The Stables at Millican Reserve –Open to BVETR members Update as of May 2017
The Stables at Millican Reserve would love for you to utilize our trails! We have over 23 miles of marked trail. Our facility offers open fields, water crossings, both rocky and sandy terrain, and multiple shaded trails.
Please call before you haul. A negative Coggins and $10.00/per rider trail fee applies. Overnight or resting pens are available for $10.00/per horse/per day. Contact Julie Taylor (979) 985 – 5562.
Coming from College Station – Head south on HWY 6 towards Navasota. Exit Texas World Speedway and go about 3 miles south on the frontage road. As soon as you drive over Peach Creek, the actual creek, we are the first drive on the right. Come down the winding driveway and to the green barn. If you hit Peach Creek road you went too far.
Coming from Navasota – Take the FM 159 exit. Go through the stop sign (headed north on frontage road). Take the first turn-around underneath Highway 6, you will now be headed South on the frontage road. As soon as you drive over Peach Creek, the actual creek, we are the first drive on the right. Come down the winding driveway and to the green barn. If you hit Peach Creek road you went too far.
AGREEMENT RELEASE AND INDEMNITY
Tonkaway Ranch– Open to BVETR members Update as of February 2020
Please always check availability a day or so before hauling as they may have scheduled private hunts going on at ranch.
Per Kyle Kacal, you can contact Tonkaway at 979-776-1476. This is a cell line now, so you can text them to check on availability to ride and can usually get a same day response.
Print a map if you are not familiar with Tonkaway.
Still $5 ride fee for BVETR members, guests are $10.
Trails– Update as of February 2020
Trails are being trimmed, flagged and marked prior to April 25 St Jude trail ride. A new fence along the pipeline means that green trail has to join with red at a new gate east of Tonkaway lake in order to get access to the pipeline portion of the trail. A reconfiguration of gates at the top of the pipeline hill has created a tricky opening and closing situation from horseback. There is a new loop trail on Blue trail to allow carts to avoid the rough terrain at the cattle pens. At the trail head parking sign, instead of turning left, continue across the road and follow blue bands on trees to a wide open space, continue across the open area and look for blue bands on trees on the other side. There is a path that leads out of the open area into the trees.
MAPS: Please print a map ahead of time.
One large container, one for the maps & envelopes, and a smaller one for the ride fees. Those have been installed. There are no maps at this time, however there are envelopes. Due to some changes in the trail mentioned above because of the pipeline, a new map will have to be created, but for the most part it won’t vary too much.
OTHER EQUESTRIAN TRAIL LOCATIONS
6Rs Ranch (no website; only Facebook through TETRA)
This is a private ranch located in Oakwood, Texas at 20081 FM 831. Directions from Buffalo, Texas, turn south on Hwy 75 from the intersection of Hwys 79 and 75. Go 4 miles to FM 831 and turn east. You will go 10 miles – through the town of Flo and across Serasco Creek – to a brick gate.
Trails are open. Great facilities and sandy trails.
Alamo River RV Ranch & Campground
Located outside of San Antonio in Von Ormy, Texas. They have miles of secluded wooded dirt trails to explore. If you are camping with your horses, they will be comfortable in one of their corrals. They have lots of other outdoor activities at the park as well!
Bolivar Peninsula Beach
There are stables available across from the beach at Crystal Corral on the peninsula.
Brazos Bend State Park
The 19 primitive equestrian campsites are located at the trailhead of the 13-mile equestrian/multiple-use trail system.
Located at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas
Ebenezer Park features some of the most beautiful horseback riding trails in southeast Texas. It’s the only Army Corps of Engineers park on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with equestrian campsites, making it the go-to destination for horse-owners. The horse trail terrain is soft and sandy, so horseshoes are not required. Trails glide over rolling hills through creeks and gullies. Some trails even have beach access, allowing riders and their horses to cool off on a hot day. Note: The horse access beach and majority of the trail system are located on USFS property.
Idle Nook Horse Camp
Privately owned Horse Camp located in Arkansas.
This camp is nestled at the base of Buck Knob Mountain in the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. They have 22 sites with 30 amp electric and water hookups. They also have bunkhouses available!
Indian Spirit Springs
Miles of marked trails through meadows, woods and creeks. Overnight camping and a lodge. Located near Bryan, Texas
Hunting is allowed at Lake Somerville. Please call before you haul.
