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Harrison county Park
Gulfport: send info for camping or trails PH 601-831-3350

Longleaf Horse trails
Laurel: PH 601-428-0594

Big Foot Horse Trails
McHenry: PH 601-428-0594

Stinkin Jims Horse Camp
Houston: Tombigbee National Forrest: Stinkin' Jim's horse camp, near Witch Dance Horse Trail in Tombigbee National Forrest. Private campground, facilities and catch pens available, also electricity and water.
Phone 662-542-4665
E-mail: Stinkin Jims Horse Camp Click Here
Web page Stinkin' Jims Horse Camp Click Here

Bonita Lakes Trail
Meridian: The Bonita Lakes Trail is located in Meridian, Mississippi along side Hwy 19 east and Interstate 20 and 59 east. It borders on the new Hwy. 45 bypass. There are approximately 10 miles of trails for horseback riding, cycling and hiking. The horse trails are marked by standard wooden markers with the horse head and rider on them. Some trails, however, are not marked but may be ridden Some trails are short and interconnect with others so the rider may ride longer distances if he chooses. The trails range from flat to hilly terrain and some run along side the lake's shores for miles. The entrance into the Bonita Lake area is a gravel-paved road limed with picnic tables and a walking track for walking and hiking. Horse trailer parking is close to the lake's dam, with ample space for many trailers and horses. An added bonus is a wash space to wash and water horses. The only negative value found with this otherwise wonderful place is no camping is allowed. We hope in the near future there will be a campground available, if the city officials can be persuaded there is a need. Although the trails are limited to horseback riders at present, maybe in the future they will allow camping and wagon-trains. **** Of Added Interest: The Meridian Mounted Police operate out of Bonita Lakes with their horses living on the premises at their barn. They are very helpful and nice folks to ride with too!
Submitted By: Helen Fleming, Mississippi Horse Council Click here
Added information:
Camping hookups, plenty of stalls, nine washracks, bathroom/showers, arena, and round pen that are available for a small fee at the AG Center which is located near and the trails are adjacent to the Bonita Lakes Park.
The AG Center is not the most ideal "campsite" but the facilities are very nice and clean.
Phone 601-482-8498

Shockaloe Horse Trail
The Shockaloe Horse Trail is located on the Bienville National Forest between Forest and Morton just north of US Highway 80. The trail con-sists of a winding 23 miles of travelway which takes the traveler through a variety of terrain and vegetation types found in the area, and allows the traveler to view first-hand multiple use management practices on the national forest. The trail crosses several local roads and allows the rider the option of several rides of varying lengths from 1.5 to 23 miles. There are two support base camps associated with the trail. Base Camp 1 is located .25 mile north of US 80 on Forest Service Road 513. Base Camp 2 is located approximately five miles further north of FS 513. Each of these areas has sanitary facilities, picnic tables, cooking grills, hitching rails, drinking water, and an open area for parking and camping. Base Camp 2 is open yearly while Base Camp 1 is operated under a seasonal closure policy and is open April through October. The trail is marked throughout its entire length with trail signs and markers. The standard marker is a wooden sigh with a horse and rider on it. These markers are placed at intervals along the trail and are easily followed while using the trail. There are several challenging jumps located at various places along the trail, and these are marked with signs depicting a mounted horse- man making a jump. There is an alternate route located around these jumps and riders wishing to avoid them are able to go around them. This trail is a nationally recognized trail and is listed in the National Register of Trails. FMI(601-469-3811)
Submitted By: Helen Fleming, Mississippi Horse Council Click here
Natchez Trace Parkway near Canton
The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail has a 22 mile segment north of Jackson, Mississippi. This section of the trail has been built and maintained primarily by volunteers working under the organizational name of the Natchez Trace Trail Conference. The trail extents from mile post 108 to mile post 130.9. At milepost 114.8 there is a parking area for cars and horse trailers. Horses can be loaded and unloaded here. This parking area is located approximately 0.1 mile west of the Natchez Trace Parkway on Yandell Road, just South of Highway 43. This hiking and horseback trail traverses a variety of terrain and passes through both pine and hardwood forests as well as open meadows. In places, the trail follows sections of the historic Natchez Trace. There are restroom facilities and water available at the River Bend picnic area near the 122.6 milepost. Please be aware that the parkway right-of-way line is quite narrow, averaging only 800 feet wide. Because of this, the trail route often passes very close to the right-of-way line and is immediately adjacent to private property. Please respect property owners' rights along the trail route. The parkway right- of-way line is identified by yellow paint marks on trees with an occasional metal boundary sign. The trail route will occasionally cross a road. Please use caution when crossing any roads. For more information contact the Natchez Trace Parkway, RR. 1 NT 143, Tupelo, MS 638801, 601-680-4025 or The Natchez Trace Trail Conference, PO Box 1236, Jackson, MS 601-373-6244
Submitted By: Helen Fleming, Mississippi Horse Council Click here

