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Salamonie River State Forest

5 October 2013

Rides at 8:30 & 10:30

We went to the Salamonie River State Forest this spring and there was such an overwhelming response to return in the fall that we decided to schedule another ride.  We are excited because we rode all day and still didnít get to see nearly everything!  See the information below.

The Fall October  5th Trail ride is going to be a scenic ride in a less well known State Park.

We are going to visit Salamonie River State Forest this year for our trail ride.  Please do NOT look up the directions on the internet because I have not been able to find accurate ones yet.  Even the address on the IN.Gov site will not get you there.  You will get directions but they will take you to the more traveled, less interesting side of the park.

The state forest will give us some great scenic rides along ridges and along the Salamonie Reservoir.  We will also ride through a walnut grove and can ride to the lower side of the dam.  There is a waterfall and lots of shade. The trails can be rocky but are safe. Shoes are recommended if your horse has tender feet. However, only a few of our horses will be shod.

Horse tags will be needed which will last for the year.  These are $20 per horse and I can purchase in advance if you plan on coming (everything is based on an honor system as they do not sell tags there). Cost is $5/per horse which I can purchase in advance as long as I know who all is coming.

Please pack a meal and beverages to drink along the way. Pack snacks to share.  We will have two sets of arrival times.  For the early birds, plan on arriving around 8:30am.  For those who have a further drive, plan on arriving around 10:30am.  I will meet both groups at camp.  If  we have enough riders, will split into groups for those who like a slower more enjoyable ride and for those who like the adrenaline rush (kids).

RSVP!!!!  If you are coming, please call in advance so that I can get horse tags if you need tags and to watch for you as the reception can be bad in this area.  I look forward to a fun and exciting ride! Trail Boss - Loretta Schafer  317-937-5469

Directions:

Coming from the North:  Start out going South on SR 13.  Take a left on SR24 and travel 2 miles.  You will see a sign indicating Lagro.  Turn right onto 524 and go 2 mi to reach Lagro.  Follow 524 and cross the railroad tracks (Right) at the gas station in Lagro.  This road will be labeled Davis Street in town. Stay on 524/Davis and continue through town and then on out.

 Once you leave Lagro, the road (524 and 355E) will veer right. Follow 524 and 355E.

SR 524 is also called Davis,  355 E, 500 E, and S America Rd.  You will follow this road out of Lagro for about 3 to 4 miles of winding road.  The state park will be marked with a large wooden and brick park sign out front and will be on your left. The road that goes through the park is 100S. You will travel a couple of miles into the park (on 100S) until you find the horse camping area.  The day camp is behind the regular camping where you follow the loop, park at the end and join the rest of us for a super ride!  

https://maps.google.com/     google  Lagro, Indiana to follow my directions and use the search engine provided or the directions wonít show correctly.

Coming from the South:

Take SR 15 going North.  Take SR 124 E (also labeled as CR 600S) (Right) and travel for a little over 4 mi.  Turn Left on S America Rd (500 E).  Follow this road for approximately 5 Ĺ miles until you reach the park entrance on your Right designated by a large wooden and brick park sign (the road is 100S). You will travel a couple of miles into the park (on 100S) until you find the horse camping area.  The day camp is behind the regular camping where you follow the loop, park at the end and join the rest of us for a super fun ride!