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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts

Land Between the Lakes (Wranglers Camp Ground)
Golden Pond: Wranglers camp, Stalls, bath houses, elect, water, camper hookup PH 270-924-2000
Wranglers Camp Ground
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Taylorsville Lake State Park
The campgrounds are open. They have 10 spots with electric and water.
They have 10 campsites with electric and water. Restrooms, showers and playground.
They only offer tether lines at this time. They are making major strides in accommodating the horse people.
They have made significant improvements in their trail system. The campgrounds are great!
Taylorsville Lake State Park 502-477-8713 - Horseman's campground is OPEN!

Taylorsville Lake State Park Click Here
Submitted BY: Sandi Click Here
Dale Hollow Lake State Park
Dale Hollow Lake State Park 270-433-7431
Submitted BY: Sandi
Dale Hollow Lake State Park Click Here

Daniel Boone National Forest
Whitley City: PH 606-376-5323
The Daniel Boone has several horse parks They are Barren Fork at Sterns, Ky. Bear Creek in McCreary County and Cave Run near Morehead, Ky.

Redhill Horse Camp
Livingston: Redhill Horse Camp is located in Rockcastle County Kentucky. We are approximately 15 miles from Interstate 75 South. The camp is 5 miles off US Hwy.25 at Livingston, Kentucky on Hwy. 1955. We have miles and miles of trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest, old logging roads and country roads. We have many streams and mountains on our trails.
We have organized trail rides in the summer and fall with a trail boss. RedHill Horse Camp has over 40 campsites with water and electric available. There are showers and restrooms available. The food is provided on the organized rides and prepared in the camp by the ladies that prepare old-fashioned country food.
Contact person: Gene Philbeck (606)758-4706
E-mail: Gene Philbeck, Redhill Horse camp Click Here
Web Site Gene Philbeck, Redhill Horse camp Click Here

Mammoth Caves National Park
Mammoth Cave Horse Camp
I am now taking reservations for 2010 at the Mammoth Cave Horse Camp located on the fringe of Mammoth Cave National Park at the First Creek Trailhead. We are a newly constructed facility with 50 shaded campsites with water and electric, 50 covered 10x12 horse stalls, a modern restroom/shower facility and a large pavilion and campstore.
Reservations can be made through our website at or by phone at 888-682-3958, or by email to info@mammothcavehorsecamp.com.
Our address is 2578 Ollie Rd., Mammoth Cave, KY 42259.
Mammoth Cave Horse Camp Click Here
E-mail: Mammoth Cave Horse Camp Click Here

Kevin Davis
Mammoth Cave Horse Camp
888-682-3958

Double J Stables
Mammoth Cave: Double J stables and Campground is located next to Mammoth Cave. While the Mammoth Cave visitor center and Hotel is a few miles, Double J and Mammoth Cave share a common border.
Double J Stables and Campgrounds is located off the Northeastern corner of Mammoth Cave National Park.
We are about as close as you can get to the Mammoth Cave National Park. You do not need to cross or ride on any public roads to enter the park, just mount up and ride on in.
The address is
Double J Stables
542 Lincoln School Road,
Mammoth Cave Kentucky 42259
Phone 270-286-8167
Submitted BY: Jeff Anderson Click Here
Web page Double J Stables Click Here

Taylorsville Lake State Park
Taylorsville: YOU CAN DAY RIDE! Call 477-8713 before planning to camp there The camp WAS under construction. PH 502-477-8766

Bell Farm Horse Camp
Whitley City: camping, trails Ph 606-376-5323

White Sulphr Horse Camp-Morehead Ky
20 minutes west of Morehead Ky. Take Rt.211 S. off Rt 60 Turn left onto forest rd129. (Three way intersection Nat;l forest sign: clear creek, zilpo etc.) turn left on gravel road past deli.(good place to stop for directions)
Camp ground: The Forest Service is now charging for the use of the WHITE SULPHUR Horse camp . $5.00 a day to camp and ride or $3.00 a day to park and ride.
Water for horses only
Latrines
Coggins check periodically
Trails: North side of paved road easy to moderate lots of hills around huge lake,many multiple use.
South side of pavement: Advanced to downright absurd not for beginners or out of shape horses , contains cliffs rock formations and spectacular arch.
Day camp areas at horseman's camp and clear creek.
Phone # 606-784-5624
Watch out for the snakes.
Submitted By: Jeff Green Click Here

Rudy's Ranch and Horsecamp
Salt Lick, Adjacent Daniel Boone National Forest in Eastern Kentucky. The trails connect to the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. Take exit 121 between Morehead and Lexington, KY. Go 12 miles east on Route 36. Rudy's entrance is located near where Route 36 and Route 211 intersect.
Off I-64 at exit #123.
Go South onto Hwy 36 (Go 12 miles)
Turn Left onto Hwy 211
Rudy's Ranch is the first Right off Hwy 211.
Phone 606-768-6544
Submitted BY:Sandi Click Here
Web page Rudys Ranch and Horsecamp Click Here

Whispering Woods
Georgetown: Just off I-75 is a place called Whispering Woods. They have trail rides, camping, lay overs.
Whispering Woods Web page Click Here
Submitted BY:Sabra Abshire Click Here

Cottonmouth Lodge
This was about a 2 hr.+ drive one way for us from Gallatin, TN. The riding is EASY, flat to very little rolling. When we were there in the fall of 2000, the trails were not that well-marked, but they were working on them, plus cutting new ones.

