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Trails and Campgrounds

Smoke Rise Horsemans Resort and Cattle Drives
Murray City: P.O. box 253, Trails, Cabins, you can BYOH or rent their horses, Have several rate schedules depending on if you want meals furnised or not. Have mostly 3 day rides but also have 6 night rates and rides. Call for information and reservations PH 800-292-1732 or 614-767-2624
Web Page Smoke Rise Ranch Click here

Alum Creek State Park
Alum Creek State Park, Exit 131 (N. of Columbus) on I-71
When you see the sign that says 6 miles to Alum, you will not be going that far because the Horseman's Camp is only a mile or so. You'll cross the water, then it's the next right (about 3/4 mile up that road just after a 'lazy S' turn - small sign - turn right.")
3615 S. Old State Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
Ph 614.548.4631

Camping: Primitive; BYOH; pressurized water and latrines.
Trails: 50 miles
Fees: (1996 fees)
April 1 - October 1 $6.00 per night
November 1 - March 31 $4.00 per night
(Dump station fees included in site fee)
Dump use only $8.00

Golden Buckeye Card Holder Rate
April 1 - October 1
Sunday-Thursday $3.00
Friday/Saturday $5.40
November 1 - March 31
Sunday-Thursday $2.00
Friday/Saturday $3.60

Description: Trails wind along the lakeshore through mature beech-maple forests and across deep ravines.
Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

Bridle Trail Improvements at Alum Creek State Park:

1) A brand new long bridge with 4x6 boards has been installed on the Maple Glen trail by the park. The monies were donated by OHC chapters.

2) The Winterhawk and Maple Glen trails are completely marked with trail markers provided by Alum Creek. This work was completed by Union County OHC.

3) Alum installed about six culverts on the Winterhawk trail.
Submitted By: The Trail Rider Girl, Cowgirls Rule after Cowboys! (Paula) Click here

Caeser Creek State Park
8570 East S.R. 73
Waynesville, OH 45068
Voice: 513-897-3055

Camping: 25 primitive; potable water for horses only; latrines; shelter house with electric outlets; clean, can accommodate large rigs.
Trails: 35
Fees: $8 per night plus $1 per horse per night (1995)
Description: variety of terrain -- great trails for beginners -- peaceful easy riding.
Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

East Fork State Park
Bethel: 17 camp sites with electric, picnic tables fire ring and horse ties shower house and potable water at a central location for all campers
There are 55 miles of riding trails plus the Newman World Walker Perimeter Trail
4 primitive camp sites on the "perimeter trail" which is a 32 mile loop some gated horses do it in a day, 3 beat horses should plan on camping in a primitive camp site or have someone pick them up somewhere.
The Park requires a permit for use of the primitive camp sites.
Permit, maps and general information available at the Park office or 513-734-4323

Submitted by: Brenda Durham Click here

Hocking State Forest
Camping: 23 primitive sites off Laurel Twp. Rd. 231 ; potable water for horses only. There is also a day use staging area.
Trails: 40 miles (also open to hikers); trails marked to indicate boundary between state and private land; three surrounding nature preserves; the Buckeye Trail; side trails. Horses are allowed on the Buckeye Trail in the state forest but must use the bypass trails around Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls / Ash Cave State Parks.
Fees: None; self-registration required.
Description: Considered to be the best trail riding area in Ohio; rugged terrain, steep gorges, open meadows. Not for beginners!

Hocking State Forest
19275 S.R. 74
Rockbridge, OH 43149
Voice: 614-385-4402

Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

Tar Hollow State Park
Laurelville: PH 614-887-4818

Paint Creek State Park
Camping: 15 camp sites; pressurized potable water; latrines
Trails: 26
Fees: $8 per night plus $1 per horse per night
Description: A variety of well marked trails through streams, hill country, wooded areas and open meadows.
14265 U.S. Route 50
Bainbridge, OH 45612
Voice: 513.365.1401

Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

Shawnee State Park
Camping: 20-site horseman's camp with latrines is available near Bear Lake on state forest land.
Trails: 75 miles of bridle trails.
Fees: Call the park office for current rate. (Some folks report that there is no charge)
Description: State park is in the 60,000 acres Shawnee State Forest. The region is one of the most picturesque in the state, featuring erosion-carved valleys and wooded hills. The rugged beauty of the area has earned it the nickname "The Little Smokies".
4404 State Route 125
Portsmouth, OH 45663-9003
Voice: 614.858.6652 (Park Office)

Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

Burr Oak State Park
Camping: None
Trails: 8 miles -- day use only
Fees: None
Description: Wooded hills and valleys in SE Ohio.
12000 Burr Oak Rd.
Glouster, OH 45732-9570
Ph 614.767.3570

Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

Sycamore State Park
Trotwood: There is now appx 10-15 sites for camping. And there is suppose to be water in there by summers end with a shelter.
Trails: 26 miles
Description: Scenic meadows and woodlots.
4675 N. Diamond Mill Rd.
Trotwood, OH 45426
PH 937-854-4452
Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday E-Mail, Click here

Zaleski State Forest
(Lake Hope State Park)
Zaleski, OH 45698
Ph 614.596.5253 -- Lake Hope State Park
Ph 614.265.6694 -- Division of Forestry for maps

Camping: 16 site primitive horse camp
Trails: 33 miles; BYOH
Fees: None as of summer 1996
Description: Rugged trails; heavil forested, traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges.
(Not for the faint of heart!)
Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Deer Creek State Park
Mt. Sterling: Mt. Sterling: Located in the heart of Ohio's agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is central Ohio's vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir.

14 miles of bridle trails.
The trails are mostly grass and meanders through meadows and wooded areas. 3 oversized overnight primitive camping areas surrounded by large trees providing ample shade

The day use staging area has been relocated to a more remote area. It is now located closer to the overnight camping spots. Signs have been posted giving clear directions. A new connecting trail has been installed from the staging area to the main trail. Trail markers, tie lines, water hydrant and restroom facilities will be installed in the near future.
This is an ongoing project with the assistance of the Madison County Chapter of Ohio Horseman's Council, Inc.
Directions: From I-71 exit at SR 56. Drive South to Mt. Sterling. Turn right on SR 62 (second traffic light). Turn left on SR 207. Follow the park signs.
Deer Creek State Park
20635 Waterloo Road
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
Park Office: (740) 869-3124

2002 Bridle Trail Improvements

Markers have been placed in 1/2 mile increments along the trail.
The final layer of gravel has been installed in the parking area.
Tie lines have been installed in the day use/staging area.
Trail maps are available in the day use/staging area.
An access trail with a tie up area has been installed for access to the restroom located next to the camping registration/store building.
A lavatory has been purchased for the day use/staging area and will be installed by the end of the year.
Clearing of a new trail will begin the middle of November.

Submitted by: Pam Weber Click here

Great Seal State Park
Chillocothe: Great Seal has a day use parking lot and horse camping spots ( only about 5 camping spots).
With latrenes and a water hydrant. The trails vary from easy to down right steep. Sugarloaf Mountain trail is only about 2 miles but it will climb about 600 ft in less than half a mile, coming down is not as steep. Shawnee Ridge is about 6 miles and has one long steep and a short steeper hill. There is a latrene on the down hill side of Shawnee Ridge about half mile after you hit the old road bed. Watch the patches of pavement. They are slick.
Mt Ives is about 6 miles and has 1 steep hill and a lot of gorges also some neat rock formations. These are the main bridle trails that are open to hikers and bikers also. There are also about 5 miles of cross country ski trails that can be ridden in the summer.
I believe camping is $8 per night.
PH 614-773-2726
Submitted by: Don Newsome Click here

Harrison State Forest, Harrison County, Ohio.
Bloomingdale: (as of '96) camping is free, outstanding primitive campsites, nicely paved for rig, good road in. no water, handle broke off pump!(ranger told us "it's in the budget, but don't hold your breath") intermediate trails. 10 miles or so maybe a little more. rarely used. strip pond there we siphoned to wash & water horses. Latrines there also. used mostly during deer season by hunters PH 614-264-5671.
Submitted by: Kevin Harper Click here

