Top Horse Camping near Beech Fork Lake

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Best Equestrian Sites Near Beech Fork Lake, WV (10)

    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park

    1.

    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    46 Reviews
    122 Photos
    144 Saves
    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    Hidden deep under the northeast forests of Kentucky, strange formations with names like Giant Turkey, Headache Rock, and The Cathedral mingle with cave corals, underground waterfalls and thousands of endangered bats. This is what awaits visitors to Carter Caves State Resort Park, approximately 90 miles east of Lexington. The park was only established, and the cave environments protected, in 1946. Prior to this, the land—and caves—have a long and storied history. It begins millions of years ago, when North America was in its development stage, with the land rising and falling, cracking and washing away. This began forming the caves as seen today. Fast-forward to the 1800s, and the caves served as a resource during the War of 1812. Today however, this 2000-acre park—both above and below ground—serves as a recreation destination for campers and adventurers.

    The resort at Carter Caves offers a variety of overnight options, including camping, cottages and a lodge. Campers will find a large campground with 89 RV sites with utilities, 30 primitive tent sites, eight equestrian sites, and two bunkhouses. Most RV sites are back-in, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 60 feet; bunkhouses can accommodate up to six people. The campground features bathhouses with showers, water faucets, picnic shelters, horse stables, and a playground. The park’s cottages are fully equipped with linens, cookware, and most have wood-burning fireplaces; these can accommodate up to eight people. The Lewis Caveland Lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities, balconies and patios. Dogs are permitted in designated areas, and must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $18–$55/night; cottages and lodge rooms are $75–$240/night.

    The main attraction at Carter Caves State Resort Park is … the caves! There are six named caves in the park for exploring. Some are open year-round, some are only open during the summer. The park offers guided walking tours in four of the caves. Tours range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, and require some stair-climbing and stooping. There are also two caves open for self-exploration. These are undeveloped, and require visitors to provide their own light source. For the adventurous, there are also two cave crawling expeditions. These tours are three hours long, and explore tight, undeveloped passages that require lots of crawling, stooping and duck-walking in muddy conditions. For visitors who would rather stay and play above ground, the park features 26 miles of hiking trails, guided horseback rides, putt-putt golf, rock climbing, and fishing and paddling on Smoky Valley Lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA

    2.

    Ashland Huntington West KOA

    14 Reviews
    24 Photos
    16 Saves
    Grayson, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

    3.

    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

    16 Reviews
    25 Photos
    40 Saves
    Greenup, Kentucky

    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, nestled near Greenup, KY, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground operates from April 1 to October 31 and offers a variety of accommodations for both tent and RV campers.

    One of the standout features here is the full hook-up sites, though not all of them have this amenity, so make sure to check the details when booking. The campground is big rig friendly, but some sites have steep grades, so plan accordingly. Pets are welcome, and the place is very pet-friendly, which is always a plus for those traveling with furry companions.

    The campground has a lot to offer in terms of amenities. There are clean bathrooms and showers, a sanitary dump, and even a market for those last-minute supplies. If you enjoy a good campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and firewood is available on-site. For those who like to stay connected, there is WiFi, though it can be slow and spotty.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is quiet and family-oriented, with plenty of shade and scenic spots by the stream. There are also two play areas for kids and a beautiful lake that's perfect for kayaking. If you're into fishing, the lake is a great spot, but keep an eye on your gear as there have been occasional reports of theft.

    The nearby lodge offers additional amenities, though some have noted that the food could be better. Still, the lodge provides a nice alternative if you want a break from camp cooking.

    Overall, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is a solid choice for a camping trip, offering a good mix of natural beauty and practical amenities. Just remember to bring your own putter and ball if you plan to use the putt-putt course!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

    4.

    Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

    8 Reviews
    19 Photos
    142 Saves
    Pedro, Ohio

    Overview

    Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also available in the rolling hills surrounding the campground.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

    Facilities

    Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

    Natural Features

    Iron Ridge Campground is located on a wooded ridge above 143-acre Lake Vesuvius. A scenic forest of mature eastern hardwoods covers the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

    5.

    Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

    6 Reviews
    21 Photos
    76 Saves
    Pedro, Ohio

    Overview

    Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, named for the old Vesuvius iron furnace, is the Wayne National Forest's premier developed recreation site. The 143-acre lake and 1,200-acre complex provides the perfect spot for a getaway.

    Recreation

    Lake Vesuvius is a popular location for swimming and fishing. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. A boat ramp is located on-site. A swimming beach is located at Big Bend. A large playing field and multiple hiking trails are available within the recreation area. The accessible 1/3-mile boardwalk along the southwest edge of the lake provides an opportunity for a leisurely stroll through the area, and the slightly longer 1/2-mile Longbow Archery Trail, accesses at least 25 field targets for shooting practice. The area boasts more than 25 miles of hiking trails and more than 45 miles of horseback riding trails.

    Facilities

    Lake Vesuvius is a popular location for swimming and fishing. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. A boat ramp is located on-site. A swimming beach is located at Big Bend. A large playing field and multiple hiking trails are available within the recreation area. The accessible 1/3-mile boardwalk along the southwest edge of the lake provides an opportunity for a leisurely stroll through the area, and the slightly longer 1/2-mile Longbow Archery Trail, accesses at least 25 field targets for shooting practice. The area boasts more than 25 miles of hiking trails and more than 45 miles of horseback riding trails.

    Natural Features

    The lake sits on Storms Creek, which was dammed in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The rugged hills and rock outcroppings offer a scenic backdrop for this beautiful recreation area. The historic Vesuvius iron furnace is located at the base of the dam.

    Nearby Attractions

    The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $52 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat

    6.

    Ole Henry's Camping retreat

    1 Review
    23 Photos
    15 Saves
    Chapmanville, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground

    7.

    Chief Logan State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    57 Photos
    44 Saves
    Logan, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground

    8.

    Jenny Wiley State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    10 Photos
    29 Saves
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Dewey Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
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      10.

      Paddle Creek Horse Camp

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      2 Saves
      Pedro, Ohio

      This horse camp is a large level field with ample area for trailers and horses. Some hitching rails are provided. This camping area is open year-round and is kept mowed and has a capacity for approximately 100 people and horses to camp. This campground and trailhead are part of the Lake Vesuvius Horse Trail System. The Lake Vesuvius horseback trails system 46.66 miles long and is composed of 9 trails, 4 trailheads, and one horse campground. The Lake Vesuvius horse trails wind through some of the most striking landscapes in Ohio. They will lead you through a variety of vegetation where many species of wildlife live. You will ride along rock cliffs, water falls, streams and along ridge tops. Expect to see open fields, brushland, mature forest, and young forests. Along the way, you will notice man's influence and land management activities.

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      • Tents
      • Equestrian

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