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Kisatchie Hills Wilderness
Pineville: send info. PH 318-473-7160

Lazy J R.V. Park
Glenmora: Camping, RV Hookup's, adjoins Thousands of acres of Forest service land to ride on. PH 318-748-6070

Gum Springs
Winnfield: send info. PH 318-628-4664

Lucky 4B Ranch
Melder: Cabins, RV Sites with electric, water and Sewer. Close to the Kisatchie National forest.
We have covered stalls and lots of trails in the Kisatchie National forest.
You must bring your own horse and must have a current negative Coggins Test.
Our address is 30 Squyres Lane, Melder, La. 71433.
Ph 318-659-4414.

Holley Beach
Beach riding can be done at Holley Beach. My wife and I do it all the time and it is great. No aminities, just a great beach with lots of shells and not many people on the east side going up to the Cameron Pass.
Submitted by: Ty Click Here

Hodges Gardens
Many: Hodges Gardens, Park and Wilderness Area is located approximately halfway between Shreveport and Lake Charles, Louisiana, Hodges is easily accessible on US highway 171.

Web Page Hodges Gardens, Park and Wilderness Area Click Here
Submitted by: Dave Lewis Click Here

Rutherford Beach
Creole: Rutherford Beach is near Creole, a good place to camp and ride horses along the Gulf. Anyone interested should contact Scott Trahan 337-274-9851
Submitted by: Mike Sneed Click Here

Kisatchie National Forest - Red Dirt
This is a beautiful area to camp and ride with miles and miles of trails. There are a variety of terrains on which to ride. This is a place where there is always somewhere new to explore, especially if you are willing to get off the beaten path. The trails have many stream crossings to water your horses along your ride. There is a lot of wildlife including deer, coyote, turkey, squirrels, beaver and raccoons.

The Sandstone Trail (Green Dot) is 31 miles circular trail which is marked and has numerous unmarked trails branching off of it. The north portion has beautiful wooded trails, several sand hills and is quite rocky in some areas. The southern portion winds around beautiful wooded areas. The Sandstone Trail is shared with the ATV riders, which we have never found to be a problem. The majority of these riders are very considerate and polite.

Backbone Trail is a 9 mile circular trail which is well marked. This is a very enjoyable area to ride that offers a couple of steep rocky hills and several stream crossings.

Caroline Dorman Trail is a 12 mile marked trail trough wooded areas ending up at Kisatchie Bayou. You can usually find a nice sandy beach area to picnic or take a swim.

There are two Horse Camps:

Cane Camp is a beautiful shaded camp site that has flush toilets, running water and several horse pickets.
There are several parking places with easy access for trailers. Three sites have picnic tables and fire rings.
Cane camp is located on the Sandstone Trail and is a Fee Area.

Oak Camp is also a nice shaded area with many parking spots. It has vaulted toilets and several horse pickets, it does not have running water. There is a pond which could be used to water the horses. This also has access to the Sandstone trail and many unmarked trails. This is not a Fee Area at this time.


North of Alexandria on I-49, Take the Cloutierville Exit, (exit 119), and go south five miles on La 119.
That brings you to the Longleaf Trail road (830). This scenic highway travels 17 miles through the Kisatchie National Forest providing access to the National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve.
You will see signs of the different camp sites and overviews, Oak Camp is approximately 8 miles and Cane is approximately 12 miles down the Long Leaf Vista Hwy.

From Leesville take Hwy 117 north approximately 25 miles to the Long Leaf Vista Hwy and go approximately 5 miles to Cane Camp.

From Natchitoches, La., take Hwy 6 west to Hwy 117 South, go approximately 19 miles to the Longleaf Vista Scenic Byway.

There are trail maps posted at Cane Camp and Oak Camp. You may also acquire a map by contacting the Kisatchie Ranger District at (318) 352-2568.

Submitted by: Loyd and Billie Medley Click Here

Circle G
Glenmora: Camping, 9 rv hookup's, and thousands of acres of forest service lands out the back gate.
Phone number 318-659-4952.
Terry and Karen Gillespie
Glenmora, Louisiana

Web Page Circle G Click Here

Tammany Trace
Tammany Trace, rails to trails in St. Tammany Parish,LA Slidell to Covington just north of New Orleans has horse trail parallel to asphalt bike/hike trail. Flat, most areas open to horse. On the internet for information.

Trail Sibley to Winfield
We have a new dirt trail under construction Sibley to Winfield, LA. It is a 61-mile former railroad corridor. Parts of it are passable.

John Tarver, 1890 Blouin Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1411
Phone # 225-343-8132
Submitted by: John Tarver Click Here

Wanetiri Lakes
Baton Rouge: The closest town is Baton Rouge, which is really only about 5 minutes from here. We have 111 acres of property with 2 beaches and about 5 miles of trails.
We also offer fishing in our lake, camping, and parties.
My company is called Wanetiri Lakes, Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.
Address 22192 Greenwell springs Rd., Greenwell Springs, La 70739.
Our phone number is 225-261-4430.
Web Page Wanetiri Lakes Click Here
E-mail: Tracie Cotten Click Here

Acadiana Equine Center
Arnaudville: Facilities: 12' x 12' Stalls - $20/night. Very safe and secure. Stall rates include: clean bedding, water/feed buckets and hay net. Also available: covered walking wheel, round pen, racetrack, exercise pool for horses, wash rack and plenty of riding trails. Discounts are available for three or more horses. Stallions are no problem. Fresh Jigs Bermuda hay for sale when available. Callout Farrier service at additional cost.

