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Hill Country State Area
Bandera: 34 miles, PH 210-796-4413

Davy Crockett National Forest
Crockett: 50 Miles, Camping? PH 409-544-2046

From Georgi Hockaday:
Kennard, TX (closest city to the horse camp) -- Turn south on 415 from TX State Highway 7 on the western side of Kennard TX. The Piney Creek Horse Camp sign is approximately 2.5 miles on right. The camp is very primitive--no water spigots--one chemi-john (new this year said the deer hunters we talked with)--narrow oval drive--some center pull throughs, some back in's--perimeter sites are back in's--sites are narrow--only a few would be able to accommodate our 33x8 trailer--a few hitching posts--wooded area with lots of shade--not good for solar power.
Stock pond near the camp site looked poor but eastern TX is experiencing it's third straight year of drought conditions. Trail map indicates ponds along some of the trails but quality & quantity would depend on rain fall levels; highly recommend taking in water for both humans & animals. Camp is open year round even during hunting season--didn't see any fee boxes--no stay restrictions noted on the posted regulations. Five loop trails with total of about 46 miles. Trail map available from the Davy Crockett NF, Neches Ranger District, East Loop 304, Crockett, TX 74835
Submitted by: Georgi Hockaday Click here

More Information:
Piney Creek Horse Trail on the Davy Crcokett National Forest in Texas.
Nearest town is Kennard, roughly half way between Lufkin and Crockett.

How to Get There: There are two trailheads for parking, unloading and/or camping. The eastern trailhead is found by turning south onto County Road 4625 from State Highway 7 at the Kennard Post Office, go approximately 2.6 miles to Piney Creek Horse Camp sign, turn right onto Forest Road 566 and go 0.6 miles to the camp. The southern trailhead is found by turning south onto the Gallant Road from Highway 7 (about 2.5 miles west of the Kennard city limit sign), go approximately 5.8 miles to Forest Road 514-D, turn right and go 0.2 miles to the camp.
Camps are primitive (one porta john per site), although installation of a sweet smelling toilet within the next year is planned. No fees at present time.
Open year round. Various loops total 54 miles.
More informaition at:
Texas State Parks Web page, Click here
or Davy Crockett Ranger District, Rt. 1, Box
55FS, Kennard, TX 75847 (409-655-2299).
Submitted by: Raoul Gagne, District Ranger, U.S. Forest Service E-mail

Davy Crockett Horse & Rider Camp
Location: 12 miles East of Crockett, Texas on Hwy-21 ( Kings Highway - Oldest road in Texas).
Ride our horses or bring your own.
Horses for Rent and Log Cabins for Rent
Hunting Available: Within walking distance of Davy Crockett National Forest and Type II Public Hunting Lands.
For More Information Call Jerry Don Gentry Ph 936-546-0690
Web Page Davy Crockett Horse & Rider Camp Click here
E-mail: Jerry Gentry Click here

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
There are more than 80 miles of trails and 10 backcountry campgrounds for hikers and backpackers. Horses are allowed on most trails. Stock corrals are available at Dog Canyon (remote northern region of the park) and Frijole Ranch, by reservation only. All stock trips must start and end at one of these corrals. Horses are not permitted overnight in the backcountry.

The Dog Canyon Campground is at 6,320 feet with four RV sites and nine tent sites. Restrooms have sinks and flush toilets; there are no showers. There is a campground fee. Leashed pets are permitted only in drive-in campgrounds: They are banned from trails.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Box 400
Salt Flat, TX 79847
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Lake Arrow Head State Park
Wichita Falls: 4 miles, PH 817-528-2211

Lake Somerville
Lake Somerville has two State Parks with equestrian facilities: Nails Creek and Birch Creek. While Birch Creek has a designated equstrian area with water, Nails Creek has twenty equestrian sites with water and electricity, as well as ten water only equestrian sites.
Equestrian amenities include welded pipe corrals and hitching posts. The two state parks are connected by a thirteen mile trail through a five thousand acre trailway that wraps around the west end of the lake.
The main horse trail is 13 miles and connects the Birch Creek SP horse camp with the Nails Creek SP horse camp. Along the way there are three primitive camps (two with non-potable water) for overnight camping or rest stops.
The Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association (TETRA) is rapidly becoming the trail steward of the park, and is assisting in making Nails Creek an even more equestrian friendly park. For more information about Nails Creek, Birch Creek, and a hundred and thirty other state parks, as well as other recreational opportunities in Texas.

Nails Creek
6280 FM 180
Ledbetter, TX 78946-7036
E-mail: Lake Somerville - Nails Creek Click here

Birch Creek
Rt. 1, Box 499
Somerville, TX 77879-9713
E-mail: Lake Somerville - Birch Creek Click here

Angelina National Forest
Lufkin: PH 409-639-8620

Big Bend National Park
Big Bend: PH 915-477-2251

Cowhead Ranch
From Alpine, Texas, if you go south on Highway 118 for about 54 miles, there's a very convenient & unusual place to either overnight or stay for awhile in the Big Bend area of Texas. Chris & Rita Calvin (Cowhead Ranch) offer rustic cabins or electric hookups for trailers, with meals or you cook your own, corrals/small pastures for the horses, and miles & miles of riding right out the back door.
They are still working on putting their place together - but it's a great place for either a night's stayover while you take a break from the long trip to get to this part of the country or as a jumpoff/staging area for all the other riding & sights to see in the Big Bend area.
I have been staying with friends but keeping my horse at Chris's place because it's so easy to get to and I can just saddle up and ride out towards the mountains for hours - going cross country or staying on section line "roads". Chris and Rita have years of experience riding & guiding in the Big Bend area and are good company as well as knowledgeable about the area. So many people I talk with are reluctant to come out here because all they know about is the Big Bend Ranch State Park, which is beautiful but such a long trek to get there. As an alternative, I have found days & days of riding just out from the Cowhead Ranch - so don't think you have to go all the way to the Big Bend Ranch State Park or the Big Bend National Park - at least not right away.
Give Chris & Rita a call - 1-432-371-2142; their mailing address is HC65, Box 132E, Alpine, TX 79830
E-Mail: Cowhead Ranch Click here
Web Page Cowhead Ranch Click here

Submitted By: Linda Eller Click here

Caprock Canyons State Park
Quitaque: The phone number is 806-455-1492, the mailing address is P.O. Box 204, Quitaque (pronounced like kitty-quay), Texas 79255.

Info from AttyDDM@aol.com
Rode the Caprock Canyons rail to trail on Memorial day weekend 2006.
The Caprock Equestrian Campground was full, but most riders remained on park trails. No one else at the trail head for rails to trail, and saw no other human on trail. The head park ranger was out picking up trash himself at the campground, which are clean, nearest bath/shower about 1.5 miles. Carry human water on rails to trail. The water tanks for horses were dry. Make sure to ask directions from rangers for the trail heads.

Web Page Caprock Canyons State Park Click here
Submitted By:Ruana Sullivanli Click here

Sabine National Forest
San Augustine: PH 409-275-2632

Sam Houston National Forest
Waverly: PH 409-344-6205 or toll free 1-888-361-6908, contact Tim Bigler

Trail Rides at Coffee Mill Lake in Fannin County, TX
The Caddo Trail Rider's Assoc. has been clearing trails in the Lake Coffee Mill & Lake Crockett areas of North Texas, for the last three (3) years with the premission from the Forst Service. We now have half day and all day trails. There is a small camping ground at Lake Coffee Mill. We have not yet gotten permission from the Forrest Service to build the kind of Horse Camping Grounds we would like to have. An Application has been submitted for permission, but we have not heard anything on it yet. Lake Coffee Mill & Lake Crockett are small lakes, but the setting is in beautiful pine and oak trees which is part the National Forrest lands in the Northeast edge of Texas.
We hope to one day have nice trails and camping facilities for the enjoyment of all.

Caddo Grasslands, web page Click here

Submitted By: Michael J. Durbin Ph. D.E.E. Click here

Pace Bend Park
Pace Bend Park
Hill Country near Austin, Texas
1520 acres to ride on.
Lots of Lake water to swim in or take your horse in.
Submitted By: Amy Marvin Click here
General information book about trail riding. Amy's web page

Arrowhead Resort
Lake Whitney, 254-694-3044
RV spaces, cabins, lakeshore riding, restaurant, swimming pool.
Plenty of trailer parking. Trails along the shore of the lake make this an interesting stop-over or destination for any length of stay.
Arrowhead Resort, web page Click here
Submitted By: Gary Crow Click here

7IL TRAIL in Cat Spring Texas
Our 2,100 acre working cattle ranch has a 40x40 pavillian with disco ball, spot lights and sound system for entertaining and dancing. We have 10 RV electrical hook ups and water is available. Shade trees surround the camp site keeping the hottest of days cool. A cook shed provides a preperation and serving area for all meals. An in ground fire pit can be enjoyed by all while tall tales are being shared!
There are showers and restrooms and 50+ miles of permanently marked trail too!!
All trails are shredded 15' to 30'. Non riders may ride on the hay wagon!!

For your next Trail Ride, Private Party, or Reunion, or Wedding, contact us: Located 60 miles West of Houston.

David Reznicek
5389 Mill Creek Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933
979-865-0011 (line 1)
979-236-5552 (cell)
979-865-2207 (fax)

7IL TRAIL, web page
E-mail: David Reznicek Click here

Caddo Grasslands
There are new trails in Caddo Grasslands and a new Equestrian campground to be built in the next year.
Click on web page link for maps and information.
Caddo Grasslands, web page

Submitted By: Michael J. Durbin Ph. D. E.E. Click here

Ray Roberts State Park
Pilot Point: The camp is 10 miles east of I-35, exit 477. The Isle Du Boise questrian camp is easily accessible & can accommodate any size rig. Fourteen paved pads with 2 tie posts (or for highline), picnic table, and fire ring form an oval. The center of the oval is paved and marked with parking spaces for day use. There is one set of self-composting toilets and one non-potable water spigot per every two camp sites.
The trails are level, wide (for side by side riding) and easy riding in about 5-6" of sand.
There is a $3 per person use fee. The camping fee was $10 per night. There is a limit of 8-counting horses & humans per site. For reservations, call 512/389-8900.
Open seven days, year round. Nearest place for groceries, hay & feed is Pilot Point.
There are 2 feed stores: Red River (turn left on 377) & D&L Farm Store (turn right on 377)--D&L prices are better.

Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Caprock Canyons SP and Trailways
The equestrian camping area consists of 12 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, lantern post and hitching post. This area is served by a large corral and 12 individual corrals, sized to accommodate 2-3 horses each. Water for horses is provided in this area. The park also has an Equestrian Primitive area locates near the little Red River. This site requires a hike or ride of one mile. Vehicles are not allowed at any of the primitive sites. 12 primitive camping sites, 17 miles SP trails & 64 miles rail trails.
The park is 3.5 miles north of State Highway 86 in Quitaque on FM 1065.
P O Box 204,Quitaque, 79255 - PH 806-455-1492
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Chokecanyon SP
Three Rivers: (South Shore Unit), P O Box 1548, Three Rivers, 78071 - PH 361-786-3538 4 primitive camping sites - 18 miles trails

Cooper Lake SP
South Sulphur Unit:
Park facilities include 25.5 miles of shoreline; six and two-lane boat ramps; three fish cleaning table; two lighted fishing piers; a swimming beach; a playground; three day-use areas with picnic sites with tables, grills, and water; and a group picnic pavilion (capacity 50); campsites with water and electricity; walk-in water sites for tent camping; equestrian campsites with water and electricity; primitive camping; screened shelters; cabins; 8 miles of multi-use trails for hiking and mountain biking, 5 miles for back packing, and 3 miles for equestrian use; restrooms with and without showers; a trailer dump station- a Texas State Park store; and 3 public telephones.

Directions: To reach South Sulphur Unit, travel north from Interstate 30 at Exit 122 on the west side of Sulphur Springs for 10 miles on State Highway 19, then west on State Highway 71 for 4 miles, then north for I mile on FM 3505 to the park entrance, or east from Commerce on State Highway 71 for 16 miles, then North for I mile on FM 3 505 to the park entrance, or east from Cooper for I mile on State Highway 154, then South on FM 1529 for 5 miles ( cross the lake dam) to State Highway 19, then South for 5 miles to State Highway 71, then West for 4 miles to FM 3 505, then North for I mile to the park entrance.
15 W & E sites.
About 20 miles trails
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Copper Breaks SP
Facilities: Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity; 6 equestrian campsites with water; a primitive camping area- a group camp area with campsites with water; a group picnic area; a meeting room (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 35 person capacity); picnic sites; a swimming beach; a boat ramp; a boat dock; a fishing pier; a trailer dump station; playgrounds- an interpretive center; and 2 lakes (60 acres and 10 acres).
The park has 7.3 miles of trails: 3.3 miles for back packing, 3.5 miles for mountain biking and equestrain, .5 mile nature trail, and all 7.3 miles may be used for day hiking. The equestrian camping area has campsites and two, 5-foot tying rails. Equestrian enthusiasts can enjoy a 3.5-mile, round-trip trail over varying terrain. There is a large parking area and water available for horses. Water and restrooms are nearby. An honor box, located at park headquarters, collects entrance and camping fees after hours.
Directions: The park is located between Quanah and Crowell off of State Highway 6.
RR 2 Box 480, Quanah, 79252-9420 - PH 940-839-4331
6 W only sites - 6-8 miles trails
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Franklin Mountains State Park
Canutillo: Franklin Mountains State Park, in El Paso County, was created by an Act of the Texas State Legislature in 1979. The Franklin Mountains form a striking backdrop to the City of El Paso and constitute an area of statewide ecological and aesthetic significance.
Native American groups made the area home, using the plant and animal resources of the Franklins for more than 122,000 years, until their forced removal during the late 19th century. These people left their marks upon the rocks of the Franklins - colorful pictographs on boulders and in rock shelters and deep mortar pits (used to grind seeds) in rock outcrops near scattered water sources. Beginning in the 1580s, less than a century after Columbus, Spanish conquistadors and priests passed beneath the peaks of the Franklins on their mission to conquer and colonize the Puebloan villages in present-day New Mexico.

PARK ACTIVITIES: Many hiking trails are currently accessible off of Loop 375/Trans-Mountain Road. Coming in Summer 1997 will be horseback riding and rock climbing activities.

All potential campers should be forewarned; there are no ground fires within park boundaries and no water or electricity in the park. Visitors are asked to help protect the park at all times. The Franklins are the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, with the summit of North Franklin Peak rising to an elevation of 7192', some 3000' above the city below. On the eastern flank of North Franklin Mountain lie the remnants of our nations' first and only tin mining, milling, and smelting operation, which was active from 1910 through 1915. No motorized vehicles (including ATVs) are allowed on any dirt roads.

TOURS: The park conducts tours open to the general public. These ranger-led tours are conducted on the first and third weekend of the month. Reservations are preferred, with tours limited to ten persons. If attendance allows, others will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, call the park office. Tours depart from the park's front entrance at 9 a.m.

For special arrangements for clubs, scout groups, school groups, or any group of more than 10 persons, please call the park office. The park reserves the right to limit the number of hikers in a tour group or to cancel tours due to weather conditions. For all tours/general hiking in the Franklin Mountains, wear good shoes, preferably hiking boots, wear weather-appropriate clothing, and hike in pairs. Always bring plenty of water and snacks.

THE PARK'S FACILITIES: A 1.7 million face lift shared by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Department of Transportation renovated old picnic sites and built additional ones, and built new restrooms meeting ADA access standards. The former gravel parking area was paved to allow public access. With the help of volunteers from the park's user community and special activity groups. Some 87 miles of new trails were built for horseback riding and mountain-biking for the first time.

The park features 125 miles of multi-use trails, 22 miles of equestrian trails, 51 miles of mountain-bike trails, and 52 miles of nature trails. There are no ground fires allowed within park boundaries and there is no water or electricity in the park.
The Tom Mays section has shaded picnic/barbecue sites, self-composting toilets, several miles of gentle hiking trails through the foothills of the Franklins, and primitive camping (tents only). Reservations for campsites are taken only at the park. There are two types of campsites; one type (walk-in developed) is traditional, in that tents are placed directly on the ground and have tables and grills. The new sites (walk-in primitive) were designed to save the natural terrain and resources, in that they are raised, wooden modular 4' x 8' platforms (will hold up to an 8' x 10' tent). The platforms allow the park to limit the wear and tear on terrain and plants beneath the platforms. When wear becomes evident, the platforms are moved, and the former sites are replanted with native grasses, resulting in no evidence of damage to the site. This allows the park to adhere to its desires to remain a wilderness area with a strong focus on conservation and ecology while inviting guests to enjoy the area without the permanent damage that most campsites bring. Future plans call for a limited number of RV sites.

DIRECTIONS: The park is located in El Paso in far west Texas. Take Interstate 10 West following the Rio Grande River to the Canutillo/Trans-Mountain exit, turn toward the mountains, and the park is located 3.8 miles east of Interstate 10; or take Loop 375/Trans-Mountain Road going west up and over the scenic Franklins and find the park entrance 3 miles down from the road's summit.

OPEN: Day use guests are only allowed in the park during regular operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

P.O. Box 200
Canutillo TX 79835-9998
ph 915.566.6441
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Davis Mountians SP
P O Box 1458, Fort Davis, 79734 - PH 915-426-3337 Day use only - 4 miles trails

Dinasour Valley SP
P O Box 396, Glen Rose, 76043 - PH 254-897-4588 Day use only - 100 acres to ride on

Fort Grifin SP
1701 North U S Hwy. 283, Albany, 76430 - PH 915-762-3592 Primitive camping - pasture riding

Hill Country SNA
The park offers a backcountry setting for activities such as primitive camping backpacking, limited swimming, and fishing in tanks, mountain bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, and equestrian camping. Recreational activity centers around 34 miles of 22 designated multi-use trails open to backpacking, horseback riding, and mountain bicycling. Three miles are reserved strictly for horses and hikers. Closed M-F during hunting season.

A limited number of rental horses are available at the park. (Special Conditions: Advance arrangements/reservation at the park required; single rider per horse; 250 pound weight limit; age minimum 6 years; liability release required. Rentals are based on availability of horses.) Rentals may be scheduled for either a 2-hour or 4-hour period.

There is a composting toilet at the park headquarters. The following facilities are on the Central Reservation System (CRS): Three Walk-in, Developed Tent Areas are located along the creek. West Verde Creek Area (maximum 50 yards in), has 3 sites; 2 have a capacity of 6 and one is capacity 25. Comanche Bluff Area (maximum 25 yards in), has 3 sites; one site has a capacity of 12, 2 sites have a capacity of 6. Chaquita Falls Area (maximum 75 yards in), has 4 sites with a capacity of 6 each. Sites have fire rings, picnic tables, and West Verde Creek which offers swimming and moderate fishing opportunities; there are chemical toilets nearby. Chapa's Camp is a group camp, has a capacity of 20 rigs. It is in a 2-acre, shaded area with a large barn with a concrete floor and electricity. There is water for horses, fire rings, picnic tables, chemical toilet, 12 horse stalls and 3 picket lines. Reservations are required. 6 Developed Equestrian Sites, with a capacity of 6 persons/horses combination, that has tables, fire rings, a chemical toilet in the area, corrals, picket lines, and water for horses. These have access to a 34-mile trail system. All 34 miles are jointly used by back packers, day hikers, and horseback riders; 29 miles may be used by mountain bike riders.
A Group Lodge, is available to equestrian or non-equestrian use (accommodates 12 persons), and has 4 bedrooms with bunk beds; one bathroom; a kitchen, with a stove and refrigerator; heating and air-conditioning; a separate screened cooking shack with a covered barbecue pit; stalls/corrals for equestrian use; no linens or cooking utensils. Visitors are not required to reserve both Friday and Saturday nights together.

The following camping areas are not on the CRS: Four Backpack (Primitive, designated) Camping Areas have fire rings and are located 1.5 to 3.5 miles from the trail head parking - Spring Falls (capacity 6, Butterfly Springs (capacity 6), Wilderness Camp (capacity 40, and Hermit's Shack (capacity 40). Call the park for availability.
One Developed Equestrian Area (also used as the day-use parking area, capacity 25 rigs), is located across from the park headquarters in a 6-acre shaded area with 14 (10' x 10') portable stalls, a water trough, a wash area, and fire rings, and have a primitive toilet, a public phone, and a security light. Call the park for availability.
Late arrivals may camp in the Backpack Trailhead Primitive Area; 2 sites can accommodate large groups, the capacity determined by the park manager.

