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Trail
Rating
Camp Facilities
Rating
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strawberry point
Weather

Backbone State Park
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5
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
0    
Fort Dodge
Weather

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
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40
Easy 
 
 
 
250  
Clermont
Weather

Clermont Heritage Farm Park
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10
Not Rated 
  (Not Star Rated)
elect. toilet
  (Not Star Rated)
25 tie-up, water
Newton
Weather

Elk Rock State Park
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15
Easy 
 
 
 
60  
Elgin
Weather

Gilbertson Nature Center
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12
Rigorous 
  (Not Star Rated)
primitive
  (Not Star Rated)
4 tie-up, stream
decorah
Weather

hutchinson family farm campground
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25
Not Rated 
 
 
 
0    
Bedford
Weather

Lake of Three Fires
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10
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
24    
Central City
Weather

Matsell Bridge Natural Area
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10
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)  
Toilet Water Lodging
  (Not Star Rated)  
10 Tie-up Water  
Elkader
Weather

Pony Hollow Trail
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9
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Elect, water, shower, toilet, pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Day
Farmington
Weather

River Valley Horsecamp
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8
More Difficult 
  (Not Star Rated)  
Elect,Shower,Toilet,Water,Lodging
  (Not Star Rated)  
55 Stall, Tie-up,Water,Stream  
Farmington
Weather

River Valley Horsecamp
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8
More Difficult 
 
Elect,Shower,Toilet,Water,Lodging
 
55 Stall, Tie-up,Water,Stream  
Farmington
Weather

Shimek State Forest
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35
Rigorous 
 
 
 
0  
Marquette
Weather

The Natural Gait
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20
More Difficult 
 
 
 
35    
Fayette
Weather

Volga Lake Recreational Area
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30
Easy 
 
 
 
55  
Hamburg
Weather

Waubonsie State Park
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8
More Difficult 
 
 
 
20  
Waukon
Weather

Yellow River Forest
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30
More Difficult 
 
 
 
   

Notes:
Human facilities codes   

Day = Day Use Only
Elect = Electric Hookups
Primitive = Primitive Camp Only
Shower = Showers Available
Toilet = Toilets Available
Water = Water Hookups
Pump = Potable Water - No Hookups

Lodging = Cabins, bunkhouse, etc.

Horse facilities codes

Day = Day Use Only
Stall = Stalls Available
Tie-up = Tie-ups Available
Water = Water
Stream = Stream or creek, check in dry weather
Rentals = Horses for hire


Difficulty rating 
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. )
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes)
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand)
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)


Additional sites with lists of trails and camps

Website Description
Horse & Mule Trails Listing and description of trails and campgrounds offered by a variety of contributors.
Trails, Stables, Stopovers Listing of various trails and stopovers. Information ranges from a name and phone number to a fairly good description of the site.