RV Hookups - $20/night incl. water and electric. Covered BBQ/Picnic area.
Full bathroom with shower available. Crawfish when in season.

33' Fifth Wheel RV on site for rent - $50/night. Sleeps 8-10. One queen bed, bunk room, sofa sleeper. Two slide outs.

Coming Soon - Arena and turnouts.
Negative Coggins Required.

Location: We are located appx. 5 miles north of I-10 at Cecilia/Henderson Exit 115.
Go North from Exit 115 to the 4way stop. From 4way stop continue straight 3.2 miles. Take right on Orphe Guidry Road. Go .7 miles and take a right onto gravel road.

1135 Orphe Guidry Rd, Arnaudville, LA
(337) 898-6029 or (337) 344-8990
E-Mail: Niki Desormeaux Click Here

D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge has a nice trail for horses. You do have to get a permit from the Rangers Station on Holland's Bluff Road, but there is no fee. If you want to ride on a weekend you need to go to the ranger station earlier during the week to get a permit. The permit is good from Jan. through Dec.
The trail takes about 4 hours to ride the complete trail but if you want a shorter time just turn around and go back. I would classify the trail as easy except that there is one metal bridge that most horses do not like.
Sometimes of the year there is a creek that can get about belly deep and there are places where there is water in the trail, but has a good bottom and isn't slick nor have dangerous objects under the water..
There are a few days during gun deer hunting season that the trails are closed for horseback riding.
The width of the trail goes from one horse wide to at least six horses wide. A good bit of the trail is shaded except for the gray rock road that runs under the power line for about a mile. We are about 25 miles from it and ride it at least twice a month - when we can work it into everyone's schedule! There are no camping facilities; just a nice trail.

D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge is located in Ouachita and Union Parishes on either side of Bayou D'Arbonne near its confluence with the Ouachita River. Take White's Ferry Road (Hwy 143) north out of West Monroe.
This highway forms the eastern refuge boundary and there are seven access points with parking lots along the highway. The refuge complex headquarters is located approximately 7 miles north of West Monroe at the intersection of Hwy 143 and Holland's Bluff Road. Consult the brochure map for many access points.
Web Page D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge Click Here
Submitted By: Diane Click Here

The Red Barn
Abbeville: We have an annual trail ride there every September, as well as barn dances and camper/RV hookups.
located at 2901 Rodeo Road (formerly 2901 Old Erath Road) in Abbeville, LA 70510.

From Lafayette, LA: Take US Hwy 167 South to Abbeville, turn left onto Veterans Memorial Drive ( LA Hwy 14), drive 2.2 miles then turn left onto Rodeo Road (Old Erath Rd), drive 0.3 miles and The Red Barn is on the right! You can't miss it!

Full service Camper / RV sites available for nightly, weekly andpz monthly rentals.

3Phone 37.517.2546
Web Page D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge Click Here
Submitted By: Shane Romero Click Here

Bogue Chitto state park.
Folsom La. They have two trails from the equestrian parking area. North trail is about an hour ride and is a turn around-1hour. The south trail is a loop that traverses through gentle hills and for a shot time goes along the river where the scenery is very louisiana-2 hours.

Web Page Bogue Chitto state park. Click Here

Bonnet Carre Spillway-US Corp of Engineers
Norco La: The spillway is dry most of the year. Large parking area near the river on north side.
You can traverse dirt roads for hours in the spillway or ride the levee along the Mississippi River.
Horses allowed everywhere except the ATV area which is marked.
Call 985-764-0126 for info.
Web Page Bonnet Carre Spillway-US Click Here


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".

Country Lane B & B
We can provide 8 stalls or pasture to overnite horsie travelers. We have a B & B with room prices ranging from $50-$90 a nite and we serve continental breakfast. It's located 2 mi. from I-55, Amite exit, and about 18 mi. N of I-12 Hammond exit. View more info about us at bbonline. Enjoy our 20 mi. of signed, wooded trails, no roads to cross!! Bring your own horse or mule! We're located 1 hr. north of New Orleans, and 1 hr. east of Baton Rouge.
Clean, comfortable stalls. No camper hook-ups, sorry! Lots of trailer parking room. Spread the word that there's a new place in La. to keep horses and mules overnite with horse loving people in a caring environment with safe fencing.
Betty Ballow, Leahbeth Simpson Country Lane B & B 504-748-8763 or 504-748-3033 Roseland, La. 70456
E-Mail: Betty Click Here
E-Mail: Leahbeth Click Here

VIP Stables
Gonzales: right off I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
We have a 20 stall barn with round pen and wash rack. We are conveniently located close to motels and restaurants. We also board horses full time and have attendants on premises.
Call Bill Hale at 225-647-8381 (barn) or 225-647-8705 (work).
E-Mail: Cathie Burrus Click Here

This is a link to B & B Online,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

Gilbert farms
New 6 stall barn, round pen, turnout area, 12x12 stalls, walker, wash rack, riding area and RV hookups.

Shreveport-bossier metro area of north Louisiana. Exit 33 off I-20 east, go north on hwy. 157 1 mile to hwy 80, turn left go 1.1 mile to Princeton rd. Turn right on Princeton go 1.4 miles to farm on the right watch for signs.
Enter our gates as a guest and leave as a friend.

Overnight fee is $20.00 per night for stalls, $20.00 per night for R.V. hookups. We also, have an arrangement with a hotel close to our farm, with a great rate.
We will share the number to our guest as they contact us.

Contact numbers are cell 318-518-3823 home 318-949-1539
E-Mail: Gilbert farms Click Here

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