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Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation administers more than 975,000 acres for wildlife habitat for public recreation.  About 615,000 of these acres are forest.  The MDC’s emphasis of acquiring substantial new acreage has shifted to that of being more focused on improving infrastructure and access… Continue Reading “Conservation Area”

Corp of Engineers

During the 1960s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) also known as COE with regards to the popularity of it’s campgrounds, was active in environmental restoration and preservation.  Throughout this period of time, the USACE built dams to help control rivers, often harnessing… Continue Reading “Corp of Engineers”

National Forest

Missouri has only one national forest, The Mark Twain National Forest (MTNF).  Of the roughly 3 million acres, most are located within the Ozark Highlands.  The Ozark Highlands are an ancient landscape characterized by large permanent springs, caves, rocky barren glades, old volcanic mountains… Continue Reading “National Forest”

National Park Service

The National Park Service cares for the more than 400 national parks in the United States. Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. Horseback riding offers an excellent opportunity to experience the Ozark landscape—from open fields… Continue Reading “National Park Service”

State Parks

In 1974, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources was created and assumed the state park board’s responsibilities for the administration of the state park system. Millions of people visit the system annually to hike, camp, fish, ride horses, discover the past and explore nature.… Continue Reading “State Parks”

City and County Parks

Some city and county municipalities also develop and manage horse trails for their residents that are trail riding enthusiasts.  A couple such examples are Jackson, St Louis, and St Charles counties, as well as cities like Concordia and Memphis.  Some are maintained by their… Continue Reading “City and County Parks”

Commercial Camps

Commercial trail rides, privately owned trail rides, horse camp, horse resort, horse ranch – regardless of what you call it, they all have one thing in common – A place where like-minded equestrians, who share a common passion for trail riding with their trusty… Continue Reading “Commercial Camps”