Natchez Trace Stables
The Natchez Trace Stables (NTS) is located adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway near Canton, Mississippi. There are approximately 8 miles of trails on the NTS property itself ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. Easy access to 23 miles of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trails - Ridgeland Segment. Up to 20 barn stalls available, primitive camping, 1 available electric/water hook-up, no dumping station.
Easy access from I-55, MS Hwy 25 or Natchez Trace parkway.  Trail training available for gaited/stock horses and mules.
For more information go to http://ntstables.com Thank you. Deb Henson
Submitted By: Deb Henson Click here
Web page Natchez Trace Stables Click Here
Larry Marsman503 Pat Luckett RdCanton
MS 39046
Barn Office: 601.855.0603

Trace Trails RV Campground (formerly known as Big Sand)
Utica: Located next to Natchez Trace Parkway, between Utica and Vicksburg.
This is a privately owned campground with pull-thru and back-in RV sites--water and electric or primitive sites available. We have clean restrooms and showers, 6-stall barn (with shavings), two pasture areas, and a large pipe arena or picket line area. The trails are on the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail ( horse or hiking only) they are well marked, no guide is necessary. They are through pine and hardwood forests, rolling hills and many areas cross creek beds. Bring your own horse we're open year round (no hunting allowed on Natchez Trace). Whether you're traveling through the state and need to overnight or want to stay a while, we'll be glad to accomodate you and your needs.
New!! Bunkhouse #1-- bunkbeds (with linens), refrigerator, microwave, AC/Heat

Trace Trails RV Campground (formerly known as Big Sand)
1147 Ross Road
Utica, Mississippi 39175
Phone 601-529-6266

We are located near Vicksburg, MS
I-20 take exit 1-C, then go straight for 19.2 miles, to 4-way stop. Turn right onto Old Port Gibson road.
Go 2 miles to Ross road, turn left. We are the second drive on left.
Web page Trace Trails RV Campground Click Here

Lake Lowndes State Park
Columbus: A short trail close to Columbus, Ms. Lake Lowndes State Park has a seven mile trail. It's wooded with some very good small creek crossings and some small hills. There was alot of damage to the trees last year during a storm, but hopefully it will soon be back to normal. There is plenty of parking and you can camp for $5.00, but there is no water,electricity or bathrooms close. Primitive!!!
Submitted By: Bobby Taylor Click here

D & D Horse Camp
Liberty: D & D Horse Camp is located outside of Liberty, Ms. and is adjacent to the Homochitta Nat'l Forest. You may bring your own horse or rent one of theirs. They have beautiful trails and the scenery is breathtaking. The owners are very nice and charge $5.00 per person (or horse) to park. They have restrooms, a kitchen and a few hookups for campers.(Extra overnight charge)
They have not been there long and are still under construction, but welcome everyone.
It's a great place to ride for experienced rider and they do have trails for the not so experienced rider also.
Owners, David and Denise Latting
Ph 601-384-5012.
E-mail: D&D Horse Camp Click Here
D&D Horse Camp, web page Click Here
Submitted By: Julie Click Here

Picayune, Southeast Ms
Picayune: Nice place to ride in southeast Ms., miles of trails some logging roads couple of real nice white sand creeks to ride in or along some camp sites with elec. plenty primative spaces. Located near Picayune Ms. Bring your on horse or horses for rent call for info. Pop A Lee's 601 798-0012 or 601-798-0671
Monthly trail rides and moonlight rides good clean fun and food music & dancing after some rides.
Submitted By: Appaloosa Cowboy Click here