Excellent place for a horse that is not in that good a shape, as it is easy riding. If you're on a gaited horse, it would only be good for about a 2 day stay, unless you don't mind riding the same trails again.

Beautiful lodge & stalls & they had good food in their little restaurant section when we were there.
Web Page http://www.cottonmouthlodge.com/ Click Here
Submitted By: Trish Smith Click Here

Twilight Saddlebreds at Holloway Farms
Eastwood/Middletown: A newly developed 225 acre trail riding area that is very close to Louisville.
Thoughts have come to mind on individual or club activities that are fun and could be custom organized to the event. Whether it's just people wanting to spend a day with their horses and friends or a club wishing to hold an event, a few things have come to mind.

An organized Scavenger Hunt with prizes, food and refreshments afterwards that is timed provides a challenge and a lot of fun. Trail maps are provided to assist in "where to look" and "what to look for". Or, a Poker Rally. Once again, a trail map guides you to each of the five "Card Stops", where one card is drawn and recorded to the rider's number. Prizes can be given to the first horse/rider combination finished, and also to the holder of the best "Five Card Stud" poker hand. A fun food and refreshment get-together afterwards is a great social activity.

Another is a "Competitive Trail Ride" where following the maze of directions on a trail map will challenge both horse and rider to finish first.

Our marked trails take you across creeks, up and down very steep grades, around ponds, and past picnic areas. Cantering fields allow a pick-up of pace, and a race with a friend.

We welcome clubs to incorporate these or other activities into their social gatherings or awards presentations.

For more information feel free to e-mail. I'd be happy to answer your questions.

Niki Melnyk
Twilight Saddlebreds at Holloway Farms
Eastwood/Middletown, KY
E-mail: Niki Melnyk Click Here

Yatesville Lake State Park
We are about to open up a 20+ miles of horseback riding trails at our state park.
The trails will be multi-use, allowing for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikes, and horses.
Motorized vehicles shall not be allowed trail access. The trail should be open by the Summer of 2002.
The trails is a bit over 20 miles and has many scenic views of the forest and the Yatesville Lake. And will also be located near a campgrounds and a golf course.
The trail will be managed by the Yatesville Lake State Park (a KY State Park) and was built in co-operation with the Lawrence County Saddle Club, a member of the KY Horse Council.

The trail is located in Eastern Kentucky. In Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky. About 40 miles south of Ashland, Kentucky.

E-mail: Mark Reeder, Park Superintendent Click Here

Circle "B" Ranch
Mt. Sterling - Gateway to the Mountains.
For people with their own horses, Camping, trail riding, fishing, tubing, hiking, cook-out's, etc.
Circle B Ranch - 4961 Turley Rd.- Mt.Sterling, KY
Call today for reservation/information 606-674-2783
E-mail: Circle B Ranch Click Here
Web Page Circle B Ranch Click Here
Submitted By:: Susan Butterbaugh Click Here

Sugar Creek Farm
Lexington Area: Located 2 miles south of the Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, 35 miles north of Lexington.
We have 800 acres of undisturbed wilderness, miles of trails, with two luxury log homes (with all the amenities) available. We have a couple of wood fenced paddocks (36'x40') with two run in stalls (12'x12') with water (hay available) at Cedar Hill Lodge.
This is a wonderful place for your family and friends to bring your horses.
For more information please call (513)621-7032.
Check out our web site:
Web Page Sugar Creek Farm Click here

Green River Stables
Campbellsville: Located 5 miles out of Campbellsville, KY adjacent to Green River State Park which has 20+ miles of wooded trails. The campground has electric, water and sewer hookups, clean bath houses, covered stalls and washbay.
For more information call 270-789-4525.

Stampede Run Horse Camp
Stampede Run Horse Camp located off Hwy. 27 on 1045 between Somerset and Whitley City
Come and enjoy the trails of the Daniel Boone National Forest. These trails offer lots of rock houses, the historical Sheltowee Trace and riding where four hundred coal miners use to live and mine the coal. Barren Fork Horse Camp behind Stearns Ranger Station, is within riding distance of this camp.
Ride the same trails of the Barren Fork Horse Camp.
Electric and water at each campsite.
New 26 stall barn, we furnish shavings, you clean each day.
Shelter with picnic tables
Wach station for forses.
Dump station for trailers.
Added 2 cowboy and cowgirl toilets and 2 cowboy - cowgirl showers.
Prices $20.00 per site $10.00 per stall.
Deposit required.
$3.00 per horse perday picket line. Picket line is small.