Malabar Farm State Park
Lucas: Malabar Farm in Pleasant Valley was the dream of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield. Other attractions include the Silo Gift Shop, the Discovery Center, Smoke House, Corn Crib, The Main Dairy Barn, Carpentry Shop and Greenhouse, Chicken Coop, Flower Garden, Amphitheater/Playground, Erosion Plot, Education and Visitor's Center, Sawmill, Sediment Pond, Ceely Rose House, The Pugh Cabin, Sugar Camp, Youth Hostel, Sustainable Agricultural Library, Petting Farm, Working Farm Outbuildings, Pioneer Graveyard, Malabar Inn Restaurant, Springhouse and Roadside Market, Intensive Grazing Paddocks, Malabar Farm Gardens, and Mt. Jeez Scenic Overlook.

Camping: a fifteen-site horseman's camp offers primitive camping for equestrians as well as family campers. Fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water and latrines are offered.

Trails: there are twelve miles of trail for the hiker or horseback rider to enjoy. Trails traverse scenic fields and forests. The Pleasant Valley Bridle Trail is a 6.6 mile long loop and letters coincide with the bridle trail map provided at the park.

The Big House: a 32-room country farmhouse mansion built in 1939 to be the Bromfield family homestead. Guided tours available.

Malabar is a wonderful place to go especially for the beginner trail rider. The campground is well maintained.

Most of the information was taken from the brochures provided by Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (www.ohiostateparks.org).
Ohio State Parks, web page Click here

Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, Ohio 44843
419-892-2784 - park office
419-892-3988 - fax
E-Mail: Malabar Farm State Park Click here
Web Page Malabar Farm State Park Click here

Malabar Inn Restaurant
3645 Pleasant Valley Road
Perrysville, Ohio 44864

Malabar Farm Market
3650 Pleasant Valley Road
Lucas, OH 44843

Submitted By: The Trail Rider Girl, Cowgirls Rule after Cowboys! (Paula) Click here

Directions from 71 highway, take exit 169 (SR 13) then turn onto Hanley road, which takes you off north of the McDonalds and onto the East side of the highway, follow this road to Pleasant Valley Road. Follow this road to the Park entrance. Approx 9 miles from the exit. There are brown state park signs pointing the way for the directionally challenged. Driving into the park go past the barn on the left, past the farmhouse on the right and the next left is for the Horsemans Area, this is the day use area, no camping, they lock the gates at sundown. The next left is the Camping area, which mentions nothing about horses, we knew we were in the right place when we saw the tie poles at the back of each campsite though. We picked a nice shady spot and along with our horse took a well deserved nap.
Kathy, the Kansas Trailrider
Submitted By: Kathy, the Kansas Trailrider, web page Click here

Kinderhook Trailhead in Wayne National Forest
Newport: Welcome to the Kinderhook Horse Trail and Campground. This is the Wayne National Forest's newest horse trail system which provides 15 miles of scenic riding. The horse trail winds through some of the steeper hills on the Wayne National Forest. The trails will lead you through a variety of vegetation: open fields, brushland, mature forest, and new forest. ALong the way, you may glimpse wildlife, and will recognize the influence of humans, both now and in the past. You will also pass many of our land management activities.
Located in Newport Ohio off Rt 7 North on Co Rd 244

Trail Guidelines:
Stay on the designated trail. The trails marked by grey diamonds on trees or posts.

Please stay on marked trail to avoid riding on private land. The Kinderhook Cemetery is not in public ownership. Keep horses out of the cemetery and treat it with the respect it deserves.

Oil and gas roads cross the trail. These roads access oil and gas wells on private land and are not open for riding.

National Forest lands are open to public hunting. Please be aware of the different hunting seasons and plan your trail accordingly. State fishing and hunting regulations are enforced.

