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Elkins Creek Horse Camp

223 TOWNSHIP ROAD 245 EAST, PEDRO, OHIO 45659, Ironton, OH, Ohio

Admin: Tamara Hicks

Elkins Creek Horse Camp is In the heart of the Appalachian Foothills adjacent to Wayne National Forest (WNF), Ironton Ranger District, Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area Trails, with a connector trail to Dean State Forest Trails, in Pedro, OH. The rugged hills, rock outcroppings and Rock Houses, mixed forests and streams, offer a scenic backdrop for this beautiful recreation area and horse trails! The area is steeped in history, and features historic iron furnaces. The Oak Ridge furnace, built in 1856, can be viewed from the main loop trail. Out of Elkins Creek Horse Camp, you can ride over 70 miles of connected, well marked horse trails, The Camp features an Old West theme main building with large attached shelter house area and full kitchen. The main building features a tack shop with saddles, tack, supplies and accessories, Ice, Stall Bedding, bathrooms with showers, and several bunk rooms. There is an additional 2 bathrooms with showers on the other end. An adorable wood covered wagon, with sleeping quarters for one or two, and a cute cabin, with an open floor plan area with half loft, with limited amenities, is also available. An outdoor arena to play in, in your spare time, is also an enjoyable feature, as is a straightaway strip across from camp. Some Event weekends offer meals, live music, arena challenges, horse shows and educational seminars and clinics for you and your horses. Over 75 electric sites, and over 100 covered stalls, with primitive sites available. Group camping and Accommodations for large groups available by specialized requests. Reservations are recommended, and can be made on the Website, ElkinsCreekHorseCamp.com. Visit & enjoy the local restaurants, grocery, shopping, fishing, hiking, shooting range, kayaking and hunting opportunities as well in this area. Trail access is across from camp. Trails include something for everyone, Old forests, rolling hills, switchbacks, ridge riding, open wildlife areas, creek crossings, and beautiful trails that meander in and out of rock houses and rock outcroppings. Spring offers Beautiful flowering Redbud, Dogwood and Wild Crab Apple trees in full bloom, along with numerous Wildflower along the trails, and carpets of Blue Bells in the lowlands. The first of July, Blackberries, and the most delicious Wild Raspberries or Wineberries, along the trails. You can pick from your horse, for an afternoon snack, or take some back to camp for cobblers and dessert! The trail system also includes the Balancing Rock Trail, in the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. This campground is one you will want to visit over and over again! Rick & Jill go out of their way to accommodate, Feels like HOME!!!

TRAIL HEAD

Kimble

TYPE OF DESTINATION

Layover - Campground
Camping / Lodging with Facilities - Campground
Effort level - Moderate

AMENITIES FOR 2 LEGGED -

-- Electric Hookups

-- Room for Large Living Quarters Trailers

-- Showers

-- Restrooms

-- Manure Removal

-- Water / Drinkable

-- Restaurants / Café Nearby

AMENITIES FOR 4 LEGGED -

-- Horse Stalls

-- Horse Hi-Lines

-- Pack in / Pack out

-- Dogs Allowed in Camp

-- Dogs Allowed on Trails At Owners Risk

MILES OF DESTINATION / ACREAGE OF PUBLIC LANDS / # OF DAYS’ WORTH OF RIDING

Over 70 miles of Horse Trails. Camp is adjacent to Wayne National Forest, near Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, and Dean State Forest. Plenty of riding, perfect for a week worth of riding!

TYPE OF LAND

- Private Land (Campground, Ranch, etc)

- Public Land

- Federal Land

- National Land

- Other

ACCESS TO TRAILS

- Trails right from location

- Trailer to Trails

WATER CROSSINGS

- Streams

Type of Footing on the trails

- Dirt

- Clay, Mud

- Gravel, Rock

Type of Terrain

- Hills

TYPE OF HORSE I WAS RIDING

- Gaited

LOCAL WILDLIFE

Deer

PEAK RIDING SEASON / WEATHER

I start riding here in April, and ride through December.

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