Kentucky Opens 4th Equine Campground

May 20, 2011 by   - () 1 Comment

In Dawson Springs, Ky., Thursday (May 19), Kentucky’s first lady Judy Beshear was on hand to unveil the Equine Campground at the Pennyrile Forest State Park, WFIE-TV, Evansville, Ind., reported

The governor is originally from the Dawson Springs area and this is the fourth state park with this type of campground designed for horseback riding activities.

The park includes a full water and electricity system, hitching ports and a brand new bath house. The campsite is accompanied by 40 miles of trails and Beshear, an avid horse lover, says it’s amazing to see adventure tourism grow throughout the state.

“Today we’re celebrating these horse camps, these equine horse camps so that people can come and enjoy, in the horse capital of the world, trail riding through an area that is so unique and so beautiful,” Beshear says.

Along with the campsites, the Pennyrile State Park is also hoping to add a mountain bike skills area.


One Response to “Kentucky Opens 4th Equine Campground”

  1. Charlie Brown on May 20th, 2011 1:16 pm

    Glad to see more horse friendly parks. We have been welcoming the horse lovers for years, riders come from all over central Texas to ride in our lovely woods.

    We had a great wedding last year, bride and groom came into the meadow in a white carriage and the guest were all on horse back in two rows. The vows were said on a hay bale alter and they they mounted up and everyone went on the trail ride. When they got back, the BBQ was ready and they danced on the dirt till late in the evening.

    We also have canoeing, kayaking and bird watching as well as fishing, everyone is in disbelief that we are only 15 miles to the River Walk and Alamo

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