If you need extra picket lines please ask the owners before tieing to the trees. Firerings are available but wood is not available at all times. The fees are subject to change.
We are 20 miles south of Somerset 4 miles north of Whitley City on highway 1045.
Go 2.1 miles off 27 turn right at Stampede Run sign. Camp is on Zeb Perry Road we live out front in the log home. If you are coming from Cumberland Falls State Park on highway 90 you turn onto 1045 at the top of the hill and go 6 miles to Zeb Perry Road and camp sign turn left.
Owners Rick and Darlene Hensley.
Phone 606-376-9666 Fax 606-376-2610.
Work Phone 606-376-1881
Web Page Stampede Run Horse Camp Click here
E-mail: Richard and Darlene Hensley Click Here

Horseshoe Acres Campground and Restaurant
Located on Hwy 70 between Central City and Madisonville
Open Year Round
Camping, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, showers, dump station
Tether poles and tie out stalls
Lots of trails for horseback riding and wagons
$2.00 per horse for day riders
$15.00 a day with electricity and water hookups, also rates by the month and year
Phone 270-338-9800
Submitted By: Jerry Hyatt Click Here

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill KY
Pleasant Hill: It is the perfect place to vacation with your horse.
Shakertown has wonderful accommidations for horse and rider. Over 40 miles of trails on 2900 acres of the bluegrass. A portion of the trails are also open to Carriages - something new in 2004 and more being laid out. All trails are well marked and maps are available at check-in.
One of our favorites in hot weather is the "Shawnee Run Trail" that runs along Shawnee Creek. It is mostly in the shade of the woods and the creek offers a sip of water for your mount.
Other trials such as "Little Texas" are more open but offer shade and wonderful views of Shaker Village, stone walls and countryside. I live local and have never stayed overnight but the restored shaker buildings look fabulous for an overnight stay or longer. Shaker village offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For your horse a renovated tobaco barn has 20 roomy stalls and there are 4 paddocks with grass.
I can't think of a more civilized way to vacation with your horse and friends!. Historic Harrodsburg is just a few minutes away if you want to take in more sights.

Submitted By: Karen Hughes Click Here

Clay Wildlife Management Area
Clay Wildlife Management Area aka "Clay Farm" near Carlisle,KY, on Cassidy Creek Road.
Primitive camping sites, lots of wildlife, bordered by the Licking River on 3 sides.
Several miles of marked horseback trails. Good weekend riding and camping experience.
Presently no charge for camping or riding. Favorite of the local horseback riders.
Site of the Central KY foxhunters fall hunt.
Submitted By: KKKendall1@mmm.com Click Here

McNeely Park Stables, Louisville
Louisville: I have reopened the stable after it had been closed for a year. The trails are maintained by the Louisville Metro Parks Department and are in really good shape. The stable is convenient approximately 3 miles off I-265 in Louisville. There is approximately 6 miles of trails suitable for the beginner rider.
There is no overnight camping. I have a guided trail riding stable on sight. The park is open daily from 8:00 to dusk with no charge to ride your own horse. If you would like to ride one of mine you need to make an appointment 502-231-9011.
Submitted By: Patricia Cooksey Click Here

Lazy Gait Horse Camp
Carter, The trails vary between gently rolling to near mountainous. On the trails you will see caves, water falls, spectacular overlooks, rock formations and mountain streams. Also, you can ride your horse into a small town close by, tie up and eat at a restaurant. I have ridden all over the eastern United States and trail ride about 1,000 miles a year, and this is a great place to ride.

When they open they will have 10 sites with water and electric and centrally located stalls. Estimated opening is May 2006, but call for specifics. (Total of 10 sites)

Directions:
Lazy Gait Horse Camp--40 miles west of Huntington WV; 80 miles east of Lexington, KY; 120 south of Columbus, Ohio.

1624 Halfway Branch Carter,KY 41128
(606) 474-4316
Submitted By: Tim Scarbrough Click Here

D bar K Horse Camp
Mammoth Cave: We have 12 electric and water sites 13 12x12 pens.
Our restrooms and showers will be completed in the spring of 2007.
Our 12 stall covered barn is finished. We also have primitive sites. We are located just past the Lincoln trailhead on Ollie rd.
We now have 22 electric and water sites. 22 stall barn 20 12 x 12 panel pens and restrooms with private showers are finished.
10 sites with Electric and Water hook ups.
10 sites with electric hookups only.
stalls and panel corrals available.
Showers and restrooms.
Primitive sites.
Bunk Rooms
They ride in Mammoth Cave
4 horse trailer to shuttle your horses to the other trail heads in the area, for a small fee.
To reach us you can call 270-286-0217 camp 270-286-4951. or 601-201-0112 cell.
For reservations. Our fax # is 502-349-0930.

