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Is trail riding your bag, baby? Did you know Oklahoma is chock full of equestrian trails? Load up your horses, pack your lunch and get ready to hit the trails. Visit the calendar of events for organized trail rides in your area. All horses must have proof of negative Coggins test within the last 12 months. Looking for a trail riding club or organization, check out the RESOURCES and OK SPORTS pages. Want to share your favorite place to go trail riding? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your comments to this area!
EQUESTRIAN RECREATION WITHIN OKLAHOMA
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State Parks / National Parks / U.S. National Forests. Wildlife Management & Corps of Engineers / Owned by OSU / City Parks / Guest Ranches/Rental Horses
Arrowhead State Park
Adjacent to Lake Eufaula, equestrian camp with RV sites, electric, water, dump station, primitive camping, pavilion.
B. Foss Lake State Park (580) 592-4433 http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.2848 Clinton, OK. Warrior Trail (multi-use) equestrian campground, electricity, RV sites, water, comfort station, picket posts and pavilion. No horse rentals available.
C. Great Salt Plains State Park (580) 626-4731 http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.3204 Hwy 38 N. of Jet OK. George Sibley Trail (multi-use) Campground, electricity, RV sites, picket posts, water, comfort station, pavilion. No horse rentals are available.
D. Lake Murray State Park, Ardmore ( 580) 223-4044 Park Office http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4358 They have a barn to stable the horses. There are electric and water hook-ups. Bathrooms with showers and really nice trails. The only thing is the trails are not well marked. Also it is located in the field trial area. You need to call in advance to make sure they are not having field trial runs. Rental horses are available March-November - 580-223-8172
E. McGee Creek State Park (580) 889-5822 http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4972 N.E. of Atoka and N. of Farris OK off Hwy 3 Permit system, both full day and overnight available. Primitive campground near the entrance of the NSRA.
Robbers Cave State Park
Wilburton, OK. Developed by OETRA members and maintained by them. This trail is located in the San Bois Mountains. Wildlife Management Area closed Oct 15-Dec 31 and wild turkey season. Portions of the trail are open all year. Equestrian campground, electricity, RV, primitive camping, corrals on first come first served basis, picket poles, comfort station and pavilion. MAP: http://www.tourism.state.ok.us/images/parkmaps/robbers%20cave.jpg
G. Roman Nose Resort Park (580) 623-7281 http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.6460N. of Watonga. OK. (Multi-use) Primitive camping, RV campsites with nearby comfort station and water provided. Corrals available for rent and cabins close by. Horse rental also available - 580-623-4121
H. Walnut Creek State Park (918)242-3362 http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.8380 E. of Cleveland and N. of Keystone, Located on Keystone Lake at Prue, OK. 15 mile Sand Plum Trail (multi-use) users are advised to stay on designated trails, quicksand may occur along portions of the lakeshore. Equestrian campground features Electricity, RV hook ups, water, picnic tables, grills, picket posts, comfort station. No horse rentals available. You must bring your own horse. Walnut Creek is closed December 1-March 31.
I. Chickasaw National Recreation Area (580) 622-3161 http://www.nps.gov/imr/chic/ Veteran’s Lake offers a multi-use trail in Sulphur, OK. Rock Creek Multi-use Trail. Hwy 7 in Sulphur take 12 St. South to the recreation area. Turn right on first road. No equestrian Camp ground. Park officials may arrange overnight for groups.
U.S. National Forests U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Wildlife Management Equestrian Trails
J. Cedar Lake Equestrian Camp in the Ouachita National Forest (918)653-2991 www.reserveamerica.com (reservations)http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&&contractCode=nrso&parkCode=ced3 S. W. of Heavener, OK. Cedar Lake Equestrian Camp, primitive and RV hookups camping, comfort station, wash rack, water, picket poles, corrals available on RV campsites, pavilion to reserve.
Heyburn Lake, Kellyville, OK
Equestrian trails, equestrian campground with new picket poles, RV hook ups.
L. Kaw Lake, Ponca City, OK (580)762-5611 http://www.kawlake.com/ Equestrian trails, equestrian camping, new picket poles. Eagle View Trail (multi-use) named for the bald eagles which winter there. Excellent view of these birds near the trail Nov-Feb. Prairie grasslands and oak-hickory forest.
M. Lexington Wildlife Management Area (405)527-6476 http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/lexington.htm Lexington, OK. 9,432 acres located off Hwy 77 five miles south and six miles east of Noble, OK. Primitive camping available. No facilities except portapotty. Picnic area by Dahlgren Lake. Closed to horses Oct 1-Feb 15 and April 6-May 6 due to hunting seasons.
N. Platter Flats, Platter-Lakeside Trail (903)465-499www.reserveamerica.com (reservations) Lake Texoma, (multi-use) Primitive camping available at both ends of the trail. Can be accessed from either Platter or Lakeside Recreation Areas. Platter Flats also has an equestrian campground (not restricted to horses) with electric, water - shared between sites so bring a Y adapter. Future plans include to add corrals. Trails are not marked but future plans include marking trails and mapping trails. Primitive camping also available. There is also a modern bath/showerhouse.
