Johnson Creek Recreation Area Horseback Riding

The 22nd most popular equestrian trail in Illinois.

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North of Murphysboro, the Johnson Creek Recreation Area has a trail system open to horseback riding.

To reach the Johnson Creek Recreation Area from Murphysboro, head west on SR149 for 6.9 miles to US3. Head north on SR3 for 4.5 miles to SR151. Turn right heading north on SR151 for 4.3 miles. The trailhead is after the first swimming area and campground on your left.

Overall, Johnson Creek Recreation Area is the 22nd most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Illinois. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Johnson Creek Recreation Area including Garden Of The Gods Trails, River-To-River Trail - East, One Horse Gap Trail System, Kinkaid Lake Trail, Cedar Lake Trail System, Beaver Horse Trail and River-To-River Trail - West.

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Local Contact(s):  Shawnee National Forest (618) 833-8576; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121.

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Bear Branch Horse Camp (618) 672-4249

Luxury Loding:  Giant City Lodge (618) 457-4921

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/shawnee/

GPS:  37.8346, -89.513

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  19368

Johnson Creek Recreation Area Horseback Riding Map

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