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Blue Mountain Adventures

Here at Blue Mountain Cabins, Inc. we offer a beautiful and quiet  place to relax and escape from the every day life of chaos!  Everyone needs a little get-a-way now and again.  Well, here it is!  Our cabins are available year round.  Children are always welcome!   Our cabins are fully furnished--just bring your food and drinks!  If you would like to bring your own horses, we offer a corral at each cabin and there is plenty of room for your truck and trailer!  Our "weekday rentals" are from Sunday-Thursday.  Our "weekend rentals" are Friday-Saturday.  Take a look at our cabins for rent! 

We also are a horseback riding facility here in Hogden Oklahoma, and invite you and your family to the beautiful region for some rest, relaxation and fun.  Our goal is to allow you to experience the wonderful feeling of being in nature on horseback!  We are surrounded by 240,000 acres of beautiful Ouachita National Forest.  There are an abundance of trails for everyone!  From traveling the dirt roads to climbing the mountains -- you decide.  Cedar Lake Riding Stables has several different options for your enjoyment, and now have beautiful rustic cabins which are available if you would like to join us for a few days.  We will supply you with a gentle horse and the knowledge you will need to feel safe and secure.  Our Trail Guide is very eager to take you on the best tour of this area that you are willing to see.
 



 

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Central Oklahoma

 

Arcadia Lake, Equestrian Trail and Parks - Near Oklahoma City

Lake Arcadia (EASY)

Good for new horse or rider. Includes lake access for watering horses. Ride permit required.
LOCATION: Horse trailer parking available at 33rd St. & Air Depot Rd. Parking lot located at the middle of the trail.
DISTANCE: 10 miles
RIDE TYPE: Beautiful, secluded and scenic route with many surrounding trees and wildlife.
TRAIL TYPE: Flat, sandy, well-marked trails with a shallow water crossing and several bridges shaded by surrounding hardwood groves.
(FISHING)


 

Bell Cow Lake Equestrian Campground and Trails

ChandlerBell Cow Lake* (EASY)
A good trail for young horses. Horse water is readily available.
LOCATION: N of I-44 on SH-18 for 3/4 of a mile, turn W on Lake Rd. 6 miles, then N for 1 mile.
DISTANCE: Two marked trails, total of 37 miles
RIDE TYPE: Out-and-back
TRAIL TYPE: Dirt, sand and grass. Horseshoes are optional.
(CAMPGROUND, PICNIC AREA, PLAYGROUND,
RESTROOMS, BOATING, FISHING, SWIMMING) Located right off the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Known for bass fishing, swimming beach, RV and primitive camping. Equestrian campground and trail heads are located in Area C. Campground offers electric/water hookups and primitive camping available. Also provides picket poles, restrooms with showers, trail maps and two marked trails.

Large public campground for horses with primitive and RV camp sites. Complete with picket poles, picnic tables, grills and restrooms and showers. Campground also has swimming beach, pavilion, volley ball court and boat ramp. There are two trails with a total of 37 miles. Trails are well marked and maps are available at the campground.
For more information call:

Chandler Police Department (405) 258-1460
Angela Bridge, Trail Volunteer (405) 258-0510
Debbie Crews, Trail Volunteer (405) 258-1534

Business Phone: 405-258-3210
Business Phone: 405-258-3212


 

 
Gloss Mountain Outfitters
101 S. Tennessee, Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728
RANCH PHONE: 580-596-2020
The ride of your life deep in Gloss Mountains

The Ranch Ride, The outlaw Cave Ride, The Old Settlers Ride, Rodeo Night, Get Down and Dirty Ride, The Cowboy Ride, The Preacher Man, A Place to Hang your Hat, Lasso the Moon, Little Doggie, Give me that Old Time Religion

Allow Gloss Mountain Outfitters to arrange a trip for campers, hikers and horseback riders of any experience. Scenic vistas, wildflowers, caverns, sunsets and more await you. 

You will ride atop mesas, over natural rock formations, and through streams. After the first two hours we will break for a campfire lunch. You can wade in the creek, explore the rock house and hike the mesas while lunch is prepared.

