Tri-County Trail Association Purpose Statement
~To create, stimulate, and promote the interest in horsemanship and horseback
riding as a recreational activity, and to encourage the training and care of horses.
~To further trail riding through cooperation with other organizations.
~To develop and maintain a system of trails for horseback riding enjoyment.
~To obtain these goals without any personal gain or profit to any officer, director, or member.
The video below was taken as you come into camp. You can see what Tri-Co is all about and what we have to offer.
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*Tri-County Trail Association - Camp Tour*
**Red Trail has been rerouted due to an issue with one bridge. Enjoy the new trail!
-Our trails are all moderate. They are a nice blend of moderate hills, shallow creek crossings, bridges, road crossings, woods and open fields. The majority of the trails are in the woods. Some will even lead you to places where you can tie up your horse, get something to eat and use a rest room. See map for details. -Some trails are vehicle-wide, some are horse-wide and some are single file.
-All trails are color-coded. They are marked with colored ribbons hanging throughout the trail. In addition, there are matching colored 2 x 2 square arrows plus Tri-Co logos on trees marked in both directions.
-Tri-Co members do their best to keep the trails clean, but sometimes Mother Nature comes a calling! Please telephone /text/email us if you come across something that is on the trail that needs removed. Feel free to help out and take clippers with you when you go on a trail ride!
-If you get lost on the trail, please call Ellen Van Pelt at 330.323.2834 or Jim Mike at 330.323.4738. Let them know what color of trail you are/were on and describe your surroundings and they should be able to walk you out on the phone.
FYI**Our Blue trail is shared with 4-wheelers and dirt bikes. Most are respectful to horse riders and will turn their bikes off but not all of them. Please be careful when on this trail. -With this, there are many off shoots from our trail. Pay attention to the marked trail, you can get off it very easily. All loops do come back around, just remember where you have been. Trail is marked well.
Set back in the woods away from the road you will find our cozy campground.
- Open camping area in the center circle provides tie stands and tie line options under the trees along with many water hydrants to water your horse from.
- More open camping area on the outer edge of the center circle with tie lines in the woods.
- A cement pad, 2 station wash area for your horses. Our nice rotating overhead booms carry the water hose above for safer use, no legs caught in these hoses!
- Horse warm up area, as you pull into the main part of camp, you will see a lower area to the left that is nice and open. This is a great area to warm your horse up or play. We hold most of our games on horseback in the area.
- Large pavilion in the center circle, you are welcome to use at any time while in camp. Just as a reminder, all animals must stay on the outside of the white lines you will see on the trees, this is for the health dept. Thank you for understanding.
- Full kitchen that is used at our events for the wonderful home cooking style food no one can get enough of, along with the large outside grill.
- We have 4 porta-johns and 1 outhouse that are constantly maintained.
- All camping is primitive. If you have a health issue and must have electric overnight, contacts us so we can accommodate you, but please have a doctor's note.
- Generators are allowed to be used up until midnight and back on at 6 a.m. so that others can sleep.
- There is a Coke machine in camp above our pavilion in front of the information stand, It is closed bottles so you can ride though and get a drink to take in your saddle bags. (Bottled water & OJ as well) The water in the hydrants at camp is safe for people to drink from...very good spring water that is tested.
- A cool playground for the kids, stocked with swings, ladders, slides and much more!
- A gravel parking area above the pavilion if you just want to drive down, or on those muddy days, you are welcome to park your rig if it's not a event weekend.
- We also offer leased camping lots. The lots are only $200 a full year (January-December), plus your membership fee. You are welcome to leave your camper on the lot year round, build a horse corral or ti"e line of your own, and personalize the lot to make it your "home away from home!" Contact us to find out how to get on the waiting list! We even added another section for campers because so many people wanted a lot !! You can click on the 'Rules' section on the upper right to learn more.
- A dump station is available to empty your camper when you stay at camp. It only cost $5 every time campers dump their personal waste, and is only for use when you are camping. Please place your money in the donation box located by the lower restrooms at the main entrance.
- We can't say enough great things about or campground and our trails...so we invite you to come down and check out Tri-Co for yourself...you will be glad you did!
-You are welcome to bring your dog to camp with you, but please keep them on a leash or confined at all times.
-Dogs cannot be in the pavilion, or within the white rings on the trees close to the pavilion per the health dept.
-Dogs cannot go on any trails at any time. This causes problems with our land owners' dogs and is not permitted.
-Any dog in camp needs to be respectful to other campers, please do not allow your dog to bark all the time. If you are on the trail, please put your dog in you camper or trailer if they bark while your gone. If they are a great disturbance in camp you will be asked to take them home.
-These rules are in place for the safety of your dog and others, please be respectful, Thank you.
Please keep all animals away from the pavilion due it being a food area. You will see white rings around the trees and signs like this so you know where the limit is. Thank you!
If you currently lease a lot or would like to know more about the lots, here are the forms.
If you would like to lease a lot, all you have to do is be a member for at least 6 months in good standing and then mail in a letter to the PO Box stating you would like a lot and what section you would like to be in. (A,B or C) State you name and contact info and you will be placed on the waiting list. (All letters must be mailed to the PO Box due to we use the post marked date for the day you are on the list.)
Tri-Co offers tie stands and tie lines in the shade of the trees
You are welcome to put up your own tie lines if you protect/wrap the trees
Outhouses have tie rails outside and lights inside
Drop box is also located here for camping fees if not a member