D bar K Horse Camp
510 Ollie Rd.
E-Mail: Debbie & Ernest King owners and managers Click Here
Web Page D bar K Horse Camp Click here

Eagle Creek Horse Motel and Trails
We have 7-30 amp sites and 7-20 amp electric sites.and water at each campsite on Eagle Creek. The barn has 6 stalls and there is a 60' corral available. Temporary pens are also allowed. Trails range from easy to moderate and cover 150 acres of wooded hills. Pets are welcome. Cabin is available for families of 4.
we are just off I-75 at Exit 136 in Kentucky

Eagle Creek Horse Motel and Trails
7101 Cincinnati Road
Sadieville, KY 40370
Phone 502-542-8085
Web Page Eagle Creek Horse Motel and Trails Click here
E-Mail: Eagle Creek Horse Motel and Trails Click Here

Long C Trails
Scottsville, KY
Web Page Long C Trails Click here

Cave Run Stables
Cave Run Stables (Under new ownership and management). Very nice 35-stall barn, electrical/water campsites, and primitive camping area. Campground links to same trails as White Sulphur Horse Camp.
Nice grounds. Call K. Pergrem (606-683-3018) for pricing and reservations. K. has several projects planned for the grounds and needs customer support to get them going.
I think if you go once, you’ll be hooked!

FROM LEXINGTON: Take I-64 east to exit 123, take U.S.60 east 6 miles to 211 south, take 211 south 3 miles to McClain Cemetery Rd. on the left, then just 1 mile to stables.

FROM MOREHEAD: Take I-64 west to exit 133, take 801 south 3 miles to U.S.60 west, take U.S.60 west 4 miles to 211 south, take 211 south 3 miles to McClain Cemetery Rd. on the left, then just one mile to stables.

FROM FRENCHBURG: Take 36 west 6 miles to 211 north, take 211 north 4 miles to McClain Cemetery Rd. on the right, then just one mile to the stables.

Submitted By: Steve Moffett Click Here

Elk Mountian saddle club
We are located in Manchester, KY. Several of our rides are hosted from the Bert T Combs RV Park and Campground. The campground has both electric and water hook ups and a bath and shower facility.
Please see the link on our web page for the (City of Manchester) to find out more about the Bert T Combs Park on Beech Creek Road in Manchester, KY. We also host several rides a year from Elk Mountain.
The Elk Hill Regional Park is a work in progress. We currently have a shelter built, and are taking bids on building bath and shower facility. Also, plans are in the future to build camp sites with electric and water hook ups on Elk Mountain.

Web Page Elk Mtn. Saddle Club Click here
Submitted By: Steve Moffett Click Here

Little Big Horse Trails
Lagrange, Little Big Horse Trails is a trail riding facility located in Lagrange, KY (Oldham County).
Our address is: 1100 E. Hwy 524 Lagrange, KY 40031
Phone (502) 222-1842 or (502) 553-3990
Web Page Little Big Horse Trails Click here
E-Mail Lisa Williams Click Here

Pennyrile Forest
We just had a grand opening of our new equestrian campground. We have about 30 miles of trails that go through the scenic Pennyrile Forest.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
270-797-3421, 1-800-325-1711
Fax 270-797-3421
Web Page Kentucky State Parks Click here

Shelby Trails

Shelby Trails 5063 Aiken Rd Simpsonville Ky 400 acres of nice winding trails through the woods and along a creek. Guided Trail rides also available as well as horses for lease. Call 502-232-2110

Knott County Adventure
Knott County KY in which we offer over 70 miles of well marked looped dedicated horse trails to ride with additional multi-use trails available. There are short, medium, and long rides depending on what the rider is looking for on 43,000 acres.
Beautiful landscape in the Appalachian mountains of East Kentucky. Breathtaking mountaintop riding as well as wooded and valley trails.

The first Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October and again in May we hold the Knott County Trail Ride which attracts thousands of riders from 23 states.
Many people come in the Sunday before and stay all week. We are also hosting the Kentucky Stampede Endurance Ride and our local club has periodic club sponsored trail rides.