After your tummy is full, saddle up and get ready the riding gets better! Allow 6 – 7 hours

 

Sportman Lake

Day ride only, several miles of trail. A few miles East of Seminole.  Sportsmans’ Lake* (ADVANCED)
For an experienced rider, an excellent place to come for the weekend. Ride permit required, maps are available at the trailhead. Water is readily available on the trail and from the lake. Campground has mounting block accessible to physically disabled.
LOCATION: 4 miles E of Seminole on Hwy. 9 to NS 360. Two miles S to EW 124, then E to equestrian turn-off.
DISTANCE: 20+ miles
RIDE TYPE: Loops, connecting and out-and-back trails
TRAIL TYPE: Rough country with rocky and steep inclines, numerous water crossings and one area of quicksand. Horseshoes are necessary.
MORE INFO: 405-257-3600  South of I-40 Approximately halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City
(HIKING, CAMPGROUND, BOATING, FISHING, PICNIC AREA, RESTROOMS)

 

Thunderbird State Park

located in the Clear Bay area of Thunderbird State Park. We have over 500 acres of beautiful wooded trails and plush pastures on which to ride. We can accommodate any type of rider novice to experienced. Our prices are $14.00 per hour plus tax per person.  We do require reservations. Contact us at 1-405-321-5768.
Thunderbird Riding Stables. 

 

 

Northeastern Oklahoma

Walnut Creek State Park, near Lake Keystone - More Info on Walnut Creek State Park

Tulsa: More than 20 miles of trail, camping, water, electric, showers, playground

 

Copan Lake - More Info on Copan Lake

Day ride only, several miles of trail. Northeastern Oklahoma on Hwy 75 just north of Bartlesville, Ok

 

Lake Oolagah - More Info on Lake Oolagah

Several miles of trail, camping, water, electric, showers

Southcentral Oklahoma

Lake Texhoma - More Info on Lake Texoma State Park

More than10 miles of trail, Primitive camping.

 


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Southeastern Oklahoma

 

BIG KIAMICHI Guest RANCH  Antlers, Oklahoma
Phone: 936-273-5064
E-mail: bedwards@vancoenergy.com

Big Kiamichi Guest Ranch, Antlers, Oklahoma Phone: 936-273-5064 E-mail: bedwards@vancoenergy.com This is a vast wilderness area covered with big pine timber, mountain streams, abundant wildlife, and few people. There are many clear rivers that swell from springs in the mountains. One of those is the Kiamichi River. As the river comes down from the mountains, it flows through rolling green hills that are densely forested. Big Kiamichi Ranch lays along the river and it borders the 35,000 acre Hugo Lake Wildlife Refuge. This preserve has an 18,000 acre waterfowl refuge lake and 17,000 acres of river bottom forest. Fishing is a main event on the ranch. Each of the catch and release lakes are stocked with species such as Florida largemouth bass, northern largemouth bass, bluegill, red eared perch, hybrid bluegill-green sunfish and catfish. Each lake has a different mix of fish species One cold clear spring-fed lake has exclusively smallmouth bass and bluegill. Smallmouth are big jumpers. You can have lunch on a big picnic table next to a lake. You want a 12 lb. Largemouth? Well, we have em. We furnish canoes and rowboats. Don't want to leave your horse at home. Bring em. We have a large coral to take care of them. Horses for rent nearby are available also. A new two story ranch house sits on top of a hill in a grove of trees. The new ranch house has two bedrooms, a den, full bath, kitchen with all utensils and dishes, and a dining area. Heating and air conditioning of course. Rates are competitive in the area and reasonable. They vary depending on weekend, weekday, holiday, length of stay, etc. You can sit on the front porch in a rocking chair and look out between two giant red oak trees down into the valley to see the creek below. It is totally peaceful, since it is two miles back up the road to the nearest house. The ranch has just been opened for the first time this year, as an Oklahoma Guest Ranch. You can spend a quiet weekend or a week of vacation staying in the ranch house. You can roam the ranch and the mountains to the north, canoe down the river, and barbeque on the hilltop in the evening. Contact us for details and reservations. Housekeeping and linens provided, but we don't think we BIG KIAMICHI Guest RANCH Antlers, Oklahoma Phone: 936-273-5064 E-mail: bedwards@vancoenergy.com This is a vast wilderness area covered with big pine timber, mountain streams, abundant wildlife, and few people. There are many clear rivers that swell from springs in the mountains. One of those is the Kiamichi River. As the river comes down from the mountains, it flows through rolling green hills that are densely forested. Big Kiamichi Ranch lays along the river and it borders the 35,000 acre Hugo Lake Wildlife Refuge. This preserve has an 18,000 acre waterfowl refuge lake and 17,000 acres of river bottom forest. Fishing is a main event on the ranch. Each of the catch and release lakes are stocked with species such as Florida largemouth bass, northern largemouth bass, bluegill, red eared perch, hybrid bluegill-green sunfish and catfish. Each lake has a different mix of fish species One cold clear spring-fed lake has exclusively smallmouth bass and bluegill. Smallmouth are big jumpers. You can have lunch on a big picnic table next to a lake. You want a 12 lb. Largemouth? Well, we have em. We furnish canoes and rowboats. Don't want to leave your horse at home. Bring em. We have a large coral to take care of them. Horses for rent nearby are available also. A new two story ranch house sits on top of a hill in a grove of trees. The new ranch house has two bedrooms, a den, full bath, kitchen with all utensils and dishes, and a dining area. Heating and air conditioning of course. Rates are competitive in the area and reasonable. They vary depending on weekend, weekday, holiday, length of stay, etc. You can sit on the front porch in a rocking chair and look out between two giant red oak trees down into the valley to see the creek below. It is totally peaceful, since it is two miles back up the road to the nearest house. The ranch has just been opened for the first time this year, as an Oklahoma Guest Ranch. You can spend a quiet weekend or a week of vacation staying in the ranch house. You can roam the ranch and the mountains to the north, canoe down the river, and barbeque on the hilltop in the evening. Contact us for details and reservations. Housekeeping and linens provided, but we don't do dishes. do dishes.

