Horseback Riding is available at Cedar Creek Ranch – located in Cedar Point, Illinois (about a 15 minute drive from the park). The best ride around–through hills, valleys and creeks (visit a Civil War era cemetery on-site). Call or visit their website to make reservations. Matthiessen State Park: Matthiessen State Park has horse trails (bring your own to ride) open from May 1 through October 31, weather permitting. Alcohol is prohibited in all campgrounds. Call (815) 667-4726 to check conditions and status before coming to use these facilities. Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resource website to learn more.