Big Foot Horse camp
Saucier: From I-10 across southern Mississippi take Hwy 49 N 14 miles to Saucier make a right onto Hwy 67 south go 5 miles to 4 way stop turn left onto Airey Tower Rd blacktop go 4 miles to Forest rd 440. Big National Forest sign on left Big Foot Horse Camp, turn right onto dirt road go 1 mile turn right into horse camp.
Camp has pipe tie stalls, fire pits, tables, trash pickup, pit toilets, nice trails, but as of 2/9/01 their control burn had melted a lot of the trail markers and the map is very outdated and confusing. The only water in camp is from a pond a short ways down a nice wide trail at the back of the camp.
Drinking water is available on down Airey Towers Rd at the Airey Lake Camp.
Submitted By: Kathy Rumsmoke Click here
Garth and Kathy Rumsmoke, Horse travel information

Longleaf Trace
It has a 27 mile horse trail along a rails to trails conversion running from Hattiesburg - Eppley - Sumrall - Bassfield - Carson - Prentiss. It has special parking for horse trailers and a deluxe stable with rv parking at Bassfield, mid way on the horse trail.
See details and pictures on the web site.
Longleaf Trace, web page Click Here
E-mail: Longleaf Trace, Elmer Beardshall Click here

Little Creek Ranch
Glen: R V parking, fishing, camping and trail riding.
Harold Little
Little Creek Ranch
181 cr 345
Glen, MS 38846
Phone and fax 662 287 0362
E-mail: Little Creek Ranch Click here

Homochitto National Forest
There is public access to the horse trails in Homochitto National Forest on E. Homochitto Rd. with parking and overnight camping allowed.
Primitive! No amenities. Super nice scenic trails with hills and many creek crossings. About 5 mile loop marked by white diamonds. Follow park rules or we will lose this nice trail. Map and info can be found at:
Web page Homochitto National Forest Click Here

High Hill Stable
High Hill Stable, located off I-59 at the Carriere Exit (Exit 10) offers BYOH trail rides and over night camping, 100 camper hook-ups,riding in big woods with streams and hills.
Call High Hill Stable at 601-798-2211 for more info.

Submitted By: Joyce Johnson Click here
Please call for more information!

Longbow Trails
Pontotoc: Situated in the hill country of eastern Pontotoc County is Longbow Trails, a scheduled recreational area open year round that make for a great getaway anytime.

Come enjoy the many activities available including Horseback riding, Hiking Camping, Mountain biking, Wildlife viewing, Fishing, Wagon trails and more.
Explore over 20 miles of scenic trails as they wonder though hardwood and evergreen forests, across hills and through hollows, and onto gently sloping grassland

The Campground area is located around the main lake. This includes the Cabin, RV lots, Primitive camp areas, Shower house, Covered pavilion, Barn with stalls, paddocks, and covered stalls.
Everything is conveniently close but not crowded and there is also a Picketing area next to the RV lot.

Pontotoc, MS, Phone 662-489-4011
Submitted By: Brian Click here

Bridgeport Farm
Edwards: 5 covered stalls, pasture, can accommodate 2 horse trailers, electrical and water hookups.
Must provide own feed/hay. 2 1/2 miles off I-20, located between Jackson and Vicksburg.
I am 2 1/2 miles off I-20 between Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
I also have two 30 amp electrical and water sites for trailers.
My brother owns a full service campground next to my location but no horse facilities.