Special Notes: Reservations are recommended for large groups. Fires are permitted in fire rings only, and dead wood can be collected off the ground. But park officials recommend bringing your own wood, because dead wood is scarce. Campers must pack out all trash for disposal, including all hay and animal by-products. Be sure to bring drinking water. Potable water is not available; all water must be treated.

From Bandera, travel south on State Highway 173, go across the Medina River and continue for approximately 1/4 mile to State Highway 1077, turn right and go 8 miles on State Highway 1077 to end of the black top. Continue on the caliche road, crossing 2 cattle guards to the park entrance.
RR1 Box 601, Bandera, 78003 - PH 830-796-4413
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Huntsville SP
P O Box 508, Huntsville, 77342-0508 - PH 409-295-6985
Trail ride use only, call 409-295-1985 for information

Lale Arrowhead SP
RR 2 Box 260, Wichita Falls, 76301 - PH 940-528-2211
4 W & E sites - 5 miles trails

Lake Houston SP
22031 Baptist Encampment Rd, New Caney, 77357-7731 - PH 281-354-6881
3 tent sites - 8 miles trails

Lake Livingston SP
RR 9 Box 1300, Livingston, 77351 - PH 409-365-2201
Guided trail use only- 2 miles trails - Call for further information

Lake Mineral Wells SP and Trailway
100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, 76067 - PH 940-328-1171 20 W only sites - 8-12 miles trails inside park, 16 miles ride one way to Weathersford outside park.
DIRECTIONS: Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway is located 4 miles east of Mineral Wells on US Highway 180 or 14 miles west of Weatherford on US Highway 180.
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Lake Rita Blanca SP
Lake Rita Blanca State Park
c/o Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Route 2 Box 285
Canyon TX 79015

PARK ACTIVITIES: There are no entrance fees for this park, and approved activities are hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. This is a day-use park. There are 9 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian purposes. DIRECTIONS: The park is located just south of the City of Dalhart off of US Highway 385/87 and FM 281.
(see Palo Duro Canyon SP)
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Lake Somerville SP, Birch Creek SP
Birch Creek SP, RR 1 Box 499, Somerville, 77879-9713 - PH 979-535-7763 (North of lake) 10 W only sites - 13 mile trail between Birch Creek SP and Nails Creek SP
(hunting on trail during December, call for information)

Lake Somerville SP, Nails Creek SP
Nails Creek SP, RR 1 Box 61C, Ledbetter, 78946-9512 - PH 979-289-2392 (South of lake) 20 W & E sites, 10 primitive sites - trails within the park, plus trail to Birch Creek SP (hunting on trail during December, call for information)

Monahans Sandhills SP
P O Box 1738, Monahans, 79756 - PH 915-943-2092
Primitive camping - 600 acres to ride on

Palo Duro Canyon SP
RR 2 Box 285, Canyon, 79015 - PH 806-488-2180
10 primitive sites - Pasture and canyon riding
DIRECTIONS: The park is located about 12 miles east of Canyon on State Highway 217.
From Amarillo, take Interstate 27 south to State Highway 217, and go east 8 miles.
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

Update 2004: 4 nice pipe corrals have been reciently added as part of the equestrian area facilities.
Recently the park also erected two nice shade/rain facilities with picnic tables.
Submitted By: Sandy Smith Click here

Pedernales Falls SP
RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, 78636 - PH 830-868-7304
Day use only - 10 miles trails

WARNING - The Pedernales River running through the park can flash flood with little or no warning. The water in the river can rise from a placid stream to a raging torrent in a few minutes. If you are in the river area and notice the water beginning to rise, you should leave the river area IMMEDIATELY. Flash flooding is a common phenomenon in the Texas Hill Country, and park visitors are encouraged to be alert to weather conditions.
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click here

San Angelo SP
3900-2 Mercedes, San Angelo, 76901 - PH 325-949-4757 10 W & E sites,
60 primitive sites - 50 miles trails (hunting in winter, call for information)

LBJ National Grasslands
Located in North Central Texas, 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth, 9 miles north of Decatur. From I-35 take 380 west or 287 northwest to Decatur. Take Hwy. 730 north out of town 9 miles. Turn left (west) on County Rd. 2461 (also cemetery sign here) and veer to right onto 2560, continue 2.5 miles to Forest Service Rd. 900, turn left over green cattle guard, drive over dam and 2nd cattleguard. Primitive camping only - best sights are just over dam by Little Cottonwood Lake, another mile ahead at TADRA Point or at windmill on FS 900A beyond the plateau.

The Grasslands contain over 22,000 acres of land managed by the U.S. Forest Service (located on Hwy 287 northwest of Decatur). There are 50 miles of well-marked, color-coded trails that expand over the varied terrain (prairie, plateaus, creekbeds, hills, valleys, forests) and offer a challenge to the novice or advanced rider. Many other unmarked trails exist for exploring - and all are sandy except for a few rocks while climbing elevations. There are fishing lakes and over 300 ponds in which to water horses, but there is no potable, running water and only primitive camping allowed (pack it in and pack it out). Currently no park fees. Bed & Barn nearby, offsite.

Texas weather is great riding all year long with the exception of July, August, and part of September. The wildflowers change every 3 weeks at the park and the show lasts for months - fall colors are exceptional due to tree cover. Obtain trail maps at US Forest Service Office. Other riding areas nearby within 1 - 1 1/2 hr. drive.
Grassland Farms
Christina Gokey-Smith

Submitted By: Pam Roberts, Innkeeper Click here
Grasslands Bed & Barn, web page Click here

General Texas State Park Information
Use trash facilities when available, otherwise pack out your litter and garbage. Make reservation, especially on weekends, PH 512-389-8900 or INTERNET www.tpwd.state.tx.us or FAX 512-389-8959 or E-MAIL e-mail.reservation~tpwd.state.us
E-mail: Texas State Parks Click here
Texas State Parks, web page Click here

Almost the Wilderness
Adamsville: New campground in central Texas and am offering overnight sites for horse owners traveling with their horse and also range riding, day riding only or overnight camping Ph# 512 768-3537
E-mail: Carolyn Starritt
Almost the Wilderness, web page Click here

Yellow Rose Ranch
Tarpley, Our website tells you something about our place which caters to travelers/vactioners who have their own horses and want to stay with them and ride. We do not offer boarding any longer.
We are located about halfway between Bandera and the Lost Maples State Natural area. Beautiful country and our place offers 500 acres with miles of trails, lots of spring fed water with waterfalls, creeks and lakes. Abundant wildlife
Lakeside Lodging is fully furnished including bed and bath linens. Just bring your own groceries and stay a night, a week or a month. Over night rates begin at $95 for our 2br "bunkhouse" with 2br/2b lakeside lodges at $120 per night, and 3br/2bath at $150. Weekly rate is 6 times the daily rate and monthly is 3X the weekly. Guests feed and care for their own horses..no extra charge. Fishing/canoe/swimming...in the lake is no extra charge.
Trophy bass, catfish and perch.
Hank Daughtry 210-698-2001 M-F during business hours.
830-562-3660 - Weekends or Holidays
E-mail: Hank Daughtry Click here
Yellow Rose Ranch, web page Click here

Mineral Wells in Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells: The city and two counties have uprooted the railroad tracks and created a 22-mile bicycling/walking/horse-riding trail from Mineral Wells to Weatherford (home of Dallas' J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman, and his mother, Mary Martin). There are also 10 miles for horse riders only and places to spend the night with water and electricity and a place to keep your horse.
Submitted By: Bob Fletcher Click here
E-mail: Mineral Wells C of C Click here

McKinney Roughs Equesrian and Hiking Park
Austin/Bastrop area: 20 miles EAST of Austin off Hwy 71, on North Pope Bend Rd. 10 miles WEST of Bastrop on the north side of Hwy 71. This is not a state park. It is owned and run by the LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) and is approximately 1100 acres of awesome scenery with some 18 miles of riding and hiking trails (probably 12 miles for horses) along the Colorado River and into the surrounding river basin and hills. Fabulous place to train for ENDURANCE RIDING because of the varied terrain and looped trails. Altho it is hilly and somewhat rugged, there is nothing here that is really intimidating to even a beginner rider. No motorized vehicles or bicycles allowed, just horses and hikers.

There is a large sandbar river access at one place, and several trails that run right alongside the river. There are two places on the trails now where hose water and buckets are offered to the horses, in case the NEW river access isn't usable. (We lost the old perfect one to the resort) There are awesome vantage points above the river -- take your camera, you won't believe what you are seeing. The park encompasses 4 ecological zones, so the scenery and terrain are varied, and it is possible to ride this park with no shoes on your horses. The upper level is somewhat rockier, however. Shoes are recommended if you are going more than once.

There are now two trail heads for parking. The smaller one, accessing the dirt trails and SHADE immediately (and highly recommended for unshod horses) is located a bit over a mile off Hwy 71 on North Pope Bend Rd, on the right side of the road very soon after the really bad curve to the left. It has moved closer to the highway, from the old larger location at Windmill Ranch, since the resort started being built in 2004. The other larger trail head is on the north side of Hwy 71, approximately 1/2 mile EAST of the administrative stone gate entrance to McKinney Roughs off Hwy 71. It is difficult to find, especially coming from the Bastrop area (it is behind a hill and can't be seen until you pass it!) but there is a cross-over in front of the turn-in area, and a sign nailed to the fence that says HWY 71 TRAILHEAD. On Pope Bend Rd there is also a sign nailed to a tree saying POPE BEND TRAILHEAD, about 100 yards after the road sign announcing HORSE PARK ENTRANCE.

Both parking lots have water, pens, picnic tables and port-o-pots. Each one operates on the Honor System, and maps and envelopes for the $10 admission price (per horse and rider, per day) are located in the metal boxes under the RULES AND REGS sign. Bring your Coggins papers and leave them in your truck.

The riding park is open from DAWN TIL DUSK every day that it isn't closed due to rainy and wet conditions. You will not get locked in if you are late getting back to your rig. It is highly recommended that you never haul to this park unless you have called to see if it is open. The number is: 1-800-776-5272, ext 7427#, and it is constantly being updated by Mac, the groundskeeper who is in charge of whether or not the trails are open. He often changes the message in the middle of the day, after sun and wind have dried the trails. 1/2 inch of rain will close this park for a day, so never come unless you have called to see if it has rained here! An inch or more will close it for several days.