Water in ponds and streams can be used for horses, but is unsafe for human consumption.

No vegetation may be cut and all fires must be extinguished before leaving camp.

Be alert for ticks, snakes, and poison ivy.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact
Wayne National Forest
Marietta Unit - Athens Ranger District
Rt 1 Box 132
Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740)373-9055; TTY(740)373-4138

A pass is required to ride at $12.00 per person under 16 free or a season pass for $45.00, these passes are good at all horse trails thru out Wayne National Forest.
Passes may be purchased at any Forest Service office by mail or in person. A list of local vendors where you may also purchase passes will soon be available at your local Forest Service office.
Submitted By: Caroline Patterson Click here

Tanglewood Acres
Camping: 50 sites (25 with electrical hook up); flush toilets and hot showers, Gift shop, Dairy Bar, firewood, homecooked meals, hot showers, flush toilets, tack shop, water on tap and a creek running through camp with fresh water for the horses.

Trails: 50 miles in the Pike Lake State Forest
Call for current season fees and scheduled events
Description: Located 800' north of Pike Lake State Park; group rides; group rates.
For more information call 740-493-3801

2779 Pike Lake Road
Bainbridge, OH 45612
Ph 740-493-3801

Submitted by: Tanglewood Acres Click here
Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Kiser Lake State Park.
Conover, The horse trails have only been open a few years now, thank to the Champaign County Horse Council and all its helpers.
DIRECTIONS-- take I-75 to Route 36 (Piqua) go east on 36 until you come to Route 235 (there is a stop light at this intersection) go North on Route 235 for about 2-3 miles. You will see Kiser Lake on your right (east side) as soon as you pass the lake you come to the park entrance -- turn in and you will see the horse parking in front of you. Parking areas include some graveled spots (probably enough to park 6 rigs) and then there is a gravel road between two grassy parking areas (there you can probably park more like 20-30 rigs).
The trails access directly from the parking area. Champaign Co. Horse Council just recently finished building a small shelter house and I believe there will be water there for the horses shortly. No overnight parking or camping right now, but I think they are working on it.
The trails are mainly wooded with some open meadows, there are several places to cross a small creek/stream. Lots of wildlife especially deer. The last that I knew there were about 6 miles worth of trails, but they are adding more it seems like all the time.
It is pretty easy riding, some up and down on smaller hills, ditch lines, but there is one hill towards the north (backside) of the trails where there is a very steep hill, not for beginners in my opinion, but you can go around it to smaller inclines. Trails are marked, but can be confusing, but it is hard to get lost.
Submitted by: Tammy Lynch Click here

Barkcamp State Park
Belmont: Please check into our great park! We traveled many miles to explore other parks & never went to our very own BARKCAMP STATE PARK in Belmont, Ohio. Located 1-2 miles of interstate 70 at the 208 exit. Great trails, some are good for kids w/ponies & others are GREAT for the easily bored. Feel free to write back if you need more information.
We have 25+ miles of trails with new ones under construction. Each camping site has electric, an asphalt parking pad, picnic table and fire rings. There are picket lines and trees to put up your own lines.
There is water, a concrete wash station for your horse and a mounting block is currently being built in the horse camp. There are showers with heated floors for the cool weather campers. There is a beach and also a handicapped fishing area for those who don't or can't ride. The cost for camping is $13.00 per night.
The park has colored maps with numbers for local vets marked in case of emergencies. The park is 2 miles from I-70 at Exit #208. Good road and well marked. Park # 740-484-4064.