Jo A. Blasingame
Phone 601-852-2383 or 601-953-8038.
Address: 3430 Askew Ferry Road
E-Mail: Jo A. Blasingame Click here

Brushy Creek Guest Ranch (in the Homochitto National Forest)
Located in southwest Mississippi about 1.5 hours north of Baton Rouge Louisiana the ranch offers cabins and campsites (elec. and water) for guest with or without horses and plenty of trails in the national forest to ride or hike. We also have a stocked lake for fishing, swimming pool, several pavilions and no shortage of peace and quiet. All trials leave right off the property into the national forest which consist of rolling hills, spring creeks, and towering pines that shield you from the summer sun.
So if you are looking for a place to spend some quality time with that special 4-legged friend look no further then Brushy Creek.
Phone: 601-225-7010
Brushy Creek Guest Ranch
5939 E. Homochitto Rd.
Gloster MS 39638

E-Mail: Brushy Creek Guest Ranch Click Here
Web Page Brushy Creek Guest Ranch Click Here

Cross Mountain Trails
Porterville Mississippi, miles of trails and outdoor arena, primitive camping and camper hookup availiable

phone 601-743-5676 or 601-479-6172 or go to our web site for directions.
Web Page Cross Mountain Trails 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".

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

Lee County Agri-Center
Verona: 7 minutes to Tupelo, 116 horse stalls, 153 head cattle capacity, Main arena 138X240 on main floor, heated and air conditioned, full consession, pa system, Have campground 30 spaces with full hookup's.
Ph 601-566-5600 Fax 601-566-5604
Addr: 5395 Hwy.145 South. PO Box 2030, 38879
E-mail Frank Swanger - manager Click Here

Horseshoe Acres, Caledonia (20 miles north of Columbus)
Columbus: (northeast corner of the state).
Horseshoe Acres, Caledonia, MS (20 miles north of Columbus/60 miles south of Tupelo just off Hwy 45, Caledonia (Columbus/Tupelo, northeast corner of the state). We have a small farm (30 acres total, 20 in pasture) and a six stall barn. If someone needs a place to stop over night we can help you out. Our land is divided into several pastures/lots of various sizes. All connected to the barn which has electric and water. All pastures/lots also have access to either a pond or creek and plenty of shade. We do not provide grain and/or hay.
We will consider on an individual basis and for a nominal fee, hookups for a motor home to include electric and water. We will also provide bed and breakfast.

So for some people needing rest and who need to let their horse stretch their legs and if they are not fence benders or stall destroyers, they can do it all at our place. We welcome you.

We work during the day so leave a message on our phone -- (662) 356-6957.
E-mail us or check our Web Site for pictures and further info.
Web Page Horseshoe Acres Click Here
E-mail: Mike and Margaret Smith Click here

Lumberton, I am located at exit 35 on I 59 75 miles north of New Orleans, La. I have camper hookups, turnout area, 15 miles of riding trails. The Georgetown Inn is across the street. If you are traveling this way and want to stop over call 601-796-4000.

A & A Stables
A & A Stables, LLC. has recently opened as a center for boarding, riding lessons, and training gaited trail horses.
Our facility will also be available as a horse hotel for traveling trail riders.
We are out of McComb, MS, which is on I-55 between Jackson and New Orleans.

3177 River Rd. North
Summit, MS 39666
fax 601-276-6703

E-mail: A & A Stables Click here

Bridgeport Farm
Edwards, I have a small horse farm (26 acres) with stalls and pastures for horses/mules and owners looking for an overnight stay only. I am 2 1/2 miles off I-20 between Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
I also have two 30 amp electrical and water sites for trailers.
My brother owns a full service campground next to my location but no horse facilities.
I have 5 covered stalls and several open stalls.

Phone 601-852-2383 or 601-953-8038.
Address: 3430 Askew Ferry Road
E-mail: Jo A. Blasingame Click here

Pea Ridge Guest Ranch
Forest: Hi! It is actually located 14.2 miles north of the I-20 exit at Forest right on Hwy 35.
We have two cabins with stalls attached, (2) 30 amp RV hookups, plenty of room for tent camping, pasture, 8 fishing ponds, 2 pavilions about 3 miles of trails on premise that can accomodate, hiking, bicycling, horses and wagons that traverse around the pasture and through the woods with beautiful, hilly terrain. We are close to the trails of Beinville National Forest.
Breakfast consists of homemade biscuits with home made plum jelly, srambled eggs, bacon and sausage from hogs grown on our farm.
Read about us at www.pearidgeguestranch.com Our web page was designed and developed by our 16 year old son.
We have horses available to rent on site or to be led by our boys for the very novice rider. (helmets provided).
Contact Pam Harmon at 601-625-7248 or 601-622-0951.
Pea Ridge Guest Ranch
11772 Hwy 35 N, Forest, MS.
Web Page Pea Ridge Guest Ranch Click Here
E-mail: Pea Ridge Guest Ranch Click here

Blue Ribbon Riding Academy
Canton, We offer overnight board for horse lovers in Madison County, Mississippi. There is a concentration of English and Western showing, fox hunting and close access to the Natchez Trace Trail Riding entrance.
26 stall barn, 20 acres, various sized paddock turnouts. Direct access from I-55.
Neg coggins required.