The trails all have names and are very well marked and well maintained. It is highly recommended that you take the map with you, however, since the loops and terrain make things very confusing. $5 DISCOUNT RIDE TICKETS are available by purchasing a book of 50 tickets for $250 from the LCRA office on Hwy 71, or getting in touch with someone who has them, like Hollis at Happy Horse Hotel (www.happyhorsehotel.com)

The resort that is going in next door has been being built for a year now. There are about 3 miles of trails that we don't have anymore, but most of you will not notice this. New perimeter trails and more loops are being promised, once the resort construction gets further along. Contact Jeff Singleton at LCRA to give him your feedback about this situation: jsinglet@lcra.org

LCRA McKinney Roughs Main Office, off Hwy 71, 9 miles west of Bastrop: 512-303-5073

Trail Message, updated as needed: 1-800-776-5272, ext 7427#
Available 24/7.
Web Page for the
Park: http://www.lcra.org/community/mckr_equestrian_information.html

Updated on April 20, 2005 by: Hollis Wayne

PH 512-303-5073 Main Office off Hwy 71, 8 miles west of Bastrop
PH 1-800-776-5272 ext 7427 for Trails Open or Closed Report, available daily
Web Page McKinney Roughs Click here
Submitted By: Hollis Wayne Click here

Happy Horse Hotel
Austin/Bastrop area:

Austin/Bastrop area. Private Campground 2 miles past the McKinney Roughs Equestrian Park trailhead, on Pope Bend North. 20 miles EAST of Austin, 8 miles WEST of Bastrop. 2 1/2 miles past the Pope Bend McKinney Roughs Trailhead, which is about 1 1/4 miles off Hwy 71. A private facility built by horse people who ride the park nearly every day and live on site. Ferry service via The Happy Horsemobile is available after you park your rig and get hooked up.

Wooded 9-acre site on a quiet dead-end paved road with electric and water hookups for up to 7 rigs, depending on size. ONE cozy bungalow (sleeps 4) with heat and AC, bed linens and small kitchen. Two outdoor privies.
Two outdoor hot-water showers. 14 outdoor pens and 2 covered stalls. Wooded DIRT trails behind and around camp. LOTS OF FUN! Plenty of gravel for parking. BIG RIG FRIENDLY. We can get two 60 foot rigs in here.
See website for camp, bungalow and park pictures.

Fire pits, picnic tables and BBQ grills at every campsite. Tents welcome. Wood available. Hay available.
Guided Park Tours available. GOOD MAPS and DISCOUNT $5 RIDE TICKETS provided to all guests!
Squeeze Box Cowboy Band available for special occasions around the campfire. Giddyup Gift Shop on site with handmade horse art by the owners.

LAST MINUTE CALLS WELCOME! If the weather is looking good, give us a call, we probably have room for you.
Restaurants, groceries and feed stores 12 miles away in Bastrop. Hyatt Resort (fine dining, live music, golf, spa services) 2 miles away.

Owners: Hollis Wayne and Beau Graham
PH 512-303-0589
Web Page Happy Horse Hotel Click here
E-Mail: Hollis Wayne E-mail Click here

Circle S Guest Ranch
The Circle S Guest Ranch is located in the southeast corner of Haskell County, Texas, which connects with Shackelford, throckmorton and ones counties, approximately 50 miles north of Abilene, on Loop Road, off FM 600.
The lodge and bunkhouses were completed in the summer of 2001. Stables for guest horses will be complete in late March 2002. We have a covered pavillion, sand volleyball court, basketball, bucking barrels, river fishing and 11,000 acres to ride horses, bird watch, camp, etc.

A horseback riding section will be added when our stalls are completed.
(We are also re-habbing our barn).

Directions: We're in Haskell County Northeast of Abilene, Texas.
From Dallas, travel west on 1-20 to 180 (in Weatherford). Take 180 west through Mineral Wells, Breckenridge and Albany.
Outside of Albany, take Highway 6 north towards Leuders.
Before Leuders go North on 142. 142 will head back west and then meet up with Highway 600.
Take 600 north to Loop Rd.
Turn right (east) on Loop Road.
We're about 8 miles down Loop Rd.

1-800-448-5033 or 972-438-7398

Circle S Guest Ranch, web page Click here
E-mail: Jacky Sanders, Circle S Guest Ranch Click here
Submitted By: Karen Isbell Click here

W. Goodrich Jones State Forest Park
Conroe: Purchased by the state of Texas in 1926, the 1,733 acre Jones State Forest is named in honor of W. Goodrich Jones, the founder of the Texas Forestry Association. The Jones State Forest was created, and still operates as, a demonstration and working forest.
Although the forest is not actively managed for recreation, the close proximity to Houston makes it a popular area for the public to enjoy. Among it amenities are a self-guided nature trail, two ponds, picnic area, and parking for horse trailers.
Horse back riding and fishing are allowed, but no hunting. The forest is a wildlife sanctuary and home to the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker.
The phone number is 936-273-2261 or 1-888-434-7389
The address is 3128 FM 1488, Conroe, Tx 77384.
E-Mail: W. Goodrich Jones State Forest Park Click here

Resort Ranch of Lake Travis
We offer Boarding and guided trail rides on 250 acres of Texas hill Country, with an amazing view of the south shore of Lake Travis. You can bring your own horse our rent one from us.

PH 512-264-2533
Web Page Resort Ranch of Lake Travis Click here
E-Mail: Romy Stevenson Click here

Trinity Trails at Lake Lavon
9 miles of equestrian/hiking trails on Lake Lavon in Collin County, on Corp of Engineers Land.
Two trailheads: Brockdale Park in Lucas and Eastfork Park in Wylie. Both trailheads have pipe fencing, pipe round pen, small pipe holding pens, water, electric and all weather parking surface. Bathrooms near or at trailheads. Trails are wide and extremely well maintained. Suitable for novice riders. Trails have been managed by Trinity Trail Preservation Association (TTPA) since 1997. All maintenance/improvements are accomplished entirely through volunteer labor and donations. TTPA sponsors monthly trail rides & BBQ�s, and has regular fund raising "fun" rides and educational clinics. There is no fee to use these trails and membership in TTPA is not required. Easy comute from Dallas, Hunt and other surrounding counties.

To get directions, map, scheduled events or more information please visit our web page at:
Web Page trinitytrailriders.org Click here

Amy L Andrews
President � TTPA
4947 FM 546
Princeton, TX 75407-4113
E-Mail: Amy L Andrews, President � TTPA Click here

Plowman Creek
Plowman Creek a Corps. of Engineers campground on the northwest side of Lake Whitney GPS coordinate: N32 degrees 03.902 minutes and W097 degrees 29.777 minutes. There is an equestrian camping area with water and electric hookups and 12 miles of trails near the lake. Varied terrain. Equine should be shod for the south trail. Closest town is Kopperl. Biggest town is Cleburne, Texas

Submitted By: Kathy S. Duke Click here
I am the assistant director of TETRA Region 8.
There is more information on our TETRA Region 8 website for these parks:
Click on the equestrian trails button when you get to the site.
Web Page TETRA Region 8 website Click here

McCown Valley
McCown Valley a Corp. of Engineers campground on the east side of Lake Whitney GPS coordinate: N31 degrees56.641 minutes & W097 degrees 23.672 minutes. This equestrian campground has covered pens for up to 10 horses. water and electric hookups and primitive camping. There is over 2000 acres to ride on. No trails are marked. Sandy trails. Closest town is Whitney, Texas

Submitted By: Kathy S. Duke Click here
I am the assistant director of TETRA Region 8.
There is more information on our TETRA Region 8 website for these parks:
Click on the equestrian trails button when you get to the site.
Web Page TETRA Region 8 website Click here

Parrie Haynes
Parrie Haynes Youth Ranch is operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Located south of Killeen, Texas near Ft. Hood. GPS coordinates are N31 degrees 00.991 minutes and W097 degrees 48.955 minutes. There are 20 equestrian campsites with water and electric plus primitive camping. Over 4000 acres to ride on. Equine should be shod.

Submitted By: Kathy S. Duke Click here
I am the assistant director of TETRA Region 8.
There is more information on our TETRA Region 8 website for these parks:
Click on the equestrian trails button when you get to the site.
Web Page TETRA Region 8 website Click here

Quail Hollow Camp
Wills Point: We offer daily riding, overnite camping and layover facilities

Located near Wills Point, TX on our 236 Acre ranch with woods, lakes and creeks we offer 19 campsites with water and electric hook-ups at each site.
Campsites are shaded by large oak trees and are close to a 6 Acre lake stocked with bass, perch, bluegill, crappie and catfish. Horse accomodations are 25 x 40' pipe pens located under the roof of our 80 x 150' covered arena.
Arena privileges are included in the camping fees as well as use of the trails.

The ranch is located 50 miles East of Dallas, TX and 50 miles West of Tyler, TX and 12 miles from First Monday Trade Days park in Canton, TX.
From US Hwy 80 go 6 miles East of Wills Point to Edgewood. In Edgewood, go north on FM 859 two miles to FM 1395, turn left onto FM 1395 and go two miles to County Rd 3710 (at the water tower). Turn right onto CR 3710 and go just over a mile to CR 3702 and turn left. Quail Hollow Farm & Camp is the first gate on the left on CR 3702. YOU MUST CALL (903)896-1314 for reservations before hauling.

$20 per night w/elect & water
$10 per night no hook-ups
$5 per night for horse pen (no bedding supplied)
$10 per person for dayriders

Quail Hollow Farm
Wills Point, TX 75169
E-mail: Quail Hollow Farm Click Here
Web page Quail Hollow Farm Click here

Waxahachie Creek Park
Over 25 miles of trails at Waxahachie Creek Park at Lake Bardwell are open to horseback riding, hiking and bicycles. Large trailer parking area with 4 water/electric hookups and picnic tables with fire rings.
There is an 8 stall barn for horses staying overnight to make camping with horses easier. And a 4 stall barn for day use and/or primitive camping. A 70' long bridge is included on the trail system expanding the trails to the east side of Waxahachie Creek.
Bardwell Lake is 30 minutes south of Dallas off Interstate Highway 45 just west of Ennis, Texas on Highway 34. The trails opened to the public on September 20, 2003. The terrain is varied and the trail rider can experience a variety of straight and level trails or trails on low hills with a couple of interesting gullys to cross. There is more information about this trail project at www.tetratrails.com

Click on the region link and then click on Region 8.
Assistant Director
Kathy Duke
TETRA Region 8 - http://www.tetratrails.com/
E-mail: Kathy Duke Click Here

The Roughstring Ranch Riding Club
Athens: We have a great little secret here in Athens, it is called:
"The Roughstring Ranch Riding Club".
Ray Weatheread runs it, I am not sure how many miles of trails we have, but it is a great place to go ride, you can set up a primitive camp with arrangements, host trail rides or just ride with good friends here anytime you want.
I would like to see him get more recognition for this place so we won't lose it.
Day fee is only $10.00 per person, you don't have to be shod.

