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3 Days Trail Boss and Primitive Rawhide Horse Riding Holiday in Illinois, USA

Bear Branch, 34 Bear Branch Drive, Eddyville, Pope County, Illinois 62928, USA

Horse Riding Holiday in USA

Join this horse riding holiday with Bear Branch if you would like a horseback riding vacation with multiple days riding in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois! Bear Branch offers rides based on a minimum of two hours, all day, or destination rides for you. You will be accommodated in the Trail Boss cabin or Primitive Rawhide cabin. Also, in this horse riding holiday, you are also welcome to hike the lovely trails using your own two feet.

Highlights

  • Horse riding in the marked trails
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 to 6 hours
  • Stay in the exceptional horse camping sites and cabins
  • Explore the beautiful Shawnee National Forest
  • An opportunity to hike the lovely trails
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Volleyball court
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Bear Branch features cabins and lodging with private baths, 80 campsites with hookups and high lines, a shower house with laundry facilities, heat and air conditioning system, Wi-Fi, water and electricity, dump station, and a general store and tack shop.

For your horses, there are corrals (approximately 100 feet x 100 feet) and numerous 12 feet x 12 feet pens, high lines at all campsites, and a barn with 40 box stalls. There are a 2-acre fishing pond, volleyball court, horseshoes, a playground, and a recreational area. Most sites have picket lines or poles for your rope and the trails are marked and trail maps are available.

Trail Boss cabin

Trail Boss cabin sleeps three people with full-size futon bed with twin bed above, couch, full bath, breakfast table, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Primitive Rawhide cabin

Primitive Rawhide cabin sleeps five people. It includes breakfast table, and heated and air-conditioned with porch swing. It has no bathroom and it is 60 yards from the Bear Branch shower house.

Included excursions

In this horse riding holiday, you will have an opportunity to hike the lovely trails using your own two feet.

Location

Bear Branch horse camp is centrally located in the beautiful 280,000-acre Shawnee National Forest just above Lusk Creek Canyon near Eddyville, Illinois. Named after a creek that runs through the property, Bear Branch offers exceptional horse camping sites and cabins, and multiple access to the most scenic riding and hiking trails in the forest. The Shawnee National Forest now has marked trails as well as good maps. No bridle tags are required to ride in Shawnee National Forest.

The horse camp is within easy riding or hiking distance of Indian Kitchen, High Point, Devil’s Back Bone, Natural Rock Bridge, Salt Peter Cave, Secret Canyon, Peter Cave, Sand Cave, Jackson Hole, Bell Smith Springs, and Hayes Creek Canyon. The camp is also just minutes away from the river-to-river trail. While you are here, be sure to save time to visit the breathtaking Garden of the Gods, Harrah’s Riverboat Casino, and the many antique shops located nearby.

Features

Activities

  • Shopping
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Things to do (optional)

  • Hiking
  • Playing volleyball

What's included

  • 2-hour rides, 3.5-hour scenic rides, or 4 to 6-hour scenic rides (depending on the package you choose)
  • Hike the lovely trails around the camp
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information
  • If you want to add an extra person for the 2-hour rides package, you will be charged 174 USD per extra person.
  • If you want to add an extra person for the 3.5-hour rides package, you will be charged 244 USD per extra person.
  • If you want to add an extra person for the 4 to 6-hour rides package, you will be charged 304 USD per extra person.

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