 

Rebel Hill Guest Ranch
HC70 Box 848, Antlers, Ok 74523
580-298-2851, 580-298-7321
Guided Trail Rides through 400 acres of land on a 3rd generation working horse ranch. Cabins, fishing, hiking, paddle boating, etc. Off ranch activities are in the Kiamichi Mountains. Planned activities or set your own schedule. E-Mail info@rebelhillranch.comlinens provided, but we don't do dishes.

INDIAN MOUNDS CAMP

Clayton: Wilderness Horseback Trail Riding / Camping in Scenic Kiamichis!
Complete Camping Facilities & R.V hookups,-Paved Access.
Camp and horse trails open year around,-Rent Horses Also.
7 Organized Rides A Year, Or Come Ride With Jess or on your own horse following marked trails.
Ph-918-569-4761 fax 918-569-4567
Clayton, Ok.-74536-9700 About 3hr. From O.K.C.-Tulsa or Dallas
Jess Johnson
Indian Mounds Horse Camp
HC60 Box 62 Clayton, OK 74536-9700
E-mail: Jess Johnson
Indian Mounds Horse Camp, web page

 

 

We provide well marked trails through the woods, across and along creeks, up mountain sides and old logging roads to some of the most beautiful views of the Kiamichi Mountains by horse back, hiking or ATV
 



Southeastern Oklahoma



jharrington@j-dtrailriding.com



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Blue Mountain Adventures

Here at Blue Mountain Cabins, Inc. we offer a beautiful and quiet  place to relax and escape from the every day life of chaos!  Everyone needs a little get-a-way now and again.  Well, here it is!  Our cabins are available year round.  Children are always welcome!   Our cabins are fully furnished--just bring your food and drinks!  If you would like to bring your own horses, we offer a corral at each cabin and there is plenty of room for your truck and trailer!  Our "weekday rentals" are from Sunday-Thursday.  Our "weekend rentals" are Friday-Saturday.  Take a look at our cabins for rent! 