Blue Ribbon Riding Academy
439 E. Sowell Rd
Canton, Ms 39046

E-mail: Blue Ribbon Riding Academy Click here

Stallo Mule Co
Noxapater; Located betwen Louisville and Philadelphia MS for overnight
I have four stalls and paddocks, we have water, sewage, electric hook ups.
There is round pens for working your animal. Located 15 miles from two Casino's on Highway 15 N.
Phone is 513-374-5330 or 662-724-4434
E-mail: Kenny Price Click here

Horse Hotel Only-No Trails
Edwards: 8 covered stalls, round pen, small pasture, 6 E/W hookups.
Located 2.5 miles from exit 19 on I-20 between Jackson and Vicksburg.

Jo Blasingame
3430 Askew Ferry Road
Edwards, MS 39066

601-852-2383 Hm
601-953-8038 Cell

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Cedar Hill Outfitters
Vaiden: Located in Carroll county near the Blackhawk community. Nearest town is Vaiden. Accomadations available in Vaiden. We provide trail rides only. The area consists of 2200 acres of rolling hills, streams, and lakes. The area has abundant wildlife to admire while riding the fifty miles worth of trails that meander through out the area. We are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. We have very reasonable membership rates which enable you to take full advantage of the property.
At the prestnt time there are no overnight accomidations.
You supply horse and all equipment you will need. Contact Jo or Carl Johnson at 662-285-6601.
E-mail: Jo Johnson Click Here
Web Page Cedar Hill Outfitters Click here

Cane Creek Bottom Trail Ride and Cookout, LLC.
All rides are RAIN or SHINE!
Coggins required. We offer off road trails on private property for horses and wagons. Families are welcome. Kids area available. Entertainment and dinner Friday and Saturday nights with paid addmission. Breakfast is for sale Saturday morning. Primitive camping.

March 16-18 Benefit Ride and Auction all proceeds go to John Robert Owen from New Albany who has CML Lukemia
April 20-22 Cane Creek annual Spring Ride and Cookout
May 25-27 Memorial Day weekend Ride
September 28-30 Cane Creek annual Fall Ride and Cookout

Cane Creek Trail Ride and Cookout,LLC.
Phone 662-587-0672 Eddie Owen owner
Phone 662-587-0231 Martha Owen owner
Hwy. 15 to Ripley, MS
E-mail: Cane Creek Trail Ride and Cookout,LLC. Click Here

Cowhorn Trails : Pheba MS
Cowhorn Trails is a bi-annual ride located 15mile north of Starkville MS in the small town of Pheba.
It is owned and run by the McGee/Wade family so security is very important to us, We have more than 25 miles of wooded horse and wagon trails to ride on. Great primitive camping and plenty shade. Water available.
We have live entertainment both Friday and Sat. night (Live Band �Easy Money for 2007�) We wake you up Sat and Sun morning with breakfast being cooked out side and is included in your gate fee.
Other meals are available if needed.

The Sat ride starts at 9am and comes back in for lunch then goes back out at 1.30 on deferent trails, get back in about 4. Then the games begin in our arena for all the kids, you know the ones ages 1 to 90.
We do 10 or so events that anyone can participate in as part of the ride.
Sunday we have Cowboy Church and more riding if you like.
It is a great weekend of family entertainment please visit us at www.cowhorntrails.com for more info and picture from our rides and my very on �Tales From the Trails�

We hope to see you there.
Spring ride is March 28th ,29th & 30th
Fall ride blowout Sept 26th, 27th & 28th

Neg. coggins required
Evelyn McGee

E-mail: Cowhorn Trails Click Here
Web Page Cowhorn Trails Click here

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