Mine-Made Adventure Park Campground serves as the trailhead for all the trails and is open year-round.
It offers 24 stables and two showers. Water and electricity coming soon. Great for people who want to ride or need an overnight stopover on the way to other rides.
Contact Debbie (859)609-1288 or Bill (304)784-1981

For more information on our trails, the Spring & Fall Trail Rides, our campground and for downloadable maps of our trails, visit our website.
Web Page Knott County Adventure Click here
Submitted By Debby Spencer Click Here

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This Document created by Kentucky Horse Council
Web Page KY HORSE COUNCIL Click Here
Pamphlet created by KY HORSE COUNCIL 
They will release a new one online in a couple of months check out
www.kentuckyhorse.org

A Guide To Kentucky Horse Camps 
You are invited to get to know Kentucky just like the pioneers of the
1700s-through the wilderness from the back of a horse. Many riding trails
crisscross the state, with horse camps available to those who wish to spend
the night in a natural setting. 
Known around the world as the nursery of the Thoroughbred racehorse,
Kentucky has become the home for numerous equine breeds and horse
enthusiasts who pursue many different disciplines. Today, our "horse
heritage" is widely varied and all-encompassing. 
Get ready to fill your senses with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and
touches of Kentucky trails. From the Land Between the Lakes, Daniel Boone
National Forest, Big South Fork National Park, and Mammoth Cave National
Park, to scores of state parks and other recreational areas, we promise
you'll find enriching experiences and inspiring beauty. Kentucky trails will
enchant you-and leave you pining for more. 
Welcome to the Trails of Kentucky! 
1. Mammoth Cave National Park
1.1 Mammoth Cave Horse Camp  
2. Double "J" Stables & Campground 
3. "Bit & Bridle" Bed & Breakfast 
4. Wrangler's Campground, Land Between the Lakes 
5. Bear Creek Horse Camp 
6. Bell Farm Horse Camp 
7. Little Lick Horse Camp 
8. Barren Fork Horse Camp 
9. Logan-Hubble Park 
10. Lago Linda Horse Camp 
11. Land of Arches Stables 
12. Trails End Horse Camp 
13. Tar Ridge 
14. White Sulphur Horse Camp 
15. D & H Western Village 
16. Dale Hollow Lake State Park 
17. Sand Hill Conservation Camp 
18. Future Camps

1. Mammoth Cave National Park 
Mapel Springs Group Campground 
Mammoth Cave National Park 
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 
502/758-2251/Chief Ranger's office ext. 39 
* Located off KY Hwy. 1352, off KY Hwy. 1827 
* Four large, primitive sites, each site accommodates up to 24
people and eight horses 
* Potable water 
* Picket lines 
* Group area 
* 60 miles of trails open to horses 
* Reservations required. $15/site/night 
* The National Park includes the world's longest cave system, a
World Heritage Site, and an International Biosphere Reserve. Other
activities include cave tours, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, boating,
scenic boat ride, wildlife, and nature study. 


1.1 Mammoth Cave Horse Camp 
I am now taking reservations for 2009 at the Mammoth Cave Horse Camp located on the fringe of Mammoth Cave 
National Park at the First Creek Trailhead. We are a newly constructed facility with 50 shaded campsites 
with water and electric, 50 covered 10x12 horse stalls, a modern restroom/shower facility and a large 
pavilion and campstore. 
Reservations can be made through our website at  or by phone at 888-682-3958, or 
by email to info@mammothcavehorsecamp.com. 
Our address is 2578 Ollie Rd., Mammoth Cave, KY 42259.
 
Kevin Davis
Mammoth Cave Horse Camp 
888-682-3958 
2. Double "J" Stables & Campground 
542 Lincoln School Rd. 
PO Box 6 
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 
502/286-8167 
800/730-hrse(4773) within 502 Area Code 
* Located off Rt. 1827 north of Mammoth Cave National Park 
* 20 sites with water and electric hookups 
* Additional primitive sites 
* Room for groups 
* Picket lines 
* Tie stalls 
* Turn-out area for horses 
* Lounge and Recreation Room with vending machines, ice, and showers
* Access to Mammoth Cave National Park trail system gives total of
about 70 miles of trails. 

3. "Bit & Bridle" Bed & Breakfast 
574 Ramsey Road 
Cub Run, KY 42279 
502/286-8073 
* Located just north of Mammoth Cave National Park 
* Primitive camping on 20 acres of private land 
* Horse and potable (human) water 
* Picket lines 
* Group area 
* Ten miles of trails on private property and only two miles from
the 60-mile trail system in Mammoth Cave National Park. Multiple other
recreational opportunities available. 

4. Wrangler's Campground, Land Between the Lakes 
TVA 
100 Van Morgan Drive 
Golden Pond, KY 42211 
502/924-2000 
* Located south of Golden Pond, reached either via Rt. 68 or The
Trace 
* Very large primitive camp area 
* Modern bath house with ice, vending, and washer/dryer 
* Potable water and horse troughs 
* Some stalls available in barns 
* Electric outlets at 99 sites 
* 35 miles of marked horse trails 
* Large system of old roads and other trails available 
* Stall rental. New bunkhouses sleeps four or sleeps
eight. 
* Land Between the Lakes offers extensive outdoor recreational and
educational opportunities. 

