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Top Equestrian Camping near Karnak, IL

103 Reviews

Looking for a rustic and comfortable horse camping experience near Karnak? Finding a place to stay in Illinois while traveling with your horse is easy. Search horse campsites and discover top-rated spots, as reviewed by other campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Karnak, IL (15)

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    Shawnee Forest Campground

    30 Reviews
    53 Photos
    173 Saves
    Vienna, Illinois

    Located in the Middle of Southern Illinois just Off I-24 it is a great place to stay while you explore all the the Shawnee Forest. From Giant City to Garden of the Gods. The Tunnel Hill bike trail is a half mile away and Cache River is just down the road. We have 60 Full Hook up sites. Large pull through sites up to 120 feet long. We have Shower Houses and Laundry Facilities. Our Campground is Open Year Round.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $40 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park

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    Giant City State Park

    24 Reviews
    169 Photos
    128 Saves
    Makanda, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Crab Orchard Lake Crab Orchard NWR

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    Crab Orchard Lake Crab Orchard NWR

    6 Reviews
    5 Photos
    41 Saves
    Bargerville, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Equestrian Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

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    Equestrian Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    Goreville, Illinois

    Horseback riders can ride directly to their own Class C Equestrian campground on the trail, or drive to it in their vehicles. Up to 25 riders can be accommodated at the site, which includes picnic tables, drinking water, cooking grills, toilets, parking and showers. The campground is well-shaded by an abundance of trees, and you must protect the trees by tying horses to the hitching rails. No horse rental is available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Equestrian
    • Trash
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley

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    Canal - Lake Barkley

    17 Reviews
    64 Photos
    58 Saves
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Overview

    Situated along a peninsula between the lush shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, Canal Campground offers modern camping and provides the ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best with family and friends. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the Barkley Dam and boats traveling through the canal from the comfort of their campsite. The campground faces Barkley Lake, and the shore of Kentucky Lake is a brisk one-mile walk across the canal.

    Recreation

    From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Canal Campground is the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Eagle nests can be spotted throughout the grounds, and its not unlikely for visitors to encounter deer and other wildlife. A short hiking trail allows campers to enjoy the outdoor scenery at their leisure. Fishing is also a popular pastime, and during warm months bass and catfish are plentiful in both lakes.

    Facilities

    A designated swimming beach and a boat ramp help campers enjoy the lake. Picnic pavilions and a playground create a perfect setting for a party or family get-together. For group camping, several sites surrounding the pavilion can be reserved, and a fishing float nearby allows groups to go out on the lake together. Electric hook-ups, showers and flush restrooms create a comfortable camping experience.

    Natural Features

    Lake Barkley, as part of a dam project at the Cumberland River, spans 134 miles along the Kentucky landscape, offering countless recreational activities to visitors. The canal connects Lake Barley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country.

    Nearby Attractions

    Grand Rivers, a short drive from the campground, has several restaurants and two public marinas.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $240 / night

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    The Art Farm Women’s Retreat

    1 Review
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    8 Saves
    Paducah, Kentucky

    This 34 acre farm in Western Kentucky is surrounded on all sides by rolling woodland and farmland. Wildlife, sunsets and starlit skies abound.

    **Visit us April 8th, 2024 for the total Solar Eclipse!

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 - $90 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Little Lusk Trail Lodge & Campground

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    Little Lusk Trail Lodge & Campground

    3 Reviews
    6 Photos
    7 Saves
    Eddyville, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Bear Branch Campground

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    Bear Branch Campground

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    37 Saves
    Eddyville, Illinois

    We are located in the heart of southern Illinois in the middle of all of the nice horse back riding hiking and kayaking drop offs we have several cabins to choose from and guided horse back rides to offer. You can bring your own horse and venture out on the trails or requests a guide by appointment.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $30 - $200 / night

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    Devils Backbone Park

    2 Reviews
    11 Saves
    Grand Tower, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

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