Submitted by: Billie Brown Click here

Sugarcreek Metro Park (Greene County)
Wilmington Pike: Sugarcreek Metro Park (Greene County) Riding Center is located on Wilmington Pike in Sugarcreek Twp.
They offer guided trail rides and hay rides of bring your own horse and enjoy 6.5 miles of scenic bridle trails. Horse trailers may be unloaded at the Riding Center. The phone number to the Riding Center is (937) 438-1110 (Rhonda Gentner operates the Center.)
Submitted by: Terrie Johnson Greene Co. OHC member, Click here

Ben's Happy Trails Horsemen's Camp
Portsmouth: Ben's Happy Trails Horsemen's Camp welcomes overnighters as well as longer stays with or without your horse. He provides camping, some with electricity as well as a rustic cabin, rooms and a full house which he rents by the night or longer.
He also has horses for rent. He is located about a mile and a half from the Shawnee State Forest Horseman's camp. In southern Ohio. He is near Portsmouth Ohio, about 13 miles away. I stopped for a night and a shower and have been there for a month. His phone is 740-372-2702.
Submitted By: Wil Collins Click here

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Center
Peninsula: Horse trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Center. CVNRC in located between Cleveland and Akron. I-71 to I-271 to 303 go south on Akron-Peninsula Road in the town of Peninsula OH.

Wetmore trailhead is on Wetmore Road 6/10 of a mile east of Akron-Peninsula Road. 1.75 miles south of Peninsula, OH (state route 303).

Trails were well maintained and well marked. Pleanty of trails for the day (or two). Rolling hills, easy to moderate. Lots of wildlife (mostly deer as there is no hunting in CVNRC. No overnight camping.
Submitted By: Terri Noland Click here

Infirmary Mound Park
Infirmary Mound Park, Rt. 37 just south of Granville, Licking County
Great place to ride. Trails are well-marked and mostly wide, but some are narrow while in the woods. Easy trails overall. Good for beginner riders or young or senior horses. Also, great footing even after heavy rains. Approx. 10 miles of trails.

Ample parking, horse ties, water available at nearby shelter house along with restrooms

No hunting allowed in park. I beleive camping is allowed with permission from Park authorities.
Submitted By: Theresa M Burke, DVM Click here

Lobdell Reserve
Lobdell Reserve, Mount Road, 1/2 mile north of Alexandria, Licking County

250 acre reserve with approx. 10 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult. Lots of water crossings. Locally referred to as "little Hocking Hills" Beautiful in the Fall!. Ample parking, bring water for people and horses. Now has restrooms they look like a little log cabin, very clean on a cement slab!
Submitted By: Theresa M Burke, DVM Click here

Dillon State Park, Muskingham County
Brand new horse trails as of this Spring! Very nice trails ranging from easy to difficult. About 10-15 miles. Wooded and open meadows. Shod horses recommended.
Water for horses should be available by Spring "00. Restrooms, ample parking.
Submitted By: Theresa M Burke, DVM Click here

Slate Run Metro Park, Pickaway County
Brand new trails opened in September "99. First Metro Park allowing horses! I encouage everyone to go there atleast once to show our appreciation for the work done by fellow horsemen to get trails at this park.
Very nice and perfectly maintained trails. At this time only a 2.5 mile loop , but additional trails will be added next year due to the popularity this year. Woods, water crossing, bridge, open meadow. Ample parking, restrooms, horse ties, but no water for horses. Great for beginners or a short dayride.
Submitted By: Theresa M Burke, DVM Click here

Buck Creek State Park
Buck Creek State Park, near Springfield, off Grant Street, Clark County

Brand new horse trails. Ribbon cutting took place last Saturday 16th. Approx. 10 miles of trail. Easy ride. Nice wide trails. Clark County OHC will continue to work with park officials to further expand the parking area. No water for horses. Trail markers to be in place very soon.
Submitted By: Theresa M Burke, DVM Click here

Taft Reserve
Granville: Located on Flint Ridge Road one mile east of Linnville Road in Franklin Township. Taft is a 276-acre reserve containing six miles of horseback riding and hiking trails through woodland and meadow habitats. This area is noted for its abundance of spring wildflowers, particularly large white trillium. Grouse, wild turkey, and deer may also be sighted.

The trails follow hilly terrain and are considered moderately strenuous. Taft Reserve is slated for the development of a living history farm. The Huffman House, located on the southern boundary of the Reserve, will be developed into a farm museum interpreting turn of the century agricultural life. The farm museum is not currently open to the public.