Ranch is located in Athens, Texas, on Highway 175 just 3 miles east of Loop 317, there is a Red & White sign on the North side of the road, just follow that County Road about 1.5 miles and you cannot miss the big red barn.
Contact Ray Weatheread at 903-675-3348, late evenings are better.
I hope you will find time to come visit him there.
Submitted By: Jonete Mac Pherson Click Here

Indian Cliffs Ranch
Fabens: (Close to El Paso), Home of the Cattlemen's Steak House.. 20 miles East of El Paso.
Zoo, Treasure Island, Beach, Western Barn, Fort Misery, Horseman's Club, Donkey Rides, hay rides, Private horse corals.
It has stalls, arenas, and about 6000 acres to ride on, including mesas. Cost is $10 per horse per night. No hotel or anything for humans, but you can camp out (tents at least) if you want to.
There is a hotel in Fabens, Fabens Inn 915-764-4800.
Indian Cliffs Ranch
PO box 1056, Fabens, Texas,
79838, Ph 915-764-2284

Whispering Woods Ranch
Sam Rayburn: We are located in East Texas and our place is called Whispering Woods Ranch located near Lake Sam Rayburn north of Jasper Texas and South of Lufkin, Texas. We are 170 miles NE of Houston and approx 200 East of Dallas.
Hwy 255, Sam Rayburn, Texas, Phone (409) 698-3174
E-mail: Whispering Woods Ranch, William Visnoski Click Here
Web page Whispering Woods Ranch Click here

Jerry Moore
Austin: I have a 2600 acre ranch perfect for mules. Lots of canyons and ridgelines as well as ample flatland.
Oak cedar and pine trees. Live water for fishing and lodging for up to 13 max. Mules for rent or BYOM.
Guide required at least for first day(not included). One hour northwest of Uvalde, Texas.
Two hours from San Antonio. Weekday or weekend. Rates vary based on use of facilities.
Jerry Moore at 512-773-4208.
E-mail: Jerry Moore Click Here

Jim and Retha Caldwell
Ft. Davis: Are you looking for a new place to ride? We have a 4,000 acre ranch west of Ft. Davis, Texas, just waiting to be ridden. We have a lot of wildlife to see and elevations around 7,000 feet. There are also two sets of pens for your horses and water for them to drink.

We just acquired this ranch and are wanting to find out what kind of interest there would be for a new place to ride for you Texas trailriders.

Just email us and let know us know what you think and we sure do appreciate your response!
E-mail: Jim and Retha Caldwell Click Here

Granger Lake Willis Creek Equestrian Trails
Granger: Willis Creek Park is located in the gently rolling hills of the Texas Blackland Prairie, in the spring it offers an exceptional array of wildflowers that blanket the landscape.

The park has eight miles of equestrian trails. The trails may also be used for hiking and biking. The terrain is mostly open and flat with clay soil. Much of the trail follows the shoreline. The trails are wagon and cart accessible. Shoes are not needed for equine. Visitors must provide their own equine. NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED.

Call (512) 859-2668 M-F 8-4:30 for trail conditions, hunt schedules and other closure dates or check Granger Lake's web page at www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/granger
and look under the horse trails tab at the bottom of the page. Park gates are open 6 am to 10 pm. Quiet hours are in effect between 10 pm and 6 am.

Features: Primitive Camping in equestrian area with potable water. Equestrian campers may bring portable pens. Potable water, restrooms, showers, group picnic shelter, covered picnic tables, camping area with electrical hookups (for non equestrian use), dump station, and boat ramp are nearby.

Equestrian/hiking/biking Trails. Motorized vehicles and bicycles prohibited.

Fees: - $4 per vehicle per day or $30 annual pass per vehicle.
- $8 per night primitive camping.


10 primitive camping sites in equestrian area, 5 of which may be reserved. Remaining sites are first come, first served. Camping reservations may be made through the National Reservation System (NRRS) by calling at least 4 days in advance to 1-877-444-6777 or on the internet at www.reserveusa.com.

Willis Creek Park is on the west shore of Granger Lake off of Highway 95 between Taylor, TX and Granger, TX.

How to Get There:
From Granger: At the blinking light, go south 2.6 miles on Hwy 95.
From Georgetown: Go east on Hwy 29. At the intersection of Hwy 29 and Hwy 95, turn left and go north 2.5 miles on Hwy 95.
From Taylor: At the HEB on Hwy 95 on the north side of Taylor, go north 5.8 miles on Hwy 95.

From Hwy 95 turn onto County Road 346 (at the Willis Creek Park sign) and follow it to the park entrance (the road turns once to the right where it becomes CR 348 and once back to the left). It is about 3.4 miles to the park entrance.

E-Mail: Terry Dolan, Project Coordinator, Granger Lake Equestrian Trails Click Here

SisterCreek Ranch
Sisterdale, SisterCreek Ranch in Sisterdale, TX. Located approximately 45 miles northwest of San Antonio, TX.
We are at 1818 FM 1376, between Fredericksburg and Boerne.
Please contact Leslie Davis at (830) 324-6525 for more information.
E-mail: SisterCreek Ranch Click Here
Web page SisterCreek Ranch Click here

Cypress Trails Equestrian Center
Houston: Cypress Trails Equestrian Center is just 20 minutes north of downtown Houston. This ranch is a 7-day a week endurance, pleasure riding and boarding stable. The property adjoins some of the most scenic and challenging trails in Texas, yet only minutes away from George Bush International Airport (IAH).

Darolyn and qualified wranglers offer their national and world-class endurance horses for both pleasure trail riding and competitive endurance riding instruction.

Darolyn provides expert consulting services to the backyard horse owner, as well as the multi-million dollar equine facilities. Darolyn has many years of experience to assist with facilities set-up and design, selecting riding equipment, or purchasing the perfect horse for your specific level and use. Finally, she has the expansive industry contacts to assist you in reaching your goals, timely and cost effectively.

Cypress Trails owner and International Endurance Champion Darolyn Butler, welcomes you to come by and ride for an hour, just for fun or for a day and learn some of the professional techniques of endurance riding from the best.
Location: North of Houston, 1 mi. North of FM 1960. 6 Miles from I-45, 5 Mi. from Highway 59/Humble, TX

Darolyn Butler
21415 Cypresswood Dr. Humble, TX 77338
Phone (281) 446 7232 ** Toll Free (800) 228 8768 ** FAX (281) 446 0113
E-mail: Darolyn Butler, Cypress Trails Equestrian Center Click Here
Web page Cypress Trails Adventure Rides Click here

Trace Trails
Athens: Trace Trails is located 2 miles west of Athens, TX on CR 3914. Since it's beginning in January 2005, Trace Trails has provided a relaxing and natural atmosphere for horseback riders and their families.
With close to 42 miles of riding trails.
Bring your horses, your family, and pack a lunch.
C.R. 3914. Athens, Texas 75752
Web page Trace Trails Click here

More Information Trace trails is located just west of Athens Texas. There are several trails through sandy, wooded areas, varied teraine. Shady camping areas, primative camping but plans for electric hook ups ( water is available).
Horse water available on trails as ponds or running springs.
Owner is Billy at 903 258-0054. Day riding $8 or $75 a yr for single membership and $125 yr for family.
Camping is $8 a night unless you are riding, then no cost.
I have been riding there since 1998 and know of no better trails anywhere. Deer and wild hogs are seen frequently. Feel free to call me Paula Sparge at 903 498-7721
Submitted By: Paula Sparger Click Here

Ranahan Ranch Productions
Marfa: Come down to the historic Big Bend of Texas and visit rugged canyons, authentic Texas longhorns and native plants and wildlife. Ride our horses or yours through Presidio County south of Marfa Texas.
We offer trail rides, cattle drives, cowboy cooking, wagon rides and even a west Texas shoot out.
This is a working ranch that you will get to see from the inside out. Come be apart of some real ranch work or just come out and see some country that is rarely seen by many people. There are pens and facilities available. Please contact us for exact locations and pricing/availability.
All groups welcome or just bring the family.

Shannon Blackwelder 325-484-3380 E-mail: Shannon Blackwelder, Ranahan Ranch Productions Click Here
Web page Ranahan Ranch Productions Click here

LasLagunas Ranch
LasLagunas Ranch-Alice, Texas--winter Texans--4 bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished home for rent. Available Nov. 1-March 1.
Bring your horses and spend the winter in sunny South Texas. Riding and horse facilities available on the ranch. Nearby attractions are Padre Island, Magic Valley and Mexico, San Antonio and Bandera State Natural Area. (great horseback riding).
Phone 361-664-4926 or 361-701-4148.
Ask for Bette.
E-mail: LasLagunas Ranch Click Here

Centerville: We are located Centerville Texas half way between Houston and Dallas 1 1/2 miles south of the intersection of Interstate 45 and Hwy. 7 on the south bound feeder road. We have 3 15x10 inside stalls,(will have one more stall soon) a 40 foot round pen 1 lager outside pen with a cover. We also have a corral and 15 acres that can be used for turn out or exercise.
There is parking for a trailer. Restaurants motels and fuel are nearby. Several vets in the area.
We live on sight with our 2 horses and 2 cows. Please call in advance
We can be reached at
903-536-5091 home
936-348-1907 cell or by email at:
E-mail: Theresa Williams Click Here

Boulder Creek Farms
Austin, Boulder Creek Farms (www.bouldercreekfarms.org) located in the HillCountry just west of Austin, Texas.
There are 100s of miles of motorbike and ATV trails that can beridden during the week, but on the weekend when the motorized vehicles are busy, we have 300 acres designated for horses only.
We will be having 2 competitive trail rides each year through ACTHA.
Let me know if you need additional info. Thanks, Terri Sellers Boulder Creek Ministries 512-755-5412 cell
The address is 7420 East RM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
Phone is 830-798-9820
E-mail: Terri Sellers Click Here
Web page Boulder Creek Farms Click here

Lacy Point Park - Waco Lake, Waco TX
Waco Lake, We began working with the Corp of Engineers and the Waco Bike Club in Sept of 2006.
We have developed trails in a park that had be closed for about 15 yrs. There is about 7 miles of roads and we have cut about 9 miles of single track trails, which are mostly shaded.
The trails are mostly dirt and the roads gravel and dirt. Trails are considered easy and for all skill levels.
Also seasonal watercrossings in a few areas. Access to water for horses is available on the trails.
There is free parkng at the entrance and no charge to ride.
But we will gladly accept help with the upkeep of the trails, feel free to contact me.
Sara McMillan 254-749-3338
E-mail: Sara McMillan Click Here

Currently open for DAY USE ONLY, but we are considering overnight camping in the future.
DIRECTIONS-From Waco, TX take State Hwy 6 North across Lake Waco, Rt on Speegleville Rd, Rt on McLaughlin Rd, then next Lt to entrance. From Valley Mills, TX, take State Hwy 6 south, Exit McLaughlin Rd, Lt across Hwy 6 follow McLaughlin across Speegleville Rd, then next Lt. to entrance.

