Hayes Canyon Campground
Near: EddyvilleIL (Weather)
Number of
150 Total
300 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description The campground has trail heads leaving camp to the East and to the West and is close to sites such as Hayes Canyon, Double-Branch Hole, Jackson Hole, Peter's Cave, Indian Kitchen, Saltpeter Cave, Natural Bridge, etc. Shawnee National Forest has 100's of miles of trails that vary in difficulty and terrain. You can ride for weeks and still not see all there is to see. The natural rock formations and bluffs are beautiful. Trails are generally soil based and rocky - most riders have their horses shod. The River-to-River trail has several miles of graveled trail for all-weather use. Many stream and creek crossings to offer your horse or mule water on the trail.
Best Time to Visit Mid-March through Mid-November
Times to Avoid Shotgun deer seasons (the weekends before and after Thanksgiving weekend)
Campground Shady. Quiet. Family Oriented. RV sites with full hook-ups (water, electric, and septic). Horse pens (2-4) on your campsite and included with your camping fee. Clean restrooms and showers. Two restaurants within 1.5 miles. Come for the weekend and you'll never want to leave!
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Elect; Water; Septic; Shower; Toilet; Ice; Firewood Water; Pens; Hay; Feed with advance notice Ben & Patti Laubscher
Ben & Patti Laubscher
PO Box 186 Main Street
Eddyville, IL 62928
Directions From Route 145 turn on Main Street following the signs into the small town of Eddyville, IL. The campground is 1 mile from this intersection, on the left side of the road.
This information was provided by hayescanyon on 11/19/2005 9:37:31 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(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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