Contact: Licking Park District, P.O. Box 590, 4309 Lancaster Road,
Granville, OH 43023, 740-587-2535
Reference: Licking Park District brochure
Submitted By: The Trail Rider Girl, Cowgirls Rule after Cowboys! (Paula) Click here

Hidden Trails Camp
Beaver: Large wooded campsites, shower house, small store, some sites have electric, water.
Riding trails thru a couple hundred acres
Located near Henderson's Pro Horse Arena, Jackson Lake, Lake White.
Hidden Trails Camp
Mike Maynard-owner
542 Allen Road
Beaver, Ohio 45613
Submitted By: Jim Trainer Click here

Scioto Trail State Forest
Waverly: Day use only, 26 miles of bridle trails. Rugged terrain with scenery from vistas and overlooks that is second to none. Not for the beginner. Mountain bikes also use the trails.
Parking areas on Stoney Creek Road beside State Forest Headquarters and another a couple miles on down the road.
Scioto Trail State Forest
124 North Ridge Road
Submitted By: Jim Trainer Click here

Beaver Creek State Park
Sites: 100
Trails: 23 miles
Fees: $9/night (holidays $10 or $11)

Three levels of trails, marked by color:
Blue - easy - hour ride
Yellow - med - 2-1/2 hour
Orange - exp. - 4 to 6 hours

Trail maps are provided, self register, water avalable, outhouses, tie lines. Primitive camping, no electric hookup, pets allowed but on leash.
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
Phone (330) 385-3091
Web Page Beaver Creek State Park Click here

Miami Whitewater Forest
Shaker Trace Trail; 8 miles of multi use near, mostly open & wide paths, includes crossing three shared use creek bridges, Park asphalt paths, and county roads. I-74 use Dry Fork Road Exit, follow east to (right turn), Mt. Hope Road, trailer parking lot on left, very large open parking area.
Portable toilets & mounting block in trailer parking, with one portable toilet location on trail, and one picnic table with hitch rail and mounting block out on trail.
West Road wooded trails: 9 miles of narrow wooded paths, three chain looped system, hilly terrain, creek crossings, trails cross two county roads and three park roads, trail markers, wildlife and scenic,

Use I-74, exit Dry Fork Road, follow east to right turn on West Road, right turn into Park entrance, follow horse trailer parking signs, follow lane past Bluebird Glen picnic shelter. Asphalt parking lot, shelter with picnic tables, pressurized water, vault toilets, barbeque grill, hitching rails, mounting block.

Two locations out on trail with picnic tables and hitch rails. Day use only. Call for trail closure policy, HCPD 513-728-3551 ext.332.

Hamilton County Park District, 513-728-3551
Web Page Hamilton County Park District Click here

Day use only:
Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison, Ohio
Submitted By: Kimm Nicolay Click here

Elkins Creek Horse Camp
Elkins Creek Horse Camp and Tack Shop campgrounds is a newly opened facility for equestrians.
We are located adjacent to Wayne National Forest and within minutes of Lake Vesuvius and Dean State Forest in the most southern tip of Ohio, near Ironton,Ohio.

We offer the only equestrian campground with electric sites, (primitive sites also available), showers and bathrooms, stalls, phone service and security of management on grounds 24/7 in the area.
With Wayne National Forest trails newly repaired, combined with Dean State forest you can ride over 100 miles of trails with beautiful scenery.

