Bear Branch Horse Camp 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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Catering to Trail Riders, Hikers, Hunters and Nature Lovers

Links and Resources

Shawnee Trails Conservancy | Shawnee National Forest Web Site
Southern Illinois Bureau of Tourism | Enjoy Illinois


American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) - Wonderful sponsors and participants flock to ACTHA SANCTIONED rides and enable our higher Cause . . . feeding starving horses by donating to Horse Rescues and charities. Up to 50% of ACTHA’s proceeds are directly donated to horse charities. ACTHA enables others to hold these wonderful casual competitions through its “Affiliate Program”. An Affiliate can be an individual, club or any organization wanting to raise funds. (For more information, see Host a Ride).

Horsefinders - Horses for Sale. Easily buy and sell horses online. Tens of thousands of horses for sale with full color photos. Simple and powerful horse search engine.

Next Day Jumps - Quality Horse Jumps. Manufacturer of horse jumps including: brush boxes, cavaletti, flower fillers, gates, horse jump cups, planks, poles, standards, and vertical walls. Online ordering and fast shipping.

Red Hats and Purple Chaps -This chapter of the Red Hat Society is composed solely of horsewomen. We are called "Red Hats & Purple Chaps" aka Galloping Grannies. Most are women over 50, all horse lovers, who trail ride, camp, ride festivals, drill, fund raise for various children's hospitals, donate goods to multiple worthy causes, and /or ride in parades together dressed in the tradition of The Red Hat Society. We ride sidesaddle, Western, English, bareback, lead a horse, or drive a horse. All breeds are welcome. Riders and handlers have sufficient knowledge and skill to handle a horse under parade circumstances. We have several clinics to "bombproof" our horses as well as practice sessions at indoor and outdoor arenas around Indiana.

Ride Magazine, A Horse Magazine and Equestrian Store. is your online horse source for your equestrian needs. We have everything you need regarding horses, horse riding, horse shows, horse tack, equestrian equipment, and horse training.

RVThereYet - Everything you need is here. RVThereYet is the largest, most comprehensive RV directory on the Web. We list (15,600+) RV camps of every size, type and description across the nation... as well as where to get fuel, supplies, meals, discounts and much more.

Visit our fine Appaloosa in their Rocky Mountain home, where ranching & horseback riding are the way of life.
Unique tack trunks and other equine accessories
Check Your Calendar!
3-Day Weekend Rides
| 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.

P.O. Box 10, Highway 145 | Eddyville, Illinois 62928 | 618.672.4249 | Contact


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