Horse Riding is permitted at four Lake County Parks. Riding may be done at Stoney Run on the one mile perimeter trail (horses are not allowed on the grass/turf and the trail is closed at Stoney Run December-March). Riders are permitted at Deep River on the north side of the park (not the historic area). Note that the sulky track area off Ainsworth Road and the County Line Picnic area are not open during the winter. Riding is also permitted at Buckley Homestead in the back 80 on non-special event weekends. Park in the visitor center lot on Hendricks Road and ride your horse to the barnyard and around to the 80 acres. Horses are permitted at the Grand Kankakee Marsh on the levees except during hunting season.
Horse trails are closed at Stoney Run January-March.
Gate fees apply at Stoney Run when a gatekeeper is on duty. Horseback riding is not permitted at the parks during special events. It is the rider's responsibility to find out in advance if there is a special event at the parks. Call 219-769-PARK for specific dates.
For maps of the equestrian trails go to each of the park links (Stoney Run, Deep River, Buckley Homestead, and Stoney Run) and click on the appropriate map link.
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30