For more information, we can be reached at: (740)643-2416

E-Mail: Elkins Creek Horse Camp Click here
Web Page Elkins Creek Horse Camp Click here

All of the following information was provided by:
The Trail Rider Girl, Cowgirls Rule (Paula) Click here
Salt Fork State Park, Lore City, 614-439-3521

The Crows Nest, Buckeye Trail, Logan, 614-385-3196

Carriage Hill Metro Park, 7800 East Shull Rd., Dayton, 937-275-PARK

Beaver Creek State Park, East Liverpool, 330-385-3091

Blue Rock State Forest, Blue Rock, 614-764-4035

Brush Creek State Forest, Peebles, 614-372-3194

Dean State Forest, Pedro, 614-532-7228

Houston Woods State Park, College Corner, 513-523-6347

Maumee State Forest, Swanton, 419-822-3052

Mohican Memorial State Forest, Perrysville, 419-938-6222

Perry State Forest, Blue Rock, 614-674-4035

Pike State Forest, Bainbridge, 614-493-2213

Quail Hollow State Park, Hartville, 216-877-6652

Scioto Trail State Forest, Chillicothe, 614-663-2125

West Branch State Park, Ravenna, 330-296-3239

Walkabout Creek, Horseman's Camp and Campground:
Nestled in the hills of Southeastern Ohio, just 12 miles south of I-70 at Zanesville, Ohio. Take exit 155 off of I-70 and follow SR60 south approximately 12 miles, through Duncan Falls. Past Duncan Falls, turn left onto Cutler Lake Road and follow signs - 3 miles.
7375 Sugargrove Road
Chandlersville, OH 43727
Jacque West or P.J. Pat Moore
Phone: 740-674-4758
Web Page Walkabout Creek Click here
E-mail:Jacque West or P.J. "Pat" Moore Click here
E-mail:info2walkaboutcreekcamp.com Click here
Submitted By:The Trail Rider Girl, Cowgirls Rule (Paula) Click here

Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
- 14+ miles of horse trail
- day use only, park is closed at dark
- 2 rest areas with picnic tables and hitching posts
- Shelter house, hand pumps for water,grills, picnic tables and primitive restroom at Horse Center
- maps available at the horse center

The horse trail traverses through pine plantations, Oak Savanahs, tall grass prairies and deciduous forests.
While the terrain is not challenging the deep sand can be tough on some horses.
Horse shoes are not needed on this trail

Trailer parking at Horse Center on Jeffers road only

- Airport HWY west
- about 3 miles past Toledo Airport go left on Girdham
- Girdham to Reed
- Right on Reed to Jeffers
- Left on Jeffers to horse center

Web Page Oak Openings Preserve Metropark Click here
E-mail: Lora Goerlich, Ranger, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark Click here
or call 419 360-9179
Submitted By: Gwen Soule Click here

Van Buren State Park
Van Buren: We have been working hard up here in Northwest Ohio and have installed the first and only campground for us trail riders. We have 38 stoned sites. picket or tie rail, water (for horses). clean port-a-johns, 11 miles of trails about 2 1/2 hours riding time one side easy one site moderate. We are easy on easy off I 75.
Van Buren State Park
Location: 12259 Township Rd. 218
Van Buren, OH
Correspondence and Phone Inquiries:
Mary Jane Thurston State Park
1-466 State Route 65
McClure, OH 43534-9711
Phone (419) 832-7662

Submitted By: Jackie Romaker, Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman's Council Click here
Web Page Van Buren State Park Click here
Web Page Wood County Ohio Horseman's Council Click here

Stone Church trails
Shawnee: They have redone most of the 26 miles of trails at stone church, most of the brush has been cleared away from the trails. They are real nice to ride. They have built 10 new over night camp site with shealters for the horses and tables and grills to cook on for the humans.
They have restroom and water for horses. A real fun place to ride.
Submitted By: Laramie Pierce Click here

Jefferson State Lake
Richmond: Jefferson State Lake in Richmond Oh. is a little known park but has about 25 miles of beautiful trails.
Horse camping is permitted in the horseman's area just 1 mile of off St. Rt. 43 outside of Richmond Oh.
Camp ground is shaded and there is a hand pump for water but it is easier to haul your own if you can. There are latrines for humans. You are to spread your manure in the wood around the camp ground.
Web Page Jefferson Ohio Horse Council Click here
Web Page Jefferson Ohio State Parks Click here

Sebald Park
Sebald Park in Middletown, Ohio
Web Page Sebald Park 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".

