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Clinton Lake Horse Trails

9600 Liberty Road
Farmer City, IL 61842
United States

horse and trailrider in the woods viewed through second horses ears at Clinton Lake, Farmer City, Ilinois
Horse and trailider in a meadow at Clinton Lake State Park
Bald eagles in a tree at Clinton Lake State Park
Horse and trailrider on dirt trail in woods at Clinton Lake State Park
horse and trailrider in the woods viewed through second horses ears at Clinton Lake, Farmer City, Ilinois
Horse and trailider in a meadow at Clinton Lake State Park
Bald eagles in a tree at Clinton Lake State Park
Horse and trailrider on dirt trail in woods at Clinton Lake State Park

The 9 mile equestrian trail at Clinton Lake runs along the northeast finger with varied terrain from mowed prairie to rugged, hill trails along the lake edge through the forest.  Great views of the lake are available.  

Open Dates

Close of archery deer season to September 30th.

Distance and Terrain
9.3 miles
Camping
Yes.

Standard non-horse camping.

Make reservations.

Parking

Designated horse trailer parking.

Additional Info

Handicap mounting ramp available.

Directions

The horse trails and trailer parking are located at Parnell Boat Access Area on the northeast end of the lake.

From I-74, take the exit southwest for Hwy 54 towards Farmer City.  From Hwy 54, take Liberty Road south. The boat access and horse trailer parking is on the right.  If you cross the bridge for the lake on Liberty Road, you have gone too far. If you reach Hwy 48 and the signs for Weldon Boat Access on Hwy 54, you have gone too far. 

The address for Clinton Lake provided by IDNR goes to the main office, beaches, and standard non-horse campgrounds.  

After parking and saddling up, ride up to the parking lot entrance and cross Liberty Road.  There is a sign for the horse trail entrance.

Contact Info