Trade River Run

* A MnDRA Sponsored Ride*

May 18-19, 2024 - Cushing, WI

SAT: 50E/25LD/25C/11Intro - SUN: 25LD/25C/11N

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Ride Information

Ride NameTrade River Run
Last Date to Submit Entry Online05/16/2023
Ride ManagerLindsay Nichols
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RM Phone(612) 963-1303
Co-Ride ManagerLorrie Bohl
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Co-RM Phone(651) 485-7373
RM 3 NameDeb Moe
RM 3 Phone(715) 222-3626
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Registration Type
  • Pre-registrations required
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Mail Registration To:DO NOT MAIL CHECKS
Sanctioned by
  • AERC
  • DRAW
Ride Camp Description
  • Camp is in a campground
  • Camp is on public land.
Ride Camp
Ride Camp LocationGovernor Knowles State Park - Trade River Equestrian Campground
2988 Evergreen Avenue
Cushing, WI 54840
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Ride Camp Coordinates45.59907406110056, -92.77365191883575
Ride Camp Directions

From Highway 87 near Cushing, WI, travel West on Evergreen Avenue to the park entrance. Follow the DNR signs. DO NOT GO TO GRANTSBURG if your directions take you there. That is the 'people' campground, not the horse campground. Also best to use Hwy 87 (either north or south) to Evergreen and NOT take backroads even if it means a little shorter distance. There is terrible cell service in this area so have your maps and routes planned ahead of time. Remember: go to the TRADE RIVER EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND.

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)
  • Electric site available
  • Number of rigs may be cut off.
  • Overflow camping is available.
  • Alternate location camping is available
Onsite Amenities
  • Potable water on site
  • Pit toilets.
  • Dump Station on site
  • Must pack garbage out
  • Cell service is poor
Dogs & Generators
  • Generators allowed within specified hours only
Campground Map
Camping - add'l information

IMPORTANT: If you have ANY site including overflow sites, and cannot make it, please contact a ride manager asap.

The park has 40 reserveable sites in the main campground. Only one sleeping unit per site is allowed. Those with a non-sleeping unit (such as a BP trailer) can park with another sleeping-unit space (such as an LQ) if space permits and vehicles can stay on the gravel. Trailers can be parked in the day use if there is not room to park both units.

There will be space for approximately 10-15 sleeping units in the overflow adjacent to the campground off 300th street. These spots MUST be reserved with ride management.

Another, offsite space for another 15-20 units will be available 6 miles away. Those spots also must be reserved. If you are willing to take one of these spaces, we will reservice high-ties in camp near the crewing area where you can place your horse. Talk to the management team.

Horse Containment
  • High-lines - optional
  • Tie to trailer - optional
  • Electric pens allowed
  • Portable corrals allowed
Horse Containment Information

Every site in the campground has high ties. These do not have the chest bar. There are also a few high-ties in the overflow lot off 300th avenue. You may set up small pens around the high-ties or in areas where no high-ties are found, with management approval. You may also tie to your trailer.

Meals Information
  • Food vendor onsite all weekend
  • Restaurant within 15 minute drive
  • Gas Station within 15 minute drive
Nearest Gas Station/StoreMini-Mart in Cushing, WI. Approximately 7.5 miles from camp. Exit camp right, follow Evergreen east to Hwy 87, go right/south to the gas station.
Nearest HospitalSt. Croix Regional Medical Center · Hospital 235 E State St · (715) 483-3261. Approximately 19 miles from camp. Take HWY 87 south through St. Croix Falls.
Nearest Equine VeterinarianSunrise Equine, Stillwater Equine, Anoka Equine
Trail Characteristics
  • Two-way Traffic
  • Loops
  • Lollipops
  • Water crossing - below the knee
  • Large bridge decks
  • Riding on Gravel roads
  • Riding on Paved roads
  • Sharing route with vehicle traffic
  • Mild Sand
  • Mild Mud
  • Mild Rocks
  • Two-Track
  • Single-Track
  • Mild elevation changes
Trail Description

Trails are a variety of covered forest and prairie including some deep soft sand, a short stretch on a limestone road, some twisty single-track and the rest is a wide two-track trail with good footing. A shallow, clear stream crossing and a few wooden bridge decks will be on the south loop. There will be a small section of paved road to ride from the main camp to the day use area for one loop that will require crossing a bridge deck. Mounting blocks are available. This trail is barefoot friendly for a horse used to going barefoot.

Vet Checks
  • All checks in camp
Number of Holds (50-60)
  • 2 Holds
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Food truck is scheduled to be at the campground Fri, Sat, and Sun - hours are TBA. Meals also available for purchase at nearby Wolf Creek Bar & Grill.

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