Birch Creek 979-535-7763 and Nails Creek 979-289-2392
For flood repair updates check here. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-somerville/park-alert
Lazy F Working Guest Ranch
Located in Smiley, Texas this ranch has over 75 miles of trail riding and some of it along the stream. You may also bring your trail dog(s) with you on the trails. There are lodging accommodations (no dogs housed inside). you can park your RV along one of their lakes or creeks, or pitch a tent, or stay in a bunkhouse. RV hookups are available.They also have a swimming pool, community kitchen & dinning room, and a laundry facility. They also have covered stalls available for your horse.
The equestrian trail heads will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday until further notice. The daily equestrian fee is $12/person. Call before you haul. 800-776-5272
MT Ranch & Horse Camp
Located in beautiful Jasper, Texas.
Located in the Piney Woods of East Texas, MT Ranch borders the beautiful Angelina National Forest, just 15 miles northwest of Jasper and 40 miles southeast of Lufkin. Angelina River and Sam Rayburn Reservoir are just minutes away. Camp provides a shady place for your trailer and horses. Each site has two horse pens, electric and water hookups, and a picnic table. The camp has an open pavilion with conveniences of a picnic area, large utility sink, small refrigerator, restroom, and shower room to help make your camping experience memorable.
Parrie Haynes Ranch Equestrian Center
A full service campground located in Central Texas in Killeen. The main camp is about 24 acres out of 1600. Currently, there are 40 complete sites with 30 & 50 amp electricity, water, and pens at individual sites and 86 pens and a few corrals. There is a half size arena, round pen, and a fun obstacle course on site.
Plowman Creek Hopewell Trail
Located on Lake Whitney in Kopperl, Texas. There are ten 30 amp electric and water hookups. The parking is gravel but when backing up to the hookups you can get the back of your trailer on a small patch of grass which is nice because if you tie your horse to the trailer to saddle up he/she does not have to stand on the gravel. There is not much shade for trailer parking at the hookup sites, however, just a few feet away are several trees. There are a total of four large pens, however, the large pens can be divided into smaller pens, making a total of eight small pens. Just a short walk from the equestrian camping area is a mens and women’s restroom and shower facility as well.
Reynolds Creek Equestrian Park
Located in Waco, Texas on Waco Lake with 20 miles of trails on the Lacy Point Trail. They have 10 equestrian sites. They have shady trails and the lake for summer trails rides!
Richards-Raven Equestrian Trail
Located in the Sam Houston Park. The Richards-Raven Trail (RRT) will be approximately 32 miles of equestrian trail on the Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF), Montgomery and Walker Counties, Texas.
Rustic Sky Horse Camp
Located in Melder, Louisiana. It borders the Kisatchie National Forest, which has about 88 miles of available horseback riding trails in addition to roads and multi-use trails. There are currently 38 campsites with electricity and water. 25 of them have sewer and 9 are 50 amp. Amenities include a genuine old west saloon, a cooking / eating pavilion, public restroom, showers, stalls, horse wash bay, round-pen, turn-outs, cabins, rooms and pool, washer/dryer, muck forks, muck wagons & water hoses to stalls.
Rusty Walnut Creek Ranch
Located in Cedar Creek, Texas. The ranch has a bunkhouse, two outside arenas, horse boarding paddocks, a pavilion, two separate 6 mile trails on opposites sides of the ranch for horseback riding. The trails are sandy-soft and shoes are not necessary. Ride down the trails along the creek in the shade of the hundred year old pecan grove that span the creek bottom. Watch for deer, turkey, and other wildlife as you go. Horse pens are available.
Sam Houston National Forest
Located in New Waverly and offers 85 miles of multiple-use trails . The 234 Equestrian Trailhead has no OHV allowed rule. From I-45 follow FM 1375 West for 3.5 miles, turn left onto FS Road 234. Trailhead is located on the left side of the road. (No vault toilet at this trailhead.)
T Bar S Horse Camp
Located in Kennard, Texas at the Davy Crockett National Forest on the Piney Creek Horse Trails. They have 50 miles of equestrian horse trails. There are 16 electrical and water hook-ups avail with two horse pens per site.
Train Robber Ranch
Located in historic Rusk, Texas. They have beautiful shady trails, a 55 stall barn with a bunk room, five 16′ X 16′ pens and four separate pastures, and a 3 bedroom main house. Located on a state forest perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Ride a horse or the train. The Texas Historic Railroad runs through the ranch!