Department of Parks
Six Kentucky State Parks Offer Horseback Riding
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- You don’t have to own a horse to get to ride one at six Kentucky State Parks.
The six parks across the state offer guided trail rides during the summer months and into the fall period. Guests can enjoy a 45-minute ride while viewing forests, wildlife and lakes. The rides are a great family activity – especially for those who don’t have regular access to horseback riding.
The cost for the ride is $18. Most parks offer rides seven days a week during the summer.
The six parks that offer rides are: Barren River, Carter Caves, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley and Lake Cumberland.
Four parks also offer campsites for guests with horses – Taylorsville Lake, Dale Hollow, Pennyrile Forest and Carter Caves. (The last two opened this spring).
Call the park for more details. Information about horse trails, horse camping and other park information is available at www.parks.ky.gov