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

Bear Branch Log Cabin Restaurant offers family dining at its finest and spectacular views.  Hitch your trail horses and join us for a great meal.

Family Style Good Home Cookin!
Log Cabin Restaurant, Bear Branch Horse Camp

Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant

Our Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant, open Friday through Sunday, offers a quiet setting, great food, and a spectacular view. On regular weekends we are open Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner, and Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for breakfast. Best of all - prices are affordable!

Hearty Breakfasts

Breakfast at the Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant starts at 6:00 a.m. We offer several great home-cooked breakfasts, made to order, guaranteed to stick with you on the trail.


Don't forget Lunch. We also offer bag lunches for the trail. Just order when you come in for Dinner and they will be ready when you have finished the next day's Breakfast.

Dinner Times Are Special Times at Bear Branch!

The Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant offers Family Style Good Home Cookin’. A great meal in a western-theme restaurant. Open seasonally on weekends.

Join us for dinner, we have specials on Friday and Saturday night! Or, you can always choose something off our great menu!

Top off all our dinners with one of our fantastic desserts! If you can't eat dessert here, take it with you. It'll be worth it!

We offer several great home-cooked breakfasts guaranteed to stick with you on the trail.

Bear Branch offers an authentic
old time atmosphere for relaxing
with family and friends
Enjoy the spectacular view from our Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant, which is open Friday through Sunday.

On Friday join us for our famous
"all you can eat" catfish dinner
Trail riders come in from the Shawnee National Forest for a great meal.
Coming off the trail for a
great dinner
at Bear Branch Log Cabin Restaurant

Dining inside or out is a treat at the Log Cabin Restaurant at Bear Branch.

The covered porch offers great views


Our Log Cabin Restaurant Buffet offers Our Famous Catfish on Friday nights along with Hush Puppies, Cowboy Beans, Taters and our own Creamy Slaw. Or, I know it is hard to believe, but if you don't like fish there are many other options available!

Saturdays we still have Pope County's Biggest and Best Mouth Watering Charcoal Grilled Ribeye or T- Bone Steaks done just the way you order them. Of course the Salad Bar is included, as is a potato, vegetable and roll.

Invite your friends! We have plenty of extra hitching posts for their horses at the Bear Branch Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant.

A great playground for kids just outside the Log Cabin Restaurant

Kids love the playground
outside the Log Cabin Restaurant

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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