We also are a horseback riding facility here in Hogden Oklahoma, and invite you and your family to the beautiful region for some rest, relaxation and fun.  Our goal is to allow you to experience the wonderful feeling of being in nature on horseback!  We are surrounded by 240,000 acres of beautiful Ouachita National Forest.  There are an abundance of trails for everyone!  From traveling the dirt roads to climbing the mountains -- you decide.  Cedar Lake Riding Stables has several different options for your enjoyment, and now have beautiful rustic cabins which are available if you would like to join us for a few days.  We will supply you with a gentle horse and the knowledge you will need to feel safe and secure.  Our Trail Guide is very eager to take you on the best tour of this area that you are willing to see.
 

 

The Winding Stair Mountain Equestrian Trail Network

Ouachita National Forest, Cedar Lake Campground

70 miles of trail, over 50 campsites, water, electricity, showers, Heavener: PH 918-653-2991
Go 10 miles south of Heavener on U.S. Highways 270/59 to Holson Valley Road. Turn west (right)
and drive 3 miles to the camp. This new camp offers equestrians accessible day-use and overnight
camping with facilities for equestrians and their horses. The camp is equipped with electric and water
hook-ups, group picnic pavilion, showers and washracks and direct access to over 70 miles of the
equestrian trails. Hikers and mountain bikers also share these trails. (ADVANCED, EXPERT)
Trails connect with Talimena State Park, Billy Creek Trailhead and Peter Conser Historical Homestead. Mounting block accessible to physically disabled is available. GPS developed map available.
LOCATION: From US-270/59, 3 miles W onto Holson Valley Rd., follow signs to Cedar Lake Recreation Area.
DISTANCE: 100 miles
RIDE TYPE: Loops and connecting trails
TRAIL TYPE: Very rocky with some steep inclines and abundant wildlife, including bears.
TRAIL MARKINGS: Yellow rectangles and yellow markers with trail numbers.
DIFFICULTY: Emerald Vista trail covers steep terrain with long grades. Post Mountain is rated more difficult, especially in heavy rains. Red Lick crosses water and is also rated more difficult. Blue Mountain is a challenging ride.
MORE INFO: 918-653-2991
(HIKING, CAMPGROUND, PICNIC AREA,
RESTROOMS, BOATING, FISHING, SWIMMING,
DISABLED ACCESS, NATURE VIEWING)

Cedar Lake Equestrian Trail Map

The trails are rated as easy, more difficult, or most difficult. The ratings reflect the degree of slope, roughness of tread, trail width, and how well vegetation is cleared for ease of riding

Post Mountain
Trails 1 and 2 comprise an 8 mile trip. Leading travelers over rolling terrain, the trails cross creeks in two places. After storms, these creeks can become difficult to cross. Both trails are rated more difficult.


Holson Valley
Trails 4, 4a and 5 provide a 7.5 mile trip. The trails offer a leisurely ride through the Homer L. Johnson Wildlife Management Area. Ride quietly and you'll have the best chance to see wildlife along these trails. The three trails are rated more difficult.


Red Lick
Trails 5, 5a and 6 provide a 15 mile trip. Originating at Cedar Lake Camp, this is a moderate loop, following ridgelines overlooking the Red Lick Drainage. The trails cross Cedar Creek twice at the northwest end and Red Lick Creek at the northeast end. These three trails are rated more difficult.         


Emerald Vista
Trails 6 and 7 provide a 16.5 mile trip. The trails take you over steep terrain with long grades. You will ride through Red Lick and Shawnee Creek Drainages, ending at Winding Stair Campground at the top of Winding Stair Mountain. The campground is closed to horses. Trail 6 is rated more difficult and Trail 7 is rated most difficult.


Blue Mountain
Trails 2 and 8 comprise a 15.5 mile trip. This challenging ride originates at Cedar Lake Camp. Riders are rewarded with panoramic vistas of Holson Valley from an old fire tower site. The west loop of Trail 8 is very steep, and is rated most difficult. Trail 2 is rated more difficult.    

Billy Creek Trailhead


Located 7 miles northwest of Big Cedar. Take Highway 63 five miles west to Forest Road 6022 and 6022A. Turn north (right) and drive two miles to the trailhead. The parking area can accommodate 10 horse trailers. Billy Creek Campground is across the road, but closed to horses.

