: Mr. Nickels Click Here
Turkey Creek Ranch in Sun City, KS.
Tucker Ranch at Rock Creek
We offer BYOH trailrides.
Web page Turkey Creek Ranch Click Here
E-mail: Ann Click Here
Cedar Vale: 3000 +/- acres of open trail in southeastern Kansas, Chautauqua County.
Triple B Ranch
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
Web page Tucker Ranch at Rock Creek Click Here
E-mail: Roy and Dorie Tucker Click Here
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
Triple B Ranch
Fall River, KS
Brad Ivey, Ranch Manager
Submitted By: Kathy, the Kansas Trailrider, web page Click here
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.
Corps of Engineers Trails
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.
Sun City, KS
Submitted By: Kathy, the Kansas Trailrider Click Here
Kansas Equestrian Trails
- Clinton Reservoir, Equestrian trails 35 miles.
- Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Equestrian trails
Below is a list of the Equestrian Trails in Kansas.
Homestead Ranch Horse Trails And Camping
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,
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
13. LaCygne Lake - Linn County Park in SE Linn County = 23 miles of trails. Primitive camping. Park
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
25. Wyandotte County Lake - in NE Wyandotte County = 10 miles. No camping. Park Office 913-299-0550.
OVER 300 MILES OF KANSAS TRAILS TO RIDE & ENJOY!
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
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.
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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
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
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.
L & L Lodge
WaKeeney: Rt 1 Box 93, 67672
Web page Thistle Hill B & B Click Here
E-Mail Thistle Hill B & B Click Here
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.
Slash L Farm
E-Mail Kathleen and Robert McDougal Click Here
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
Castle Rock Ranch B & B
Addr: 10782 US hwy. 50 West. about 1.5 mile's from town.
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
Garden City: Stalls, Holding pens, pasture, Office Ph 620-275-0114, Home 620-275-2324, Farm 620-276-6649
Pat & Bill Weeks
Addr: PO box 686, 5185 E. Hwy US 50, 67846.
Steve Burgess - owner
Hoxie: outdoor stalls, large running paddock and can set up portable pens.
Shamrock Bed & Breakfast
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.
Addr: RR 2 Box 52 67740, Pat and Bill Weeks
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.
West Kansas Horse Motel
SHAMROCK BED & BOARD
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
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.
Dodge City Rodeo Grounds
Located 3.5 miles north of Levant, Kansas exit # 45.
Web page West Kansas Horse Motel Click Here
E-Mail JANETTE M MCDOWELL Click Here
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
Home on the Range - Tin Acres Quarter Horse Farm
Submitted By: Teresa Click Here
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.
Saline River Hunting Lodge & Guide Service
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 décor 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!
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
WaKeeney: Easy access from I-70, take exit 128, turn south 2 miles to entrance. Exactly halfway between Kansas City
S & S Stables LLC
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
We are located adjacent to Hillsdale State Park & offer Guided Trail Rides on our Missouri Fox Trotter
Overnight stabling and rental Horses.
Web page S and S Stables LLC Click Here
E-Mail S and S Stables LLC Click Here
Russell: There are several motels they will pass, and two vet clinics 2 blocks away from the ranch.
JB Horseboarding Stables
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
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
E-Mail Click Here
Chapman: Located on I-70.
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Wayne and Julie Darsow
1737 2600 Ave.
Chapman, KS 67431
785-761-5911 for the horses offered
Web page Pretty-Horses Click Here
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.
Happy Trail Rides
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (316)733-5769.
"Because everyday is a good day to ride."
E-Mail Kelly Mosley Click Here
Topeka: I offer guided trail rides on horseback to age 7 on up.I am located 15 minutes SW of Topeka.
3rd Annual Wright Flight Trail Ride
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
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.
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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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