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  Equestrian   

Horseback riding is a popular form of outdoor recreation in Illinois. IDNR comprises 44% of the total miles of equestrian trails in the state (from the Illinois Recreation Facilities Inventory). Currently there are 49 IDNR sites that provide equestrian facilities.

The general statewide season is April 15th to October 31st. Horseback riding may be open year around at some sites depending on terrain. Users should call ahead for exact trail status and availability of equestrian facilities.

Region

Site Name

Equestrian Camping

Horse Trails (miles)

1

Argyle Lake State Park

Yes

7.00

1

Big River State Forest

Yes

68.00

2

Chain O' Lakes State Park

No

9.00

3

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area

No

10.00

5

Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

10.00

2

Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

12.00

5

Ferne Clyffe State Park

Yes

15.00

3

Fox Ridge State Park

No

5.00

1

Franklin Creek State Natural Area

Yes

6.00

5

Giant City State Park

Yes

12.00

1

Green River State Wildlife Area

Yes

10.00

5

Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

8.00

1

Hennepin Canal State Trail

Yes

73.60

4

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

Yes

26.00

1

Jubilee College State Park

Yes

25.00

2

Kankakee River State Park

Yes

12.00

4

Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

8.00

3

Kickapoo State Recreation Area

No

6.00
( No privately owned horses - only rental horses allowed )

1

Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area

Yes

8.00

1

Lowden-Miller State Forest

No

6.00

1

Matthiessen State Park

Yes

11.00

3

Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area

Yes

35.00

3

Moraine View State Recreation Area

Yes

13.00

1

Morrison Rockwood State Park

Yes

14.00

5

Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

22.00

4

Pere Marquette State Park

No

18.00

1

Putnam County (c/o Donnelly State Fish & Wildlife Area)

Yes

3.00

5

Pyramid State Recreation Area

Yes

14.00

5

Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area

Yes

13.00

4

Randolph County State Recreation Area

Yes

11.60

5

Red Hills State Park

Yes

5.00

5

Rend Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

8.00

1

Rock Cut State Park

Yes

11.50

5

Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area

Yes

4.00

5

Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

8.50

5

Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

13.00

4

Sand Ridge State Forest

Yes

40.00

4

Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area

Yes

20.00

4

Siloam Springs State Park

Yes

23.00

2

Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

7.00

1

Starved Rock State Park

No

3.00
( No privately owned horses - only rental horses allowed )

5

Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area

Yes

15.00

5

Trail of Tears State Forest

No

17.00

4

Turkey Bluffs State Fish & Wildlife Area

No

6.20

5

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area

No

9.00

4

Weinberg-King State Fish & Wildlife Area

Yes

24.00

3

Wolf Creek State Park

Yes

16.00

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