 

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Ouchita Mountain Trail

Lake Pine Retreat - More Info Broken Bow Beavers Bend Area

Robbers Cave State Park - More Info on Robbers Cave State Park

Wilburton: has 70+ miles of trails, equestrian campground, water, electric, showers. PH 918-465-2565

Talimena State Park - More Info on Talimena State Park

Talihina: 15 to 20 miles of trail, camping, water, electric, showers, PH 918-567-2052

Hugo Lake, Kiamichi Park - Southeastern Oklahoma

Hugo: Located 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.
580-326-3345

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Clancy's Country Store

1mi N of Hwy 144 on Indian Hwy
Honobia, OK
Business Phone: 918-244-3433, Toll Free: 800-807-7008, Fax: 918-244-3855
Cabins, store, cafe, public hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeler, dirt bike and equestrian trails, scenic drives & RV hookups.  Location:  1 mile North of Hwy 144 on Choctaw Indian Highway, 14 miles SE of Talihina, OK in the Kiamichi Mountains, Open:  Monday thru Saturday 7a.m.-7p.m., Sunday 9a.m.-5p.m.
RestaurantCamping, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Hunting, Biking (Mountain) Directions:  From Talihina, go South on Hwy 271, 4 miles. Turn East on , Choctaw Indian Highway. 14 miles to Honobia.  
Linda Martin, Owner

 

 

Horse Heaven Ranch

100's of miles of trails, Stalls, Turnouts, arena, Private cabins or RV sites. Ph 1-800-51HORSE.  Horse Heaven Ranch is located 7 miles East of Talihina on HWY 63, on the edge of the Ouachita National Forest. This riding ranch boasts striking scenery and quick access to miles upon miles of wilderness trails and logging roads. Here, pine trees scrape azure skies, balmy breezes stir crisp air, and clear streams cut across rolling hills alive with adventure. This spectacular area beckons you to explore its beauty. If your idea of paradise is riding peacefully amidst fragrant pines and clear steams on hundreds of miles of trails in the pristine forests of Southeastern Oklahoma, training in a first-class arena, then relaxing in a fully-appointed cabin or luxurious RV site while your horse rests safely in an adjacent barn master barn or turnout pen, you’ll love Horse Heaven Ranch. And no wonder. Horse Heaven Ranch is the one resort designed specifically for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of horses and their owners. We have 6 fully equipped luxury cabins.  Each comes with a covered stall and paddock.  We also have 32 RV sites (12 being pull thrus) with a 2 stall pipe paddock, BBQ Grill, picnic table, water & electric at each site.  We also have a state of the art bath house with CH&A. Careful attention has been given to every detail to ensure that your visit here is all you’ve dreamed of in a vacation. 

For more information or reservations, 918-567-4200, 1-800-51- HORSE, 1-800-514-6773, FAX 918-567-2189, equineempress@hot.rr.com

 

 

We provide well marked trails through the woods, across and along creeks, up mountain sides and old logging roads to some of the most beautiful views of the Kiamichi Mountains by horse back, hiking or ATV
 



Southeastern Oklahoma



jharrington@j-dtrailriding.com



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A to Z Guest Ranch
Located between Big Cedar and Octavia on Hwy 259 in the Kiamichi Mountains.  4 mi North on Hwy 259
Smithville, OK 74957
ladyboss@pine-net.com

Come and enjoy trail riding on your favorite horse or ours. Located in Octavia, Oklahoma in the beautiful Kiamichi Mountains, you'll ride through lots of tall pine trees, go through creek crossings and old logging roads. Or just spend quiet time on the porch. 215,000 acres available to ride on. Equestrian resort and guest cottages. True to the ranch's motto of "where the road ends and the adventure begins," the only distractions are flowing creeks, lush pine forests and abundance of wildlife. More than 100 miles of trails give hikers and horseback riders room to roam. Guests may bring their own horse or ride one of the ranch's on a guided tour through running creek crossings and old logging roads. Accommodations include RV hookups, tent campsites, two bunk houses, or two fully-furnished cabins with air conditioning. Stays range from one to ten days, but reservations are required.  Restaurant. 8 miles N of Smithville and 80 miles SE of Sallisaw. 
Glen Gilstrap

 

Hugo Lake, Kiamichi Park - Southeastern Oklahoma

Hugo: Located 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.
580-326-3345

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Duncan Lake

Duncan: camping, with electric and water hook-up. Also have nearby restrooms with showers for those who want primitive. There is also a nice restaurant at the Concession. The trails are pretty well marked. Shoes are not a must, but some places can be a little rocky. There is a washbay for the horses, but they have to be tied overnight. The phone number for the concession is (580) 255-9397.
 