5. Bear Creek Horse Camp 
Big South Fork NRRA 
Rt. 3, Box 401 
Oneida, TN 37841 
423/569-9778 
* Vendor # 423/569-3321 
* Located near Stearns, KY (on US 27) via KY 92 and KY 742 
* 24 Improved sites with water and electric hookup 
* Modern bath house 
* Potable water 
* Tie stalls 
* Camp fire circle 
* Approximately 20 miles of designated trails already connect to
horse camps at Station Camp, TN, and Bandy Camp, TN. Connections to Bell
Farm and Barren Fork proposed. RSF--NRRA also offers fishing, hiking,
mountain biking, hunting, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting, and
includes the Blue Heron historic site and railroad. 

6. Bell Farm Horse Camp 
Stearns District Ranger, USFS 
PO Box 429 
US Highway 27N 
Whitley City, KY 42653 
606/376-5323 
* Located off KY 1363, off KY 92. Allow one hour for the 18-mile
drive from Stearns. * Not recommended for large rigs. 
* Primitive camp 
* Tie stalls 
* Creek for horse water 
* Extensive trail system in Daniel Boone National Forest. 

7. Little Lick Horse Camp 
Somerset District Ranger, USFS 
135 Reality Lane 
Somerset, KY 42501 
606/679-2018 
* Located south of KY 192 at Mt. Victory off Forestry Service (FS)
Road 122. 
* Eight primitive sites 
* No horse water 
* Pit toilets 
* Hitching rail 
* Extensive trail system in Daniel Boone National Forest. Marked
trails to Little Lick and Nathan McClure. 

8. Barren Fork Horse Camp 
Stearns District Ranger, USFS 
PO Box 429 
US Highway 27N 
Whitley City, KY 42653 
606/376-5323 
* Located just off US 27, north of Whitley City. Access road is at
Stearns District ranger office 
* 41 primitive sites 
* Horse water from pond 
* City water from faucets 
* Large gravel circle for day use 
* 2 sets toilets 
* No showers 
* Extensive trail system in Daniel Boone National Forest, including
Sheltowee Trace. Nearby abandoned mining area being evaluated for possible
development as historic site. Within 20 miles of multiple recreation sites,
including General Burnside Island State Park and the Cumberland River. 
The Forest Service is now charging for the use of the 
BARREN FORK HORSE CAMP. $5.00 a day to camp and ride or $3.00 a day to park 
and ride.

9. Logan-Hubble Park 
Garrard County Judge Executive Office 
Lancaster, KY 
606/792-3531 
* Located on US 27, south of Lancaster 
* 6 overnight primitive sites 
* Bath house and toilets under construction 
* 10 miles of trail on varied terrain 
* Logan-Hubble Park is a unique county park with a variety of
recreation facilities. Further development of the equestrian facilities will
be done as support is found. 

10. Lago Linda Horse Camp 
850 Black's Ridge Road 
Beattyville, KY 41311 
606/464-2876 
* From Beattyville take Rt. 52 west, turn left on 399, turn left on
Black's Ridge Rd. From Mountain Parkway go south on Rt. 11 from the Slade
exit. After Zoe, go right ton 498, right on 52, left on 399, left onto
Black's Ridge Rd. 
* 25 wooded sites, 10 with electricity 
* Potable water 
* Modern bath house 
* Access to extensive trail system on private and public lands,
including Sheltowee Trace. Less than 20 miles by trail from Land or Arches
camp. Eight-acre lake for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. 

11. Land of Arches Stables 
5150 KY 715 
Zachariah, KY 41396 
606/668-7074 
* Go 6 1/2 miles south of Natural Bridge State Park on Rt. 11 to KY
715, turn left, one-half mile on right 
* Improved and primitive sites 
* Cabins 
* Potable water 
* Finished barn for special activities 
* Rental horses 
* Extensive trail system on both private and public lands 
* Close to Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge Wilderness
Area. Call for reservations 

12. Sunrise campground 
5162 shoemaker ridge rd.
Shoemaker Ridge 
Zoe, KY 41397 
606-224-4162
* Located off Rt. 11, 11 miles south of Slade Exit on Mountain
Parkway 
* 20 primitive sites 
* Horse water 
* Picket lines 
* Group area 
* 30 miles of trails close by with more available in Daniel Boone
National forest 
* Close to Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge Wilderness
Area. Near Walker's Creek's old railroad grade. 

13. Tar Ridge 
* Located on KY 77 between Slade and Frenchburg, one-half mile from
Civilian conservation Corp. Camp 
* Six to 10 primitive sites 
* No water 
* Excellent day use trail head 
* Overnight camping permitted 
* Extensive and beautiful trail system. Horses are prohibited from
nearby Red River Gorge Geologic Area (which is largely cliffs!). Additional
improvements being considered-contact Stanton District Ranger to express
support for improvements. Close to Red River Gorge Wilderness Area and
Natural Bridge State Park. 

