Horseback Riding

Horseback at Matthiessen SP KCJ high resHorseback 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: An equestrian campground for horseback riders and their horses is located west of Route 178 between Route 71 and the Dells Area entrance. Alcohol is prohibited in all campgrounds. The horseback riders camping and multi-use trails are open from April 15 (weather permitting-determined by park staff) to October 31.  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.