Horse Riding & Camping

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On the Hiawatha, horses are allowed on any trail or road unless otherwise posted. Riders must tether their horses at least 100 feet from the edge of any lake or stream.  No Horses are allowed in the Big Island Lake Wilderness or Rock River Canyon Wilderness.

Enjoy the Hiawatha's Horse friendly campgrounds. Horses are not allowed on any other developed campground or dispersed campsite.

We would appreciate use of weed free grain, hay, and feed during your visit to the Hiawatha National Forest to prevent the spread of non-native invasive species. 

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/hiawatha/recreation/horseriding-camping