John Redmond Reservoir (Hickory Creek Trail) Horse Trail – Coffey Co.
Hickory Creek Trail includes approx 15 miles of multi-use trails; variety of terrain includes woodlands, rocky creeks, open prairie, old roadways. Day use parking allowed at Redmond Cove trailhead and Hickory Creek East Recreation Area off of 17th Rd.
Camping is available in Damsite Park in the Damsite North area. This park offers campsites (water/elec.), showers, restrooms, boat ramps, day-use shelters and playground equipment. Horses cannot be tethered to trees, shelters, or other campground facilities. Riders must clean up waste generated by horses (leftover hay, manure, etc.) prior to departure. Hickory Creek Trail is closed during firearms season.
Directions: 3 miles north of Burlington on Hwy 75. At south end of New Strawn, turn and go west approx ½ mile on Embankment Road SW. Take sweeping curve to left and continue 1 mile. The entrance to Damsite Park is located just before you start across John Redmond Dam. Upon entering the park, take the first and second right turns to reach the Damsite North area.
Located within 10 minutes of Hwy 75 and less than 15 minutes from I-35.
US Army Corps of Engineers, 620-364-8613 or 620-364-8614.
Trails are susceptible to high lake levels; call the Corps Office before you haul.