Hickory Ridge Horsecamp


Area Status: Open
Hickory Ridge Horsecamp photo

The Hickory Ridge Horsecamp is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp at no cost. It is a primitive campground but accessible vault toilets, hitching racks, and water for livestock is provided. Day use parking is also provided.

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At a Glance

Fees: no fee
Permit Info: Horses and mountain bike riders (age 17 years and older) are required to have a permit and stay on trails designated for that type of use. Permits are available from our offices and local vendors.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Firewood Restrictions 
  • Any firewood brought onto National Forest System land must meet ONE of the firewood requirements on Hoosier National Forest.
  • Use of on-site firewood must only be from dead, downed material. Standing trees, living or dead, may not be cut or defaced.
A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground.  
Closest Towns: Bloomington, IN
Water: Water is available for livestock but not tested as safe for human consumption.
Restroom: Vault toilets provided
Operated By: USFS, Brownstown Ranger District, 811 Constitution Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421; Phone: 812-275-5987

General Information

Directions: From Highway 446 (going south on 446 turn left, going north on 446 turn right) onto Hwy 58 East, proceed 6.5 miles to Norman, IN to only stop sign in town, turn left at brown FS sign. Proceed another 0.3 miles and turn left onto road 1250 W at brown FS sign and proceed another 1.5 miles to Hickory Grove Road and turn right at brown FS sign and proceed another 0.7 miles to Hickory Ridge Trailhead on left side of road. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38o 58' 37.617"N, Long - 86o 17' 41.087"W

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

The Hickory Ridge Horsecamp is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp at no cost. It is a primitive campground with accessible vault toilets, hitching racks, and provides water for livestock (no potable water  provided). Day use parking is also provided.

This horsecamp is also a trailhead for much of the 46 mile Hickory Ridge Trail.

Fees: none
Hours of Operation: open yearround

Horse Camping

The Hickory Ridge Horsecamp is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp at no cost. It is a primitive campground but accessible vault toilets, hitching racks, and water for livestock is provided. Day use parking is also provided.

No. of Sites No designated sites, capacity of 20 horse trailers.
Reservation Info not reservable
Size Restrictions none
Fire Information some fire rings and grills available
Corrals none
Loading Ramp Accessible loading ramp
Hitching Rails hitching rails are available
No. of Accessible sites Accessible tables, fire rings, walkways and horse loading ramp
Water Availability water for horses available
Sleeping Shelter none

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.9778

  Longitude : 
-86.2961