Bear Branch Horse Resort offers well-equipped campsites and lodging, great family dining, and beautiful trails and natural scenic beauty in all directions!

Year-round Horse Camping at Its Best in the Shawnee National Forest

Chosen by readers of Western Horseman and Trail Blazer magazines as among the
"Top 5 Best Places to Ride"!


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Famous Log Cabin Restaurant, centrally located near all campsites and cabins, serves great meals at affordable prices.

The famous Log Cabin Restaurant
at Bear Branch Horse Resort

Heated, Air-Conditioned Shower House and Laundry, a Short Walk from all Cabins and Horse Campsites

The Heated, Air-Conditioned
Shower House and Laundry, a
Short Walk from the Campsites

One of the comfortable cabins at Bear Branch Horse Resort 

The Bunk House

Trails End cabin sleeps four, separate bedroom, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker.

Trails End

Bears Den sleeps four, separate bedroom, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker.

Bear's Den

The Hideout Cabin can accommodate six to eight people.

Hideout Cabin


Lookout

Riata Inn sleeps six, and has a full living room, well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, huge bath, TV/VCR, and all amenities.

The Reata Inn

The new Wrangler Cabin is very spacious, sleeps six or more, and has a huge front porch on the West side.

Wrangler Cabin


For campsite and facilities locations,
see the Bear Branch Campground Map.



We Offer Horse Camping, Campsites, Water & Sewer, Furnished Cabins, and Horse Barn

Campsites, Furnished Cabins, and Horse Facilities

All Campers Must Register
Prior to Setting up Camp
Monthly and Annual Site Rental Available
Call for pricing and details

 

 

Bear Branch Horse Resort is centrally located in the beautiful 280,000-acre Shawnee National Forest just above Lusk Creek Canyon. Named after a creek that runs through the property, Bear Branch offers exceptional horse camping sites and cabins, and multiple access to the most scenic riding and hiking trails in the Forest. The Shawnee National Forest now has marked trails as well as good maps. Bridle Tags are no longer required to ride in the Shawnee National Forest.

Bear Branch features the well-known rustic Log Cabin Restaurant, now wi-fi equipped; 80 campsites with water and electricity; a heated and air-conditioned shower house and laundry;and cabins and lodging with private baths. Other accommodations and amenities include:

Shower House (Air-Conditioned) with Laundry Facilities
Tack Shop and General Store
Dump station
Recreation Area
  •  Volleyball
  •  Basketball
  •  Horse Shoes
  •  Playground
2-acre fishing pond
Modern barn with 40 bedded box stalls
Most sites have picket lines or poles for your rope.

Please see our detailed Campground Map for the location of specific campsites, cabins, and other features of the Bear Branch campground.

Overnight Camping, with Water and Electricity

All campsites: two adults per site. Without sewer, $26/night; with sewer, $29/night; $6 per additional adult.

Primitive camping, $12/night; camp around pond; one unit (2 adults) or tent per site.

Primitive Rawhide Cabin, sleeps five people, includes breakfast table, heated and air conditioned with porch swing. No bathroom. It is 60 yards from the Bear Branch shower house. Two adults, $39/night; $10 per additional person.

Rustic Cabins

For all facilities you must bring your own
bedding, soap, and towels.

All the cabins described below have heat and air conditioning, private bath with shower, microwave, compact refrigerator, coffeemaker and outdoor charcoal grill.

Dogs are welcome by reservation only, with a $25 cleaning fee. If left alone in a cabin, dogs must be crated.

The Bunk House

This cabin sleeps four people with separate bedroom and two sets of bunk beds, small bath, table and four chairs, compact refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Two adults, $49/night; $12 per additional person.

The Trail Boss

This cabin sleeps three people with full size futon bed with twin bed above, couch, full bath, breakfast table, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Two adults, $49/night; $12 per additional person.

Trails End Cabin

Trails End cabin sleeps four people. Separate bedroom with queen bed, and has a futon couch/bed, table and chairs, and bath. Includes refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Two adults, $56/night; $12 per additional person.

Bear's Den

Bear's Den sleeps four people in cozy comfort. Separate bedroom with queen bed; also has sleeper sofa, table and stools, and bath. This cabin includes refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Two adults, $56/night; $12 per additional person.

Cabins for Six or More

The cabins listed below have private baths, a full kitchen/stove, large refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, TV & charcoal grill.

Hideout Cabin

This cabin sleeps six to eight people, full kitchen, 1 bathroom, 3 bedrooms (one double bed, two queen beds), sitting area has a double futon, and a Television and DVD player. Two adults, $69/night; $12 per additional person.

Reata Inn

The Reata Inn sleeps six people and has a full living room, full kitchen with large refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and all utensils, coffee maker, king bed, queen bed, double futon, TV/VCR, huge bath and double sinks, sunken tub, with separate shower stall, and has a private deck on back. Two adults, $72/night; $12 per additional person.

The Wrangler Cabin

The Wrangler cabin sleeps six+ people, full living room, full kitchen with large refrigerator, electric stove, cooking utensils, coffee maker, 2 bedrooms with queen beds, living room sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms, as well as a single rollaway bed. TV with DVD player. This cabin has a huge western porch on front, deck on side with charcoal grill. Two adults, $69/night; $12 per additional person.

 

 

This cabin has a huge western porch on front, deck on side with charcoal grill.

The Wrangler Porch


The Wrangler cabin leeps six+ people, full living room, full kitchen with large refrigerator, electric stove, cooking utensils, coffee maker, 2 bedrooms with queen beds, living room sleeper sofa, 2 bathrooms, as well as a single rollaway bed.

Inside the Wrangler Cabin
Reserved bedded stalls are available at Bear Branch.

The Barn

Bear Branch campsites have highlines for tethering horses; highlines also are provided at rest stops on many trails throughout the Shawnee National Forest.

Horses on a Campsite Highline

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For the Horses

Box Stalls

Reserved/bedded, approx. 10' x 12', $12/night; one horse per stall. There will be a $2.50 additional daily fee for each stall not reserved prior to arrival. Stalls will be clean when you arrive, and you must clean them before you leave. If you fail to clean the stalls, the rate for your next visit will increase to $25/stall/night. We supply the wheelbarrows and shavings; please bring your own fork.

Corrals

Two available, approx.100' x 100'; $24/night, limit 8 horses.

Day Riding for Noncampers

$3/Horse - Please park in grass and not on a camp site.


Kids and Horses Love the campground and recreation area at Bear Branch Horse Resort.

Watching the Show!

Kids and Horses Love Bear Branch!
Bear Branch Horse Resort is a healthy happy place for your horses!
Check Your Calendar!
3-Day Weekend Rides
Easter
| Memorial Day | Fourth of July
Labor Day | Columbus Day
 
Bear Branch now offers free wi-fi!!!
Bear Branch offers horse campers a wide range of activities.

BEAR BRANCH HORSE RESORT
P.O. Box 40, Highway 145 | Eddyville, Illinois 62928 | 618.672.4249 |


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