Lake Murray - More info on Lake Murray

Ardmore: 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. you can call Lake Murray Park (580) 223-4044 / Park Officel at Ardmore, Oklahoma and they can send you a map and Information. E-mail is cjackson@oklahomaparks.com
 

McGee Creek State Park - More info about McGee Creek State Park

McGee Creek State Park is also available to equestrians. You must have a permit to go though. to get a permit or find out more information call (580) 889-5822.   Close to Atoka

 

Horse Hotel, Checotah, Ok

Horse Hotel, Checotah, Ok (918)473-2816--- 7 stall barn with shavings, 50' round pen and access to small pasture for horses not used to being confined in barn. Current Negative Coggins and health records with name and phone number of vet to verify, If you do not have these items, please do not contact us for stalls. We have horses of our own and want them to stay healthy. Located 31/2 miles from I-40, easy access, parking for your trailer, daily fee ($15) includes feed, hay. We are taking reservations for the upcoming year for those who are traveling across the U.S. to horse shows, racing dates, transports, or those who simply are in need of rest for their horses. We ask that you call at least one week in advance to reserve your stalls is possible.

 

 


Phone:  580-369-2444 or 580-369 - 0980 or Email

Ranch closed for Deer Season: October 21 - October 30 &
November 18 - December 4 -
Ranch is also closed on Christmas Day & New Year's Day

6,500 acre ranch providing visitors with an outdoor wilderness experience.  Cross Bar was an operating cattle ranch for a century, previously known as the Butterly Ranch and home to the famous “Hook 9” pasture.  Available for day visits for ATV/motorcycle riding, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.  Have your own horse and looking for a beautiful place to ride?  Cross Bar Ranch is your destination.  Currently, the Cross Bar Ranch does not offer horses for horseback riding.  Primitive camping is available in some areas.  Camping is controlled and restrictions will apply to help protect the environment.  School groups, Boy and Girl Scouts and others wanting a real  wilderness camping experience, may contact the ranch staff for assistance and reservations.  See the native beauty of the Arbuckle Mountains as they were 100 years ago, almost as if in untouched by man.  The terrain flows from rocky outcroppings to tall grass prairie, from forest of hardwoods to cedar-covered hillsides. 

 

 

 

 


 

Edward Cook

Oklahoma City: Located where I-35 and I-240 cross. Have a new barn with 7 indoor stalls, outdoor stalls, holding pens, feed available, arena and walker.
Ph 405-634-1787
Address: 8400 S Walker,
Oklahoma City, 73139-9443

 

Flying W Guest Ranch

1000 N. 4th Street
Sayre, OK 73662
Phone: 580-928-5504, Toll Free: 888-928-8864, whineryflynwrnch@aol.com
Bring your own horse, or saddle up on one of ours and enjoy a unique horseback riding experience on 2,000+ acres. The Flying W is a working cattle ranch, and during your ride you're likely to encounter cowboys at work. The Flying W offers horseback trail rides, wagon rides, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Two cabins accommodate overnight guests. Visit the homestead dugout and stand in the spot where the Southern Plains' largest buffalo killing site occurred more than 1700 years ago. In addition, tour the Flying W Museum & Art Gallery, with displays of antique automobiles, one of America's largest collections of horse hair bridles, saddle and arrowhead collections, display of buffalo bones from 300 BC to 300 AD, snow village town, antique dining room furniture from the Marland Mansion, motorized stage coach, surrey used by Doc & Kitty from TV show Gunsmoke, art from Oklahoma artist Jerry Yarnell and much more. Overnight camping is available on request; call for details. Paddleboat rentals also available. Cabin rates $75. Meal function for group can be accommodated.  3 miles off Interstate 40 Exit 26, and within an easy two hour drive of Oklahoma City, Amarillo, and Wichita Falls.