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Nickel & Dime Stables
New Lebanon: I have 10X12 stalls or fenced paddock with run in shed for protection. price is $15.00 per horse per night. papers required. People can stay in in their outfits at my farm. I am less than 2 miles from route 35, about 10 miles from I 75 and 10 miles from I 70 close to hotels and KOA.
PH 937-687-3632
Close to Sycamore State Park, 20 miles of trail.
Addr: 10582 mile Rd., 45345-9605, Carolyn and Jerry Palmer

NcNutt Farm II
Blue Rock: Box stalls or lots, comfortable lodging with kitchen, maps and trail riding BYOH. Guide service if desired. evening campfires, church service ride/drive. Horse instruction drive or ride. PH 614-674-4555. Addr: 6120 Cutler Lake Road, 43720.

Koch Stables
Ashtabula: Indoor stalls, holding pens, trailer space. Ph 216-224-2097 or 216-224-1633 We also make twice monthly trips from east coast to Oklahoma.
Addr: 2560 Gageville, 44004.

Grand Haven Stable
Jefferson: Horse boarding, large indoor arena, riding lessons, outdoor arena. Horse shows and schooling. Ph 440-858-2164
Addr: 1946 E. Union Rd. 44047.

Herald House B & B, Stables
New Albany: Stalls, pasture, feed avilable. Stable for guests only.
Addr: 11681 Johnstown Rd., New Albany, OH, 43054
Phone 1-614-939-0322, Hosts: Nelson and Connie Mercier
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Ballentine Stables
Springfield: Overnight boarding, Owners on premises.Pasture, indoor arena, and trailer parking available.
Near I-70, Motels and resteraunts 10 minutes away.
6049 Ballentine Pike, Springfield, Ohio 45502
Phone: (937) 964-8402; (937) 964- 9675 Ask for Jim or Shari
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Willow Brook Farm Stables
Newark: Small Quiet Horse Boarding facility located just Southeast of Newark and Heath, Ohio.
Overnight boarding just 15 minutes from Interstate 70. We offer breaking, training, lessons, Horses for sale or lease. 125 X 200 Outdoor arena, set up for Roping and Barrels. See web site for more detail and pricing.

Willow Brook Farm Stables
Ray Wortman
5391 Franks Road
Newark, Ohio 43056
Phone 740-323-2475

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Janice Jarvis
Homer: We are 30 minutes from Mohican State park. Centered right in the middle of Ohio. Can accommodate horses and also people. Phone 740 892 4895
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Janice Jarvis
P. O. Box 111
3506 Homer road nw.
Homer, Ohio 43027

Shady Oaks Farm Bed and Breakfast
Our Cuyahoga Valley National Park has no over night stable/B&B facilities...we are the only one.
Donna Tirpak, InnKeeper
241 West Highland Road
Northfield Center, Ohio 44067
toll free; 800-785-9769
fax; 330-467-7696
local; 330-467-7696
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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Palmerosa Family Vacations
Laurelville: Jane Palmer - Owner, 19217 Keifel Road, Laurelville, Ohio 43135 Commercial rides in June, September and October.
Electric sites, plenty of shade, water, SHOWERS, dump station, horse ties, Dances on Holiday weekends or on special requests. There are bunkhouses and deluxe cabins for rent.
Directions to camp: Interstate 70 to 270 South. Take 270 to 33 south. Right on Rt. 180 to 678 left to 374 right to sign. No matter which direction you are coming from, you must come in on route 374 to Keister Road.
There is a sign telling you 3 miles to Palmerosa. Do not try coming in from the other direction. The hill is too steep to pull a rig.
Call for dates and rates, (740) 385-3799.

Smoke Rise Horsemans Resort and Cattle Drives
Athens: Trails, Camping, have cabins, Rv hookup's, Roping, Team Penning, Sorting, dances and meals.
5 day BYOH ride in April, May, June, July, August, Sept, Oct, PH 1-800-292-1732 or 740-76-RANCH
Addr: P.O. box 253, Murray City, Oh. 43144-10253
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