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Hillsdale Lake - Saddle Ridge Campground

Near: HillsdaleKS (Weather)
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35 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description Easy to More Difficult trails, well marked on Corp of Engineer land around Hillsdale Lake. The Blue trail (North Loop) is mostly wooded with some water and road crossings. The Red trail (South Loop) is mostly open grassland that skirts the woods, south of the Dam and over towards the campgrounds on the West side of the lake.Visit my website for photos of the campground and trails http://trails.tuschhoff.net/trails/hillsdale.html
Best Time to Visit January to October
Times to Avoid Hunting Season, portions of this park are open to public hunting
Campground The campground has campsites and open safari type camping in the big field. There are poles provided for tying your picked lines or you can set up portable pens. Maps are provided and there is a camp host (May through October) that can help with horse needs such as feed or vet care. The facilities include a pciinic shelter, water hydrants and vault toilets.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive, Toilet, Pump Tie-Up, Water Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks



, KS
Directions From I-35 take exit 187 (68 Hwy), follow this road for approximate 16 miles to Osawatomie Rd, left onto Osawatomie Rd and follow this road over the Dam, the first left after you pass the state park office and the Corp Of Engineers office is Harmony Rd, take a left onto Harmony Rd then take the first left, gravel road, to Saddle Ridge Campground. From 169 take the 255th St/Hillsdale exit. Follow 255th street through Hillsdale (stop sign) then approximately 2 miles to Harmony Rd. Turn Right onto Harmony Rd., then take the first left, gravel road, to Saddle Ridge Campground.
This information was provided by on 9/26/2003 9:54:47 PM

Notes on 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)

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