14. White Sulfur Horse Camp 
Morehead District Ranger, USFS 
Rt. 801 
Morehead, KY 40351 
606/784-6428 
* Located near Daniel Boone National Forest near Cave Run Lake;
south of Salt Lick off KY 211, then off FS Road 129 near Clear Creek Lake 
* 30 primitive sites 
* Picket lines 
* Chemical toilets 
* Horse water from pond 
* More than 90 miles of local trails, including the Sheltowee Trace,
with more planned. Extensive outdoor recreational opportunities in Cave Run
Lake area. 

15. D & H Western Village 
Rt. 1, Box 219A1 
Hillsboro, KY 41049 
606/876-5591 
800/737-RIDE (7433) 
* Located off Rt. 32 north of Morehead 
* Modern and primitive sites 
* Summer-use camps 
* Cabins 
* Heated modern bath house 
* Potable water 
* Covered stalls 
* Tie rails 
* Camp and tack store 
* Indoor equestrian center 
* Lessons 
* Group programs 
* Group area 
* Swimming pool 
* Rental horses available 
* Trail system in nearby Daniel Boone National Forest 
* Other recreational opportunities are available in the camp area,
in the Daniel Boone National Forest, or nearby Cave Run Lake. Bed &
Breakfast available (no horses). 

16. Dale Hollow Lake State Park 
6371 State Park Rd. 
Bow, KY 42717 
502/433-7431 
800/225-8747 
* Located from KY 90 go south on KY 449, then left at the Y with KY
1206 and into the park 
* 20 sites and overflow area 
* Electric and water hookups 
* Modern bath house 
* Pool nearby 
* Picnic tables and grills 
* Lake with marina and boat ramp one mile away 
* Hitching posts 
* May use picket lines and portable corrals 
* 20 miles of official trail with access to additional trails 
* Fees: $12 for two people; $1 additional per person over age 16; $1
per horse; Reservations accepted. Call for information on the spring and
fall roundup. 

17. Sand Hill Conservation Camp 
Rt. 1, Box 467 
Whitley City, KY 42653 
606/376-9333 
* Located 8.8 miles west of Cumberland Falls on Highway 700 east of
Highway 27, or from Whitley City at the 10-mile marker on Highway 700. 
* 27 acres of county property 
* 7-acre grass field for horses/trailers 
* Water available 
* Hot showers for campers 
* RV park has electric and water hook-ups 
* Two shelters 
* Horse show area available 
* Open year-round, 24-hours a day. Fees: $7 per trailer with two
persons; $1 additional per person. $12 RV hook-up. 
Future Camps 
Efforts are underway to build the additional camps. There are many areas
open for day use and some are listed here. 

Taylorsville Lake, Horse Camp
Located on state land south of Shelbyville. This area is open for day
riding. Local riders are working with the state to build a camp and improve
the trail system.
Taylorsville Lake, The new horse camp at Taylorsville Lake in Taylorsville, KY is now open.
They have ten graveled water and 
electric sites with grills. Bath House and restrooms. Horse washing pad.
Hitching posts in the shade for the horses. $18 dollars a night for the site.
Four person/four horse max.per site. 
Call 477-8713 before planning to camp there.  

Wind Cave Camp 
The USFS and KHC plan to build a public camp north of McKee on Lime Kiln
Ridge near Wind Cave and S Tree. Although this camp may not be open before
1999, there are extensive trails in the area for riding now. 

Yatesville Lake 
The Lawrence County Saddle Club is working with the Corps of Engineers to
develop trails around Yatesville Lake. An overnight camp is a possibility. 

Fish Trap Lake 
Local horsemen and the Corps of Engineers are establishing trails near Fish
Trap Lake and have mentioned the possibility of overnight camping. 

Breaks Interstate Park 
Many people enjoy riding in the Breaks area. Eventual development of a horse
camp has been discussed, but has not received enough political support to
move forward. 

Cumberland Trail 
Many people enjoy riding the historic Cumberland Trail. 
This guide was compiled by the Trails Committee of the Kentucky Horse
Council, Inc., to help trail riders find and enjoy our wonderful horse
trails and camps. We also hope that it helps promote trail riding in
Kentucky as part of our tourist industry. 
The Kentucky Horse Council, an affiliate of the American Horse Council, is
dedicated to serving the best interests of all horses and horse enthusiasts
in Kentucky. 
The KHC Trails Committee primarily is charged with maintaining and improving
access to trails in the state. It has been active in building public horse
camps and in promoting private camps, as well as maintaining trails and
establishing new trails. The committee's work is accomplished entirely
through contributions and volunteer labor. 
If you would like to help with these efforts, or would like more information
on KHC, write: Kentucky Horse Council, 4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY
40511; phone 800-4-KY-HORS. Contributions (payable to the Kentucky Horse
Council) are welcome. 
-Kentucky Horse Council 
E-mail: Kentucky Horse Council
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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