O. Pushmataha Wildlife Management Area (918)569-4329 http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/pushmataha.htm S.W. of Clayton, OK 2 1/2 miles. Primitive camping, street style signs at trail/road intersections. Equestrians welcome, some restrictions during hunting season could apply.
P. Sandy Sanders Wildlife Management area http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/sandy.htm 580-471-3371 Sandy Sanders WMA covers 19,100 acres of Greer and Beckham counties in southwest Oklahoma. The area is located 26 miles northwest of Mangum and 26 miles southwest of Sayre. Sandy Sanders WMA is a unique area consisting of rolling to rugged terrain extending north from the Elm Fork of the Red River. Primitive camping only. Closed during hunting season to trail riders.
Q. Walker Creek Trail (580) 963-2111 http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/OPSField.CFM?tblOPSField__LakeName=Waurika%20LakeWaurika Lake Project Office, rolling grassland and hills of mixed oak forest. Parking area is adjacent to primitive camping facility
R. Will Rogers Country Centennial Trail (918)443-2250 http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=M513340 Oologah Lake oak-hickory forests and open meadows, experienced riders will enjoy the rugged trail segment which climbs Kite Hill. Abundant wildlife, trail is closed during deer gun season.
Owned by Oklahoma State University
S. Lake Carl Blackwell (405)372-5157 or 714-1261 West of Stillwater, OK and East of 1-35 on 51, N. on 51C to Equestrian Camp. Primitive camping $10 per day. Ride fee $5 per day per vehicle. Wooded hills and open plains. Approximately 50 miles of trail. Annual family pass: $50 http://www.lcb.okstate.edu/EquestrianMap.htm periodically updated map of the trails. 19 electric/water sites are available for $20 a night, lots of hydrants in the area for horse water and a gravel based drained wash rack area at the south end of camp. There are also picket poles for up to 26 primitive sites at $10 a night, additional porta-potties are on site, there is over flow parking for event weekends and a full bath house within easy walking distance.
City Parks With Equestrian Facilities
Arcadia Lake (405)359-4579
Entrance off 33rd Street and I-35 go east until 33rd dead ends at Air Depot. Turn south -- road dead ends at Equestrian parking lot. No facilities. Ride fee $4.00 per day. Approximately 10 miles of trail. Yearly pass $20. Edmond residents receive 20% discount. Open dawn until dusk daily. Horse shoes not necessary since it is mostly sandy and very little rocks. No facilities or water (just lake water).
U. Bell Cow Lake (405)258-3212 Chandler, OK Flat Rock Trail has 11.8 miles. Red Bud Trail has 25.4 miles. Large campground well maintained. Electricity, picket poles, rest rooms and showers, (closed in winter) primitive area for tent camping. Pavilions. Ride fee $2. Yearly pass also available. Link for more info: http://www.brightok.net/~bridgedp/bellcowlakeweb/index.html
V. Copan Lake http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=M503890Day ride only, several miles of trail.
W. Duncan Lake (580) 255-9397 http://www.duncanlakehorseclub.com Duncan OK, east on Plato to Duncan Lake Rd. Right sign saying Duncan Lake concessions. Electricity, water, picnic tables, showers and comfort stations. Lots of trails, easy access, some not wooded, well marked round the lake. $10 per year or $2/day trail fee -pay at the concession. A map is available for free at the concession. Big Oak Stables (Horse Rental Concession) 580-255-2613
X. Hugo Lake, Kiamichi Park 580-326-3345 http://www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/OPSField.CFM?tblOPSField__LakeName=Hugo%20LakeLocated in S.E. Oklahoma 5 miles east of Hugo on Hwy 70. Several thousand acres and miles of trails to explore from 1 March to Oct 1. Campground includes holding pens, water, electric, showers, swim beach and fishing and hunting opportunities.
Y. Lake Stanley Draper (405)799-0870 Oklahoma City, OK. S. of Hwy 1-240. Midwest Blvd to Draper Dr. to S.E. lO4. Horses should be shod. No fee. 100 miles of wooded and open trails.
Z. Meeker Lake (405)567-3597 http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.5009 Meeker, OK. W. 1 mile on Hwy 62 to Lake Rd. Primitive, no fee 8-10 miles of trail. Trails are boggy after a rain.
AA. Prague Lake Recreational Area Prague, OK Boating, fishing, RV and primitive camping, picnic areas, and more than 25 miles of equestrian and hiking trails. Shoreline length: 11 miles. Directions: 7 miles N of I-40, 3 miles W on Highway 62, 2 miles N on Lake Road, 1 mile E Fee $2 per horse. For more information, contact Park Ranger Dale Goodnight at (405) 567-2805. Equestrian campground includes water, electric, some corrals available and tie poles for horse campers. Trail obstacles also installed.
BB.Sportsman Lake http://www.sportsmanlake.com/ Ranger Phone – 405-257-3600 Seminole, OK. 4 miles E. on Hwy 9 to FM360. 2 miles south to E.W. 124 then E to Equestrian turn-off. Approximately 33+ miles of trails. Wooded, rocks, hills, scenic area. Trail fee $2.50 per horse. 12 campsites with electricity and water-- $12.50. First come first served. Horses should be shod.