 

Lake Carl Blackwell , Stillwater, Ok (EASY)

Excellent riding for new horses and riders. Ride permit required.
LOCATION: 9 miles W of Stillwater, N off Hwy. 51.
DISTANCE: 25+ miles
RIDE TYPE: Loops and connecting trails
TRAIL TYPE: Open prairie and forests.
MORE INFO: 405-372-5157
(PICNIC AREA, RESTROOMS, BOATING, FISHING, SWIMMING)

Chickasaw National Recreation Area Sulphur, Ok (EASY)
Also good for new horse and rider, traverses through meadows and woods. Water is available on the trail.
LOCATION: Rock Creek Multiuse Trail is S of Sulphur off US-177, in Veteran’s Lake area. Well-marked trailhead.
DISTANCE: 7.5 miles
RIDE TYPE: Loops and connecting trails
TRAIL TYPE: Open grassland to heavily wooded. Trail is dirt and rock. Horseshoes are recommended.
(HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, NATURE VIEWING)

 

Lake Wayne Wallace

Wilburton, OK 74578

 

Facilities: boat ramps, campsites, camper parking, electrical hookups, picnic area, restrooms, playground & concessions, hiking trails, equestrian campground & trails, showers, group camp, cabins, paddle boats, canoes, miniature golf & a swimming bathhouse.  Shoreline length: 3 miles  N on Lake Road

 

Western Oklahoma
 

Welcome to Box B Horse Ranch.com. The Box B Horse Ranch has opened an exciting new horse camp, located in Western Oklahoma, just North of Cheyenne. There are miles and miles of horse trails. We've spent over two years cutting through deep canyons where no one has ever ridden before. Full service campsite with water, electric and dump station facilities that accommodate LQ horse trailers. 20 X 20 corrals for horses Miles and miles of trails through beautiful terrain Campsites 8 pull through campsites with 30 amps electricity & water 20 x 20 corrals Restrooms with showers Dump station (click on logo for website)

 

Roman Nose State Park - Roman Nose Stable and Equestrian Trails
$10.00 per hr. Board your own horse $3 for pen, or $5 for inside stall per
night - Altus, Ok

 

 

Coyote Hills Ranch is located near Cheyenne in Roger Mills county in far western Oklahoma. It is also close to the Black Kettle National Grasslands which consists of 33,000 acres. History is more than plentiful tracing back to General Custer and the Battle of the Washita. The land is robust, red rolling hills and pasture land. Coyote Hills Guest Ranch will help, from one to many, enjoy the flavor of the old west. Trails are on private land owned by Coyote Hills Ranch. Terrain is hilly with rocks, ravines and grassland pasture. Trail is rated as easy, but will vary according to degree of slope, roughness of footing, trail width and how well vegetation has been cleared. Length of trails vary according to riders choice and ability. Private, day use or overnight camping available at ranch. Also a 20 room territorial hotel that can accommodate up to 70 people. Facility also offers electric hookup, flush toilets and showers. A wash rack and bathroom facilities are located in horse barn. Current copy of negative Coggins must be presented at office before entering grounds. Horses may not be tethered to trees. Pack it in--Pack it out. Groceries, feed, camping supplies, restaurants, vet and health care can be found in Cheyenne (8 miles from ranch). Meals and chuck wagon cookouts available at the ranch. Reservations necessary.Fax: 580-497-2176, Business Phone: 580-497-3931

 


 

Foss State Park - More Info on Foss State Park, Clinton, Oklahoma

About 20 miles of trail, camping, water, electric, showers

 

 

Lake Warika - More Info on Warika Lake

Day ride only, several miles of trail.


 

More Guest Ranches, Dude Ranches, Working Ranches, Vacation Ranches
 

LINKS

Oklahoma Horse Online
Oklahoma Equestrian Trail Riders Association
North American Trail Ride Conference
American Endurance Ride Conference
Trail Rider Magazine
Horse and Mule Trails
 

 

It takes a lot of preparation to take the family on a camping trip. There is always a long list of things you cannot forget, like insect repellant, cooking utensils and sleeping bags. For an increasing number of Oklahomans, that list also includes things like a feed bag, saddles and bridles. Those would be the families who are towing the horse trailer instead of the boat.



