Southeast Minnesota

June 17-18, 2023 - Preston, MN

SAT: 50E/25LD/25C SUN: 25LD/25C/15N

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Ride Information

Ride NameSoutheast MN
Last Date to Submit Entry Online06/09/2023
Ride ManagerTheresa Meyer
RM EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
RM Phone(763) 753-5236
Co-Ride ManagerVictoria Robison
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Co-RM Phone(507) 273-4626
Registration Type
  • Pre-registrations appreciated
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Mail Registration To:Theresa Meyer
3028 181st Ave. NW,
Cedar, MN 55011
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Ride Camp Description
  • Camp is in a campground
  • Camp is on public land.
Ride Camp LocationForestville/Mystery Cave State Park
21071 County Rd 118
Preston, MN 55965
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Ride Camp Directions

21071 County Road 118
Preston, MN 55965

Use the above ^^ Park Office address, not your GPS default. DO NOT put “Forestville Horse Camp” into your GPS!!! You will get to a LOCKED gate, very close to the camp. You cannot enter camp this way.
There is only one common entry point for the horse camp from the west side of the park. From Fillmore County 16, turn onto Filmore County 5 South then turn left to County 118. Do not attempt to enter the park from any other road!!!!

****IMPORTANT and serious information about camping: If your plans change and someone other than yourself will be occupying your site, you MUST change the name of the CAMPSITE OCCUPANT, either online or by phoning the state reservation number. There is a $7 fee. Park staff need and insist they have the correct site occupant in their record for emergency/safety purposes. Cell service is not guaranteed should your loved ones at home have an emergency and to try to get in touch with you while in the park. This must be done before the new occupant arrives for check in at the entrance.

Fees Required
  • Camping Fee - Paid to Park
  • Vehicle Fee - Paid to Park
  • Horse Trail Pass Fee - Paid to Park
Camp site information
  • Reserveable sites offered
  • Sites reserved through land owner (ie DNR)
Onsite Amenities
  • Potable water on site
  • Showers nearby.
  • Pit toilets.
  • Dump Station on site
  • Garbage collection on site
  • Cell service is poor
Dogs & Generators
  • Dogs allowed - must be leashed
  • Generators allowed within specified hours only
Camping - add'l information

Hot showers are located in the people camp, a short drive away.

Reservations can be made at 120 days in advance. Phone 1-866-857-2757 or There is an additional fee for each campsite reserved. If no reservations are available you can wait until closer to ride date – there always seems to be cancellations — or stay at the nearby Maple Springs Campground adjacent to the park. (You will have to haul in.)

Horse Containment
  • High-lines - required
  • Electric pens allowed
Horse Containment Information

Pens must be contained within the high-line area only. Do not use pen on the side of your trailer. Only tie horse to the trailer to saddle and unsaddle.

Meals Information
  • No access to food - bring your own
Nearest Gas Station/StoreWykoff Short Stop, 104 E. Front Street, Wykoff, MN
Nearest HospitalMayo Clinic Hospital, St Mary's Campus, 1216 2nd. St. SW, Rochester, MN 55901
Nearest Equine VeterinarianBluff Country Equine Center, 29161 Wilson Frontage Dr, Winona, MN 55987
Trail Characteristics
  • Out & Back
  • Two-way Traffic
  • Loops
  • Water crossing - below the knee
  • Water crossing - above the knee
  • Large bridge decks
  • Small bridge decks
  • Riding on Gravel roads
  • Mild Rocks
  • Two-Track
  • Mild elevation changes
Trail Description

The park has 18 miles of limestone trail. Shoes or boots highly recommended. Terrain consists of hills threading through hardwood forests with 7 water crossings.

Vet Checks
  • All checks in camp
Number of Holds (50-60)
  • 3 Holds
Any other information or comments?

Vehicle permits and horse passes can only be purchased in person at the park office or ahead of time online. The little envelopes for after-hours registration will not be available due to online security risks. Sorry. Here's the online link:

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