Barren River Lake State Park offers guests an opportunity to “horse around”

  Barren River Lake State Resort Park offers guests an opportunity
to explore the park from a different perspective- from horseback.
   Guests, 6 and older, can saddle up and enjoy a 45-minute trail ride through a portion of the park’s forest, stretching from the stables to the lake and returning.
   The stable also offers lead-line pony rides for children 5 and under.  
   The stables, located on the park’s main road, are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Rides depart every hour, with the last ride of the day departing at 4 p.m.
   Full rides are $18 per person, and lead-line pony rides are $5 per child. Cash payment is required.
   Reservations may be made by calling 270-646-2152, ext. 2418.


  1. Matt says:

    Does horseback riding occur in Oct. or does it close after Labor Day

  2. Renee says:

    Does horse owner ever sell retired horses from trail rides at Barren stables?

    • Clay says:

      You got me on that one. You may want to contact Barren River Lake State Park (270-646-2151) and find out the name of the company that has the riding stable concession, and contact them directly. Sorry, that I can not be of more help.

  3. Amy says:

    We are a family of 4 planning a trip this summer but can’t decide which state park. One of our children will be 2 by that time. With a helmet are they able to ride with an adult ? Otherwise our whole family would be unable to participate on a trail ride/ thank you.

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