Equestrian camping has grown rapidly in Oklahoma. Six Oklahoma State Parks feature equestrian campgrounds where Trigger and Buttermilk can share camping space with Roy and Dale and the rest of the gang.



In southeastern Oklahoma, Arrowhead State Park on Lake Eufaula offers almost thirty-five miles of equestrian trails along the wooded lakeshore. Robbers Cave State Park has six trails, ranging from three miles to twenty-one miles in length. McGee Creek State Park's equestrian trails run through the heart of the Natural Scenic Recreation Area and offer some of the most challenging riding in Oklahoma. While McGee Creek does not have a dedicated equestrian campground, equestrian campers can use the primitive campground near the NSRA entrance.



Out west, Roman Nose Resort Park's deep canyons and steep mesas provide a special riding experience. Foss State Park's Warrior Trail is 17 miles of gently rolling terrain. Great Salt Plains State Park's seven-mile George Sibley Trail is perfect for beginning riders.



In northeastern Oklahoma, the seventeen-mile Sand Plum Trail at Walnut Creek State Park offers stunning views of Keystone Lake.



All of the equestrian campgrounds in Oklahoma State Parks have electrical hook-ups, grills, picnic tables, picket posts and water.



John Barnes, Robbers Cave State Park Manager, says equestrian campers are a special group. "Many of them are really loyal," he says. "We have people who have been coming to Robbers Cave to ride their horses for more than twenty years." Equestrian campers can reserve campsites at Robbers Cave by calling the park cabin office at (918) 465-2562.



In central Oklahoma, the City of Chandler operates the Bell Cow Lake Equestrian Campground very near the Turner Turnpike. The park has thirty-seven miles of marked trails and RV and campsites with picket poles, picnic tables and grills. Campers pay a $2 trail fee, which goes toward trail maintenance. Annual trail passes are available.



The equestrian camping boom has also been good for the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern Oklahoma. The U.S. Forest Service operates the popular Cedar Lake Campground, south of Heavener. The campground is visited by almost 100,000 people annually and many of them bring their horse trailers.



"It is mostly a spring and fall cycle for trail riders," says C.J. Norvell, Public Information Officer for the U. S. Forest Service. "It's a little hot in the summertime for the horses but when the weather is cool, we get people from as far away as Iowa who come down here to ride the trails." The U.S. Forest Service maintains more than 100 miles of multi-use trails in the Ouachita National Forest. Cedar Lake Campground also features electrical and water hookups, picket posts and horse wash racks.



Nearby Talimena State Park also benefits from the national forest trails. The small park has RV hookups and the trails that lead from the park connect with the U.S. Forest Service trails. Many riders use it as base for their excursions.



Equestrian campers have many resources on the Internet. One of the more popular sites, Horse & Mule Trail Guide USA, lists most of the public and many of the private equestrian facilities in Oklahoma. The site lists twenty-four facilities with trail access, ten "horse hotels" for travelers and three full-time trail ride operators in the state.



The mountains and forests of southeastern Oklahoma seem to have the biggest concentration of equestrian facilities, both public and private, in Oklahoma. Horse Haven near Talihina has expanded to six cabins and thirty-two RV sites in just five years of operation. They draw visitors from Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas.



Why would Texans come up to Oklahoma to ride their horses? "The forest trails", says Horse Haven's Dawn Hackworth. "They come up here because they can have access to hundreds of miles of trails in the Ouachita National Forest. The mountains are a great riding experience for flatlanders, they really enjoy the change of scenery."



It has been a long time since the horse was the primary means of transportation in Oklahoma but the Oklahoma love for horses is just as strong. These days the horse is not a means to get from one place to another but it is a way to enjoy the outdoors and still relive a part of history. Equestrian campers are something like cake lovers, they want to bring their horse and ride it too. Equestrian campgrounds offer just that opportunity.

 

 

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