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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts
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
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.
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
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
Creole: Rutherford Beach is near Creole, a good place to camp and ride
horses along the Gulf. Anyone interested should contact Scott Trahan
Kisatchie National Forest - Red Dirt
Submitted by: Mike Sneed Click Here
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
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
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
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
Web Page Circle G Click Here
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
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
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.
Acadiana Equine Center
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
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.
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge
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.
PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS!
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 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 Red Barn
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
Abbeville: We have an annual trail ride there every September, as well as barn dances and camper/RV
Bogue Chitto state park.
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.
Web Page D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge Click Here
Submitted By: Shane Romero Click Here
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.
Bonnet Carre Spillway-US Corp of Engineers
Web Page Bogue Chitto state park. Click Here
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
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
Gonzales: right off I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
This is a link to B & B Online, Bed and Breakfast with
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
New 6 stall barn, round pen, turnout area, 12x12 stalls, walker, wash rack, riding area and RV hookups.
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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
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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