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Bear Branch Horse Resort and Camp

PO Box 40, Hwy. 145, Eddyville, IL 62928

Cabins & Lodges

Bear Branch is snuggled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest with some of the most awesome trail riding and hiking and now offers guided trail rides.

Bear Branch Horse Camp is centrally located in the beautiful 280,000-acre Shawnee National Forest just above Lusk Creek Canyon. Named after a creek that runs through the property, Bear Branch offers exceptional horse camping sites and cabins, and multiple access to the most scenic riding and hiking trails in the Forest. The Shawnee National Forest now has marked trails as well as good maps.  Horse rental and guided trail rides are available. 

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