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Horseback Riding

Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Richard Bong State Recreation Area has 13 miles of horse trails. You can get to those trails within the park from Parking Lot J. You must possess a valid state trail pass, which you can purchase at the park. If you bring your horse in a trailer or truck, you also will need a state park vehicle admission sticker.

The horse trails are usually open year-round, but may be closed in the spring when it is very wet. It's best to call before coming at that time of the year. Richard Bong Recreation Area and nearby stables do not rent horses, so you must bring your own horse. Please ride responsibly to not degrade the trails.

Horseback riding trails are open depending on trail conditions, please call ahead for availability. A state trail pass is required for riders ages 16 and older. If trails are closed, you may ride on the paved roads at Richard Bong State Recreation Area.

You are required to take any droppings and hay with you from the parking lots when you leave so the natural beauty of the park is not compromised.