Web page Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association Click here

Iron Spike Ranch
Woodville: Big Thicket National Preserve, Big Sandy Creek Unit horse trails with the U.S. Dept. of Interior are 31 miles southwest of the ranch Ebenezer Park & Trails, Lake Sam Rayburn with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is 31 miles northeast of the ranch E.O. Seicke State Forest with the Texas Forest Service is 43 miles southeast of the ranch.

Iron Spike Ranch is a small, privately owned family facility that is open by appointment to traveling equestrians. We offer water and electricity for up to two 24' rigs. Paddock space for up to 8 horses is available. The ranch offers a small network of on-site wooded trails and some pasture riding as well as access to adjacent public easements and dirt roads. Additionally, within a 30 to 45 minute drive are several significant riding opportunities including equestrian trails at the Big Sandy Creek Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Ebenezer Park at Lake Sam Rayburn and E.O. Seicke State Forest.
Maps, guide and/or hauling service to ride nearby trails is available.
Iron Spike Ranch in the Piney Woods of East Texas
Located off Highway 69, 3 miles north of Woodville ,Texas
From I-20 in NE Texas take Highway 69 south to Doucette, Texas. Turn left onto CR 3050, then right onto CR 3055. This road is a single lane, hard packed crushed asphalt road marked as a DEAD END.
The county road dead ends into the ranch entrance.
From I-10 in SE Texas take Highway 69 north to Doucette, Texas. Turn right onto CR 3050, then right onto CR 3055. This road is a single lane, hard packed crushed asphalt road marked as a DEAD END.
The county road dead ends into the ranch entrance.

Additional Information:
Web page Iron Spike Ranch Click here
Telephone: 936-329-1211 or 936-329-2236
Reservations required.

Rock`n E RV Park
Coldspring, We are a new campground a little over a yr. old. We have 78 acres and approx. 6 miles of trails. We are offering people to camp with their horses, ride the woods and our trails.
We have wooded sites so they can rope off an area or tie their horse to a tree at their site.

Directions: I-45 to Hwy 150 to Coldspring, Hwy 150 to FM 222, we are approx. 4.5 miles on the left. OR Hwy 59 from Houston, exit Shepherd, Hwy 150 W to FM 222, approx. 7 miles on the right.

Cyndi Carroll, Manager
Rock`n E RV Park
5221 FM 222
Coldspring, Tx. 77331
E-mail: Cyndi Carroll Click Here

Polock Pines Outdoor and Equestrian Experience

Alvord: 9 site RV campground with water and electricity immediatly adjacent to the equestrian trails at the LBJ Grasslands in North Texas. Limited pen space.
Directions; 6 miles NE of Alvord, Texas, see website for specific directions and maps
Richard Blake, Phone 817-235-8010

E-mail: Polock Pines Outdoor and Equestrian Experience Click Here
Web page Polock Pines Outdoor and Equestrian Experience Click here

Twin Elm Guest Ranch
Twin Elm Guest Ranch and we have just opened an RV Park in Bandera with full hookups (concrete and asphalt). We have 250 acres of Horse Trails that is open to our guest on the Medina River in the Hill Country with very diverse terraine.

810 Fm 470
Bandera, Texas 78003

E-mail: Twin Elm Guest Ranch Click Here

Brazos Bluffs Ranch
Waco: When you come to Brazos Bluffs Ranch, with the natural beauty of its high bluffs and wooded valleys on the east bank of the Brazos River, it will feel more like a secluded state park than the private, working ranch that it is, only ten miles northwest of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Joel Brown
Brazos Bluffs Ranch, LLC

E-mail: Brazos Bluffs Ranch Click Here
Web page Brazos Bluffs Ranch Click here

Lake Trail Stables
SW Fort Worth, We are located just outside the gate of Benbrook Lake�s Rocky Creek Park and are only 20 to 25 minutes from Will Rogers Coliseum/Ft Worth Stock Show. We have access to 20 miles of scenic lakefront horse trails just outside our front gate that run along the east side of Benbrook Lake.
And countless more trails surround the perimeter of Benbrook. These trails are all well marked and are maintained year round by the Corp of Engineers.
Please have a look at our website for pics and more info about Lake Trail Stables.

Robert Alcaraz
Lake Trail Stables
Cell: 817-291-8163
Web page Lake Trail Stables Click here

Pole Canyon Ranch
Pole Canyon Ranch in Quitaque.
There is a ranch house you can rent, along with electric/water sites as well as Primitive camping.
Miles and miles of great trails in Red bluff canyons and Mesa tops.
About 15 miles From Caprock Canyon state park.

Owners: Phil and Lynette
Web page Pole Canyon Ranch Click here

Horse & Mule Trail Guide USA: Trails, Campgrounds, Overnight in Texas


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

Merrell & Ann Daggett
Fort Stockton: Stalls, pens, round pen, elect and water hookup for campers.
Addr: Rt 1 Box E, 79735, Overnight, PH 915-336-5490

XIT Rangers Club
Dalhart: Located between Denver Colorado and Dallas Texas: Over 400 motel rooms, 17 restaurants, 40 Box stalls, outdoor runs, exercise pens, arena, located between Denver Colorado and Dallas Texas at crossroads of U.S. 87 and 54. Address: Box 289 Dalhart Texas (on Lake Road)

Dalhart XIT Rangers offer overnight horse stalls and many more services. Please feel free to give us a call at 806-249-2791, browse our website.
Web page XIT Rangers Click here
E-mail: XIT Rangers Club Click Here
Phone 806-249-2791

West Texas Fair and Rodeo
Abilene: 1700 Hwy. 36, 79602, Ph 915-677-4376, overnight facility only.

Ranch House Motel and Restaurant
Sweetwater: 301 SW Georgia, I-20 at exit 244, Swimming pool, restaurant, stables, motel Ph 915-236-6341 or FAX 1-915-235-1536, reservation 1-800-622-5361

Grosvenor Farm, Carol & David Grosvenor
Dripping Spring: We are located about 20 miles from the entrance to Pedernales State Park, a 5,000 acre park which is open to equestrians, bikers and hikers. Day use only.
Stalls with attached paddocks, a larger grass paddock, a washrack, and arena.

We are within about an hour's drive to the following parks, Canyon Lake, the LCRA parks in Lakeway� Grelle, Muleshoe and Pace Bend, McKinney Roughs, Pedernales State Park and Guadalupe State Park. Canyon Lake is near Wimberley and Blanco. This park has a 6 mile trail around a lake. It is very flat, very few rocks, and admission is free. There are no facilities at this time, though. The LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) owns Grelle, Muleshoe and Pace Bend in Lakeway. All offer varied terrain, water front riding and are day use for horses. McKinney Roughs is an LCRA park located near Bastrop. It has about a mile of frontage on the Colorado River. Varied terrain, but not as high or rocky as the Hill Country area parks- shoes not required at this park.
Guadalupe State Park has just opened to equestrians and offers hill country terrain.
Lake Sommerville and Hill Country State Natural Area are within a 2 hour drive.
We are located 30 miles from downtown Austin. If arriving at night, look for a lighted cellular phone tower across the street. No stallions, please.

Carol & David Grosvenor
Grosvenor Design
Advertising, Graphic design, Illustration

PH (512) 894-0815
E-mail: Carol & David Grosvenor Click Here
or Carol & David Grosvenor Click Here

Web page Grosvenor Farm Click here

Amarillo Tri-State Fair
Amarillo: Stalls and pens, indoor and outdoor. Use Bill Cody Arena, enter through gate 3 - 3rd and Grand, Ph daytime 806-376-7767 or 24 hour pager 806-345-0270.
Addr: PO Box 31087, 79120-1087. or Bill Cody arena, 3301 E 10th, Amarillo Tx. 79120

Southwind B & B, Horse Farm
Cat Spring: Pleasant and quiet country B&B; nestled among gently rolling hills. Large stalls, several pasture areas. B&B; stay required - no charge for horses. Please call or visit our website for reservations and directions.
Toll-free phone: (866) 992-3270.
Addr: Hall/Sycomore road, Rt. 1 Box 15-C, 78933.
Web page Southwind B&B Click here

Shamrock, rodeo grounds
In Shamrock, Texas you can keep your horses at the rodeo grounds free. Call the city manager ahead of time for permission and so that he can alert the local police to keep an eye pealed on your animals. Good motels in town also. This is right on Interstate 40 almost on the OK line.
Submitted By: John Nicholson Click here

Rancho Texcelente I X L
Cat Spring: Stalls, pens, pasture, arena, guided trail rides. This ranch breeds Paso Fino horses and is a working ranch. Can rent entire house or rooms. House $75.00 per night, weekend (3 nights) $155.00, twin bedroom $39.00, King/Queen $55.00.
Addr: Highway 1094, Po Box 55, 78933. Ph 409-865-3975.
E-mail: Nancy Flick & Jose Rivera Click here
Web Page Ranchero Texcelente IXL Click here

TLC Quarter Horse Ranch
Sherman: Located between sherman and Pottsboro Tx. 12X12 stalls, 12x24 outdoor paddock, 108X204 outdoor arena, pasture, country road riding. Ph 903-786-2484.
Addr: Rt.3 Box 115 Sherman, 75092.
E-mail: Cotton & Carroll Waldron Click here

The Ingram Ranch
Toyah: 11,000 sq ft barn, 12 stalls, two open areas, 5 outside pens, holding pens. located between Dallas and El Paso, just 8 blocks from I 20. Take exit 22 and check at service station for directions. Ph 915-259-3951 or 915-259-3703.
Gary Ingram, PO Box 15, Toyah, Tx. 79785.

