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El Dorado Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

  • El Dorado Lake (Boulder Bluff Horse Trail) - SC Butler County -  The equestrian camping facility is located in the Boulder Bluff Area of El Dorado State Park just north and east of the city of El Dorado.  Boulder Bluff #2 camping area has 19 sites with 50 amp electric and water hookups. Water is available at 2 non-utility sites. Each of these sites provides individual 20’x20’ pipe corrals. There is a shower building, pit toilets, water hydrants, poles for cross tying or picket lines, tables and charcoal grills. A wash bay and manure bunker are also provided. A welded pipe fence arena is available for working your horses. The arena may be rented for group horse events. A shelter house may also be rented. The El Dorado Lake Horse Trails include 20 miles of equestrian riding trails through native prairie grasslands that surround the lake. Wildlife, such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey, quail, prairie chicken, squirrel, rabbit, dove, and a wide assortment of waterfowl may be visible. There are several trailheads that leave from the west end of both Boulder Bluff Area Campgrounds. Horses are not allowed to be tied to trees in the Boulder Bluff areas. Swimming horses in the lake is allowed. Boulder Bluff 1 offers primitive camping, pits toilets, tables, grills and horse tie-ups. The best way to enter the park is to travel north out of El Dorado on Hwy 77 approximately 3 miles and turn right on Meyers Road.  Myers Road is just south of Kansas Turnpike Exit 76 for Hwy 77 (North El Dorado Exit).  Follow the winding Meyers Road until it ends at the lake. Turn north and enter the Boulder Bluff Area. For more information call 316-321-7180 or e-mail eldoradosp@ksoutdoors.com. www.kdwpt.state.ks.us, click on State Parks. Contact KHC Regional Director Chris Kaegi-Stephens for more information on riding and camping at ElDorado: 316-461-9807 or ckaegi@sheplers.com.

 

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