CC.Stroud Lake, Stroud OK http://www.cityofstroud.com/ Several miles of trails which wind around the lake. (approximately 15 miles) Easy riding; no shoes needed. Beautiful area. Great beach to swim at when you're done riding. Drive across lake dam for horse trails, or stop by the Lake Rangers trailer. Lake is north of Stroud. Easy access from Turner Turnpike.
DD. Wes Watkins Lake, McLoud, OK. Trails are being developed.
Guest Ranches, Trail Rides/Horse Rentals, Stables -Oklahoma offers a number of privately operated guest ranches. Some of the following offer overnight accommodations. Some trail rides also offer rental horses.
EE. A to Z Ranch, Octavia, OK (580)244-3729 http://atozguestranch.com/
FF. Beavers Bend State Park Broken Bow, OK Horse rentals/trail rides 580-494-6613
GG. Big Oak Stables, Duncan Lake - Horse rentals, guided rides, 580-255-2613.
HH. Circle L Ranch Highway 100 Gore, OK 74435 Phone: 918-427-4195 Fax: 918-775-3758 email@example.com http://www.circlel.com
II. D Bar T Stables Located in Robbers Cave State Park. Horse rentals, trail rides. 2297 NW 158th Rd. Wilburton, OK 74578 Phone: 918-465-5770 http://www.dbartstables.net/ Open March through October
JJ. "Dos Equis (XX) Ranch" in south-central Oklahoma has 970 beautiful acres of trails, 18 stocked lakes, spring creeks, a new fully furnished log cabin with it's own private lake & entrance, covered stalls, and a pull-thru site with all hookups. A guest ranch for families and friends who would like to pick their trail mates and really getaway." 580-265-4476 xxranch.com
KK.Double J Ranch 47600 River Road Shawnee, OK 74801 http://www.doublejranch.de
LL. Flying W Guest Ranch Route 4 Box 166B Sayre, OK 73662 Toll-Free: 888-928-8864 Phone: 580-225-5515 Fax: 580-225-5545 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.flyingwonline.com
Mountain Outfitters, Cherokee, OK
Trail riding in the beautiful Gloss Mountains in NW Oklahoma. Gloss Mountain Outfitters offers horseback riding, hunting, fishing, hay rides, hiking and camping. Your time with us will be customized to fit your interests, itinerary and group size. We can also assist you with your trip by arranging side trips to other area attractions and give you our “insider” favorites.
NN. Green Country Stable Rides and Indian Mounds, Tahlequah (918)569-4761 Indian Mounds Camp, Clayton (918)569-4761 http://www.indianmoundshorsecamp.com/
OO. Hitchin Post Ranch, Kenton Contact: Bob or Jane Apple 580-261-7413 http://www.blackmesacountry.com
Horse Heaven Ranch, Talihina
Dudley Black 1 800 51 Horse or 918-567-4200
email@example.com http://www.horseheavenranchresort.com/ 32 rv sites, cabins, horse pens
QQ. J-D Trails and Horse Camp, Octavia, OK. New camp with trails, hookups, showerhouse, pavilion 580-244-7261 www.j-dtrailriding.com
RR. Lonesome L. Ranch Wister, OK 918-677-2274
SS. Red River Ranch Retreat www.redriverranchretreat.com Christian Retreat / Oklahoma Bed & Breakfast / Training Center Work Programs / Working Ranch 10 horses available for rentals Route 1 Box 227AA Sayre, Oklahoma 73662 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-580-928-2074
TT. Sequoyah Stables Located on Hwy 51 between Wagoner & Tahlequah, inside Sequoyah State Park. Horse rentals/trail rides available. 918-772-3906 877-772-3906 Info@circleL.com www.sequoyahridingstables.com
Cabins, RV Sites, camping, hiking trails, and horse trails (Cedar Lake Equestrian trails) 10 miles South of Heavener, OK on Highway 59/270
VV. The Wild Horse Honobia, (918)755-4570 http://www.wildhorsetrailride.com/ e-mail email@example.com
WW. Thunderbird Stables, Oklahoma City 405-321-5768 www.thunderbirdstables.com
XX. The Riding Stables (rentals) Draper Lake, Del City, OK SE 104 and Midwest Blvd. 405-794-8850
YY. Wilderness Lake Front Resort on Broken Bow Lake. Cabins for rent close to Broken Bow trails. http://www.wildernesslakefrontresort.com/ (888-677-3968) Stay with Wilderness Lakefront Resort and enjoy access to thousands of acres of mountainous trail riding in the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. Located on the North end of Broken Bow Lake we offer clean, comfortable and fully-equipped cabins with ample space for horses.
ZZ. Woods Guest Ranch, Boswell, OK. woodguestranch.com 580-566-1300 or 580-317-6970 email firstname.lastname@example.org Trails cover several thousand acres of open plains, hill country and boggy river wilderness. The Guest Ranch host clinics, seminars, rider training schools and ranch rodeos. Also offers RV Camping, cabins, arena for team penning and other horse sports.