Champion Ranch
Dear Fellow Horsemen/women, We would be pleased to put you up for a night or nights, here on Champion Ranch. Champion Ranch is a large 5000 acre ranch.
We have pipe stalls with water and a bunkhouse that sleeps 7, walking distance to your horses sleeping quarters. There is also a large rodeo/riding arena, covered with lights for your fine tuning between destinations.
We are your perfect stop over, sleep over spot if you are traveling across or through Texas. Centerville is located half way between Houston and Dallas, just off Interstate 45. Reservations required
Give me a call and I will be happy to set you up.
Looking forward to meeting you,

Bonnie Robertson, phone no. 903-536-3341
Address: Champion Ranch, 2319 FM 1119, Centerville,Tx., 75833
Submitted By: B. K. Robertson   E-mail, Click here

Bald Eagle Ranch
Bald Eagle Ranch
Creedmore, Texas
Between Austin and San Marcos. 30 acres of land.
4 10 X 10 pens available. Not covered.
1 20 X 20 covered pen available.
Water for the horses.
RV hook up Available.

Submitted By: Amy Marvin Click here
Trailrides Horseback Riding Book Amy's web page, Click here

Arrowhead Resort
Lake Whitney, 254-694-3044
RV spaces, cabins, lakeshore riding, restaurant, swimming pool.
Plenty of trailer parking. Trails along the shore of the lake make this an interesting stop-over or destination for any length of stay.
Arrowhead Resort, web page Click here
Submitted By: Gary Crow Click here

Bettina Barn
Dallas: Bettina Barn, (Irmgard Christina Pomper, owner) 7921 Goforth Road, Dallas, Texas, Tel.: 214-343-4747 $25.00 for overnight (own feed), indoor stall. Hotels within 5-10 min.
Submitted By: Irmgard C. Pomper Click here

Ragtime Ranch Inn
Elgin: Ragtime Ranch Inn, located in Elgin Texas. It is a wonderful place to stay, and they have a barn for horses too!
Ragtime Ranch Inn
P.O. Box 575
C.R. 98
Elgin, TX 78621
PH (512) 285-9599 or (800) 800-9743

Post Oak Farm
Burnet: Overnight Stabling is available at Post Oak Farm.
Tel: 512-756-4647
Fax: 760-280-8301
Post Office Box 1030
Burnet, Texas 78611
Submitted By: Helen Miller Click here
Post Oak Farm web page, Click here

Grasslands Bed & Barn
Alvord: Grasslands Bed & Barn, 1081 County Rd. 2461, Alvord, TX 76225 PH 940-627-7176). Take 730 north out of Decatur for 9 miles, turn left (west) at County Rd. 2461 (cemetery sign here also). In 100 yds., veer to left and continue 2 miles. First driveway on left immediately after FS Rd. 904.

A private and remote setting offering 3 bedrooms, each with private bath. There is a central room equipped with sofas, TV, refrigerator, sink, and microwave for congregating, relaxing or eating. Although continental breakfast is provided, facilities can be used to bring food and refreshments for packing lunches, etc. Large porch and separate entrance provide added space for viewing great sunsets, picnicing, or taking a jacuzzi under the stars. Covered stalls or pens available to contain horses.

Adjacent to the LBJ Grasslands, simply saddle and ride across the street to gain access to Forest Service land. Two trails are only 1/8 mile up FS Rd. 904. There are 4 color-coded trails totaling 50 miles of well-managed paths across varied terrain. Perfect weekend riding and horse friendly facility. Other riding areas within 1 - 1/2 hr. drive. Casual dining available in Decatur or "big city" restaurants and entertainment in Ft. Worth, 50 minutes away.
Pam Roberts 1081 County Road 2461
Alvord, TX 76225
E-mail: Pam Roberts, Innkeeper Click here
Grasslands Bed & Barn, web page Click here

Ladds Dark Horses
La Grange, We have a ranch outside La Grange, TX, where we have cattle and raise cutting horses. We have 3 cottages plus 3 bedrooms that we are renting as B&B. We are between Austin and Houston between Texas 77 and I10.
We are a horse facility and have 48 stalls, walker, round pen, lighted arenas and 300 acres for trail riding at Ladds Dark Horses. PH 979 247-4890.
E-mail: Sandra Ladd Click here

Rafter P Ranch
San Marcos: We are conveniently located between Seguin (IH 10) and San Marcos (IH 35).
San Antonio and Austin are just a short drive away.
Rafter P Ranch
3782 FM 1979
San Marcos, Texas

cell 512-618-1338

E-mail: Carol Potter Click here

C-Bar Stables Central TX
Waco: C-Bar in Valley Mills 25 minutes west of Waco, Texas.
C-Bar has two large annual trail rides per year, Spring and Fall. RV's, campers, and tents are welcome. Water and electricity is available.
Overnight boarding for travelers, long term boarding, breaking, training, riding lessons, children's riding camps, and survival camps are all part of the package. We provide birthday party accommodations, pony rides, day rides, horse rentals, seminars and a few others that are in the process of becoming new events.
E-mail: C-Bar Stables, Shelly click here
C-Bar Stables , web page click here

J&K Stables
Hereford: Located in the Texas Panhandle, J&K Stables offer spacious horse pens, (water at each pen) and a covered shelter for each pen. There is a large outdoor riding arena. They have quality hay and water and electric is available. Jimmy welcomes overnight guests. A special note - Jimmy also does leather work. He makes and repairs saddles, reins, and chaps. He does stock some incidental tack, and there is a tack store located a short distance from his stable. There are many private horse pens, but a call ahead is recommended, as this is also where the rodeo folks stay when they are in town.

Hereford Texas is the home of the original Cowgirl Hall of Fame and was also the center of the famous XIT ranch. A lot of History in this little town. Worth the stop over.
J&K Stables
840 Avenue F
Hereford, Texas 79045
(close to I-40 about 40 miles west of Amarillo, Texas)
PHONE: 806-364-8377 or 806-364-6671 - Jimmy Payne/Owner
Submitted By: Lefty Hagar click here

Van Horn KOA
Van Horn: We just spent the night at a KOA in Van Horn Texas that allows horses. Dennis & Gisela McBride are the new owners and they are real nice folks. He has a small barn and one pen so far but is going to put in more. Cost is $7.50 per horse per night then your camping fees for the campground.
Campground has hot showers, laundry, computer hookup, camp store, free popcorn, VCR movies, will deliver supper and full hookups for trailers. It is located off the 140A exit of I10 just on Highway 90 south.
phone (915) 283-2728 E-mail VanHornKOA@aol.com
E-mail: Van Horn KOA, Dennis & Gisela McBride, owners click here
Submitted By: Kathy Rumsmoke click here
Garth and Kathy Rumsmoke, Horse travel information

H & A Ranch
Weatherford: We are located 45 minutes from Fort Worth and 20 minutes from Weatherford, Texas. Call or visit our web site for map and directions. Reservations and Coggins required.
2 barns with a total of 8 matted stalls $20.00/night
Paddock and/or pasture w/run-ins $10.00/animal/night
RV electrical hookup available @ $15.00/night
Includes the use of:
Wash areas hot/cold water
100 X 200 lighted arena
60 ft. round pen

H & A Ranch - Howard and Ann Hargis
107 Alamo Road - Weatherford, Texas 76088
Ph 817-594-0133 or fax 817-594-0643
H & A Ranch, web page click here
E-mail: Ann D. Hargis click here

Harmony Hill
Grapeland: Located just off US 287 between Palestine and Crockett, TX
We have 4 indoor 12x12 pipe stalls, turnout, hay and feed available.
30-50 amp/water/sewer available for campers. No stallions. Miles of dirt roads in the area.
Call first for availability.
Cell 813-220-0010
Grapeland, TX 75844
Harmony Hill - Duke and Nancy Kacvinski
E-mail: Nancy Kacvinski click here

Armadillo Farm Campground
Luckenbach: We have an 8 acre campground located right next door to Luckenbach Tx in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. (10 miles from Fredericksburg)
This is the old campground that you hear of in the songs about "Luckenbach Texas..... Waylon & Willie & the Boys" The original owner "Jalapeno Sam Lewis", was "one of the boys" & he passed away in Jan 2003.
At the moment we are geared mainly towards "primitive" camping. We have RV electrical hookup spots available & are working on putting in more.
We have a 1 acre area that is seperated from the campers by a fence which horses could be fenced in at night while the owners lazed around the Sam Lewis Memorial Campfire. Or took a hot shower!!!!!!! We have 6 resident guitar pickers & singers who love an audience. Then of course the ever famous Luckenbach right next door, gladly accepts horse riders from neighboring farms even today.

Armadillo Farm Campground
Gay Jenkins
Phone 830-997-5371
E-mail: Gay Jenkins Click Here
Web page Armadillo Farm Campground Click here

Almost Heaven Stables
Columbus: We offer an overnight horse motel, extended boarding, riding lessons, and country road riding. We also offer Reiki for horses and riders.
More information and our prices can be found on our website.
We are located at 1046 Almost Heaven Lane, Columbus, Texas 78934.
Columbus is halfway between Houston and San Antonio on I-10.
My cell phone number is (979)732-7937.

E-mail: Peggy, Almost Heaven Stables Click Here
Web page Almost Heaven Stables Click here

Shady Oasis RV & Equine Rest Stop
Balmorhea: Shady Oasis is located in Balmorhea, Tx., about 230 miles east of El Paso, Tx. right off I-10.

In addition to the Equine Rest Stop, we are also in the final stages of building Madera Hills Ranch, a horse ranch and equestrian center in the spectacular foothills of West Texas near Balmorhea State Park.
Our bunk house sleeps 8 and we have an upscale facility for boarding horses. We raise and sale Reg. Tenn. Walkers. We also have 3-Day Mule Deer and Barbary Sheep (Aoudad) hunts available that are professionally guided.
Off I-10, Exit #209 and go South on Hwy 17. Shady Oasis RV Park and Equine Rest Stop 2.5 miles on Right.

