Horseback Riding at Brown County State Park

Saddle Barn sign

You or your group can enjoy horseback trail riding and pony rides from March through November at the Brown County State Park Saddle Barn.  Hours of operation vary and are limited to the weekends in early Spring and late Fall.  Cost perriders on trail person is $15 / 35 minutes or $25 / 60 minutes. There is no weight limit; however the age restriction for trail riding is at least 7 years old.  No double riding is allowed; one person per horse.  Pony rides are with parent assistance and cost $2 per lap.
Cash, Visa or MasterCard is accepted.

Hayrides are offered every Friday and Saturday evening from the last Friday in May through the last Saturday in October; $3 per person – children ages 3 & under are free. The wagon leaves the camp store at 7:30 pm. Private/Special Occasion hayrides are also available.  Please call for pricing and information. (812) 988-8166

The Saddle Barn is also able to accommodate large groups and schools.  Call for info/reservations. (812) 988-8166
Brown County State Park Saddle Barn

Brown County Horsemen Trails –   Brown County State Park invites you to bring your own horse.  With nearly 70 miles of bridle trails, explore the steep, forested hills within the park.  Come for the day (day-use parking spots are available) or camp overnight at the Horsemen’s Campground.  Class C (primitive) campsites and Class A campsites are available for the horse riding enthusiasts.*Horse trails
Each horse brought into this park or any DNR property where horse use is allowed is required to have a Horse Tag. These tags ($5 Daily/$20 Annual) are available for purchase in person at the park. Annual Horse Tags (good from January 1 until December 31 of the year issued) are also available by mail (or phone with a credit card) at:
DNR Customer Service Center
402 W. Washington Street W160
Indianapolis, IN 46204

* The 91 Primitive campsites at the Horsemen’s Campground provide a picnichorses table, fire ring, parking spur, drinking water supply in area, pit toilets (no showers or restrooms) and tie-up for 6 horses.
The 118 Class A (electric) campsites, with one wheelchair accessible campsite, include electric hookup, picnic table, fire ring, parking spur, drinking water supply in area, modern restrooms/showers and tie-up for 6 horses (each requiring an annual horse tag).

   NOTE: RVs & vehicles towing trailers must use West Gate Entrance                (off S.R. 46, west of Nashville).
North Gate Covered Bridge is restricted to 9 foot height and 3 ton weight limits.
Horsemen’s Campground users should use entrance off 135 South.

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What a fun way to enjoy the beauty of Brown County State Park and make great memories with your friends and family!

Brown County State Park is approximately 30 minutes from Lake Monroe.