Spring Bay Farm
Lexington: John Wiggs, 1249 Greendale Rd. 40511. Bed and Stall, close to two horse parks, 4 10 x 16 stalls with turnout, for reservations call 606-231-8702

First Farm Inn B&B
Burlington: Ph 800-277-9527 or 606-586-0199
First Farm Inn - web page

KED Farm
Ashland: Have stalls, pasture, arena, and parking for horse trailers or campers.
Phone 606-928-0117.
Address: 11608 Towler Lane, 41102
E-mail: Kathy and Emily Cordle

Ramey Riding Stables and Trail's End B&B
Owensboro: 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 502-771-5590 or 812-649-9579
Ms. Joan G. Ramey
CHA Certified Riding Instructor
E-mail: Ms. Joan G. Ramey
Web PageRamey Riding Stables Click Here
B&B OnlineTrail's End B&B Click Here

Witch Trot Farms
Lexington - Louisville: We have a small layover place for 4 people and 4 horses in between Lexington and Louisville, KY. It's is a two bedroom trailer, furnished, on 5 acres- with a four stall barn. Acreage is mostly grass - we are still working on the fencing. It is in a very quiet area, fully furnished, and only available to horse and mule people. It is in Lawrenceburg, KY- where one of the goals of the local zoning is to have a county wide trail system for both riders and carriages.

Kricket and Roy
Witch Trot Farms
1692 Waddy Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
502-839-4425
502-839-9655 fax
E-mail: Kricket and Roy Click Here
Web PageWitch Trot Farms Click Here

High Point Equestrian Center
High Point Equestrian Center, 3943 Frankfort Road, Georgetown 40324. Specializing in Quarter Horses and Paints. High Point features both western and hunt seat riding. Offering boarding, training, private and semi-private lessons, overnight stabling, and indoor and outdoor arenas. Tours by appointment. 502-863-2944
Submitted By: Sandi Partin Click Here

Cedar Valley Resort
33 covered stalls, turn out area, feed, bedding, trailer hook-ups, water, and plenty of parking. Bed & Breakfast is coming soon. Prices vary so call for more information.
Our address is:
15 Grandview Heights
Williamstown, KY 41097
Phone numbers: (859) 823-1262 or 1-866-Fun-in-KY
We are 45 min. from Cincinnati, OH and 45min. from Lexington, KY.
Call for Reservations and Come Stay with Us!
Submitted By: Cedar Valley Resort, Tosha Finke Click Here

Horseshoehill Bed and Barn
Benton, I am approximately 15 miles off I 24 next to the Purchase parkway in Western Kentucky.
6640 Oak Level Rd., Benton, KY 42025
Phone (270) 527-0598

E-mail: Pam Barnes Click Here
Web Page Horseshoehill Bed and Barn Click Here

Willow Hill Farm
We offer Full or Partial boarding with stalls, feeding, cleaning, and turnout. Accommodations include lay-over or lay-up services, run-in shed, open pasture. Foaling stalls with separate turn-out areas.
Electricity & water for RV's or horse trailers.

Wayne & Diane Trombley
Willow Hill Farm
2720 Mount Sherman Road
Magnolia, KY 42757

Web Page Willow Hill Farm Click Here
E-mail: Wayne and Diane Trombley Click Here

Triple H Stables
Bowling Green
Directions from Greenwood Mall in Bowling Green, KY:

Head towards Scottsville on 231
at the IGA on the right turn onto plano rd.
Fallow plano rd until you see junction 240
turn to the right.

fallow 240 until you see woody atkinson road on the left. turn there.
fallow woody atkinson for about a mile along the side of the interstate until you get to a 90 degree
turn to the left after the house on the left corner, our stable is the next house on the left.

Contact information:
Vas Papastefanou
Phone: 270 303 5055
E-mail: Triple H Stables Click Here
Email:

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

5/13/2006 Smith T.T. - Platinum Performance Stables, Taylorsville, KY near Louisville

7/ 1/ 2006 Keeney T.T. - Nancy KY - Keeney Quarter Horses and hosted with the South KY Ranch Horse Association

9/ 9/ 2006 Sturgis, KY - Union County Fairgrounds and hosted by Union County QH 4-H Club.

9/21-24/2006 Ride 2006 Let Freedom Ride 10th Anniversary
- Willow Creek Campground.
- Thur s-Sun. Roping clinic Friday afternoon with Perry Brookshire
For more inforamtion contact:

Mardy Smith
AQHA Kentucky Ride Coordinator
2746 Wilsonville Road
Fisherville, KY 40023
(502) 477-1997

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