Stephanie Kraemer
Madera Hills Ranch Marketing Manager
Phone 432-375-0296
E-mail: Stephanie Kraemer Click Here

CCCC Ranch
Stephenville: Accomodations include: Cabin with Kitchenette, two beds, full bath and cable tv. 2 acre pasture with feed barn and tank. Located on Hwy. 281 Between Stephenville and Mineral Wells (Mineral Wells State Park). Also just minutes from the Lone Star Arena. Email for pricing and reservations.

E-mail: Sherryl Crawford Click Here

Coachlight Stables
El Paso: I have 3 large holding pens and a large arena also 3 inside pens that are 10X10 and 2 inside outside runs.
Located at Exit 37 off of interstate 10.
Directions: Exit 37 go south 1 mile turn left on Burt Rd. About 1/4 of a mile on the left hand side of the road. It is a dead end street.
Coachlight Stables, 10949 E. Burt Rd. El Paso, Tx Phone: call me on my cell phone 915-329-2627 or my home phone 915-860-8199 E-mail: Coachlight Stables, Tina McNeil Click Here

G77 Ranch, (Dallas Area)
Sachse: Overnight lodging, transport layovers, for you and your horse with first class accomodations.
Located in Dallas Metroplex near Interstate Highway 30, Highway 80, LBJ Freeway, Highway 190 (George Bush Freeway) and Highway 75 (Central Expressway). Beautiful brick barn with indoor stalls and apartment available for rentals. Electric hookups for horse trailers, RVs. Round pen, playday arena, hot tub.
Beautiful sunsets, lakeview.

Phone 972-412-4258 Cell: 214-641-7973
Web page G77 Ranch Click here
E-mail: G77 Ranch Click Here

C-BAR-P Ranch
Lubbock: We have 7 lighted stalls/runs inside the barn and outside with heated water. We can provide feed if needed.
Also available is turn out pasture, round pen, hot walker. All gates and doors locked at night and trailer drop OK. All horses must have health certificate including coggins.
We are located at Lubbock, TX, 120 miles S of Amarillo, halfway between DFW and Albuquerque NM, with easy access from all major highways. There are many motels, shopping, and restaurants in the immediate area.

C-BAR-P Ranch
Phone (806)788-0034
E-mail: C-BAR-P Ranch, Pat Lox Click Here

Star of Texas Stable
Houston: The newest first class boarding facility in Houston. We offer 20 acres of top of the line overnight care for your beloved equine. All of our stalls are true 12' x 12' box stalls with automatic waterers, automatic flyspray systems, feeders and hay racks. We have two 40 foot round pens, lots of riding room including a lighted arena on property. Plenty of trailer parking, 30 amp trailer electrical hook ups and water hook ups available for RV's. Two indoor wash racks with hot water, men and women's restrooms, 3-one acre pastures. And a controlled access entrance gate.
We offer feed and hay for sale and provide fresh bedding for your horses.
Horses are our business and we take pride in offering the safest, highest quality boarding facility in our area. Must have current negative coggins and health certificate if you are traveling from out of state.
Vet, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, supply stores all within 15 minutes of facility.
Owners live on the property. Our rates are as follows, overnight boarding $20.00 per horse/per night.
Ask about multiple horse discounts. Happy Hauling!!!

Nikki Smith
15725 Moore Rd.
Houston, Tx 77049
Barn: 281-457-7292
Cell: 281-932-5206
Web page Star of Texas Stable Click here
E-mail: Star of Texas Stable, Nikki Smith Click Here

RMR Ranch
Denison: (about 70 miles north of Dallas).
A Longhorn ranch that has at this time has one hook up but more can be added, and 3 stalls available for travelers. We also have a small 1 bedroom 1 bathroom guest house guest house that we would also be willing to rent with stall use.
We are not directly off of Hwy. 75, we are east of Denison about a 10 mile drive from the Highway 75 and 82.

Directions from Hwy. 75.
Exit #66 (spur 503) go 5 miles and turn right on Main Street. (also known as 120). Go over RR tracks and continue on for about 1 mile. Turn right on 1753 (towards Ambrose) continue on 1753 approx. 2 miles.
Turn Left on Singletree Rd. (red brick house with white picket fence as a marker) continue on Single tree (it turns into Oak Ridge rd)
For 1.2 miles. Our house is directly in front of the curve it has RMR on the gate. You will turn right on Murphy rd (rock road just before my house) and follow it to the first gate on the left. go through gate then to next gate on left, Trailer parking is behind the barn. Stalls are behind that.
We are a working Longhorn ranch and don't have trails on the property, but we do have 80 acres to ride around on. We have a small bridge at the north of the property for teaching horses to go over.
Phone 903-327-8466.
E-mail: RMR Ranch, Gina Matejowsky Click Here
Web page RMR Ranch Click here

JRM Ranch
Odessa; Box stalls with shavings included $20/night per animal (Heated Barnmaster Barn with Fly Spray System).
Turnouts with covers $10/night per animal
RV Hookup $15/night per RV
Hot Walker
Wash Rack
24 Hour Security
Privately Owned Facility
Facility is Completely Fenced

We are located at Exit 108 (Moss Road/Meteor Crater) right off I-20 in Odessa, Texas

If you are headed East on I-20, turn left on Moss Road, go down approximately 2 miles, turn right on 11th Street. At the Yield Sign turn left on Navajo Ave. Drive to second set of gates. Our facility can be seen from Moss Road, look for the white pipe fencing and Tan Horse Barns.

Robin Gaither
JRM Ranch
1101 N. Navajo Ave.
Odessa, TX 79763
(432) 381-8611
E-mail: JRM Ranch Click Here
Web page JRM Ranch Click here

Fanklin County Sheriff's Posse, Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon: We, the Fanklin County Sheriff's Posse, Mt Vernon, Texas have RV hookups at our rodeo arena. The arena is located approx 1 mile off of Interstate 30, between Sulphur Springs and Mt Pleasant, Texas. Mt Vernon is located approx 100 miles east of Dallas and 60-70 miles west of Texarkana, Tx/Ar.
The cost of overnight hook-ups are $15.00. Horses can be penned or turned out into the rodeo arena for some R & R .
Contact persons now and numbers are:
James Smith Captain 903 285 0343
Katrina Easterling 903 767 7129

From East bound take Exit 146. Stay on south side service/feeder road. At FM 115 turn right and arena is approx 1 to 1.5 miles on the right.
West bound take 147, turn left and go under I 30. Turn right onto south side service road. At FM 115 turn left.
There is a Super 8 Motel, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Subway, Bar B Q, Mexican restaurant and two truck stops within 2 miles or less.
If anyone is in need of a vet the numbers listed can pass on that information.

Bella Peregrina Ranch
We provide with Tender Loving Care the 3 Fs (food, friends, freedom) that beloved horses need to be happy and healthy. Bella Peregrina is a small family ranch located just outside the charming town of Rockdale, Texas on US Highway 79 North (easy access to a major four-lane blacktop), conveniently nestled in lush rolling hills between Austin, Waco, and Bryan/College Station. Our grounds and services provide a safe and friendly environment for both horse & rider -- the comfort and safety of our beloved horses is our first priority. We warmly welcome all breeds and disciplines. State law requires proof of negative Coggins.

Located between Rockdale and Thorndale on US 79, within an hour of Austin, Waco, Bryan/College Station

US 79, 7 miles east of Thorndale OR 6 miles west of Rockdale
Driveway across the grass median from the "Welcome to Rockdale" standing rocks

Contact information:

Skye & Family
Mail: 3262 County Road 306
Rockdale, TX 76567
512-446-0837 (home)
512-499-8805 (office)
512-269-6309 (cell)
Email: skyeds@tex1.net
AIM: Skye DreamSinger
ICQ: 129952931
Yahoo: Skye_DS
Web page Bella Peregrina Ranch Click here
E-mail: Skye DreamSinger Click Here

South Paw Ranch
Farmersville: We offer overnight stays with stalls and also a 3 bedroom house for renting by the night. We have a lit arena and 120 acres. We are located in Farmersville, TX on South Paw Ranch. The phone number is 972-784-7037.
All our amenities, prices and policies can be found there. We do accept credit cards.
Web page South Paw Ranch Click here

Horse Services by Monica
Lampasas: Overnight stabling is offered on my ranch. For your horse, I have either a stall, paddock or pasture available, along with hay and pellets.
If you need lodging I have a bedroom with your own bathroom plus breakfast.
On the premises is an arena, round pen and wash area.
Owner: Monica Johnson
Location: Lampasas, Texas
Phone: 512-556-2680
E-mail: Monica Johnson Click Here

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Davy Crockett Horse & Rider Camp
Location: 12 miles East of Crockett, Texas on Hwy-21 ( Kings Highway - Oldest road in Texas).
Ribeye Trailride: Includes 2 hr guided horseback ride through East Texas Forest, candle-light ribeye dinner served in private log cabin with overnight stay included.
Ride our horses or bring your own.
Cost - $60.00 per person.
Horses for Rent - $15.00 per hour/person
Log Cabins for Rent - $50.00/night
Hunting Available: Within walking distance of Davy Crockett National Forest and Type II Public Hunting Lands.
For More Information Call Jerry Don Gentry Ph 936-546-0690
Web Page Davy Crockett Horse and Rider Camp Click here
E-mail: Jerry Gentry Click here

Indian Hills Outfitters
Burkeville: Indian Hills Outfitters north of Burkeville, Texas.
We offer guided rides and pack trips through the hills, woodlands national forests of East Texas. Riders can stay in our rustic bunkhouse and enjoy a steak meal with all the trimmings at the end of a long day's ride. We also have RV hookups available and can handle as many as four riders and horses per day. Packages can be customized according to riding experience, number of days or amenities provided for each trip. This is, of course, a BYOH facility and current coggins are required for the horses.
The owners are Willie Barrow & Jerry Rawson.
You may call for reservations or more information at (409) 379-8479
E-mail: Indian Hills Outfitters Click here

Texas Star annual trail ride
Texas Star annual trail ride, we have a lot of original wagons on this ride.
Info can be obtained from web site of the ride.
Dates for 2010 March 5-13, 2010

Phone 512-791-2503 cell
Web Page Texas Star annual trail ride Click here
E-mail: Wild Bill Click here

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